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Westlake, OH, United States

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Past articles by Travis:

Great Lakes Conference boys basketball awards announced

The following is the 2022-23 all-Great Lakes Conference boys basketball team. Morning Journal coverage area honorees are bolded: → Read More

High school boys basketball: Boynar, Crutcher win game MVPs at Troy DiFranco All-Star Night

Lorain County’s best boys basketball players all came together at Midview High School on March 12 to participate in the festivities of Troy DiFranco All-Star Night. In the Gene Legeza Cage Cl… → Read More

High school boys basketball: Elyria’s Ryan Walsh named Lorain County Mr. Basketball – Morning Journal

After leading Elyria to its best season in six years, senior point guard Ryan Walsh was named Lorain County Mr. Basketball at the Troy DiFranco All-Star Night featuring the Gene Legeza Cage Classic… → Read More

Midview’s Alexis Weber wins program’s first state title in track and field – Morning Journal

History was made at Midview last week when the girls basketball team advanced to the state final four for the first time. Don’t forget about Middies track and field standout Alexis Weber, who… → Read More

Olmsted Falls girls basketball: Bulldogs ready for state semifinal moment

As rewarding as it is to make it to the state semifinals, it’s been a long time coming for Olmsted Falls. The Bulldogs have finally gotten over the hump and will make their first trip to Dayt… → Read More

Lorain native Dae Dae Grant leads Duquesne into Atlantic 10 tournament

The calendar has flipped to March, and many Division I teams across the country are trying to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament beginning next week. → Read More

Lorain girls basketball: Mark Feldmann retires after 13 seasons

Mark Feldmann is calling it a career at Lorain. After teaching for 35 years in the Lorain City School district and coaching the Titans’ girls basketball program since 2010, he is retiring at the en… → Read More

Villa Angela-St. Joseph vs. Rocky River boys basketball: Vikings’ big third quarter pushes them to district final

STOW — As it should be, a district playoff basketball game went back and forth for most of it. The difference was in the third quarter when No. 18 Villa Angela-St. Joseph outscored No. 10 Rocky Riv… → Read More

High school boys basketball: Brookside and Bay lose in D-II district semifinal round

Brookside made all sorts of history this season with an LC8 conference title and a playoff win. On March 1, the Cardinals’ magical season came to an end against No. 1 seed Lutheran West in a … → Read More

High school boys basketball: (11) Elyria vs. (1) St. Edward Division I district semifinal capsule

Elyria is playing like one of the best teams in Northeast Ohio and will now get the chance to beat the best in No. 1 St. Edward. → Read More

High school boys basketball: (10) North Ridgeville vs. (3) Garfield Heights Division I district semifinal capsule

If I had to pick one Morning Journal coverage area team with the best chance to advance out of the district semis March 1, it would be North Ridgeville. → Read More

High school boys basketball: (19) Lorain vs. (2) Brecksville-Broadview Heights Division I district semifinal capsule

The Titans’ tough schedule prepared them for the past two wins that resulted in a sectional title. → Read More

Fairview vs. Smithville boys basketball: Warriors’ upset bid falls short, 54-50 – Morning Journal

Fairview came into this Division III district semifinal with full intent to pull off the upset over No. 3 Smithville. → Read More

High school swimming: Avon’s Alex Downing brings home Division I state title – Morning Journal

Alex Downing has had the goal for quite some time to become an Ohio state champion. → Read More

High school boys basketball: Five named to NE Lakes District first team

Five Morning Journal coverage area players have been named first-team All-Northeast Lakes District on Feb. 27. → Read More

Cleveland Heights vs. Avon Lake boys basketball: Shoremen’s historic season comes to abrupt end, 71-64 – Morning Journal

All good things must come to an end. Avon Lake finished 19-4 with the SWC conference title and one of the best seasons in program history. Unfortunately for the Shoremen, their tournament run ended… → Read More

Lorain vs. Copley boys basketball: Christian Ruiz guides Titans to sectional title

Last week, Christian Ruiz had to miss Lorain’s Feb. 14 game against Shaker Heights due to a family emergency. The senior forward didn’t know if his dad was going to live or not. Eleven … → Read More

Midview vs. Elyria boys basketball: Pioneers pick up intensity, earn blowout win

In its final home game of the season, Elyria made it count. The Pioneers trailed, 14-7, early, but ratcheted up their defensive intensity and rolled to a 76-42 win in a Division I sectional final o… → Read More

Westlake vs. Midview boys basketball: Middies start and finish strong for 61-54 win

In postseason play, thin margins and small stretches are the difference in winning and losing. Midview and Westlake went back-and-forth for most of the night, but the Middies led 10-1 to start and … → Read More

Final boys basketball Top of the Crop for Feb. 22

The postseason is under way. → Read More