February 9, 2016

Elyria
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Boys basketball: Lorain and Elyria hope to crash Southwestern Conference party at Division I district

It’s only fitting that in a first, incredibly competitive season of the new-look Southwestern Conference, the Division I district at Elyria Catholic is a de facto SWC tournament. There’s only one catch: The prize isn’t that appealing. Gone are the blended district sites at Brecksville and Midview, where St. Ignatius, St. Edward and others landed. Read More…

Boys basketball: Senior Daviere Andrews comes through late to lead Lorain past Maple Heights, help save Senior Night

LORAIN — It took some Senior Night heroics from senior guard Daviere Andrews, but Lorain avoided its second two-game losing streak of the season with an 81-77 Lake Erie League victory over Maple Heights at Lorain High School. With just over 6:30 remaining in the game, the Titans (15-3, 6-1) looked to be in big 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

Boys basketball: Lorain has tables turned on it as sixth-ranked Garfield Heights pulls away with second-half run

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GARFIELD HTS. — Lorain got a taste of its own medicine Tuesday night in the form of a game-changing Garfield Heights run that all but sealed a Bulldogs win. Garfield Heights, the sixth-ranked team in Division I in the latest Associated Press poll, got hot in the third quarter and used a zone defense 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…

H.S. Wrestling: Avon starts fast, overpowers Lorain in dual team tourney

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AVON — With Mansfield Madison excusing itself from the OHSAA Division I dual team tournament, second-seeded Avon found itself without a first-round opponent Wednesday. The Eagles (7-1) watched as Lorain (3-4) defeated North Ridgeville (2-8) for the second time in five days, 49-30, then jumped on the Titans with 11 consecutive victories to advance to Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain downs North Ridgeville with late run

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LORAIN — It wasn’t what Lorain did, it was what it didn’t do that had John Rositano unhappy Tuesday night. What the Titans did was knock off North Ridgeville 87-68 in a non-conference game. What they didn’t do, according to their coach, was play “Lorain basketball.” Junior Nazihar Bohannon scored 30 points and grabbed 15 Read More…

High school basketball: Fireland girls not great, but good enough to snap skid

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HENRIETTA TWP. — They didn’t shoot well and made too many turnovers. But the Firelands Falcons defeated Lorain 39-29 in non-conference play Monday night after suffering two straight losses. It was not a game of enduring artistic merit. Lorain (4-12) made just 17.7 percent of its field goal attempts. Firelands (11-6) was slightly better at Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain overcomes matchup issues to turn back taller Cleveland Heights

CLEVELAND HTS. — There aren’t many teams that can claim they present matchup problems for Lorain. Cleveland Heights, though, probably can. With four players standing 6-foot-4 or taller, the Tigers are a different team than the Titans — who most often surround frontcourt mainstays Naz Bohannon and Anfernee Smothers with three guards — typically face. Read More…