March 1, 2015

Elyria
Flurries
20°F
test

Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame to induct 6

Make it six for year seven. The Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame will induct six at its seventh enshrinement April 17. The ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators meet at Midview. The inductees: Herman Hudnell, Oberlin (1939) A 1937 Class B state champ in Read More…

Bowling: Olmsted Falls boys knock off defending champions, claim sectional; North Olmsted girls win, too

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ian Buchikas has come a long way … and not just because he used to live in Germany. No, the Olmsted Falls senior’s bowling has taken him on a journey, as well, from someone who wasn’t sure he’d even start for the Bulldogs to being a main reason they won a sectional Read More…

Wrestling: Brecksville’s SWC tenure: Just perfect

Olmsted Falls’ Noel Caraballo, top, has a leg up on North Olmsted’s Alec Winston in the 220-pound finals. C­araballo won. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Brecksville will be going to the Suburban League next year with a boatload of wrestling hardware from the Southwestern Conference. The Bees, fresh off winning the Division I state dual meet tournament championship last Saturday, put the finishing touches on their 10th straight SWC Tournament title in 10 seasons in the conference, getting Read More…

Hockey: Olmsted Falls fights back after losing lead

Olmsted Falls’ Mark Schindler (14) hugs Hunter Bradford after Bradford scored the game-winning goal in double overtime Saturday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Hunter Bradford saved Olmsted Falls’ day and season Saturday. The junior defenseman picked off a cross-ice pass, skated in all alone and scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 double-overtime win over Chagrin Falls on Saturday in district tournament action at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Bulldogs had lost a 3-2 lead with Read More…

Swimming: Ben Brooks heads to state, becomes first Avon boy to win district title

Ben Brooks

BOWLING GREEN — Ben Brooks didn’t just make state Saturday. He made it look easy. The Avon High sophomore led wire-to-wire in winning the Division I 100-yard breaststroke title Saturday at the Northwest Ohio District meet at Bowling Green State University. Brooks, the first Avon High boy to win a district swim championship, clocked a Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone cruises past Vermilion in tourney opener

Keystone’s McKenah Peters takes it strong to the basket against Vermilion on Saturday afternoon. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Sophomore Sammie Stefan made sure Keystone’s second season got off to a first-class start. Stefan, a 5-foot-9 post, led the fourth-seeded Wildcats with 20 points and 14 rebounds as they rolled to a 54-22 win Saturday over No. 11 seed Vermilion in a Division II sectional game. It took Keystone a few minutes Read More…

Boys Basketball: EC drops WSC finale, yet still shares league crown

EC Jacob Kuchta shot over RR Sutton Klodnick in first half Feb. 20. Steve Manheim

ROCKY RIVER — Not a whole heck of a lot went right for Elyria Catholic on Friday night — until about 9:20 p.m., when the Panthers were on the bus home. That about sums up one of the wildest West Shore Conference seasons on record, fitting, since it was the league’s last. Needing a win Read More…

Boys Basketball: Buckeye’s Ryan Grauel rocks Keystone

Keystone's Brody Kuhl shoots against Buckeye's Liam Murray, right, and Justin Lowry during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / CT)

YORK TWP. — A surprised Ryan Grauel didn’t say a word, but he did raise his eyebrows when Buckeye coach Matt Saunders informed him of his staggering stat line. The senior point guard wasn’t aware how far and away he was the best player on the court Friday night. Grauel flirted with a triple-double and Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lutheran West clinches title

Lutheran West's Andrew O'Hare, left, and Clay Carper, front center, battle for a rebound against David Delahunty, back center, and Brandon Heidecker, right, of Columbia in the first quarter. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — The setting was the only thing different for Columbia on Friday night. Hosting Lutheran West with control of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division on the line, the Raiders faltered in the second-to-last conference game of the season for the second year in a row, this time losing on their home floor Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria sweeps tri-match in last NOC event

Elyria’s Kevin Vough, left, takes down Mayfield’s Tim Carlile en route to an 18-second pin Friday night at Elyria High School. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Weather postponed Elyria’s scheduled Northeast Ohio Conference tri-meet at Strongsville with Mayfield last month. With a break in the schedule before sectionals begin next weekend, the final meet was made up Friday night. Because Strongsville’s gym was unavailable, Elyria’s wrestlers got the added bonus of one final match on its home mats. In Read More…