February 14, 2016


Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

Girls basketball: Supporting cast takes center stage as Keystone holds off Cloverleaf in Division II sectional opener

LAGRANGE — Jena Copley had just finished a postgame interview with WEOL 930-AM. She then briefly went to the locker room before exiting for a talk with more media members, still wearing her No. 1 jersey. The point guard didn’t mind the attention, and her million-dollar smile explained her emotions perfectly. “I’m so happy,” the Read More…

High school basketball: Midview gets emotional win in overtime against Avon Lake

EATON TWP. — After spending 19 years as Midview’s basketball coach, Troy DiFranco had to wait an extra quarter to find out if he was going out a winner in his final regular-season home game. Midview rallied from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit in the final 3:51 to tie the game, only to come up just Read More…

High school basketball: Decisive loss to Medina crushes whatever GCC title hopes remain for Elyria

MEDINA — They say numbers never lie. Well, the numbers spoke loudly Friday as the Bees humbled Elyria 54-37 to eliminate any Greater Cleveland Conference title aspirations the Pioneers may have harbored. After a 10-game winning streak, Elyria (14-6, 9-4) has lost two in a row to fall out of the league race. Brunswick’s win Read More…

High school basketball: Defense seals win for Elyria Catholic over Rocky River


ELYRIA — It was like Novocain — kind of dull and not a lot feeling, but exactly what Elyria Catholic needed. On a night when neither team shot the ball well, especially from the perimeter, Elyria Catholic’s fourth-quarter defense was the difference in the Panthers’ 55-40 Great Lakes Conference win over Rocky River at the Read More…

High school basketball: North Olmsted boys rally to beat Olmsted Falls, close in on SWC title


NORTH OLMSTED — The last time North Olmsted won a conference championship, Richard Nixon was in the White House, gas was less than 50 cents a gallon and Elton John had America dancing to the “Crocodile Rock.” After a dramatic come-from-behind 53-50 overtime win Friday over Olmsted Falls, the Eagles are one game away from Read More…

High school basketball: Lorain holds off Bedford for share of second straight Lake Erie League crown


LORAIN — It’s not easy being the hunted, as Lorain has found out the last two seasons. Everyone has used the Titans as a measuring stick. So in dealing with a second straight season of always having to be on — plus losing two Division I athletes — Lorain’s players and coaches have taken as Read More…

High school basketball: Clearview locks up outright PAC Stripes championship with rout of Fairview

FAIRVIEW PARK — At the beginning of the season, Clearview coach John Szalay had a vision for his team. “I told the kids that it’s been too long since Clearview has won a division,” Szalay said. “I said, ‘We have the people to do it, now we have to go out and do it.’” On Read More…

High school basketball: Avon stays in tie atop SWC with victory over Berea-Midpark

BEREA — Avon took a big step toward a Southwestern Conference championship Friday night with a gritty win against Berea-Midpark. The Eagles held off a few late comebacks from the Titans for a 59-50 win that keeps them in the thick of a wire-to-wire conference title race. Avon improved to 14-7 overall and 13-4 in Read More…

High school basketball final scores

Medina 54, Elyria 37 Elyria Catholic 55, Rocky River 40 Lorain 57, Bedford 53 North Olmsted 53, Olmsted Falls 50 Midview 56, Avon Lake 51 North Ridgeville 81, Lakewood 62 Firelands 71, Brookside 41 Keystone 64, Wellington 53 Clearview 88, Fairview 57 Buckeye 64, Black River 57 Oberlin 63, Lutheran West 51 Vermilion 53, Perkins Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball

Avon High School sophomore DelShawn Orr (10) takes the ball towards the hoop on Friday night, Feb. 5 as he is guarded by North Ridgeville High School senior Isa Abdul-Alim.

Live Blog Chronicle Friday night high school basketball