November 25, 2014

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H.S. Football: Black River edges upset-minded Clearview

Black River's David Bell breaks through the line for a 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter Friday night against Clearview. JUDD SMERGLIA/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Even without its starting quarterback and top running back, Black River couldn’t be stopped. Behind the legs of Dalton Toth, the Pirates lit up the scoreboard in the first half and sealed the deal in the closing minutes to edge Clearview 48-44 Friday in Patriot Athletic Conference action. Stars and Stripes Division Read More…

Girls soccer: Wellington dunked by defending PAC champs

Wellington’s Brittany Mariast tries to control the ball Wednesday against the defense of Buckeye’s Shannon Peicu, right, and Mera Serio. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

YORK TWP. — It’s never easy playing the defending league champs on their home field. It’s even worse allowing two goals before most of the fans have settled into their seats. That was the case for Wellington on Wednesday night as early pressure from reigning Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division champion Buckeye was too much Read More…

Ohio Open: Yeo on target all day, except with his putter

Brian Yeo hits a chip shot on the third hole of the South Course at Westfield Group Country Club during the final round of the Ohio Open on Wednesday. Yeo, a Keystone graduate, was the top area finisher with a 3-over total. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

WESTFIELD CENTER — Bryan Yeo missed only one fairway Wednesday in his final round at the Ohio Open. His misses came with the putter. A handful of three-putts cost the Keystone graduate at the event held at Westfield Group Country Club. “I just didn’t make the putts,” said Yeo, a Keystone graduate, who shot a Read More…

Ohio Open: Columbia Station’s Joey Krecic bounces back, shoots 67 to make cut

Westlake’s Frank Steffen reads the green with the help of his caddie and brother, Patrick, during his second day of play at the Ohio Open. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

WESTFIELD CENTER — Joey Krecic’s job Tuesday at the Ohio Open was simple: Shoot low and hope the score is good enough to advance. After recording one of the worst rounds of his career in the opening round, the Columbia Station resident bounced back in a big way, firing a 3-under 67 to earn one Read More…

Ohio Open: Keystone graduate Bryan Yeo just three shots off lead

Brian Yeo, a Keystone graduate, watches his tee shot on the South Course’s 10th hole Monday. He shot 3-under 67. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

WESTFIELD CENTER — You name it, Bryan Yeo did it well Monday in the opening round of the Ohio Open. From hitting just about every fairway to sinking crucial putts, the Keystone graduate and Youngstown State standout finds himself in a tie for seventh heading into today’s second round at Westfield Group Country Club. “It Read More…

District Track: Elyria Catholic’s Lucas Ball qualifies for regionals in pole vault, discus

Lucas Ball

EATON TWP. — If the grass is worn out behind the visitors stands at Adelsberg Stadium, you can blame Lucas Ball. The Elyria Catholic senior was busy running back and forth between the pole vault and the discus Thursday afternoon and, more importantly, earned a regional bid in both events to highlight the opening day Read More…

H.S. Track: Firelands boys get repeat after recount; Keystone girls take 8th straight PAC crown

Firelands’ Cole Lewis wins the 100-meter hurdles Thursday as the Falcons boys repeated as PAC champions. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It’s always a good thing to double-check. Firelands boys track coach Greg Northeim knows the true meaning of the axiom after Thursday night. His Falcons walked off the track at Oberlin College after what appeared to be a half-point loss to rival Buckeye for the Patriot Athletic Conference championship. It turned into the Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River downs Wellington, ends 38-game Patriot Athletic Conference losing skid

SULLIVAN TWP. — Everything was working against Black River on Friday night. The Pirates were missing a starter — senior small forward Stephen Zumack is likely done for the season with a broken leg — trailed by 14 points in the second half and hadn’t won a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2011. Those things Read More…

Girls soccer: Lack of offense … and players … costs Wellington in key Patriot Athletic Conference loss to Buckeye

Wellington junior Brittany Evans advances the ball past Buckeye defenders during the second half. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — One things for certain, Wellington’s girls soccer team has had trouble putting the ball in the net this season. Those offensive woes continued Wednesday night as the undermanned Dukes dropped a 1-0 decision to rival Buckeye in a key Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division clash. “We’re struggling offensively and it’s just a combination Read More…

Elyria’s James Troy bounces back from slow start, picks up top-20 finish at Ohio Open

WESTFIELD CENTER — It was a roller-coaster kind of day for Elyria’s James Troy on Wednesday at the 90th Ohio Open, but at least he was smiling at the end and not screaming. A pair of bogeys on the front side at Westfield Group Country Club’s South Course got him off on the wrong foot, Read More…