February 10, 2016


Boys basketball: Avon Lake fights, still falls to Berea-Midpark

AVON LAKE — On the classic 1960’s comedy espionage series “Get Smart,” bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart used to put his thumb and index finger extremely close together and explain, “Missed it by THAT much.” Much of Avon Lake’s season, despite a 2-16 record and a tie for last in the Southwestern Conference at 1-14, Read More…

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High school hockey: Elyria Catholic gets by tune-up with Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — Elyria Catholic picked the right time to give one of its best efforts of the year. The Panthers got a pair of early goals from senior forward Will Gentry and two third-period goals from sophomore Drew Beck. In between it was the special teams that rose to the occasion in a 5-3 Greater Read More…

Girls Basketball: Firelands withstands tough challenge from Edison


HENRIETTA TWP. — The Edison Chargers’ resume isn’t impressive, but they gave a strong Firelands team all it could handle Thursday night. The Falcons made just enough plays down the stretch to pull out a 43-40 non-conference win over the pesky Chargers, who have only three wins. Keely Hall scored five points and had two Read More…

H.S. Wrestling Notes: Elyria has strong shot at 2 state titles, but Josh Lowe predicts a 2nd-place finish at individual tourney

The Elyria Pioneers will get a chance to win their first state championship since 1973 on Feb. 14 in Columbus at the Dual Team Tournament, and wrestling guru Josh Lowe is picking them to finish second at the individual state tournament in March. Lowe, who is the national high school wrestling analyst for Intermatwrestle.com, has Read More…

With signing day in the books, many top QB prospects for 2017 have made their decisions, too

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get its quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions Read More…

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High school wrestling: Elyria gets spark from Tristan Brady’s last-second pin, qualifies to state dual team tournament


ELYRIA — Perrysburg had won three straight matches and was on the verge of taking the lead in the Division I regional final of the OHSAA Dual Team Tournament on Wednesday night. That’s when Elyria junior Tristan Brady provided a huge boost that the Pioneers used to roll to a 54-14 victory. The regional championship Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic turns up the defense to sweep Bay, clinch share of Great Lakes Conference title


BAY VILLAGE — With poise under pressure, clutch foul shooting and perhaps its finest defensive effort of the season, Elyria Catholic rolled past Bay 47-33 on Wednesday night. First place in the Great Lakes Conference was on the line. With the win, EC (16-3, 10-1) clinched at least a tie for the conference title. Bay (18-2, Read More…

National Signing Day: Area not lacking for talent

North Ridgeville senior Demario McCall watched one top recruit after another bounce from one college program to another in a flurry of commitments and decommitments. McCall’s feet stayed toasty warm and he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning to play football for Ohio State. “I knew where I wanted to go to Read More…