February 14, 2016

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Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

Girls basketball: Columbia finds plenty of reasons to celebrate with 60-29 win over Vermilion on Senior Night

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COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders turned Wednesday’s Senior Night into a celebration that lasted from before their game with the Vermilion Sailors to well after. They had plenty to celebrate, including senior Alison Schafer’s game-high 28 points in a 60-29 win. After the game, Columbia (18-3) cut down the nets to celebrate the Patriot Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria Catholic’s comeback a point short against Cleveland Central Catholic

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ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic boys basketball coach Phil Kuchta is an idiot. Just ask him, he’ll tell you. Proudly. Following his Panthers’ last-second 85-84 loss to Cleveland Central Catholic, Kuchta talked about those that questioned the wisdom of Elyria Catholic scheduling a home non-conference game against Ohio Mr. Basketball candidate Tervell Beck and the tough Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview beats Oberlin to earn at least share of PAC Stripes title

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OBERLIN — Since the first day of practice in early November, Clearview seniors Juan Torres and Antonio Bennett have talked about winning the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division championship. On Tuesday, it was time to turn words into action. Torres and Bennett were two of three Clippers in double figures as Clearview overcame a 10-point Read More…

Boys basketball: Strongsville halts Elyria’s win streak

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ELYRIA — Living on the edge finally caught up to Elyria on Tuesday night. The Pioneers saw their 10-game win streak snapped in a 46-45 loss to Strongsville. The Mustangs won it on a 3-pointer with time running out from the Mustangs’ pesky 5-foot-8 senior guard Sean Aske. The loss, combined with Brunswick’s win over Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone clinches second straight PAC Stars title

LAGRANGE — Keystone was selfish Tuesday night. Faced with the possibility of sharing the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title, the Wildcats stepped on the gas against Buckeye and walked out of their gym a 50-41 overtime winner. In doing so, Keystone (15-6, 14-1) earned back-to-back league titles for the first time in school history. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Midview’s Troy DiFranco to retire after 19 seasons as coach

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Troy DiFranco has been involved with Midview High School basketball for more than half his life, first for four years as a player and the last 19 as the coach. So, yeah, his decision to retire, made official by Midview in a news release late Sunday night, was a difficult one. This season will be Read More…

Girls Basketball: Megan Scheibelhut leads EC past Buckeye with outside shooting

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ELYRIA — Megan Scheibelhut, Elyria Catholic’s 6-foot-1 sophomore, has at least two valuable assets. Her height makes her effective under the basket as a rebounder and close-range scorer. Her soft shooting touch makes her dangerous from outside the 3-point line. For the third time this season, Scheibelhut nailed four 3-point baskets Monday night in leading Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain and Elyria hope to crash Southwestern Conference party at Division I district

It’s only fitting that in a first, incredibly competitive season of the new-look Southwestern Conference, the Division I district at Elyria Catholic is a de facto SWC tournament. There’s only one catch: The prize isn’t that appealing. Gone are the blended district sites at Brecksville and Midview, where St. Ignatius, St. Edward and others landed. Read More…

Girls Basketball: Westlake uses strong finish to beat Berea-Midpark, claim SWC crown

BEREA — Westlake turned in a big fourth quarter Saturday to clinch the Southwestern Conference championship for the second straight year. The Demons wrapped it up with a 56-44 victory over Berea-Midpark, their second win over the Titans this season. The teams were tied for the SWC lead going in. It was not an easy Read More…

Boys basketball: Jacob Wells hits nine 3-pointers, scores 35 points as Midview knocks off SWC-leading Olmsted Falls

Logan Bolin, center, of Midview drives to the basket between Olmsted Falls' Victor Hitterman, left, and Kevin Meehan. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — There’s one large problem with a player shooting the ball as well as Midview’s Jacob Wells did Friday night: Said player draws a boatload of attention to himself. Olmsted Falls locked Wells down for much of the second half after he scored 21 in the first, but Wells escaped long enough to Read More…