April 28, 2016

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Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

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…

High school basketball: Fun, threes abound in Lorain County All-Star Games

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The 2016 Lorain County All-Star Games on Tuesday night gave the area’s top senior players a chance to have some fun following the grind of the season. Underhanded free throws were attempted, as were 3-pointers from the midcourt circle at the North Ridgeville High School gymnasium. In fact, the two games almost Read More…

Schill named Elyria Catholic’s first Miss Basketball

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Riley Schill has earned many honors in her high school career, including being named all-Ohio, conference MVP in both the Great Lakes and West Shore conferences and Lorain County Player of the Year three times. On Monday, Schill added one of the most prestigious awards to her collection — 2016 Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin won final 24 games to capture 1986 AA state title

This is the third in a series of three stories looking back at the anniversaries of some of Lorain County’s greatest boys basketball teams. Basketball in Lorain County was as good as anywhere in the state of Ohio from the 1960s through the 1980s. Oberlin and Clearview won state championships, Admiral King and Lorain Catholic Read More…

High School Basketball: 40 years ago, Lorain Catholic’s memorable run led all the way to the state final

Second in a series of three stories looking back at the anniversaries of some of Lorain County’s greatest boys basketball teams.  Jim Lawhead remembered like it was yesterday. “I was walking toward the tunnel at St. John,” Lawhead said. “John Chavers, the East Tech coach, stopped me and told me we had the best team down Read More…