February 11, 2016


H.S. Football: Elyria loses heartbreaker for 2nd straight week, falls to North Royalton in final minute

NORTH ROYALTON — Elyria coach Kevin Fell doesn’t like reruns — especially the kind with a bitter ending. But for the second time in two weeks, Fell and his Pioneers saw a scant lead disappear in the final minute as Elyria lost to North Royalton 37-34. “We needed to keep the ball and we didn’t Read More…

H.S. Football: Elyria Catholic needs wins, gets one vs. Division I Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Elyria Catholic knows that when you are .500 with four games to play, every game is a must-win. So the Panthers weren’t looking at Friday’s West Shore Conference game as just a chance to get a road win and to help themselves to some Division I computer points. For coach Mike Polevacik and Read More…

H.S. Football: Turnovers, penalties sink Avon Lake in loss to Brecksville

Avon Lake's Kyle Kuhar is stopped by Brecksville's Matt Zakelj, left, and Colton Czack. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — No, the focus on FIPs — fumbles, interceptions and penalties — didn’t leave the Avon Lake program when longtime head coach Dave Dlugosz retired after last season. That focus remains — and will be especially intense today when the Shoremen watch the film of Friday night’s key Southwestern Conference game against Brecksville. Read More…

H.S. Football: Columbia starts slow, wins big over Oberlin

Oberlin High School junior tight end DeVante Hougland is tackled by Columbia High School senior cornerback Justin Reznik (19) on Friday night, Oct. 11 at Columbia High School. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

Fred Steiner | The Chronicle-Telegram COLUMBIA STATION — This is what undefeated looks like. Undefeated is balanced. Undefeated is adaptable. Undefeated is strong. Undefeated is selfless. Undefeated is opportunistic. Friday night the Columbia Raiders put on a demonstration of those principles in a 35-10 Homecoming victory over a gritty and game Oberlin team in Patriot Athletic Read More…