September 24, 2014

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College Notes: Elyria Catholic grads have hand in John Carroll’s success

Elyria Catholic graduates Kit O’Shaughnessy, (No. 10 at top), and Sara Kaminski, right, have been key cogs in John Carroll’s turnaround. O’Shaughnessy, a setter, was OAC Freshman of the Year last season, while Kaminski leads the team in digs. COURTESY JOHN CARROLL SPORTS INFORMATION

John Carroll is off to a 9-2 start and two Elyria Catholic graduates are a big reason why. Sara Kaminski, the 2011 Lorain County Miss Volleyball winner, leads the team in digs with 200 and through Sept. 14 was 34th in Division III with a 5.69 average. The junior, who raised that average to 5.71 Read More…

Browns special teams stumble badly against Ravens

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson blocks a field goal-attempt by Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff in the fourth quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — With the game hanging in the balance Sunday, the Browns’ special teams couldn’t tip the scale. Not only did the kicking game not help the Browns, it cost them dearly in a 23-21 loss to the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium that was decided when Justin Tucker nailed a 32-yard field goal as time Read More…

College football: Oberlin College breaks in new field with first points, then gets steamrolled by Wooster

Oberlin wide receiver Justin Cruz takes a hit from Wooster's Mitchell Czerniak after making a catch as Tyson Vogel closes in during first-half action Saturday night at Oberlin College. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — The Yeomen scored the first points on their new field Saturday, but it was Wooster that turned out the lights on Oberlin College’s first night game on campus. Kicker Erickson Andrews, an Oberlin High graduate, scored the first three points in Bailey Field history with a 24-yard field goal on the opening drive Read More…

New era in sight for Oberlin College football? Yeomen have high hopes as they prepare to play first game in new stadium

A new coach, a new stadium and, so far, a new start. The Oberlin Yeomen head into their second North Coast Athletic Conference game with a 1-0 conference record, something they haven’t had since they started 3-0 in 2007. That was also the last time Oberlin finished with a .500 record and a winning league Read More…

High school football: Avon Lake shuts out Shaker Heights for first win

SHAKER HEIGHTS — Avon Lake versus Shaker Heights would have been a shootout Saturday afternoon — if football was played on a 60-yard field. But just about every time either team drove inside the 20, despite getting in the red zone consistently with relative ease, it came up empty. The Shoremen, however, managed to figure Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon finally turns shots into goals, pulls away in second half for big win over Elyria Catholic

Avon's Michael LeHoty heads the ball against Elyria Catholic forwards Gage Jarvis, left, and Liam O'Halloran. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Give a team enough chances, and it will usually break through. Avon’s boys soccer team took 26 shots on goal to Elyria Catholic’s seven, and while it took awhile for the Eagles to pile up goals, they eventually scored five in a 20-minute span en route to a 6-2 West Shore Conference win. Read More…

High school football 2014: Olmsted Falls ready to get back to winning ways

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With stability up front and in the pocket, Olmsted Falls is hoping to climb out of the cellar and back into contention. The Bulldogs have 11 playoff appearances to their name — most recently in 2011 when they went 7-3 and lost in the first round. Since then, Olmsted Falls has gone 3-17, including a Read More…

High school football 2014: Lutheran West wants to take next step, make playoffs

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Lutheran West took a step forward each of the last three seasons, going 2-8 in 2011, 5-5 in 2012 and 6-4 a year ago. Next step: playoffs. At least that’s the expectation from a team that returns 13 starters and gains an experienced coach in Frank Petroff to lead them. Petroff is no stranger to Read More…

High school football 2014: North Olmsted hit hard by graduation

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Graduation can be cruel. After going 14-6 the last two seasons, and barely missing out on the playoffs both times, North Olmsted will need to look to a wealth of new faces to keep that momentum going. The program welcomes in 38 new players and will need to replace a total of 13 starters from Read More…

Elyria’s Marques Inman to play baseball for West Virginia

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If Marques Inman’s baseball career continues on the trajectory it’s been on at Elyria, the possibilities are endless in college. The Pioneers’ standout power hitter and first baseman orally committed to continue his playing career at the Division I level with West Virginia on Saturday. The Mountaineers’ commitment to build a new baseball stadium — Read More…