April 29, 2016

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Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic’s Josie Carandang thrilled to be on court, playing in regional following ACL injury last year

The biggest win in Elyria Catholic senior Josie Carandang’s career came Thursday when the Panthers defeated Padua 49-38 to win the Division II district title. The biggest personal victory for Carandang was getting back on the court and back in the starting lineup 10 months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville knocks off Elyria in sectional final behind 31 points from Isa Abdul-Alim

ELYRIA — North Ridgeville had something to prove Saturday night at Elyria High. And prove it, the Rangers definitely did. North Ridgeville (15-9), behind a career night by Isa Abdul-Alim, pulled the rug out from the second-seeded Pioneers with a 68-65 win to advance to Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal against Olmsted Falls, a surprisingly Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge relies on defense to beat Rittman in Division IV district final, earn school’s 2nd regional berth

CRESTON — Had Lake Ridge Academy coach Lisa Medvetz known prior to Saturday’s Division IV district final that her team would be held to 10 field goals and that four of the players in her seven-girl rotation would be in first-half foul trouble, she might have been planning to collect uniforms and looking ahead to Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic seals deal with steal, downs Gilmour in sectional final

ELYRIA — If there is such a thing as a team steal in basketball, Elyria Catholic pulled it off Friday night against Gilmour Academy. Down by one with less than 30 seconds to play, the Panthers defense managed to slap the ball away from the Lancers with Darin Guice taking it the other way for Read More…

Girls basketball: Westlake downs Avon, advances to Division I regional tournament for first time since 2011

ELYRIA — It wasn’t a thing of beauty on either side. But when Westlake defeated Avon 39-21 Friday night, it marked the Demons’ third Division I district championship under coach Chip Weiss, the first since 2011. How unattractive was it? Together, the Southwestern Conference rivals missed 47 of 67 field goal attempts, 18 of 21 Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin dominates Wellington in sectional final

OBERLIN — Oberlin trailed 2-0 to Wellington, but from that point, the Phoenix took complete control over their Patriot Athletic Conference foe Dukes, posting a 73-40 victory in a Division III Wooster sectional final. Second-seeded Oberlin, now 17-6, advances to face third-seeded West Salem Northwestern on Monday at 7 o’clock at Wooster High School. The Read More…

Boys Basketball: Clearview rolls over Fairview in sectional final

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Coming into its sectional final matchup, Clearview and Fairview knew exactly what to expect out of its opponent after meeting twice this season. Both of those games were fast-paced affairs won by Clearview. Friday was no different. The Clippers fended off numerous Fairview runs and came away with a 85-63 win. “We Read More…

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High school basketball: Draft does it all in North Ridgeville’s win over Westlake

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Greg Draft works on rebounding all the time. That extra effort by the 6-foot-5 senior Thursday night helped nail down North Ridgeville’s 63-61 win over Westlake in a Division I sectional opener. The Rangers (14-9) advance to play at Elyria on Saturday for a berth in the Elyria Catholic district on Wednesday. Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic seniors end frustration with win over Padua, school’s 1st district championship since 2011

ELYRIA — Josie Carandang and Riley Schill spent their entire high school careers waiting for Thursday — the day they could finally call themselves district champions. Top-seeded Elyria Catholic rolled to the Division II Elyria district championship with a 49-38 win over No. 3 seed Padua at Elyria High. Carandang and Schill, both seniors, were Read More…