June 24, 2016

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Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Family ties drove Elyria High basketball and volleyball standout Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz

Sports were always a family affair for Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz. Whether she was playing volleyball or basketball at Elyria High, continuing her basketball career at Indiana State University or as basketball coach at Lake Ridge Academy, she’s almost always been surrounded by family. So it’s only fitting Verhoff-Medvetz will join two of her sisters in the Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria coach Arth resigns

Elyria girls basketball coach Brian Arth resigned last week for health and personal reasons. Arth blew his knee out in December, causing him to miss the rest of the season. He said he is still recovering from the surgery — which required four screws to be placed in a reconstructed knee. His health, and the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: Adversity was no match for Elyria volleyball and basketball standout Jenn Snyder-Larrick

Long, lean, athletic and intelligent, Jenn Snyder-Larrick had it all as a junior at Elyria High School in 1997. An outstanding volleyball and basketball player, the sky seemed to be the limit for her until a freak injury occurred during a basketball game against Warrensville Heights on Dec. 10, 1997. “We were 4-0,” said Mike Read More…

College signing: Hard work pays off for Amherst’s Sydney Roule, who will continue her basketball career at D-I IUPUI

AMHERST — Sydney Roule’s talent and work ethic is well-known in the Amherst basketball program and across the Southwestern Conference. Last week it earned her a Division I college scholarship when Roule orally committed to continue her basketball career at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “Sydney is the hardest-working kid I’ve ever been around,” Amherst coach Read More…

High school basketball: Weiss steps down as Westlake girls coach

WESTLAKE — When Westlake goes for its third consecutive Southwestern Conference next season it will be doing so with a new coach. Demons coach Chip Weiss stepped down Monday night after 14 years of leading the Westlake program. After informing Westlake athletic director Tony Cipollone of his decision, Weiss announced his resignation to the team Read More…

High school basketball: Fun, threes abound in Lorain County All-Star Games

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The 2016 Lorain County All-Star Games on Tuesday night gave the area’s top senior players a chance to have some fun following the grind of the season. Underhanded free throws were attempted, as were 3-pointers from the midcourt circle at the North Ridgeville High School gymnasium. In fact, the two games almost Read More…

Schill named Elyria Catholic’s first Miss Basketball

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Riley Schill has earned many honors in her high school career, including being named all-Ohio, conference MVP in both the Great Lakes and West Shore conferences and Lorain County Player of the Year three times. On Monday, Schill added one of the most prestigious awards to her collection — 2016 Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Elyria Catholic closes gap late but can’t get past Hathaway Brown

BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic had its chances, but just couldn’t convert against Hathaway Brown down the stretch. The Panthers couldn’t get within one possession despite forcing key turnovers late, and Hathaway Brown kept them at bay with clutch free throw shooting, preserving its 53-47 victory in the Barberton regional final Saturday afternoon. “There’s only four Read More…

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…

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…