February 7, 2016

Elyria
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High school hockey: Elyria Catholic gets by tune-up with Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — Elyria Catholic picked the right time to give one of its best efforts of the year. The Panthers got a pair of early goals from senior forward Will Gentry and two third-period goals from sophomore Drew Beck. In between it was the special teams that rose to the occasion in a 5-3 Greater 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…

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…

H.S. Hockey: Jared Aslaksen’s 2 quick goals lift Avon Lake over EC in critical league battle

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ELYRIA — Jared Aslaksen had never scored back-to-back goals so quickly. The Avon Lake sophomore scored twice within 11 seconds in the second period Wednesday night as the Shoremen defeated Elyria Catholic 6-2 in the rubber match for the Lorain County powers. Those goals and the excellent work of goaltender Keegan Sullivan propelled Avon Lake Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic gets back on track in fourth quarter, edges Normandy in Great Lakes Conference battle

PARMA — Despite building a first-half lead as large as nine points Tuesday night, Elyria Catholic never could pull away from Great Lakes Conference foe Normandy. And it nearly cost the Panthers. The Invaders blitzed EC in a dramatic momentum swing in the third quarter, but the Panthers did enough to survive, outscoring the hosts Read More…

Elyria Catholic grad and Super Bowl winner Matt Wilhelm presents school with golden football, shares his experiences

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ELYRIA — It’s well known that Elyria Catholic’s colors are green and white, but Monday morning the Panthers added a little gold. Matt Wilhelm, a 1999 graduate, stopped by after the all-county liturgy to deliver a golden football, which was part of an NFL promotion celebrating the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary. “So an email came Read More…

High school hockey: Big third period gives Elyria Catholic fourth straight win

ELYRIA — Just when it looked as though Elyria Catholic’s three-game winning streak was about to come to an end Wednesday, the Panthers played one of their best periods of the season, scoring three times in the final 15 minutes to pull out a 7-5 non-league win over Aurora at North Park Recreation. EC improved Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic’s Dorian Crutcher makes first varsity start memorable with 22 points in win over Columbia

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ELYRIA — With junior Doug Taylor Jr. sidelined with an injury, Elyria Catholic coach Phil Kuchta decided to give sophomore Dorian Crutcher a chance. Crutcher, whose father, Nate, was a standout at Elyria West 20 years ago, made his first varsity start Tuesday night. If he continues to play like he did in the Panthers’ Read More…

Boys basketball: Michael Oliver’s clutch steal with less than 15 seconds to play helps seal Elyria win over Elyria Catholic

ELYRIA — Michael Oliver may never make a bigger play in his life than the one he pulled off Saturday night at Elyria High. With the Pioneers clinging to a precarious one-point lead and time winding down under 15 seconds, Oliver stole the ball just over the midcourt line and drove in for a layup Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic outlasts Nordonia in high-scoring GCC matchup

ELYRIA — If you like high-scoring games, then North Park Rec was the place to be Wednesday night as Elyria Catholic pulled away from Nordonia with two goals in the final 2:23 for a 10-7 victory in the Blue Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League. The Panthers (10-6, 10-2) never trailed, but Read More…