February 9, 2016

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High school bowling: Keystone boys and Firelands girls headed back to district tournament for third straight year

MEDINA — The third time was the norm for the Keystone boys and Firelands girls bowling teams in Sunday’s Division II Northeast sectional at Medina AMF Lanes. Both teams advanced to districts for the third straight year, continuing their seasons at the Bedford Division II district on Feb. 20 at Roseland Lanes. Keystone finished second Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Sean Lipscomb wins heavyweight final to lift Firelands to PAC title, its first in 20 years

OBERLIN — Firelands had waited 20 years for a wrestling conference championship, so waiting for the result of one last match Saturday at Oberlin High School wasn’t that bad. Firelands sophomore heavyweight Sean Lipscomb clinched the long-awaited team title with a pin of Clearview’s J.D. McCardle in 1:37 in the championship match — the last Read More…

National Signing Day: Area not lacking for talent

North Ridgeville senior Demario McCall watched one top recruit after another bounce from one college program to another in a flurry of commitments and decommitments. McCall’s feet stayed toasty warm and he signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning to play football for Ohio State. “I knew where I wanted to go to Read More…

VIDEOS: Local athletes talk about signing day

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…

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…

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…

Girls Basketball: Keystone starts fast, cruises past Firelands to remain perfect in PAC

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was expected to be a tense, down-to-the-wire battle when Keystone and Firelands clashed on Saturday. But then just about everyone thought the Titanic couldn’t sink. After a fast start that set the tone, Keystone remained unbeaten in the Patriot Athletic Conference with a decisive 54-28 victory. The Wildcats improved to 13-2, Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview hands Keystone their first PAC loss of the season

Clearview's Jamel Billings, left, dives for the ball while defended by Austin Conrad of Keystone. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — If you ask Keystone coach Jeff Holzhauer, Clearview senior Lance Billings gave Keystone exactly what it deserved. Billings drilled a 3-pointer while being fouled, then connected on the free throw in the game’s final moments to lift the Clippers to a 55-54 road victory and hand the Wildcats their first Patriot Athletic Conference Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone gets enough stops to get past Columbia in Patriot Athletic Conference crossover showdown

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Keystone and Columbia, the division leaders, met in a crossover showdown Wednesday night with 9-0 Patriot Athletic Conference records. Keystone pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 37-30 victory that was close for three quarters. In the end, it boiled down to shooting accuracy and rebounding. The Raiders carried a 22-20 Read More…