February 9, 2016


Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

Girls Basketball: McKenah Peters sets Keystone career scoring record as Wildcats thump Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone Wildcats had already clinched the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title when they visited Black River on Saturday. So they really had nothing more to accomplish until the postseason starts Feb. 8. Well, actually, one item of business remained on the table, the girls career scoring record. That belonged to Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain uses big runs to destroy Toledo Scott

LORAIN — Runs, runs and more runs. That pretty much described Lorain’s effort Saturday night as it demolished Toledo Scott 83-52 in a non-conference matchup. The Titans (14-2) ended the first quarter on a 17-0 run and started the second half on runs of nine and 13 points in completely dismantling a good Bulldogs team Read More…

High school basketball: Avon rebounds from heartbreaker to beat Westlake


AVON — The Avon Eagles fell back on defense to bounce back against Westlake on Friday. The Eagles held the Demons to single digits in each of the first three quarters, then connected on enough of their free throws down the stretch to secure a 50-46 Southwestern Conference victory at Avon High School. Avon (11-6, Read More…

High school basketball: Keystone grinds out PAC victory against Firelands


HENRIETTA TWP. — If you’re a fan of fast-paced, high-scoring basketball, Friday’s Keystone-Firelands game probably wasn’t for you. The Patriot Athletic Conference showdown was a grind-it-out affair that featured outstanding defense and sporadic offense. In the end, the Wildcats’ defense proved too much for the Falcons to overcome as the ’Cats pulled away in the Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria survives to beat Shaker Heights in overtime

SHAKER HEIGHTS — Brett Larrick won’t forget his 100th win anytime soon. Larrick and his Elyria Pioneers survived a rough-and-tumble game against Shaker Heights on Friday night, running away in overtime for a 82-71 victory. The win was the eighth straight for the Pioneers, 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the Greater Cleveland Conference. Bo Furcron Read More…

High school basketball: Black River takes control late in win over Brookside

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — Three nights after using a fourth-quarter eruption to take Oberlin to overtime, Black River found itself in a similar situation Friday night at Brookside. The Pirates responded, shaking off a pair of Cardinals leads with a 23-point fourth quarter on the way to a 57-51 win in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

High school basketball: Nails — biting or toughness — watchword in EC’s win over Holy Name

PARMA HEIGHTS — Elyria Catholic wrote one word on its blackboard prior to Friday’s Great Lakes Conference battle at Holy Name. Nails. It turned out to be fitting because when the game was on the line the Panthers proved to be as tough as nails and fans surely spent most of the night biting their Read More…

High school basketball: Midview turns up defensive pressure to beat Berea-Midpark


EATON TWP. — When Midview turned up the defensive heat, it was able to smoke Berea-Midpark. After a sluggish first two quarters, the Middies used their defense to create easy basket after easy basket, pulling away from the Titans after halftime in a 65-50 Southwestern Conference victory at Kubuski Gym. Midview (12-5, 9-4 SWC) used Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball

Oberlin's Justin Smith (1) and Brookside's Devin Houdenshell (30) attempt to retrieve a lose ball on Friday Jan. 22, 2015. Brian J. Smith/Chronicle

Live Blog Chronicle Friday night high school basketball  

Boys basketball: Antonio Blanton’s clutch 3-pointer forces OT, helps Elyria down Brunswick, move into a tie for first


ELYRIA — Antonio Blanton has always had the ability and confidence to knock down the 3-point shot but from 24 feet away? Blanton may have hit the biggest shot of his life in sending Tuesday’s Greater Cleveland Conference game into overtime where Elyria edged Brunswick 54-52 for its seventh straight win. Thanks to Medina’s upset Read More…