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Boys basketball: Dave Clark’s 30 points, big FTs lift Dukes

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WELLINGTON — Wellington celebrated a couple old basketball traditions Tuesday night. For one, the Dukes held their annual Seniors Night celebration. For another, they played an overtime basketball game with longtime rival Keystone. And to complete the drama, Wellington also won the JV game in overtime. Three of the last four Wellington-Keystone varsity games have Read More…

Boys basketball: Firelands moves closer to division title after win over Wellington

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands didn’t clinch a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title with its 54-40 win over Wellington on Friday. But with two PAC Stars games left — on the road versus winless Black River and at home against Brookside — the Falcons control their own destiny. However, first-year coach Brett Read More…

Longest-serving fair board member dies

WELLINGTON — A week ago Friday, John Emerich came to the Lorain County Fairgrounds to say goodbye. Having grappled with skin cancer for some time, Emerich knew he wasn’t going to be around much longer, according to Charisse Nikel, fair secretary and office manager. “It had to be tough,” Nikel said of Emerich’s final trip Read More…

Boys basketball: Raiders return home, run away from Dukes

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COLUMBIA TWP. — Home cooking. Home, sweet home. There’s no place like home. Any cliché would fit nicely when talking about Columbia’s 68-42 victory over Wellington on Tuesday night in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. The Raiders (13-1, 9-0 PAC) played their last eight games on the road dating back to Dec. 18, and 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…

Girls basketball: Sailors shake off holiday daze, win against Wellington

WELLINGTON — It wasn’t the prettiest of games or efforts Thursday night. But in the end, Vermilion — led by dueling 15-point efforts from senior AuBree LaForce and junior Hannah Bartlome — came away with a 48-36 non-conference victory over Wellington to improve to 7-4l. “Too much Christmas pudding,” Vermilion coach Colin Irish said. “We Read More…

Police log for Dec. 26, 2012

Lorain police Sunday, Dec. 23 12:33 a.m. — 1700 block Reid Ave., parents of a 19-year-old said he ran at full speed and rammed his head into a door. They said he was shaking and flailing and rapidly blinking his eyes. Police said the youth told them demons were causing his behavior and later said 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…

Girls basketball: Clearview downs Wellington in early battle of unbeatens

WELLINGTON — Clearview remained unbeaten Saturday by handing Wellington its first loss of the season. Behind Desiree Ray’s 20 points, the Clippers pinned a 42-30 defeat on the Dukes in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. Ray, one of the area’s premier seniors, was the only player on either team to score in double figures Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington hits its free throws, gets past Oberlin despite sloppy play

WELLINGTON — It was a frustrating first half Friday for Wellington, which hosted rival Oberlin in the Patriot Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The Dukes were flustered by Oberlin’s press and physical play. And yet, somehow, they led by one at halftime. It was a different story in the second half as Wellington sank Read More…