January 28, 2015


Girls Basketball: Elyria keeps rolling with win over Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Sybil Roseboro, right, takes the ball down the floor as Olmsted Falls’ Kristina Mancini blocks her path Wednesday night during the Pioneers’ 46-30 win. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — Not even a trip into the frigid night — during the game — could cool off Elyria’s Shayla Middlebrooks and Sybil Roseboro on Wednesday. The dynamic duo almost double-handedly beat Olmsted Falls in a non-conference game. Middlebrooks (21) and Roseboro (19) combined to outscore the entire Olmsted Falls (3-10) team in a Read More…

Boys Basketball: Unbeaten Lorain battles its way past Medina for 71-65 win

Lorain’s Rashod Berry dunks over Medina’s Tyler King on an alley-oop pass from Devon Andrews on Tuesday. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

MEDINA — The enemy crosshairs have yet to zero in. Coach John Rositano has said it before, and he said it again Tuesday: His undefeated Lorain team, which is ranked ninth in The Associated Press Division I state poll, has a target on its back. Medina, featuring 7-foot Michigan recruit Jon Teske, was the latest Read More…

North Olmsted’s Andy Lucien becomes instant celebrity with dunk named Top Play on ‘SportsCenter’

Andy Lucien skies toward the rim Tuesday, but his dunk Friday made waves nationally. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — On Sunday night, North Olmsted’s Andy Lucien was just a typical teenager enjoying a three-day weekend. Less than 24 hours later, he was being talked about in living rooms and on Twitter timelines across the country and was the most popular guy in town. All thanks to one monster dunk. ESPN got Read More…

Boys Basketball: North Olmsted falls hard to talented Berea-Midpark

North Olmsted's Tommy Sullivan looks for an opening to pass as Berea-Midpark's Nolan Gerrity and Nick Gassman defend. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Berea-Midpark and North Olmsted each entered Tuesday’s Southwestern Conference game with one loss in league play. Unfortunately for the Eagles, on this night that was about where the similarities ended. The Titans built a 21-point lead by halftime and put it into cruise control the rest of the way en route to Read More…

Boys Basketball: Elyria Catholic gets hot, rolls past Trinity

GARFIELD HTS. — Elyria Catholic had a pretty good way to counter the size of the Trinity Trojans on Tuesday night in non-conference action, one recommended for all teams. The Panthers couldn’t miss. EC made 16 of 21 first-half field-goal attempts, ran out to a 17-point edge at the break and put away the Trojans Read More…

Boys Basketball: Amherst starts fast, holds off North Ridgeville

Amherst’s Adam Srnis shoots a 3-pointer over North Ridgeville’s Collin Sullinger during the Comets’ win Tuesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — North Ridgeville’s first-half defense did it in Tuesday night. The Rangers allowed Amherst to shoot 56.6 percent from the field and connect on 7-of-15 from beyond the 3-point arc while forcing just three turnovers. The Comets built a big lead and held on for a 64-58 non-conference victory. Senior Rees Rua, a 5-foot-9 post Read More…

Avon’s Chris Maxwell headed to Yale to play football

Chris Maxwell

Avon senior Chris Maxwell’s quest to find a college that could fulfill his athletic and academic desires led him to one of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Maxwell, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound tight end orally committed Monday to continue his football career at Yale University. “I visited the Yale campus last summer and I felt like Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon Lake’s depth on display in dominating win over Keystone

Avon Lake’s Sarah Winkel goes to the basket against Keystone’s Sammie Stefan on Monday at Avon Lake. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — So what does a coach say to his team when it has just scored a grand total of 47 points, yet buried its opponent by 28? “Great job,” Avon Lake coach Dave Zvara said Monday night. That was after the Shoregals routed Keystone 47-19 in a non-conference game in which the Wildcats Read More…

Hockey: Power-play lapse saps Avon in West Shore Conference Tournament

Avon goalie Erik DeChant stops a shot by Rocky River’s Cam Heider in the third period of Monday’s West Shore Conference tournament final. Heider’s short-handed goal in the second period sparked Rocky River to an 8-1 win. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Avon was the short-handed team Monday morning, but it was a short-handed goal by Rocky River that proved to be the Eagles’ undoing in an 8-1 loss in the finals of the West Shore Conference hockey tournament at Hamilton Ice Arena. Avon, which was missing two players, went toe-to-toe with the Pirates Read More…

High school hockey: Westlake downs Brecksville for SWC title

Westlake’s Chris Humer scores a goal on Brecksville goalie Eric Bolon during the first period of the Demons’ 4-2 win Sunday in the Southwestern Conference tournament final. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Westlake junior Joe Guay is starting to get a handle on hockey. The goalie carried his Westlake team to the Southwestern Conference tournament championship, stopping the final 17 shots he faced and making 23 saves overall in the Demons’ 4-2 win over Brecksville in the SWC championship game at the North Olmsted Read More…