April 1, 2015

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Girls Basketball: Olmsted Falls’ Kerri Gasper, Keystone’s McKenah Peters named to All-Ohio 2nd team

For Olmsted Falls senior Kerri Gasper, earning a spot on the Division I All-Ohio second team was the capstone to a tremendous high school career. Keystone sophomore McKenah Peters is hoping her inclusion on the Division II All-Ohio second team will be a steppingstone to even bigger and better things. Gasper and Peters led the Read More…

H.S. Football: Area players get chance to showcase skills in front of college coaches

BEREA — Local high school football players got a taste of what it would be like to go through the NFL scouting combine Saturday when they participated in the annual Cleveland Browns high school showcase. The event, which attracted more than 200 student-athletes from as far away as suburban Dayton, gave players a chance to Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Lorain beats St. Ignatius, wins city’s 1st district title in 20 years

After Lorain High School defeated St. Ignatius in their District Championship game, Lorain head coach John Rositano hugged senior Rashod Berry (3) on Saturday night, March 14. (KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE)

  EATON TWP. — The celebration was 20 years in the making. That’s how long it had been since the city of Lorain reigned supreme in Division I district basketball. The Lorain Titans got the party started Saturday, and kept their dream season going, as they knocked out defending district champion St. Ignatius 70-62 at Read More…

State Wrestling: Huge night for Elyria, as Ben Darmstad and Kevin Vough win titles, team finishes runner-up

Elyria's Ben Darmstadt (top) gets a quick two point near-fall against Mason's Jordan Collins.Rick Twining

COLUMBUS — The Elyria wrestling program is used to having big nights, but the Pioneers haven’t had a night as big as they did Saturday at the Division I state tournament in a long time. Elyria grabbed its first state runner-up trophy — to set next to the state title it won in 1973 — Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Vermilion never finds rhythm, knocked out by Holy Name

Vermilion High School's Nick Prenatt (33) jumps to take a shot as Holy Name's Nick Opincar (15) and Jack Ehrbar (25) jump to block him. (KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion senior Kyle Nader had his usual phenomenal game Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the cold-shooting Sailors saw their season end with a 65-50 loss to Holy Name in a Division II district final. Nader scored a game-high 26 points and eclipsed 1,000 points in his career, but he was the Read More…

State Wrestling: Elyria coach Erik Burnett finally inducted into Hall of Fame for outstanding career on mat

COLUMBUS — Elyria coach Erik Burnett found himself in his rightful place Saturday. For once, it wasn’t on or next to the mat at a wrestling match. The 18-year coach and four-time state champion was inducted into the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame during a ceremony before the state finals. Many Read More…

State Bowling: North Ridgeville’s Austin Smith earns All-Ohio after placing 8th with 613 series

North Ridgeville bowling Mar. 9, left, girls coach Debijo Lamb, boys coach Frank Kotas, Noah Griffiths, Casey Connors, Donny Ciryak, Nico Dennis, Amber Peterson, Daulton Buttrey, Austin Smith, Shane Cauley and Caleb Barbosa. (STEVE MANHEIM/ CHRONICLE)

COLUMBUS — For the third time in six years, the North Ridgeville boys bowling team boasts an All-Ohio athlete. Junior Austin Smith earned second-team honors with an eighth-place finish Saturday at the ninth annual Division I state tournament. Smith rolled games of 218, 180 and 215 for 613 series at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. “This Read More…

State Wrestling: Four from area will take center stage tonight with chance to bring home titles

COLUMBUS — While Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt was the only one blowing out candles Friday, three other area wrestlers were celebrating with him. The quartet won two matches and will battle for state championships tonight. Lutheran West’s James Handwerk, Olmsted Falls’ Noel Caraballo and Pioneers teammate Kevin Vough joined Darmstadt, who celebrated his 17th birthday, as Read More…

State Wrestling: Edwards brothers, Isaiah Margheim take Titans on wonderful ride

COLUMBUS — Second-year Lorain coach Mark Moos had a problem this season. He never knew whom to go to for leadership. It was a great luxury to have. With Devione Edwards (106 pounds) kicking things off and his brother, Xaevier, moving things along at 126, Moos knew he had winners right out of the gate. Read More…

State Wrestling Notes: 18 from area survive tough 2 days, will finish as state placers

COLUMBUS — The numbers are impressive. The area sent 25 wrestlers to the state tournament. Fifteen won their opening match, eight advanced to the semifinals and four will wrestle in the finals tonight for state championships. Eighteen of the 25 advanced through two days of tough competition and will stand on podiums tonight — five Read More…