April 18, 2014

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High school football scoreboard: Week 1

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Week I Midview 13, Elyria 7 Elyria Catholic 49, Cleveland East 0 Keystone 34, Monroeville 8 Nordonia 28, Amherst 20 Olmsted Falls 40, St. Francis DeSales 21 Western Reserve 16, Black River 13 Brookside 19, Firelands 3 Lutheran West 43, Fairview 29 Norwayne 46, Wellington 23 North Olmsted 20, Valley Forge 13 Read More…

Midview flexes its muscle against Elyria

ELYRIA — Upfront. That’s where football games are usually won. It was no different Friday night, as Midview controlled the line of scrimmage for a 13-7 opening-night win over Elyria at Ely Stadium. The Middie defense threw a blanket over the Pioneers all night. Elyria’s rushing total was in the negative thanks in part to Read More…

Elyria Catholic gets off to fast start

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic opened the football season with a night of firsts. The Panthers scored a touchdown on their first offensive play, and a touchdown on their first snap of the second half. Sophomore Alex Alicea scored a touchdown the first time he touched the ball, and defensive end Joe Fitch also reached the Read More…

Keystone alters history, wins opener

MONROEVILLE — The Keystone Wildcats had grown bitterly accustomed to their annual Week 1 ritual. Year after year, the faces would change, but the results would not. The Monroeville Eagles would kick off the football season with a thorough whipping of the Wildcats. Monroeville had dominated the series with 25 wins in their 27 meetings. Read More…

Doug Clarke: Should it really be this tough to pick a backup QB?

Of all things … Romeo, Romeo, where the … art thou? Listen, didn’t anyone ever tell you that making no decision is, in fact, making one? Whether it is a coin flip, a wet finger in the air, paper-scissors-rock, bottle caps, drawing straws or Russian roulette, the decision has been made to put fate on Read More…

Tribe offense wastes another C.C. gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.C. Sabathia again pitched like one of the game’s dominant left-handers. And again, he didn’t get a win Sabathia gave up two runs — one on a ground out and the other on a sacrifice fly — in eight innings, but suffered a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Zack Read More…

Boys golf preview: Hard work, talent paying off for Elyria’s Treuel

Two holes during a no-pressure practice round with his Elyria High teammates on the Pioneers’ home course is not exactly a harbinger of how Alex Treuel’s senior season will pan out. They can, however, shine a light on just why there’s such optimism surrounding it. On one hole at Forest Hills, a 320-yard par 4, Read More…

Frye the guy as Browns prepare for dress rehearsal

DENVER — For most NFL teams, the third preseason game is the dress rehearsal. The starters play a half or three quarters, as they try to fine-tune things in their last significant action before the regular season. The Browns aren’t most teams. Most teams aren’t still trying to pick a starting quarterback. “Our approach this Read More…

Cuts ahead for Elyria fire station staffs

ELYRIA — Elyria officials say minimum staffing levels at the city’s fire stations will be “indefinitely” reduced from 17 to 14 on Monday to help the fire department make budget this year, but Elyria Fire Chief John Zielinski warns the move will put the safety of residents and fire crews at risk. “It’s a pretty Read More…

Advocates work to protect firefighters

Ask any folks who were in Lorain County on June 24, 1971 —they’ll probably say that four shipbuilders were the only lives engulfed in the fiery bowels of the ore ship Roger Blough when a blaze erupted inside the docked vessel at American Shipbuilding Co. in Lorain. JASON MILLER / CHRONICLE Kara Afrates, of Lorain, Read More…