July 30, 2014

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Boys basketball: History for Black River coach Cynthia Berry, but still a struggle for Pirates

SULLIVAN TWP. — Like any typical high school coach on opening night, Black River boys coach Cynthia Berry was nervous. Put aside the fact she entered the history books as the school’s first female head boys coach Saturday night versus Rittman, or the fact she’s one of just three women in the state to lead Read More…

Ohio Open Championship: Lorain Countians don’t make the cut

MEDINA TWP. — Amherst resident Brian Smith found himself on the outside looking in after Tuesday’s second round of the 89th Ohio Open Championship. Smith, who was tied for 16th place after Monday’s opening round, was plagued by four holes of double bogey or worse, as the local shot a 7-over-par 79 to miss the Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria loses top player, then game

MEDINA — Playing a key Northeast Ohio Conference River Division game on the road at league-leading Medina on Wednesday night, Elyria’s girls basketball team could’ve done without any adversity off the court. Unfortunately the Pioneers were without the services of sophomore Jocelyn Spraggins due to health problems, leaving coach Mike Walsh without his starting point Read More…

Girls basketball: Brunswick 53, Elyria 48

BRUNSWICK — Elyria’s girls basketball team nearly left town with a come-from-behind victory over Northeast Ohio Conference River Division foe Brunswick on Wednesday night. The win would’ve been an early Christmas present, one that veteran coach Mike Walsh didn’t think his squad deserved. “It’s Christmas time and I guess we were thinking about Santa,” Walsh Read More…

High school football: Girard 56, Black River 14

UNIONTOWN — It was easy as 1, 2, 3 for Girard’s football team Saturday night. Those digits indicated the jersey numbers of Indians playmakers Ahmad Eggleston, Dan Graziano and Brand Byrd. The trio combined to dominate Black River en route to a 56-14 win at Blue Streak Stadium in a Division IV Region 13 semifinal. Read More…

H.S. Football: Wellington wins, makes playoffs

YORK TWP. — With a playoff berth still within reach, Wellington’s football team needs all the help it can get — that includes the fans. A little show of support from the faithful that braved the cold Friday night at Edwin Steingass Field helped recharge the Dukes at halftime as they rolled to a 41-14 Read More…

H.S. Football: Andrew Vaughn leads Black River to 5-0 start

FAIRVIEW PARK – Black River running back Andrew Vaughn had two runs that went for zero yards Friday night at Fairview. Those plays, however, are the only negative things you can say about the sophomore’s night. Vaughn scored four times and led the Pirates in both rushing and receiving as the team remained undefeated with Read More…

H.S. Football: Andrew Vaughn runs for 259 as Black River rolls

SULLIVAN TWP. – As Black River running back Andrew Vaughn stood on the field Friday night after a win over Lutheran West, his black jersey with gold trim looked the same as it did prior to kickoff. Vaughn, with a little help from the five guys in front him, scored three times and outrushed the Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview overcomes missed chances

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YORK TWP. – If there’s one thing that Midview coach Bill Albright is getting tired of seeing, it’s his team failing to score after driving deep into the opponent’s territory. After missing opportunities to score early Friday night, the Middies made up for it in the second half en route to a 34-12 non-league win Read More…

H.S. Football: Black River gets rare opening win

SULLIVAN TWP. – Black River fumbled eight times Friday night and trailed by two touchdowns a little more than two minutes into its season opener against Western Reserve. But that didn’t seem to faze the Pirates, as they shut out the Rough Riders in the second half en route to a 48-26 non-conference victory at Read More…