June 30, 2016

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Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

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…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone puts up fight but can’t bottle up Bay Rockets

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Jeff Holzhauer thought he drew up the best game plan he could think of for his Keystone Wildcats against Bay in the Division II district title game Saturday at North Ridgeville. It fell short. Bay, for the first time since 1993, claimed a district title by getting past the stubborn Wildcats 71-59. Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin relies on its defense to down Waynedale, claim second district title in four years

WOOSTER — Oberlin played like it wanted to go to the Sweet 16 on Friday night. The Phoenix brought maximum effort on defense against Waynedale, to the tune of 21 turnovers and by limiting a strong 3-point shooting team to just 27 percent from beyond the arc. The effort produced a 56-51 win and a Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge turns up the defense in 4th quarter, rallies past Hiland to make first regional final

PERRY TWP. — The ending to Thursday’s Division IV regional semifinal between Lake Ridge Academy and Berlin Hiland was so frantic Royals guard Sydney Mayberry wasn’t even sure if the game was over when she grabbed the game-clinching rebound. Much to the relief of the Lake Ridge faithful the final buzzer sounded just as Mayberry Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Jordan Montgomery scores 10 in OT as North Ridgeville knocks off Olmsted Falls

ELYRIA — Jordan Montgomery rescued North Ridgeville’s season Wednesday night at the Elyria Catholic Coliseum. It was Montgomery, with three steals, three rebounds and 10 points in overtime, who lifted the Rangers past Olmsted Falls 63-55 and into Saturday’s Division I matinee district final against No. 1 seed Lorain. “I was playing bad the first Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone KOs Clearview with late flurry, Brody Kuhl’s winning 3-pointer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Like two heavyweight boxers, Keystone and Clearview traded body blows all night until the Wildcats delivered a knockout punch. They scored the final nine points, including a 3-pointer by Brody Kuhl with six seconds left, for a 59-56 Division II district semifinal victory at North Ridgeville High School. “Where I am at Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Lorain keeps calm, turns up heat, pulls away from Avon

ELYRIA — Lorain advanced to the Division I district final for one simple reason. The Titans don’t panic. After the top-seeded Titans let sixth-seeded Avon creep back into the game, they methodically pulled away again, using a pair of big runs in the second half to put away a 76-57 win over the Eagles at Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Lake Ridge has 1-2 inside punch to go with big-time guards

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The fans who focused solely on guard play as Lake Ridge made its run to the district championship missed two of the big reasons for the Royals’ success — 6-foot-3 post Pella Baker and 6-1 post Maria Janasko. Baker and Janasko, both juniors, are each averaging nine rebounds a game for the Read More…

Girls basketball: EC rallies past Cortland Lakeview to advance to D-II regional final

BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic wasn’t going to let a little thing like a double-digit third-quarter deficit keep it from a trip to the regional final. Senior Riley Schill and junior Sam Filiaggi came up big in the fourth quarter as the Panthers (24-3) rallied for a 50-44 win over Cortland Lakeview in the Division II Read More…