February 13, 2016

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Boys basketball: Elyria holds off Vermilion, extends streak

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VERMILION — That collective sigh of relief heard Tuesday night around 9 p.m. came from Elyria’s bench. The Pioneers (13-4) had to fight off the gutty, upset-minded Vermilion Sailors before prevailing 57-56 in non-conference play to scratch out their ninth straight win. Vermilion fell to 11-8. “Give (Vermilion coach) Kurt (Habermehl) and his guys all Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville embraces spoiler role, downs Southwestern Conference contender North Olmsted

NORTH OLMSTED — North Ridgeville probably won’t be able to chase down Olmsted Falls for the Southwestern Conference title, so the Rangers are making sure no one else can either. North Ridgeville got a huge spark from Demario McCall and Jordan Montgomery in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter Tuesday to down North Read More…

Boys basketball: Slow start costs Elyria Catholic vs. Parma; Panthers fall out of tie for first in Great Lakes Conference

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ELYRIA — Parma came into Tuesday night’s Great Lakes Conference matchup at Elyria Catholic with just one league win. EC, on the other hand, was tied with Bay for first place in the GLC, with the end of the regular season near. However, on Tuesday, it was the Redmen who played like the team in Read More…

Girls Basketball: Elyria dominates key stats, defeats Vermilion

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ELYRIA — Free throws, rebounds and turnovers. Any way you slice it, win those categories and you’re bound to win a basketball game. Elyria dominated those three statistical areas Monday night and defeated Vermilion 59-43 in non-conference play. The Pioneers have won two of their last three and stand 6-13. Vermilion is 7-11. Free throws. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lake Ridge uses big run to beat First Baptist, extend win streak to 5

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge trailed early but exploded for a game-turning run from the end of the first quarter and through the second to post a 66-52 win over First Baptist on Monday night. The Royals have won five straight, their longest streak in at least 15 years, according to coach Brian Ansberry, whose Read More…

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

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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

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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…