January 31, 2015


Girls Basketball: Avon stays hot, knocks off Elyria Catholic

Avon's Sierra Davidson looks to make the shot against Elyria Catholic's Becky Horvath. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — There was a definite playoff atmosphere at Avon High School on Wednesday night as the Eagles hosted Elyria Catholic in a huge West Shore Conference showdown between two teams that have both been red-hot as of late. Elyria Catholic had won six straight games, while Avon came in winners of five in a Read More…

High school wrestling: Lorain makes regional semifinals in team dual tournament

Lorain’s Tyler Casey, front, battles North Ridgeville’s Liam Schill in a 106-pound match Tuesday during the regional quarterfinals of the state dual team tournament at Lorain High. Casey won by technical fall, 21-5. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — In a Division I regional bracket filled with illness and injuries, the Lorain Titans were able to put the healthiest lineup together and win two matches to advance to the regional semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association dual team tournament. Senior Aaron Neal, junior Devione Edwards and freshman Khalil Brown were Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rebounds in a big way, beats Vermilion

Elyria’s Marquise Dalton splits Vermilion defenders Ryan Barnes, left, and Ryley Miller on the way to the basket. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Whatever funk Elyria’s basketball team was in the past two games was effectively ended Tuesday night against Vermilion. The Pioneers shot 63 percent from the field, 71 percent from the line and outrebounded the Sailors by 25 in winning 76-43 in non-conference play. Elyria ended its two game skid to improve to 9-4. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic continues run with win over Columbia

Elyria Catholic’s DJ Graham goes up for a shot Tuesday night during a victory over Columbia. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Chief among the reasons Elyria Catholic had rattled off five straight wins entering Tuesday’s game at Columbia was the Panthers’ ability to go on big runs. It helped EC score two key wins to get back into a tie in the West Shore Conference race, and it helped them down the Raiders Read More…

High school bowling: Open Door’s Selena Frazier rolls 300

Selena Frazier

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Selena Frazier bowls for the Open Door boys bowling team because the Patriots don’t have a girls team. Frazier proved Monday she can bowl with anyone. The Open Door sophomore made history Monday when she became the first girl to bowl a 300 since the North Shore Bowling Conference was sanctioned by Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst turns to defense to down Firelands

Amherst’s Jayla Hall puts a firm grip on the ball while Firelands’ Dalaney Rogala tries to take it from her. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — A loud and boisterous Firelands student section provided a tournament-like atmosphere for Monday’s non-league girls basketball game against Amherst. The Comets responded by playing playoff-caliber defense, forcing 34 turnovers to fuel a 42-37 win. Amherst (10-6) scored the first eight points of the game and briefly held a 15-point lead but found Read More…

Girls basketball: Defense, rebounding enough for Westlake

Getting off a shot against Westlake’s Monica Fury looks like a tall task for North Ridgeville’s Addysen Kerr on Monday at Westlake High School. Besides playing solid defense, Fury had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the Demons to a 58-38 win. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Despite a slow start and a tough night shooting, Westlake did just about everything else well to secure a 58-38 non-conference win over North Ridgeville. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well but we stepped up in some other areas which was great to see,” Westlake coach Chip Weiss said. “We did a wonderful Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Elyria Catholic’s depth delivers 5-2 win over Avon Lake

Avon Lake's Alex Kelly takes control of the puck while Elyria Catholic's 11 Drew Beck closes in. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Avon Lake wanted to make someone other than Elyria Catholic’s leading scorer, Will Gentry, beat it. Kyle Horvatjch was happy to comply. Horvatjch scored a pair of third-period goals and added an assist as the Panthers kept their Baron Cup hopes alive with a 5-2 win over the Shoremen at the Rocky Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain routs rival Clearview to remain unbeaten

Rashod Berry blocks a shot by Clearview’s Antonio Alvarado in the first quarter Saturday. Lorain won 85-56. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Lorain Titans needed awhile to shake off the residue of Friday night’s emotional last-second victory. Through the first 3½ minutes Saturday, Clearview gave the unbeaten Titans all they wanted in front of a sellout crowd before the tide turned and Lorain ran off with its 15th victory of the season, 85-56. Clearview Read More…

Boys Basketball: Keystone clamps down on Cloverleaf for 58-48 victory

LAGRANGE — The Ohio High School Athletic Association may want to check the video from Saturday night’s non-conference game between Keystone and Cloverleaf. It sure looked like the Wildcats were playing with six players on defense. Keystone turned up the full-court pressure against the Colts and the results couldn’t have been drawn up any better Read More…