May 4, 2015

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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…

High school football: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Midview’s Cody Callaway and Clearview’s Chad Anderson district players of the year

Every high school football player puts together a handful of goals before the season. Midview junior Cody Callaway trimmed his list to three. “One was to get all-state recognition,” Callaway said. “The others were to get to the playoffs and win a state title.” Two out of three ain’t bad. Callaway will earn his All-Ohio Read More…

High school cross country: Three from area make state, but Avon boys team falls just short

TIFFIN — The faces of Austin Fasciana and Blake Pecoraro told the story. Their looks of disappointment were understandable after the high hopes of the Avon High boys cross country team took a major hit Saturday afternoon. The two Eagles runners earned state-qualifying berths as individuals with top-16 finishes, but they found it tough to Read More…

Soccer: Brookside scores first but leaves tourney trail

YORK TWP. — On a cold, rainy night, sometimes something has to happen in order for a soccer team to snap back into focus. For the Buckeye girls, who beat Brookside 3-1 Monday in a Rocky River Division II sectional opener, it was the first goal of the game. The Cardinals (11-4-1) woke up the Read More…

High school cross country: Clearview’s Mike Hollingsworth repeats as Wilhelm Classic champ

ELYRIA — Mike Hollingsworth wasted no time in showing he was more than up to the task of defending his title at Saturday’s 44th Jack Wilhelm Cross Country Classic. Hollingsworth, a Clearview senior, clocked 18 minutes, 13.88 seconds, nearly duplicating the winning time of 18:12.40 he posted a year ago. “I knew that I had Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside refuses to fold vs. Keystone

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LAGRANGE — As he left the gym at Keystone High School, Brookside volleyball coach Ted Whitsel had a final message for Wildcats’ coach Bud Trego. “Do me a favor, don’t pick my bracket. Really, I don’t want to see you in my bracket, Bud,” Whitsel called as he walked towards the door. Whitsel was talking Read More…