September 2, 2015

Elyria
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Soccer: Oberlin strikes fast, beats Lake Ridge

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OBERLIN — Only two minutes and 36 seconds into Tuesday’s match, Oberlin was up a goal and on its way to a 2-0 win over Lake Ridge in a Division III district tournament semifinal. Oberlin (12-4-2) travels to Wellington at 1 p.m. Saturday for the district championship. Wellington ousted Columbia, 1-0, in its district semifinal Read More…

Volleyball: EC, Columbia come up short

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic and Columbia had one thing in common in losing Division III district semifinals Tuesday night: They both showed a lot of heart. The Panthers dropped a five-game match to Independence, while the Raiders lost in four to defending district champion Villa Angela-St. Joseph. EC (16-9) played the match without its freshman Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria minds its P’s, cues up win vs. Falls

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EATON TWP. — Thursday’s district championship will be an intriguing matchup between a team coming off a great effort from the whole squad and one that got to the finals almost exclusively on the talents of a single outstanding player. Elyria, the No. 3 seed, played what its coach called its best match of the Read More…

Celtics 95, Cavaliers 89: Offense can’t get going vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND — It’s a good thing the Cavaliers weren’t putting a ton of emphasis on winning their season opener. It’s a good thing, too, that they didn’t plan on going 82-0. Playing in front of a packed house that wanted so much to explode, Cleveland instead imploded offensively in falling 95-89 to the dreaded Boston Read More…

Cavs analysis: New season, same problems

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It took the Cleveland Cavaliers 26 days to erase the bad taste from their mouths after being eliminated from the playoffs last season. The Orlando Magic ousted the Cavaliers from the Eastern Conference finals on May 30. Cleveland traded for 15-time All-Star center Shaquille O’Neal on June 25. The move was made after Magic center Read More…

Lake Ridge powers past Independence to reach final

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge’s offense put Independence in a hole early. Then the Lions’ defense kept the Blue Devils there. Lake Ridge (11-5-2) advanced to the Division II district championship game with a 4-0 victory over Independence on Monday afternoon. The Lions scored three goals in the first 3:11, added their final one with Read More…

Girls soccer: Westlake shuts out Avon in this area’s biggest game of the season

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WESTLAKE — It was this area’s biggest girls soccer game of the season and it lived up to the hype Monday night at Read Field. With a controversial goal three seconds before the break and another score three minutes before the end, Westlake’s 13th-ranked, top-seeded Demons nipped Avon, 2-0, in a Division I district semifinal. Read More…

Cavs, Celtics can’t wait to get rivalry going again

INDEPENDENCE — It won’t take long for the Cavaliers and Boston Celtics to renew acquaintances — and their heated rivalry. The Eastern Conference powers kick off the NBA season tonight at 7:30 at Quicken Loans Arena, with both clubs owning legitimate title aspirations. “I don’t dislike Boston, and I don’t think they dislike us, either,” Read More…

Mangini stands by his man: Anderson to remain starting QB

BEREA — The afternoon was nearly over, and Derek Anderson still needed a Halloween costume for receiver Mike Furrey’s charity bowling event Monday night. “I’m just going to go as myself,” Anderson said. You can never go wrong dressing up as a starting NFL quarterback. Even if he owns the league’s worst rating and heard Read More…

Big name coach wasn’t in cards for Indians

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Manny Acta knows what you’re thinking, Indians fans. Why him? Why some relative unknown who was fired by the worst team in baseball 2½ years into his tenure, and not someone with a bigger name, say Bobby Valentine or even Don Mattingly? Acta’s response: “Not everybody was a big shot when they started. I think Read More…