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Past articles by Joe:

Avon Lake girls basketball: Shoregals win, will face Olmsted Falls in district final

Before the Northeast District Athletic Board decided to go to the super district setup that is currently being used for the OHSAA postseason tournament, the district tournament at Elyria Catholic w… → Read More

Olmsted Falls vs. Westlake girls basketball: Top-seeded Bulldogs win district semifinal in a rout

Once the well-oiled machine that is the Olmsted Falls girls basketball team gets going, there’s not a lot that an opponent can do. The latest victim? Westlake, in a Division I district semifinal Fe… → Read More

Brookside vs. Westlake boys basketball: Demons prevail in ‘coming-out party,’ 81-69 – Morning Journal

Very few players from Westlake’s Great Lakes Conference championship team from last year returned this year. → Read More

Olmsted Falls vs. Gilmour boys basketball: Visiting Lancers earn resume win over D-I Bulldogs

With the postseason tournament fast approaching, it’s resume-building time. That’s what put the Gilmour Lancers on the road at Olmsted Falls on Jan. 28. Gilmour isn’t a member of a conference, so e… → Read More

Olmsted Falls’ Katie Clute named Ohio Gatorade Cross Country Player of the Year – Morning Journal

To the surprise of no one, Katie Clute was recently named the 2022-23 Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Player of the Year. The Olmsted Falls senior easily won the Division I state title in Novembe… → Read More

Clearview vs. North Olmsted boys basketball: Eagles fend off Clippers, 65-60

The North Olmsted boys basketball team learned an important lesson Jan. 24 in a nonconference game with visiting Clearview — it’s not all about Miles Ciulla. → Read More

Avon Lake vs. Avon girls basketball: Sophomore’s play down stretch lifts Shoregals – Morning Journal

Having a team that goes as deep as 12 quality players can be problematic when it comes to distributing playing time. On the other hand, it means on any given night, any one of 12 players can step u… → Read More

Avon vs. Lorain girls basketball: Eagles force 20 turnovers, roll past Titans

Now that girls basketball coach Maggie Ferrando is well past the midpoint of her first season leading Avon, the book on her team is out. If you can handle their pressure and intensity, you can hand… → Read More

Keystone vs. Wellington girls basketball: Wildcats use big run in third quarter to win

After opening the season with 11 consecutive victories — many of them blowouts — the Keystone Wildcats suddenly forgot how to put the ball in the basket. They lost to Firelands on Jan. 7 after bare… → Read More

Avon Lake vs. Elyria girls basketball: Shoregals roll in first game after Florida trip

It was a new-look girls basketball team from Avon Lake that took the court the afternoon of Jan. 7, and that’s not just referring to their tans. After spending a week in Orlando, Florida and winnin… → Read More

Elyria Catholic vs. Wellington boys basketball: Panthers cruise past Dukes

Elyria Catholic rolled past visiting Wellington on Dec. 22, 89-36. It was a matchup of two first-year boys basketball coaches, but that’s where the similarities end. The Panthers, who have a long t… → Read More

Amherst vs. Avon Lake girls basketball: Shoregals edge Comets, 39-37

A veritable who’s who of area high school girls basketball players have one thing in common — they’ve all been guarded recently by Avon Lake sophomore guard Izzie Polinko. Paige Kohler of Olmsted F… → Read More

Midview vs. Avon Lake girls basketball: Middies turn it around in second half to win

The Dynamic Duo of Mary Meng and Olivia DiFranco scored all but three of Midview’s points Dec. 17, and the Middies needed every one of them. After being outworked in the first half by a game outfit… → Read More

Elyria vs. Olmsted Falls boys basketball: Tale of two halves swings toward Pioneers, 63-59

It was a tale of two halves Dec. 16 at Elyria when the Pioneers hosted Olmsted Falls in a Southwestern Conference boys basketball matchup. → Read More

Lake Catholic vs. Fairview boys basketball: Cougars get test from Warriors, but stave off 86-82 win

There’s a reason Lake Catholic traveled across town to Fairview Park on a Tuesday night. → Read More

Olmsted Falls girls basketball: Bulldogs dominate Hoban, 59-25

AKRON — Last year when the girls basketball teams from Olmsted Falls and Hoban faced off, it was an epic battle that went down to the wire, with the visiting Knights holding on for a five-point vic… → Read More

Lorain boys basketball: Titans use 19-2 run to beat Shaw, improve to 3-1

The season is young, and they have yet to face any of the teams from the Heights, as in Cleveland, Garfield and Shaker. But as of right now, the Lorain Titans are atop the Lake Erie League standing… → Read More

Keystone’s Ryne Shackelford on Purdue coaching change: ‘I’m pretty sure I’m still going to Purdue’ – Morning Journal

Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm is heading home to Louisville, which most consider having been inevitable. But what about the recruits who are left behind? One such recruit is Keystone wide receiv… → Read More

Avon vs. Brookside boys basketball: Physical Eagles rout visiting Cardinals

Avon High School has become known for its football program, and boys basketball coach Mike Fitch has decided to embrace it. → Read More

Amherst vs. Vermilion girls basketball: Veteran Comets overwhelm young Sailors, 56-30

In a non-conference girls basketball game that sometimes resembled a scrimmage or even a practice, host Amherst put together a huge run in the second and third quarters Dec. 5 to roll past Vermilio… → Read More