April 16, 2014

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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

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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

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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…

Girls basketball: Clippers’ win gets point across

HENRIETTA TWP. — If Clearview made the journey to Firelands with the idea of making a statement, the message came through loud and clear. Desiree Ray scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Wednesday to lead the Clippers to a 54-43 win in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. The teams are not only ranked Read More…

Boys basketball: Zach Stopper keeps Raiders perfect

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Apparently you can bring in a Stopper to save a basketball game. Columbia’s Zach Stopper may not have come out of the bullpen, but he did save the Raiders’ undefeated season Tuesday. Stopper drained a pair of free throws with 10.6 seconds left in regulation as Columbia held on to beat Clearview Read More…

Girls basketball: AuBree LaForce hits 1,000 points, helps Vermilion beat Clearview

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — After a one-point first half, Vermilion senior AuBree LaForce scored 26 in the second half Thursday night and made nine of 10 foul shots in the fourth quarter. Her offensive show put an exclamation point at the end of a very big night for the Sailors. LaForce’s second-half outburst propelled Vermilion (8-4) Read More…

Boys basketball: Buddies have fun as Clearview blows out Lake Ridge

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Gerrell Williams and Clifton Brown posted double-doubles as Clearview rolled over a depleted Lake Ridge Academy 80-25 Thursday in non-conference boys basketball action at Szalay Memorial Gym. Following the game, Williams and Brown — best of friends away from the court and complementary teammates on it — had a difficult time deciding Read More…

Girls basketball: Clippers wallop Raiders to stay unbeaten

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SHEFFIELD TWP — For everyone in a Clearview uniform the theme of Wednesday’s Patriot Athletic Conference game against Columbia was, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Meanwhile for the Raiders, it was “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The Clippers dominated from the opening tip, building a 22-point halftime lead on their way to a 58-29 victory that kept Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington takes control in second half, rolls over Clearview

WELLINGTON — Clearview coach John Szalay should just load up at halftime and leave the gym the next time his Clippers play Wellington. Anything would be better than what he has seen against the Dukes in the second half the last two seasons. Wellington outscored Clearview 31-13 in the second half Friday, turning what was Read More…