February 11, 2016

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Avon overcomes North Olmsted in triple overtime

For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle. NORTH OLMSTED — Destiny just may be on Avon’s side. Avon remained perfect at 3-0, 2-0 in the Southwestern Conference, thanks to three names that don’t normally get a lot of publicity. They teamed to pull out a 41-40, three-overtime thriller over North Olmsted. Jake Sopko provided Read More…

High school volleyball: Columbia finishes strong, beats Black River

COLUMBIA STATION — Black River coach Courtney Dieter said a few unforced errors “snowballed” on the Pirates against Columbia on Tuesday night. In truth, it was more like an avalanche. The match was tied at a game apiece and the Raiders were leading 7-6 in the third set when the ground began to give way Read More…

High school Football: The stingy Clippers defense is too much for Rhodes

SHEFFIELD TWP. — It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective. Clearview looked sloppy on offense much of the night, but big plays and a stifling defense were more than enough to beat Rhodes 36-6 in a non-conference game Friday night at Tom Hoch Field. “After a very disappointing loss last week (30-20 to Vermilion), I Read More…

Despite new faces, LCCC volleyball team has sights set on topping last year’s national runner-up performance

ELYRIA — There are a bunch of new faces on the Lorain County Community College women’s volleyball team, but the goal remains the same — national championship or bust. This year’s team has a tough act to follow, however, after the Commodores went 28-10 and finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Olmsted Falls sweeps Amherst

AMHERST — The top two teams in the Southwestern Conference last year squared off early this season and it turned out to be a one-sided affair as Olmsted Falls took control early in the first set and never looked back posting a 25-14, 25-14, 25-17 sweep of Amherst. “We’ve played some pretty good teams but Read More…

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…