June 30, 2016

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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…

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…