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Trailing by just one point after a Cuyahoga Heights four-point play, Lutheran West’s Jalen Barnes didn’t hesitate. With less than 10 seconds left at home Tuesday, Barnes, who earlier this season notched his 1,000th point, pulled up from the top of the key and knocked down a three, sending th…

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When it came to defensive effort Jan. 8, the Bay girls basketball team brought the intensity on the road against Great Lakes Conference foe Holy Name and used its dominance on that end to run away with a 52-29 victory.

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Even in a 68-49 loss to the Southwestern Conference leading Berea-Midpark Titans on Friday, the North Ridgeville Rangers basketball team took steps in forming an identity.

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Taking a 3-2 lead into the third period of Saturday’s hockey contest against North Olmsted, the Avon Eagles had scratched and clawed their way to that one-goal advantage.

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Eric Flannery with more than 30 years of success at St. Ed’s

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When Avon Lake’s dynamic duo of guards, Arianna Negron and Emma Knick, combined for just two points and six total shot attempts in the first half of a 56-42 win last Saturday at North Ridgeville, nobody got nervous or started pressing. Instead, the Shoregals continued to hunker down on defen…

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If the Fairview boys basketball team was still searching for an official welcome to the Great Lakes Conference, it received one from visiting Elyria Catholic last Friday.

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Patient offense and aggressive defense was the name of the game for the Lutheran West girls basketball team Wednesday night at home. Facing conference rival Brooklyn, the Longhorns raced out to 22-4 lead after the first quarter, which eventually became a 45-28 victory over the Hurricanes.

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On Feb. 23, 1985, then-Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight was ejected from a game after throwing a chair onto the court. While Knight was known for his short temper, this incident became one of the most well-known outbursts in sports history.

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Trailing by one point with half-a-second left in Monday’s game at Holy Name, Fairview’s Elizabeth Williams heaved a desperation shot at the buzzer from near midcourt. The 3-pointer fell short of the basket and the Green Wave completed their come-from-behind 38-37 victory.

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As the Westlake girls basketball team celebrated its 48-41 win over visiting Avon Lake on Saturday, it felt as though the two Southwestern Conference rivals just finished a playoff game.

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Much has changed about the Bay boys basketball team since last season. But, luckily for the Rockets, much has stayed the same.

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As Ray Ellington’s fourth 3-pointer fell in the fourth quarter Friday night at Avon Lake, the visiting Westlake crowd erupted.

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As the Magnificat High School basketball team could be heard singing “This Little Light of Mine” in the locker room Wednesday night, it was clear how much its win over rival Saint Joseph Academy meant.

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Applying vice-like defensive pressure without getting into foul trouble is a difficult tightrope to walk. But the Rocky River girls basketball team has done well to keep its balance during a hot start to the season.

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Life is nothing like last season for eighth-year North Ridgeville coach Bryan Morgan’s team. The new-look Rangers are off to an 0-3 (0-1 Southwestern Conference) start after a 62-39 loss at rival Midview last Friday night.

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At times during the Bay Rockets’ girls basketball Great Lakes Conference opener last Wednesday against visiting Parma, the rim appeared to have a lid on it.

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The Avon Lake Shoregals girls basketball team made it a priority to spread the scoring Saturday. Playing on the road against an Avon team with a concrete defense, it wasn’t as if they had a choice.

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Certainly, the Fairview Warriors boys basketball team wanted to pull out a win when it opened its season Saturday against Cleveland Central Catholic.

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The Westlake Demons girls basketball team used an all-around effort to defeat the Lakewood Rangers on the road Nov. 27. After seniors Gina Adams and Abby Carrington helped the Demons to a 19-8 first-quarter lead, Westlake’s defense took care of the rest en route to a 61-33 victory.

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North Ridgeville girls basketball coach Amy Esser celebrated her 100th career win on Nov. 26 at home after beating Maple Heights 66-27 in their season-opener. Esser, entering her 11th season as coach of the Rangers, has spent her entire career with North Ridgeville.

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The Westlake Demons boys basketball team opened its season Friday with a 71-51 road victory over Rocky River. Westlake outscored the Pirates 15-5 in the first quarter, which created a big enough margin to survive late competitiveness from Rocky River.

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The North Ridgeville Rangers girls basketball team played to its strengths in a 45-39 loss to Southwestern Conference rival Amherst last Wednesday.

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After knocking down countless 3-pointers at practice on Nov. 14, Fairview’s Luke Howes walked off the court with a calm swagger. This is nothing new to the Warriors’ senior guard. You won’t find him bragging about it.

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Sean Ranc, former offensive coordinator for the Rocky River Pirates, will be the new head coach of the Fairview Warriors, said Fairview High School athletic director Joe Dianetti on Monday. Dave Latkovic, Warriors coach for the past three years, announced his resignation Nov. 6. He held a 10…

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The importance of the Division II Regional football final between rivals Avon and Avon Lake could be felt and heard even before the game started Friday at the North Ridgeville High School parking lot.

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Down to its third-string quarterback, using a stable of running backs and facing one of the stingiest defenses in the state, the undefeated Avon Eagles emerged victorious once again Friday night.

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Coach Matt Kostelnik had little to say to his Avon Lake team after Friday’s 31-21 victory over Wadsworth at Strongsville High School. No talk of what it did throughout the game that secured it a regional final berth, but rather just a simple declaration of the team it will play this Friday.

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After Magnificat High School athletic director Paul Barlow recognized the students donning hats and shirts showing off their soon-to-be college homes, it was time to sign.

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As the clock hit zero on the Cleveland Browns’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at home, no one was talking about how the Browns just won their second-consecutive game on a short week or how they beat the Steelers for the first time since 2014.

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Injuries to Maple Heights’ quarterbacks and a stiff defense by Avon Lake led the Shoremen to a 38-6 rout of the visiting Mustangs Friday in the opening round of the Division II playoffs.

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Last month’s announcement that the NCAA was starting the process of allowing student-athletes to make money off their image and likeness seemed to finally be a step in the right direction.

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The Rocky River Pirates football season came to an abrupt end at home Friday night. The Pirates fell behind early to Great Lakes Conference foe Elyria Catholic, and could not catch up in a 35-7 loss.

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Since the beginning of the season, the Avon boys soccer team, though young with just three returning starters, had been special defensively.