May 4, 2016

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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…

High school basketball: Reichenbach’s final Elyria team won Buckeye crown, beat Libbey

This is the first in a series of three stories looking back at the anniversaries of some of Lorain County’s greatest boys basketball teams. It was said that Dale Reichenbach could take any five kids off the street and turn them into a decent basketball team. Well, maybe that stretches the lore just a wee Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain can’t complete rally vs. Lima in regional semifinals

TOLEDO — Lorain hoped to take at least one step further this season, but Lima Senior stopped the Titans in their tracks. Early jitters put the Titans, who fell in the regional semifinals for the second consecutive season, in a hole they couldn’t climb out and the Spartans advanced with a 46-38 victory at the Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin falls in two OTs vs. Aquinas in regional semifinal

CANTON — A little too much Jacob Paul ended Oberlin’s basketball season Wednesday night at Canton Field House in Division III regional play. Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas’ all-time career scoring leader, dumped in 37 to lead the Knights past the Phoenix 87-80 in double overtime. Aquinas (19-8) moves on to play Villa Angela-St. Joseph on Read More…

The tournament trail: Lorain’s Kevin Davis faces tough task in Division I regional semis

LORAIN — Lorain senior guard Kevin Davis is getting exactly what he wanted. When his Titans tip off against Lima Senior in the Division I Akron/Toledo regional semifinal, Davis will be defending one of the top high school players in the nation, 6-foot-1 shooting guard Xavier Simpson — a University of Michigan recruit. Simpson has Read More…

The tournament trail: Well-balanced Oberlin in Division III regional semifinals

OBERLIN — Kurt Russell knew right where to look for junior Caleb Hughley when the call came to interview the 5-foot-9 guard. Sure enough, Hughley was in the gym honing his basketball skills just as Russell, Oberlin’s head coach, thought he might be. “He leads by example, along with Donald Johnson,” Russell said. “He’s a Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Elyria Catholic closes gap late but can’t get past Hathaway Brown

BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic had its chances, but just couldn’t convert against Hathaway Brown down the stretch. The Panthers couldn’t get within one possession despite forcing key turnovers late, and Hathaway Brown kept them at bay with clutch free throw shooting, preserving its 53-47 victory in the Barberton regional final Saturday afternoon. “There’s only four Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Lake Ridge drops heartbreaker in overtime, falls step short of state

MASSILLON — The last-second magic was missing for Lake Ridge Academy this time around. The Royals fell victim to a pair of last-second shots by Cornerstone Christian senior guard Ashley West, one to send the game into overtime and the eventual winner late in the extra period, as the Patriots defeated Lake Ridge 44-42 in Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Lorain repeats as district champ, looks to make run in regional

ELYRIA — Lorain is back in familiar territory. And this year hopes to take things at least one step further. The Titans captured a Division I district title Saturday and moved on to the regional semifinals courtesy of a 58-40 win over North Ridgeville at Elyria Catholic High School. Senior guard Da’vierre Andrews scored 20 Read More…