July 29, 2014

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Boys basketball: Senior’s big shot seals PAC Stars for Firelands

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HENRIETA TWP. — Hollywood couldn’t have scripted a better finish for Firelands on Tuesday night. The Falcons needed to beat Brookside to clinch the outright Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. They did, 48-46, but had to rally from 13 points down at halftime. In fact, the Falcons never led until senior Joseph Hyster took Read More…

House fire kills puppy, causes $100K in damage

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Firefighters responded to a house fire at 3:36 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue. According to Sheffield Lake Fire Department, the kitchen was on fire when firefighters arrived. There were no injuries to the occupants or fire personnel; however, a puppy died in the fire, the Fire Department said. Read More…

High school wrestling: Brookside grabs two wins, stays unbeaten in Stars

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SHEFFIELD — Brookside wrestling coach Brian Behrendt kept it simple. “I think we’re sick of being doormats,” he said. The Cardinals, lightly regarded in Lorain County and the Patriot Athletic Conference for years, came away with a pair of dominant victories — 48-32 over Keystone and 49-28 over Wellington — on Thursday night to stay Read More…

Boys basketball: Keystone takes advantage of long scoring drought to defeat Brookside

SHEFFIELD — A ragged game by both teams turned into an exciting one down the stretch, but Keystone held on to defeat Brookside 52-47 in Patriot Athletic Conference action Friday night. The Cardinals (3-6, 3-2 PAC) led most of the night but a scoreless stretch that spanned seven minutes over the final two quarters allowed Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic flattens Brookside with final flourish

ELYRIA — Brookside opened the fourth quarter by erasing Elyria Catholic’s seven-point lead. The Cardinals took their first lead since early in the third when Cameron Drew hit three free throws. Brookside would not score again. The Panthers rattled off 13 unanswered points over the final 3:47 to seal a 61-51 non-conference victory and improve Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside opens conference play with big win over Clearview

SHEFFIELD — After starting the season 0-3, Brookside came into the opening night of Patriot Athletic Conference play looking for a new beginning. Although it took 36 minutes, the Cardinals found it. Despite blowing an eight-point lead in the final two minutes of the game, Brookside regrouped and came away with a 66-60 win Friday Read More…

Boys basketball: Eagles finish off Cards for first victory

AVON — Avon pushed aside first-game jitters and used a 12-2 second-half run to pull away from Brookside in a 46-36 victory that gave new Eagles coach Kevin Sapara his first victory. None of the Eagles shot particularly well, hitting 14-of-49 (28 percent) from the floor, but the leadership at point guard by junior Brian Read More…

High school wrestling: Amherst rolls to second straight K of C tournament title

AVON LAKE — It’s been a long time since Lorain County wrestlers had such a dominating showing at the season-opening Knights of Columbus wrestling tournament at Avon Lake High School. Over the past 10 years of the 32-year-old event, Lorain County never had more than seven individual champs, and you have to go all the Read More…

High school wrestling: Defending champ Amherst off to good start at K of C tournament

AVON LAKE — After one day of the 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, Amherst is right where it wants to be: at the top of the standings and in good shape to defend its title. The Comets outscored the 14 other teams in the field with 115 points Read More…

Girls soccer: Red senior all-stars edge Blue, but battle of Joneses ends in tie

EATON TWP. — The Red team’s Claire Jones of Avon Lake and Blue’s Celeste Jones of Elyria excelled by trickery of a sort. But Red’s Jessica Zurcher of Firelands used her head, and she cemented a 5-4 victory for her team on a cool, bright Saturday afternoon at Midview’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The occasion was Read More…