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District Boys Basketball: Lorain needs 3 overtimes to outlast Brunswick, stay undefeated, move into district final (VIDEO)

Lorain's Eddie Williamson hangs in the air on the way to the hoop Wednesday during a 59-56 triple-overtime win over Brunswick. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Lorain coach John Rositano said his team needed a game like the one it had just played. The Titans had not had a game where they were in serious jeopardy of losing since Jan. 23, when they rallied in the final minute to knock off Bedford. Since then Lorain had won nine Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Elyria struggles to finish quarters, loses to strong Berea-Midpark team

BROADVIEW HTS. — A few too many missed shots, a few too many missed opportunities and a good dose of 6-foot-11 Nolan Gerrity proved too much for Elyria to overcome Wednesday night at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Division I district. Berea-Midpark (21-3) closed out each of the last three quarters on a run to beat the Read More…

State Wrestling: Trip to training camp, fresh commitment turned around Nick Mayer’s career

Nick Mayer’s wrestling career reads like a geography lesson. His biddy lessons started at St. Clarence in North Olmsted, he began his high school career at Avon Lake and he transferred to Elyria before his senior season. But it was a trip to Minnesota that was probably the most important stop on the map. “I Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone’s successful season ends with loss to Holy Name

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Keystone’s finest season in years came to an end Wednesday night in a Division II district semifinal loss to Holy Name. The Wildcats, who won 19 games, suffered their fifth loss, 68-52 before a big crowd in the North Ridgeville gym. This was for two reasons. The Green Wave shot exceptionally well Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic doesn’t back down against top-ranked Villa Angela-St. Joseph, but Vikings way too good

GARFIELD HTS. — Elyria Catholic didn’t resort to trickery or stall tactics Monday against Villa Angela-St. Joseph, the No. 1-ranked Division III team in Ohio. The Panthers came and played their game in the same tempo and style they had all season and while it wasn’t enough to pull the upset in a district semfinal Read More…

High school hockey wrap-up: Top players and big moments

Sure, I could come up with something along the lines of an All-Chronicle-Telegram first team, second team and the other normal stuff that comes with the end of a sports season. Well, I’ve never been accused of being normal, so here’s my take on hockey postseason awards. FANTASY TEAM Scoring goals certainly wouldn’t be a Read More…

High school hockey: Area players make impression at senior all-star game

CLEVELAND — The locals did themselves proud Sunday at the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League senior all-star game at Quicken Loans Arena. Area players had a hand in six of the game’s 10 goals as the Blue team downed the White 6-4. The winning Blue squad featured Chris Humer, Nate Greenberg and Colin Teets Read More…

Sectional Boys Basketball: Elyria gets past Midview in hard-fought, dramatic game

ELYRIA — You couldn’t ask for more drama or excitement than neighborhood rivals Midview and Elyria delivered Saturday night at the Pioneer gym. In front of a near-capacity and energetic crowd, Elyria hung on for a 48-45, heart-pounding sectional championship victory to move on to next week’s Brecksville-Broadview Heights district semifinal against Berea-Midpark. The Pioneers Read More…

Sectional Boys Basketball: Lorain puts on show for fans, family in big win over North Ridgeville

LORAIN — The Lorain boys basketball team has become the hottest ticket in town. Prior to its sectional final at home against North Ridgeville, fans lined up from the front doors across the parking lot  to wait for entrance. The Titans did not disappoint. Lorain, the second-ranked team in the state, put on a high-flying Read More…

District Wrestling: Elyria has 4 champs, sends 8 to state in memorable weekend

CLEVELAND — The Elyria Pioneers are having a season to remember, and the way they put up school records at this weekend’s Division I district tournament will be hard to forget. Elyria, coming off a record sectional showing last weekend in Westlake, advanced eight wrestlers to the state tournament and finished with four district champions Read More…