June 24, 2016

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Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

Steve Bankson, Bob Walsh adding to their Hall of Fame haul

COLUMBUS — Two of the area’s most renowned basketball coaches are receiving another well-deserved honor tonight at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in Columbus. Steve Bankson, of Baldwin Wallace fame, and Bob Walsh, who led Clearview (1974) and Oberlin (1986) to state championships, will be among the Class of 2016. They and 14 other Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Family ties drove Elyria High basketball and volleyball standout Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz

Sports were always a family affair for Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz. Whether she was playing volleyball or basketball at Elyria High, continuing her basketball career at Indiana State University or as basketball coach at Lake Ridge Academy, she’s almost always been surrounded by family. So it’s only fitting Verhoff-Medvetz will join two of her sisters in the Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria coach Arth resigns

Elyria girls basketball coach Brian Arth resigned last week for health and personal reasons. Arth blew his knee out in December, causing him to miss the rest of the season. He said he is still recovering from the surgery — which required four screws to be placed in a reconstructed knee. His health, and the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: Adversity was no match for Elyria volleyball and basketball standout Jenn Snyder-Larrick

Long, lean, athletic and intelligent, Jenn Snyder-Larrick had it all as a junior at Elyria High School in 1997. An outstanding volleyball and basketball player, the sky seemed to be the limit for her until a freak injury occurred during a basketball game against Warrensville Heights on Dec. 10, 1997. “We were 4-0,” said Mike Read More…

College signing: Hard work pays off for Amherst’s Sydney Roule, who will continue her basketball career at D-I IUPUI

AMHERST — Sydney Roule’s talent and work ethic is well-known in the Amherst basketball program and across the Southwestern Conference. Last week it earned her a Division I college scholarship when Roule orally committed to continue her basketball career at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “Sydney is the hardest-working kid I’ve ever been around,” Amherst coach Read More…

Boys Basketball: Midview promotes JV coach Jim Brabenec to replace Troy DiFranco

Jim Brabenec knows firsthand the lofty expectations he inherited as the new basketball coach at Midview. Brabenec, an assistant for the Middies the past two years, will replace Troy DiFranco, who stepped down after 19 successful seasons. DiFranco was 231-187, including an outstanding 17-6 season and Southwestern Conference championship in the winter. Midview won 15 Read More…

Lorain County Mr. Basketball: Elyria’s Blake “Bo” Furcron named top senior, provided leadership on and off court

OBERLIN — Over the past two years, Elyria senior Blake “Bo” Furcron established himself as a leader on the basketball court, in the classroom and in the community. On Sunday, he established himself as one of the elite players in the storied history of the Pioneers basketball program when he was announced as the recipient Read More…

Gene Legeza Classic: A goodbye to Midview coach Troy DiFranco; East stars win; seniors reflect on careers

OBERLIN — Lorain County basketball shed a few tears as it said goodbye to Midview coach Troy DiFranco on Sunday. But the night was dominated by smiles as county basketball was celebrated in the Gene Legeza Classic at Oberlin College. “I want to think that I’ve helped these kids grow into good men during my Read More…

All-Ohio boys basketball: Elyria’s Blake Furcron makes second team, Lorain’s Naz Bohannon third in Division I

Elyria’s Blake “Bo” Furcron said he worked harder than he’d ever worked before last summer to get ready for his senior season. Wednesday his hard work was recognized when he was named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio second team. Furcron, a 6-foot-5 senior guard, averaged 21.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.9 steals and almost three Read More…

High school basketball: Weiss steps down as Westlake girls coach

WESTLAKE — When Westlake goes for its third consecutive Southwestern Conference next season it will be doing so with a new coach. Demons coach Chip Weiss stepped down Monday night after 14 years of leading the Westlake program. After informing Westlake athletic director Tony Cipollone of his decision, Weiss announced his resignation to the team Read More…