February 12, 2016

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Boys basketball: Midview shakes off slow start to down Columbia, make it to final of own DiFranco tournament

EATON TWP. — After a dismal first quarter of basketball on both sides, it was Midview that righted its ship first Friday night. Erupting for 18 points in the second quarter and cementing the win with a 15-5 fourth-quarter advantage, the Middies advanced to the championship game of their own Bob DiFranco Tip-Off Tournament with Read More…

High school football: All-Lorain County lists released

To the victors go the spoils, or so the saying goes. Such was the case with the 2015 high school football season in Lorain County. All but three of the nine players and five coaches who received individual honors when the annual All-Lorain County football teams were released Thursday were on teams the reached the Read More…

College football: Oberlin loses lead, falls to Hiram in finale

OBERLIN — In the final game of the season Saturday, Oberlin College coach Jay Anderson pulled out all the stops against Hiram. The Yeomen successfully executed two fake punts, went for a double-reverse pass (which fell incomplete) and forced six turnovers — three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. But even with all that, a five-point Read More…

Wellington’s John Sedlick makes state wrestling hall of fame

John Sedlick

WELLINGTON — When John Sedlick took a teaching job at Wellington High School upon his graduation from Ashland College 44 years ago, little did he know what kind of impact he would have as a wrestling coach. In 44 years, Sedlick has coached six state champions, 31 state-placers and 49 state qualifiers, along with countless Read More…

High school baseball: Former Fairview and John Carroll player, area assistant coach to lead Midview program

Todd Ratica

Todd Ratica and Midview have crossed paths many times during his baseball career, first as a player at Fairview High School and then during his six years as a high school assistant coach. Now those paths are headed in the same direction. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ratica will be formally recommended to the board of Read More…

High school football playoffs: North Ridgeville scoreless in Perrysburg

North Ridgeville's Alex Carpenter, right, sacks quarterback Trevor Hefner of Perrysburg in the second quarter. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

PERRYSBURG — North Ridgeville, for most of the first half Friday night, stood toe-to-toe with the No. 1-ranked Division II team in the state in Perrysburg, holding the Yellow Jackets, who averaged 40.6 points per game during the regular season, scoreless for nearly 20 minutes. Then, disaster struck, and Perrysburg was right there to pounce, Read More…

Columbia nabs district title with shootout win over Independence

AVON — In a Division III district final highlighted by defense, Columbia and Independence had to settle things with a shootout. After seventy minutes of scoreless soccer Saturday afternoon, the goals just kept coming during the shootout until the second-seeded Raiders finally came away with the 1-0 victory over the top-seeded Blue Streaks in the Read More…

High school football: Dudley Taw’s versatility, talent and leadership have helped give Brookside a chance to dream

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Brookside High School senior running back Dudley Taw catches a pass while practicing with his team on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 28.

It’s been a long time since Brookside entered Week 10 with something meaningful at stake. Senior Dudley Taw, who has played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, free safety and punter for the Cardinals this year, remembers going winless as a freshman on varsity. All that does is make him appreciate the fact his team is Read More…

Division II sectional volleyball: Elyria Catholic sweeps past Keystone, gets another shot at league nemesis Holy Name

PARMA HEIGHTS — Elyria Catholic lost to Great Lakes Conference rival Holy Name both times the teams met this season. Thanks to Monday’s lopsided 25-13, 25-10, 25-10 win over Keystone in a Division II sectional volleyball match at Holy Name High School, the Panthers get a chance at revenge. “I’m really excited to get another Read More…

High School Cross Country: Keystone’s Shannon Wargo and Black River’s Tanner Hawley top their rivals at PAC meet

Black River's Tanner Hawley runs at the PAC meet Saturday at the Carlisle Equestrian Center. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — A pair of longstanding Patriot Athletic Conference rivalries came to a conclusion Saturday morning at the Carlisle Equestrian Center. And when it was all said and done, seniors Shannon Wargo of Keystone and Tanner Hawley of Black River were victorious. Wargo, who defeated Lutheran West senior and North Ridgeville resident Michaela Bierly Read More…