February 11, 2016

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High school basketball: Roupe, Benson help Black River pull out PAC Stars win over Brookside

SHEFFIELD — Three nights after using a fourth-quarter eruption to take Oberlin to overtime, Black River’s boys basketball found itself in a similar situation Friday night at Brookside. The Cardinals, who have only won one game this season, took two leads on the Pirates in the fourth quarter before Black River pulled out a 57-51 Read More…

High school basketball: Benson hits milestone, but Black River falls to Oberlin

Allan Benson

SULLIVAN TWP. — It was a memorable Tuesday night for senior Allan Benson, and it came about 14 seconds shy of being just a bit more for he and his Black River boys basketball teammates. On a night when Benson became the third Black River player to reach 1,000 career points, the Pirates gave Oberlin Read More…

Boys basketball: Tough loss for Black River in crossover game against Lutheran West

ROCKY RIVER — While Lutheran West’s boys basketball team came into a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game against Black River on Friday with a four-game losing streak, it felt the trend was turning. Junior standout Scottie Berghaus made his first appearance since breaking his arm in early December, giving the Longhorns a lift emotionally and Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River holds on in fourth for PAC win over Fairview

SULLIVAN TWP. — For Black River’s boys basketball team, wins have been hard to come by. Even with a 16-point fourth quarter lead Friday night, the Pirates still had to earn it. Fairview, which had struggled offensively for three quarters, suddenly found its stroke and erupted in the fourth. However, the hole proved to be Read More…

High school football: Black River pulls through for win over Wellington

WELLINGTON — The tone was set on the opening touch Friday, when Wellington sophomore Trevor Porter took the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. Suddenly, Black River’s football team was down by 16 points midway through the first quarter just two possessions into the game. That’s when the Pirates turned to the running game Read More…

A first for everything: Black River girls, Hawley, Buckeye boys win league titles

Buckeye's Colin Theis runs at the PAC meet Saturday at the Carlisle Equestrian Center. RAY RIEDEL/GAZETTE

CARLISLE TWP. — The Black River girls cross country team had never won a conference championship prior to Saturday. Black River senior Tanner Hawley had never won an individual Patriot Athletic Conference championship, finishing fourth as a sophomore and second as a junior behind his friend and rival Colin Theis of Buckeye. Both streaks ended Read More…

Hissom lifts Colts to victory

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Dan Gilles The Gazette LAGRANGE — Sophomore kicker Travis Hissom missed Cloverleaf’s season opener with a concussion. He didn’t take long Friday night to show how much of a difference his leg can make. Hissom converted 26-yard field goals in the first and fourth quarters. Then, in overtime, facing fourth down, Colts head coach Justin Read More…

Medina teams place second at Amherst District

Dan Gilles The Gazette AMHERST — It was a great day for the Medina boys and girls track and field teams Friday at the Amherst Division I District. Both teams finished second in the team standings, with 117 points for the boys (behind Berea-Midpark) and 102 for the girls (behind Strongsville). Among the stellar performers Read More…

Three Bucks still alive

MANSFIELD — Buckeye only brought three wrestlers to the Mansfield Division II District, but all three survived the opening rounds Friday and will come back today with a chance to qualify for the state tournament. Freshman Mike Clark (113 pounds), sophomore Eric Bartos (106) and junior Art Clark (152) were victorious in first-round bouts, while Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria defeats Black River

ELYRIA — The Black River volleyball knew coming in to its Elyria Division III Sectional final against top-seeded Independence that it would have its hands full. The Pirates were hoping for a better showing than what went down Wednesday night. The Blue Devils set the tone by opening the match with a 10-0 run and Read More…