October 24, 2014

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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…

Girls basketball: Panthers win big; Dukes dominated

BARBERTON — It was domination Thursday at the Barberton Division III district where Elyria Catholic and Rootstown faced little resistance on their way to sectional titles. In the opener, top seed Elyria Catholic coasted to a 65-24 win over Oberlin, while Rootstown jumped out to an early 16-point lead in the second game and cruised Read More…

Wellington grad wants district to update school logo

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WELLINGTON — That classy fellow with the stylish top hat and monocle might disapprove of people fighting over him. But that’s what appears to be brewing because of a recent effort by Columbus artist and 1992 Wellington High School grad Scott Marion, who wants to see the school’s vintage logo brought back or a newer Read More…

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…