July 24, 2014

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Ohio State turnovers turn blowout into close call

COLUMBUS — Ohio State has won 27 of its last 28 games. It is one of only two teams left in the BCS top 10 that remain undefeated. Still, the top-ranked Buckeyes have been greeted with skepticism in this most fickle of college football seasons. And Saturday was hardly the showcase performance to convince a Read More…

Ohio State notes: All’s Wells that ends well

Pete Alpern and Tim Gebhardt The Chronicle-Telegram COLUMBUS — Chris Wells lowered his shoulder and continued to drive, without feeling the faintest hint of fatigue. Late in the fourth quarter, no one would have blamed Wells if he was lacking some of his usual spark. The sophomore back had easily eclipsed his high for carries Read More…

Prep cross country: Elyria Catholic’s Coolidge wins title; Bay boys, girls sweep

SHEFFIELD — Marty Coolidge kept cool, even when he was in pain and something was gaining on him. Coolidge, a sophomore from Elyria Catholic, jumped out to a commanding lead in Saturday’s Division II boys district cross country meet at Lorain County Community College. He watched that lead shrivel as a result of a cramp Read More…

Girls sectional soccer: Freshman lifts Avon past Elyria Catholic

AVON — A year ago at this time, Sammy Bender was in the eighth grade playing for coach David Leigh in Avon’s youth soccer program. The Avon High freshman played against Leigh on Saturday, to the ultimate chagrin of both Leigh and his Elyria Catholic team. Bender, one of four freshmen starting for the top-seeded Read More…

Boys sectional soccer: Westlake holds off Elyria

WESTLAKE — First-year Elyria coach Greg Leininger saw the Pioneers stay with Westlake on Saturday night except for a few minutes midway through the second half. But in those few minutes, the second-seeded Demons grabbed control of the game. Westlake (10-4-3) scored two goals in a 19-second span en route to a 2-0 victory in Read More…