February 9, 2016

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H.S. Wrestling: Elyria continues winning ways in inaugural GCC tourney

EUCLID — The name of the conference tournament may have changed, but the result remained the same. It was all Elyria during the inaugural Greater Cleveland Conference tournament Saturday afternoon, just a year after the Pioneers set the points record in the final installment of the Northeast Ohio Conference tournament. Elyria advanced 11 wrestlers into Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rolls Mentor in OT, wins 10th straight

ELYRIA — It’s been the formula for Elyria since the calendar flipped to 2016. Find a way to win. Friday, the Pioneers saw a 16-point lead evaporate under a furious Mentor rally only to pull away in overtime for a 76-63 victory. The win kept Elyria (14-4, 9-2) tied for first in the Greater Cleveland Read More…

H.S. Wrestling Notes: Elyria has strong shot at 2 state titles, but Josh Lowe predicts a 2nd-place finish at individual tourney

The Elyria Pioneers will get a chance to win their first state championship since 1973 on Feb. 14 in Columbus at the Dual Team Tournament, and wrestling guru Josh Lowe is picking them to finish second at the individual state tournament in March. Lowe, who is the national high school wrestling analyst for Intermatwrestle.com, has Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria gets spark from Tristan Brady’s last-second pin, qualifies to state dual team tournament

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ELYRIA — Perrysburg had won three straight matches and was on the verge of taking the lead in the Division I regional final of the OHSAA Dual Team Tournament on Wednesday night. That’s when Elyria junior Tristan Brady provided a huge boost that the Pioneers used to roll to a 54-14 victory. The regional championship Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic turns up the defense to sweep Bay, clinch share of Great Lakes Conference title

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BAY VILLAGE — With poise under pressure, clutch foul shooting and perhaps its finest defensive effort of the season, Elyria Catholic rolled past Bay 47-33 on Wednesday night. First place in the Great Lakes Conference was on the line. With the win, EC (16-3, 10-1) clinched at least a tie for the conference title. Bay (18-2, Read More…

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…

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…

High school bowling: All four 2015 NSBC champs defend titles

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Repeat business was the theme at Sunday’s 13th annual North Shore Bowling Conference tournament at Brunswick Zone as all four returning team winners were successful in their title defenses. The Elyria High boys won their second straight NSBC tournament Division I title, pulling away from 2014 winner North Ridgeville in the three 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 wrestling: Elyria pulls rank, pounds Brunswick to complete 7-0 dual record in Greater Cleveland Conference

ELYRIA — It was a big night for Elyria’s wrestling team, so Nico O’Dor knew he had to get things started off right against Brunswick. One of three seniors on the team, O’Dor kicked off Thursday’s Senior Night battle of state-ranked teams with an impressive pin of Liam Wissinger in 1:12 at 152 pounds. O’Dor’s Read More…