August 20, 2014

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Gloria M. Hopkins

Gloria M. Hopkins, 79, passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Cowling Funeral Home will announce further arrangements at a later date.

H.S. football: Midview QB Cody Callaway rushes for 112 yards in win over North Ridgeville

Midview High School senior wide receiver Zac Wilson lunges to catch a pass but is tackled by North Ridgeville High School senior defense back Bailey Gannon. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview’s 30-14 win over North Ridgeville on Friday night was a little bit of what was expected, but a whole lot of the unexpected. You expected Midview’s Cody Callaway to put the ball in the air and he did — 35 times with 18 completions. What you didn’t expect was for Callaway Read More…

High school football: Quick strikes carry Columbia past Fairview in battle of Patriot Athletic Conference unbeatens

Columbia's quarterback Jay Banyasz  runs for yardage before being  dragged down by Fairview's Austin Fox. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — After months of practices, film sessions and poring over game plans, Columbia took control of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division in a matter of 35 seconds Friday night. That was the amount of time it took the Raiders to score two touchdowns late in the first half of their 28-10 win Read More…

High school football: Elyria can’t stop Brunswick when it needs to, loses first game of season

Elyria's Zach Robinson tackles Brunswick's Chase Reig during the second quarter. RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE

BRUNSWICK — Just when everyone — including coach Kevin Fell — thought Elyria had control of Friday’s Northeast Ohio Conference crossover game, Brunswick spoiled the perfect season the Pioneers were working on. The Blue Devils pounded the ball 75 yards in 11 plays in the final 4:19 to hand Elyria its first loss, 40-35. Chase Read More…

High school football: Avon’s Kevin Maloney blocks two punts as Eagles roll over Elyria Catholic, remain unbeaten

Avon wide receiver MIchael Nose slips through an Elyria Catholic tackle Friday night at Avon Stadium. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

AVON — Elyria Catholic coach Mike Polevacik is going to be hearing double-thuds in his sleep. Every football coach, when his team is punting, dreads the double-thud — the sound of foot hitting leather immediately followed by the sound of leather hitting hand. Polevacik heard it twice as Avon senior Kevin Maloney blocked a pair Read More…

Browns lose quarterback and North Olmsted native Brian Hoyer to season-ending knee injury after 3-0 start

BEREA — Brian Hoyer is the only quarterback in Browns history to win his first three NFL starts. Unfortunately, he won’t have the chance to extend that streak to four until 2014. Hoyer will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament Thursday in Cleveland’s 37-24 victory over the Read More…