May 6, 2016

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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…

Boys basketball: Lorain shakes off slow start, Avon Lake

LORAIN — When one team is 19-3 and the other is 3-20, an 82-64 win by the team with the better record is not a surprise. However, Avon Lake, the 3-20 team, surprised defending district champion Lorain, the 19-3 team, by hanging with them for the first half of a Division I sectional opener Wednesday Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon slips past Amherst in even matchup, advances to district title game against top-seeded Westlake

ELYRIA — Avon and Amherst couldn’t have been more evenly matched in Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal Wednesday night. The Southwestern Conference rivals split two regular-season games and each entered the rubber match at Elyria Catholic with a 16-7 record. The game reflected their similarities. Each team made 18 field goals, including five 3-point baskets. Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington opens postseason with come-from-behind win

WELLINGTON — When successful teams look back at the moments that made them who they are, come-from-behind tournament wins are usually part of that conversation. The Wellington Dukes (13-10) rallied after an up-and-down first half Tuesday evening, defeating the Rittman Indians 51-49 in the opening round of the Division III district tournament. “I’m excited about Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic downs Holy Name for a third time this season, advances to Division II district title game

ELYRIA — It’s never easy playing or beating a team three times in the same year. But Elyria Catholic’s top-seeded girls managed to do just that Monday by fighting off Holy Name 42-28 at Elyria High to earn a place in Thursday’s Division II district final. EC (22-3) will play Padua, a 42-38 winner over Read More…

Boys Basketball: Brandon and Brody Kuhl having a blast playing together while driving Keystone to strong season, No. 2 seed in tourney

Keystone’s Brandon and Brody Kuhl are very different basketball players. Those differences were among the chief reasons the Wildcats went 17-5 and ran away with the Patriot Athletic Conference’s Stars Division crown at 15-1. And those differences will go a long way in determining how far their team can advance as the second seed in Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Allison Schafer gets 31, sets Columbia’s career scoring record as Raiders rally for thrilling victory

COLUMBIA TWP. — It may take awhile for Allison Schafer’s scoring record to sink in. Right now, the Columbia senior captain just wants to savor a dramatic come-from-behind tournament victory. It was Schafer who led No. 2 seed Columbia (20-3) from nine points down in the final seven minutes to beat Beachwood 53-52 on Saturday Read More…

County’s best drawn to Difference Makers Gala

“Innovation” was the theme for Leadership Lorain County’s 13th annual Difference Makers Gala. Through new approaches to solving problems within the county and serving the community, this year’s recipients focused on the arts and looked for better strategies in giving. At the gala Friday night at the Spitzer Conference Center, William Harper, executive director of Read More…