February 11, 2016

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Boys basketball: Lorain and Elyria hope to crash Southwestern Conference party at Division I district

It’s only fitting that in a first, incredibly competitive season of the new-look Southwestern Conference, the Division I district at Elyria Catholic is a de facto SWC tournament. There’s only one catch: The prize isn’t that appealing. Gone are the blended district sites at Brecksville and Midview, where St. Ignatius, St. Edward and others landed. Read More…

High school bowling: Keystone boys and Firelands girls headed back to district tournament for third straight year

MEDINA — The third time was the norm for the Keystone boys and Firelands girls bowling teams in Sunday’s Division II Northeast sectional at Medina AMF Lanes. Both teams advanced to districts for the third straight year, continuing their seasons at the Bedford Division II district on Feb. 20 at Roseland Lanes. Keystone finished second Read More…

Elyria forum tackles sports complex concerns

Built in the 1920s, Ely Stadium has weathered nearly a century of wear and tear and it shows. Among the problems: exposed conduits, water damage, poor ventilation, deteriorating wood beam ceilings, leaky flat concrete rooftops and mildew.

ELYRIA — Many residents, parents and community members want the construction of a new all-sports complex to be a part of the Elyria Schools master plan, but they need more information from the district on cost, maintenance and other issues before agreeing to vote yes in November. District officials recognize it will not be easy Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Elyria continues winning ways in inaugural GCC tourney

EUCLID — The name of the conference tournament may have changed, but the result remained the same. It was all Elyria during the inaugural Greater Cleveland Conference tournament Saturday afternoon, just a year after the Pioneers set the points record in the final installment of the Northeast Ohio Conference tournament. Elyria advanced 11 wrestlers into Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Sean Lipscomb wins heavyweight final to lift Firelands to PAC title, its first in 20 years

OBERLIN — Firelands had waited 20 years for a wrestling conference championship, so waiting for the result of one last match Saturday at Oberlin High School wasn’t that bad. Firelands sophomore heavyweight Sean Lipscomb clinched the long-awaited team title with a pin of Clearview’s J.D. McCardle in 1:37 in the championship match — the last Read More…

Girls Basketball: Westlake uses strong finish to beat Berea-Midpark, claim SWC crown

BEREA — Westlake turned in a big fourth quarter Saturday to clinch the Southwestern Conference championship for the second straight year. The Demons wrapped it up with a 56-44 victory over Berea-Midpark, their second win over the Titans this season. The teams were tied for the SWC lead going in. It was not an easy Read More…

Boys basketball: Jacob Wells hits nine 3-pointers, scores 35 points as Midview knocks off SWC-leading Olmsted Falls

Logan Bolin, center, of Midview drives to the basket between Olmsted Falls' Victor Hitterman, left, and Kevin Meehan. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — There’s one large problem with a player shooting the ball as well as Midview’s Jacob Wells did Friday night: Said player draws a boatload of attention to himself. Olmsted Falls locked Wells down for much of the second half after he scored 21 in the first, but Wells escaped long enough to Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rolls Mentor in OT, wins 10th straight

ELYRIA — It’s been the formula for Elyria since the calendar flipped to 2016. Find a way to win. Friday, the Pioneers saw a 16-point lead evaporate under a furious Mentor rally only to pull away in overtime for a 76-63 victory. The win kept Elyria (14-4, 9-2) tied for first in the Greater Cleveland Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville embraces role as Southwestern Conference spoiler, hands Avon loss

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Avon High School sophomore DelShawn Orr (10) takes the ball towards the hoop on Friday night, Feb. 5 as he is guarded by North Ridgeville High School senior Isa Abdul-Alim.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers went hunting for Southwestern Conference title contenders this week. They ended up bagging a pair of Eagles. Fresh off playing spoiler against North Olmsted on Tuesday, North Ridgeville doubled down and decided to try and thwart Avon’s championship hopes Friday. It accomplished its goal with a 68-52 victory. The Rangers Read More…

Boys basketball: Senior Daviere Andrews comes through late to lead Lorain past Maple Heights, help save Senior Night

LORAIN — It took some Senior Night heroics from senior guard Daviere Andrews, but Lorain avoided its second two-game losing streak of the season with an 81-77 Lake Erie League victory over Maple Heights at Lorain High School. With just over 6:30 remaining in the game, the Titans (15-3, 6-1) looked to be in big Read More…