September 2, 2014

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Sutherland proud of seniors

Tim Gebhardt The Gazette ELYRIA — In spite of five losses to close the year, Medina football coach Dan Sutherland couldn’t help but be proud Friday night at Ely Stadium. “Our seniors have not quit all year long,” he said after Elyria escaped with a 14-7 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory that sewed up Read More…

Extra works pays off for Blue Devils

Tim Gebhardt The Gazette ELYRIA — There’s something about the Elyria boys basketball team that just seems to bring out the best in Brunswick. Friday, the Blue Devils escaped with a 59-53 overtime verdict to open Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. It marked the seventh straight time Brunswick has beaten Elyria. Not since the Read More…

Boys basketball: Bees squander late-9-point lead against Lorain

EATON TWP. — Six-foot-8 Kenny Kaminski sat on Medina’s bench and watched in agony as his teammates blew what appeared to be a safe lead. Lorain’s Michael Davila scored 12 of Lorain’s last 14 points, leading the Titans to a 53-51 heart-pounding win at the Grafton Division I Sectional finals. Lorain (14-8), which rallied from Read More…

Bees net close win against Pioneers

Medina’s Mason Schreck grabs a rebound. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY CHUCK HUMEL)

EATON TWP. — If you heard a collective sigh of relief as Medina’s basketball team boarded its bus Wednesday night at Midview, there was good reason. The Bees escaped with their tournament lives as they withstood a furious late rally by a depleted Elyria team to advance to Saturday’s Midview Division I Sectional final with Read More…

Buckeyes let lead, game slip away in 4th quarter

WESTLAKE — Buckeye boys basketball coach Matt Saunders warned his team all week. Yes, Elyria Catholic had only three wins, but Saunders knew the Panthers were big and physical. When the smoke cleared Tuesday, the Panthers had eliminated the Bucks 58-53 in the opening round of the Westlake Division II Sectional. EC will play Rocky Read More…

Strong start boosts Blue Devils

ELYRIA — Coach Joe Mackey couldn’t have imagined his Brunswick boys basketball team shooting much better over the first 10 minutes of Friday’s game at the old Elyria West gymnasium. The Blue Devils shellacked Elyria 68-50 by hitting 12 of their first 16 field goal attempts, including all six 3-point attempts, to put the Northeast Read More…

Boys basketball: Sluggish start dooms Colts

EATON TWP. — Cloverleaf battled all night to try to overcome an early deficit, but just couldn’t make up the difference in a 52-39 loss. North Royalton (4-2) jumped to a 11-4 first quarter advantage and managed to hold off the scrappy Colts (3-6) to win the 10th annual Bob DiFranco Memorial Tournament at Midview Read More…