December 19, 2014


Girls basketball: Oberlin falls to undefeated Fairport Harding

Oberlin’s Judith Lesesne battles Fairport Harbor’s Gabbi Babbitt for a rebound during Monday night’s game. Lesesne had 13 points,14 rebounds and seven steals. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — A loss is a loss, but some come with a bright spot. Oberlin coach Robert Wright thought Monday’s 40-31 loss to undefeated Fairport Harding qualified. “Despite the loss, I was pretty happy with the way my girls continued to compete tonight,” said Wright, whose team fell to 3-3. “We’re a young team and Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic downs Mayfield to stay undefeated

EC’s Julia Scarpelli gets ready to put up a shot against Mayfield’s Courtney Favazzo during Monday’s game. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Unbeaten Elyria Catholic routed Division I Mayfield 63-34 Monday night in non-conference action. It was the Panthers’ sixth victory. Mayfield (0-5) led only once, 2-0, in the first minute. But Division III EC, with superior depth and balanced scoring, quickly took over and had it under control at 21-6 after eight minutes. At Read More…

High school hockey: Midview holds off Avon

Midview’s Jacob Hack keeps the puck away from Avon’s Gabe Intaglianta during the second period Sunday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — It was a big penalty … and an even bigger penalty kill. Midview was able to shut down the Avon power play for five minutes after Jacob Hwodecky was whistled for a five-minute major for his hit on Pat Baeder, protecting a two-goal lead that culminated in a 5-3 Middies victory at Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst shakes slow start against North Olmsted

Amherst’s Brooke Wallace hauls in a rebound between several North Olmsted players in the Comets’ 60-37 win. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — It took a little while for Amherst to unwind Saturday afternoon in Southwestern Conference play at North Olmsted, but once they did the Comets girls rolled to a 60-37 victory. “That first quarter was one of the worst we’ve played all year,” Amherst coach Kevin Collins said. “We kind of expected it. Read More…

High school hockey: Midview blasts Hoover

Midview’s Tommy Coon lines up for a shot that would become a third-period goal during the Middies’ 6-2 win over North Canton Hoover on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — The less time spent in the penalty box, the greater the odds of victory. The Midview Middies finally figured out that simple equation Saturday in their Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League White West Division game at Quicken Loans Arena. After averaging over 20 minutes of penalties in its first seven games, Midview Read More…

Elyria’s Kevin Vough wins Ironman championship

Kevin Vough

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Elyria has been a solid contender on the state wrestling scene for quite some time. Saturday, the Pioneers took a gigantic step onto the national map. It happened at the 21st annual Ironman Tournament and it came with a relative thud in “The Dome” at Walsh Jesuit High School. That thud came Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington can’t hang with New London

Wellington’s Trey Bealer drives against New London during the Dukes’ 51-37 loss Saturday night at home. Bealer finished with 10 points and a team-high six rebounds. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — The Wellington High School gym was packed with orange-clad fans on both sides in support of a local girl battling cancer. Unfortunately for the Dukes, it was New London that brought the fight to Saturday night’s non-conference boys basketball game. The Wildcats (1-3) came into the game winless but got a 12-point, 12-rebound, Read More…

Boys basketball: Despite 53 fouls, Elyria Catholic happy with win over Bay

EC's Jacob Kuchta does a layup over Bay's Danny Heidleoff. Photo by Ray Riedel

ELYRIA — In a game lasting nearly three hours due to a staggering 53 fouls called, Elyria Catholic finally outlasted visiting Bay 64-52 Friday night in a West Shore Conference opener at the Coliseum. Despite the fouls — 27 on Elyria Catholic and 26 on Bay — only one player fouled out. Both teams shot Read More…

Boys basketball: Heated Avon, Midview rivalry continues on court

Midview's Dimitri Redwood, center, grabs a rebound between Jacob Wells, left, and Jeffrey Laraway of Avon. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Fresh off two highly entertaining and nerve-wracking football games this fall, Midview and Avon renewed their rivalry on the basketball court Friday night in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. This time, the game wasn’t nearly as close, but it had the same result — a Midview win. The Middies, Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville rounds up victory against Vermilion

Vermilion Kyle Nader goes to hoop over N Ridgeville 10 Collin Sullinger Dec 12. Steve Manheim

VERMILION — North Ridgeville has turned a corner. After winning a combined 10 games the past two seasons, the Rangers won for the third time this season without a loss, pulling away from Vermilion in a 72-62 victory that was the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. Senior Kyle Nader had 30 points and 19 rebounds Read More…