September 3, 2015

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Volleyball: Lutheran West rolls over Keystone

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ROCKY RIVER — Step one of Lutheran West’s Stripes Division championship defense went about as well as possible against perennially tough Keystone on Tuesday night. The Longhorns looked to be in midseason form, building double-digit leads in every set to throttle the Wildcats 25-20, 25-11, 25-12 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover match. “We just Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chippewa dukes Wellington

WELLINGTON — That’s not how the Wellington Dukes wanted to open the season. The Chippewa Chipps came to town Friday night and showed why they went 9-2 last season — including a postseason appearance — by scoring touchdowns on 10 of their 11 drives to beat the Dukes 69-26. Wellington had no answer for Chippewa Read More…

High school volleyball: Freshman setter Megan Spencer gets call, leads Elyria Catholic past Brookside in season opener

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SHEFFIELD — Welcome to the big time, kid. Elyria Catholic freshman setter Megan Spencer, forced into action when junior starter Lauren Evans was injured last week, ran the show like a pro Wednesday night as the Panthers downed Brookside 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 in their season opener. Spencer had 31 assists in helping first-year coach Mary Read More…

High school volleyball: Katie Edgington and Lexi Lombardo ready to lead Olmsted Falls as it faces new challenges

Olmsted Falls seniors Katie Edgington and Lexi Lombardo were key components in a special season last year as coach Dawn Moses led the Bulldogs to the Southwestern Conference title in her 19th and final season. But Moses and 11 seniors from that team are gone, making Edgington and Lombardo even bigger cogs this year in Read More…

High school football: North Olmsted looking to take next step

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NORTH OLMSTED — “The inches we need are everywhere around us.” North Olmsted coach Tim Brediger might use that famous line from the movie “Any Given Sunday” on his team after it finished 7-3 three straight years and missed the postseason by finishing ninth or 10th in its region. Like the two years before, the Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria makes new coach Jennifer Shouse’s debut a success with sweep of North Ridgeville

ELYRIA — A new era in Elyria volleyball began Saturday night with a familiar result. A win. The Pioneers swept North Ridgeville 25-22, 25-12, 25-17 in non-conference action in coach Jennifer Shouse’s first match. “I felt we had some first-game jitters and our defense is still a work in progress,” said Shouse, clutching the volleyball Read More…

High school football: Firelands looking for second playoff berth

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Last season, Firelands was eager to erase the memory of a winless 2013 and the Falcons proved it by winning six games. Now they are thinking back to 2011 when the team made its only playoff appearance with 18 returning starters that also returned from a breakout season, which ended a touchdown Read More…

Elyria looks to alumna Shouse to run volleyball program

Jennifer Shouse

ELYRIA — The start of the high school volleyball season is just about a month away and Elyria High School will have a new coach roaming the sideline. Elyria native Jennifer Shouse was approved as the new volleyball coach at the school board meeting Wednesday night replacing Jodie Johnson, who spent the last eight years Read More…

Elyria East rolls over Avon; date with Tallmadge looms

ELYRIA — Pitching, timely hitting and a bit of wildness from the opposing pitcher all added up to an 11-1 win for the Elyria East All-Stars (9-10) in the consolation bracket final over the Avon All-Stars in the District 3 Little League softball tournament. Elyria East will have its hands full Thursday night when it Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East trio teams up to throw perfect game

ELYRIA — Elyria East was simply perfect in its Junior Division (14u) Little League softball tournament opener against Cuyahoga Falls on Monday. April Howser, Faith Hamilton and Sara Liszeski combined for a seven-inning perfect game, striking out 17 batters in a 16-0 victory to advance to face Wadsworth on the road tonight at 6 in Read More…