May 4, 2016

Elyria
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High school track and field: North Ridgeville boys start strong, win Howe Invitational

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s early in the high school track season, but the North Ridgeville boys are already in midseason form. Sophomore Jonah Bowden won the shot put and finished second in the discus, while also anchoring a second-place relay as the Rangers took first place at the Nelson Howe Invitational at Firelands High School. Read More…

Baseball: Sailors jump on Clippers’ miscue

VERMILION — After three hours and 10 innings, and with the sun starting to set, Thursday’s Clearview-Vermilion game came down to which team would make a mistake first. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th, Clippers catcher Jack Bennett appeared to catch the Sailors’ Ryan Barnes straying too far Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria’s Armando Torres enjoying the view as a state finalist

COLUMBUS — The only thing Elyria junior Armando Torres struggled to control Friday was keeping the smile off his face. Torres escaped with a 4-3 victory over Mount Vernon senior Dakota Riley in the morning’s quarterfinal, then breezed to a 5-0 win over Cincinnati Moeller sophomore Conner Ziegler in the semifinals to earn a spot Read More…

Division III district wrestling: Black River’s Sebastian Vidika repeats, leads eight to state

GARFIELD HTS. — When the dust settled for Lorain County at the Division III district tournament at Garfield Heights High, the numbers went as follows: Eight state qualifiers, four wrestling programs and one district champion. Black River junior 106-pounder Sebastian Vidika, who became a two-time district champion Saturday night, highlighted the list of the area’s Read More…

Division III district wrestling: Five of 35 from area go unbeaten on first day of tournament

GARFIELD HTS. — It was a tough progression to watch. Lorain County entered the Division III district wrestling tournament at Garfield Heights High with 35 wrestlers Friday night. A dozen managed to win their opening round, five were able to advance to the semifinals and 12 more were eliminated after 0-2 performances. The five semifinalists Read More…

Clearview Schools superintendent resigns

LORAIN — Clearview Schools Superintendent Stanley Mounts is resigning due to family obligations. School board members at their Monday meeting approved Mounts’ resignation, which takes effect March 29. “We will really miss you,” board member Richard Marcucci said after the unanimous vote. Mounts was superintendent of Clyde/Green Springs Schools from 1985 to 1994 before moving Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia downs Clearview, captures conference title after long drought

COLUMBIA STATION — It was a celebration 21 years in the making Friday night at Columbia High. Behind a 22-point performance from senior Zach Stopper, the Raiders clinched their first Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title with a 51-45 win over Clearview. It was Columbia’s first outright conference title since winning the MAC-8 in 1992. Read More…

Wrestling: Keystone plays it smart, topples top 2 seeds

BEACHWOOD — With dual meets, you need a good strategy and a little bit of luck. Fifth-seeded Keystone used some good luck to formulate a good strategy, and it paid off Wednesday night at Beachwood High School with two huge victories in the Division III, Region 19-A semifinals and finals. First, Keystone upset the host Read More…

Girls basketball: Shoregals run away from Clippers

AVON LAKE — With a third-quarter run, Avon Lake created some breathing room in a close non-conference game with Clearview on Wednesday night. Then with success in what became a foul-shooting exhibition, the Shoregals pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 40-29 victory. Avon Lake shot no free throws in the first half. But Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview’s threes freeze Keystone

SHEFFIELD TWP. — If teams live by the three or die by the three, then Clearview was living large Tuesday night. The Clippers drained 11 of 19 (58 percent) 3-pointers against Keystone, as their long-distance shooting propelled them to an 83-68 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover victory. Eric Burkey (12 points), Daimon Knowles (15 points) and Read More…