April 23, 2014


Girls basketball: Black, Orange teams win annual all-star games

Wellington's Elizabeth Bowman steals the ball from North Ridgeville's senior Leah Lindak. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Keystone’s Darcy Irish scored eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds while three of her teammates scored eight points each as the Black Team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to knock off the Gold Team 48-45 Wednesday in one of the Lorain County girls senior all-star basketball games at Avon Lake High Read More…

Boys basketball: Four area players named to All-Ohio teams

Westlake’s Gavin Skelly shoots past Lorain’s Rashod Berry during the Division I sectional championship game March 1. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Westlake senior Gavin Skelly was named to the Division I third team to lead four area players who earned spots on the The Associated Press Division I and II All-Ohio boys basketball teams which were released Monday. Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn was picked Special Mention in Division II, while Elyria’s Isaiah Walton and Clearview’s Gerrell Williams Read More…

Boys Basketball: Vermilion forces OT with 3-pointer at buzzer, but falls to Norwalk in regional semifinal


BOWLING GREEN — After Vermilion defeated Buckeye earlier in the postseason, coach Kurt Habermehl talked about how his Sailors always seemed to end up with their backs against the wall early, then fight their way out of trouble. Vermilion followed the formula again Thursday night, but could not close the deal, dropping a heartbreaker. Sailors Read More…

Boys Basketball, Regional Preview: Kyle Nader sparks Vermilion with his play, chatter

Vermilion junior point guard Kyle Nadar is not only averaging 14 points in the playoffs, he's the team's best talker. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Vermilion point guard Kyle Nader is not the leading scorer for his team, which for the third time in seven years is back in the Division II regional tournament. But he is the leading talker. Nader does a lot of things well for the Sailors, including scoring and taking pressure off Cameron Kuhn, whose success Read More…

High school basketball: Cameron Kuhn scores 31 to lead Vermilion past Holy Name to win Division II district title

Vermilion's Cameron Kuhn goes airborne Saturday as he looks to pass the ball off while being guarded by Holy Name's Brad Karn and Lawrynce Johnson. Kuhn scored a game-high 31 points. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — The dream season for Vermilion and senior Cameron Kuhn lives on. The fifth-seeded Sailors bounced second-seeded Holy Name 58-47 Saturday in the Division II district championship at Westlake High School. The Sailors jumped out to an early lead and increased it to 13 midway through the third quarter before the Green Wave fought Read More…

Boys basketball: Holy Name has answer for every Clearview comeback, ousts Clippers in Division II district semifinal

Clearview's Eric Burkey takes a shot as Holy Name's Jack Ehrbar falls trying to block on Thursday  at Westlake High School. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Clearview got stuck playing catch-up against Holy Name on Thursday night. They never did. The Clippers got down early and kept fighting back, but just couldn’t get over the hump in a 73-58 loss in a Westlake Division II district semifinal. Holy Name (18-5), which advances to play Vermilion in the district final Read More…

Boys basketball: Kuhn’s clutch 3-pointer puts Vermilion in district final

Vermilion's Aaron Dawson battles for a loose ball against Buckeye's Cory Inman during the second quarter of the Westlake district semi-final game. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — In a game of big plays, Cameron Kuhn made the biggest. The 6-foot-1 senior connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing with a tick over 20 seconds left in the game to lift Vermilion into the Division II district final with a 74-72 win over Buckeye at Westlake High School. After John Read More…

Boys basketball: Berea-Midpark turns tight game into romp over Olmsted Falls

Olmsted Falls senior Alex Mitchell is tied up by Berea-Midpark senior Devin Smith (left) and junior Nolan Gerrity during Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal at Midview. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Eight minutes and two seconds. That’s all it took for Olmsted Falls to completely unravel Wednesday night against an opportunistic and lightning-quick Berea-Midpark, 72-48, at the Midview Division I district semifinal. The Titans rolled up a 25-2 advantage from the 1:07 mark of the third quarter to 1:05 left in the game Read More…

Boys basketball: Long-shot Columbia can’t upset towering Villa Angela-St. Joseph

Columbia's Kevin Simon drives against Villa Angela St. Joseph's  Tre'Von Williams, left, and Carlton Bragg during a game at Garfield Heights High School on Tuesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Columbia learned a lesson Tuesday that other area teams have known for more than three decades: It’s tough to beat Villa Angela-St. Joseph in March. The Raiders gave it their best shot, hanging close to the Vikings for two and a half quarters before falling 74-46 in a Division III district semifinal. Read More…

High school basketball: Four area boys, four area girls earn first-team All-Northeast Lakes district honors

Cameron Kuhn

Westlake’s Gavin Skelly and Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn may play different positions but they have a lot in common. Skelly, a 6-foot-9 senior center, and Kuhn, a 6-0 senior guard, have been among the top players in their respective conferences all season, play on teams that are still harboring district title hopes and lead a contingent Read More…