February 10, 2016


Division I district volleyball: Amherst staves off elimination with relentless rally to win title

Elyria High School senior Danya Corlew kills the ball over the net and fingertips of Amherst High School junior Brooke Wallace, left, and senior Alyssa Standen on Thursday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — With Elyria leading state-ranked Amherst two games to one and 24-16 in Game 4, Pioneers fans stood in unison in anticipation of their team’s match-sealing point in Thursday’s Division I district volleyball final at Midview. It never came. Incredibly, Amherst reeled off 10 straight points to force a fifth game, then won Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic downs Wellington 4-0 for third straight Division III district championship

Elyria Catholic celebrates its second goal against Wellington Thursday night. The Panthers won the Division III District Title. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

AVON — When you’ve won two district championships in a row, sometimes you need to do something extra special to keep your fans excited. How about scoring a goal 13 seconds into the match and adding a hat trick for excitement? That’s exactly what Elyria Catholic did Thursday night as Sarah Pallendino scored early and Read More…

Keystone’s Tyler Gullett hasn’t missed a beat going from baseball to football, tailback to quarterback

Tyler Gullett

When Tyler Gullett left St. Edward and came back to Keystone last year, it was too late for him to play football. His impact on the baseball diamond, however, was immediate. Not only did he lead the team in hitting with a .464 average, 14 home runs and 64 RBIs, but he also stole 24 Read More…

Division III district volleyball: Off night against Independence ends Elyria Catholic’s season

Elyria Catholic's Caitlin Rock hits past Independence's Hallie Zumack in the district final Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic coach Jennifer Lee yelled. She joked. She pleaded. She laughed. She just couldn’t get through to the Panthers. Elyria Catholic, two nights after playing one of its best matches, provided little resistance as Independence swept it away in straight sets, 25-15, 25-11 and 25-14, to win the Division III Elyria district Read More…

World Series: Michael Wacha, bullpen keep Red Sox at bay as Cardinals tie series at a game apiece

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha walks to the dugout after the sixth inning Thursday in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BOSTON — Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and tied the World Series. Wacha beat John Lackey in a matchup of present and past rookie sensations, and this time it was the Cardinals’ turn to take advantage of sloppy fielding as St. Louis topped Read More…