February 7, 2016

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Girls Basketball: Firelands withstands tough challenge from Edison

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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…

Super Bowl 50: Panthers aren’t just young stars, have their share of important veterans, too

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers are older than you think. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team’s cornerstone players, are young and still on the rise. But the surrounding cast is a bit older and the roster is filled with veterans. The Panthers had the NFL’s second-oldest team to start the season with Read More…

College Basketball: Defense lets down Buckeyes in loss to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The conversation in the locker room at halftime between Wisconsin interim coach Greg Gard and forward Nigel Hayes was brief and to the point. Stop taking outside shots and start getting to the foul line, Gard pleaded. Message received — Hayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, and 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…

VIDEO: Local Magnificat athletes talk about college choices

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

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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…

Scott Petrak: Johnny Manziel ‘Era’ a lot of wasted time

The Browns finally came to their senses Tuesday with the strong statement and decision to release quarterback Johnny Manziel. The move is planned for March 9 when the new league year will give them room under the salary cap. For the most fervent Man-zealots, the Browns are giving up on a potential star too soon. Read More…

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

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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…

Another bad third quarter costs Cavaliers in loss to Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even without their leading scorer, the Charlotte Hornets finally found a way to beat LeBron James. James and the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers, on the other hand, still haven’t figured out what to do about their third-quarter lapses. Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Hornets rallied in the second half for a Read More…