September 3, 2015

Elyria
Sunny
69°F
 

Frontier League: Crushers open final homestand with a loss

AVON — For the past six seasons, September baseball at All Pro Freight Stadium meant something. Playoffs, and even championships, were on the line at various times from 2009-14 for the Lake Erie Crushers. This season, the Crushers enter their final homestand with over 50 losses and out of playoff contention for the first time Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Middies slow to start but finish big in shutout of Lorain

LORAIN — Midview’s high-powered offense took awhile to get going Friday in the non-conference opener at George Daniel Field. One half, in fact. After Lorain was able to limit the Middies’ passing attack in the first half, junior quarterback Dustin Crum found a rhythm in the second half, finishing 17-for-32 for 166 yards and three Read More…

Cross country: Keystone’s Shannon Wargo repeats as Icebreaker champ

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CARLISLE TWP. — Keystone senior Shannon Wargo was hoping to run a great time and repeat as the girls individual champion at the annual Keystone Cross Country Icebreaker Invite at the Carlisle Reservation Equestrian Center on Monday. What she didn’t expect was to set a personal record time of 19:11 in her first official race Read More…

High School Football: Brookside plans to thank voters with play

SHEFFIELD — In May, the future of Brookside’s football team — and the school’s entire athletic program — was in doubt, hinged on a school levy the district’s voters needed to pass. Fast forward three months, and the Cardinals are back on the field for two-a-days, with a new head coach, coaching staff and new Read More…

Frontier League: Controversial ending to Crushers’ latest loss

AVON — With two outs and a runner on first in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night, Juan Sanchez hit a high fly ball down the right-field line that hooked foul and toward the seats. Normal right fielder Ozney Guillen — the son of former White Sox shortstop and manager Ozzie Guillen — Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers cool off CornBelters at The Freight

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AVON — The Normal CornBelters came into All Pro Freight Stadium as the hottest team in the Frontier League, riding a 10-game winning streak and sitting in first place in the West Division. The Lake Erie Crushers, losers of four of their last six games on the road, cooled off the CornBelters. The Crushers erupted Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake lets new, old members of Southwestern Conference know who’s No. 1 with dominant preview win

HINCKLEY — With four new schools in the Southwestern Conference, Monday’s annual boys golf preview took on added importance. Which school would emerge as the team to watch this season? With two golfers shooting in the 70s and its highest score an 84, Westlake earned that honor. The Demons, led by co-medalist Nick Wilson’s 74 Read More…

High school football 2015: Lorain wants to take last year’s success and run with it

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LORAIN — While Lorain’s boys basketball team captured the hearts of their school and city by going 25-1 and reaching the regional semifinals, it was the Titans football team that set the tone for winning last fall. Under first-year coach Dave McFarland, who brought a track record of winning from his two stints at Elyria Read More…

High school girls tennis 2015: Westlake’s success continues as siblings of former players follow in their footsteps

Westlake has a bunch of players this year who have had older siblings play the sport at the school. Team members include, front row, from left, Amber Dinchman, Demi Jhaveri and Deena Aku. Back row, from left, Sneha Ramachandran, Ashley Michelich and Lindsey Golick. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

The tennis programs at Westlake High school have always considered themselves as a giant family. Season after season, class after class, the Demons girls and boys teams have been perennial winners for the last 15 years or so. And there’s usually one or two players who have had an older brother or sister that went Read More…

High school football 2015: North Ridgeville doesn’t want to be a one-man show this season

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Luke Durbin is a big fan of the Demario McCall Show, but the second-year North Ridgeville coach doesn’t want it to be on all the time. While McCall put up record-breaking numbers from his tailback position — and even took over as the starting quarterback the final three games due to injuries Read More…