July 30, 2014

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Boys basketball: Midview’s Robert Overy, Ohio’s assistant coach of the year, wants his players to learn more than hoops

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A chance encounter at a wedding more than two decades ago led Midview assistant basketball coach Robert Overy on a mission to win games and change lives. Overy, who has been a member of the Middies boys basketball coaching staff the last 23 years, was honored this season by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Read More…

Girls basketball: John McDermott new North Olmsted coach

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NORTH OLMSTED — There will be a new voice in charge of the North Olmsted girls basketball team next season. On May 19, longtime area coach John McDermott is expected to be approved by the North Olmsted school board as the Eagles’ new head coach. McDermott replaces Cheryl Bansek, who was at North Olmsted the Read More…

Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn to play basketball at Baldwin Wallace

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VERMILION — After making it official Monday that he would be continuing his academic and basketball career at Baldwin Wallace, Vermilion senior Cameron Kuhn planned to celebrate. By playing basketball, of course. “I can just play basketball now, a lot of the stress is gone,” said Kuhn, who will major in physical education. “I’m very Read More…

High school basketball: Westlake’s Gavin Skelly earns MVP award in junior tournament in Italy

Westlake senior Gavin Skelly, right, holds the MVP award he won at a junior tournament in Citta' Di Lissone, Italy. PHOTO PROVIDED

Gavin Skelly considers his recent trip to Italy life changing. Skelly, a senior at Westlake High School, returned home Thursday after a nine-day stay, while playing with Team Ohio in the APL Junior International Tournament in Citta’ Di Lissone, Italy, where he was named Most Valuable Player and his team went 5-0, winning gold medals. Read More…

Girls AAU Basketball: Lissy Roggenburk hits buzzer-beater to lift TNBA to tourney title in open division

ELYRIA — It was a mixed bag for local teams Sunday at the 2nd Adidas North Coast Cup basketball tournament. In the open division host TNBA pulled out a 61-59 win over Toledo Thunder in the championship game. With the score tied and 1.4 seconds to play, Olmsted Falls’ Kerry Gasper inbounded the ball to Read More…

Boys basketball all-star game: Former middle school teammates lead way as Red rolls

Elyria’s Isaiah Walton throws down a dunk during the Red Team’s 124-113 win. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Elyria’s Isaiah Walton and Clearview’s Gerrell Williams showed what could’ve been Sunday night. The pair combined to score 48 points and gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in the Red Team’s 124-113 win over the Blue Team in the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic at Oberlin College. Walton and Williams, along with Read More…

Boys basketball all-star game: Clearview’s Gerrell Williams, EC’s Jacob Kuchta win skills contests

Clearview’s Gerrell Williams shows off one of his moves on the way to the dunk title Sunday night. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — After making jaw-dropping and crowd-pleasing slams a major part of his game at Clearview High School, it was only fitting that Gerrell Williams won the dunk contest Sunday at the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic at Oberlin College. Williams, Rashod Berry of Lorain and Vermilion’s Kyle Nader advanced to the finals from a Read More…

Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn caps stellar career by winning Lorain County Mr. Basketball

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OBERLIN — Cameron Kuhn has probably lost count of the records he’s set and the awards he’s won during his high school basketball career. However, on Sunday, the Vermilion senior won the individual award he’s thought about winning all season and the one he will never forget — Lorain County Mr. Basketball. Kuhn was presented the Read More…

Avon Lake Shoregals made history 20 years ago with state championship victory

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Twenty years ago, Avon Lake’s finest girls basketball team sent the community into a happy frenzy. With a dramatic last-second shot by senior Stacey Fifer, the Shoregals defeated Cincinnati Roger Bacon 41-39 to win the Division II state championship and put an exclamation point at the end of their 27-0 season. Fifer’s shot also helped Read More…

Chris Assenheimer: Sure, there’s no cheering in the press box, but this was a unique situation for a young sportswriter

It was the first and only time I have ever broken the sportswriter’s cardinal rule: No cheering in the press box. I’m not really sure it even qualifies as such. And if so, it’s a minor violation, in my opinion. I’ll let you be the judge. It was a two years into my career as Read More…