May 3, 2016

Elyria
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Volleyball: Lutheran West stays perfect in PAC with win over Columbia

ROCKY RIVER — Lutheran West continued its winning ways in the Patriot Athletic Conference, but Columbia pushed the Longhorns to the limit before they pulled away for a 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16 victory on senior night. Lutheran West, 18-3 overall, has won 33 straight in league play dating back to late 2013 and can clinch Read More…

High school volleyball: Olmsted Falls sweeps past Amherst again, takes a two-game lead in Southwestern Conference

OLMSTED TWP. — Perfect and rolling. Olmsted Falls, the seventh-ranked team in the state in Division I, remained unbeaten Tuesday with a second three-set sweep of No. 19 Amherst this season to assert its Southwestern Conference supremacy. The Bulldogs rolled past the Comets 25-13, 25-21 and 25-18 to improve to 16-0, 13-0 in the SWC. Read More…

High school football: Vermilion gets on scoreboard, but not enough in loss to Valley Forge

VERMILION — Vermilion won the battle, but lost the war against Valley Forge on Friday night. The Sailors ended a 10-quarter scoreless streak by exploding for 29 second-half points against the Patriots, but it wasn’t enough as Vermilion fell 34-29. “The offense was jump-started by all 11 players tonight by firing off the ball in Read More…

Volleyball: Firelands finds the right mix for win over Brookside

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands and Brookside each had its share of unforced errors in their Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division match Tuesday night. Fortunately for the Falcons, they pulled together at the right time to post a 25-23, 20-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-10 victory to stay within shouting distance of division-leading Buckeye, which moved to 7-1 Read More…

Volleyball: Olmsted Falls beats Avon in battle of state-ranked teams

OLMSTED FALLS — Senior leadership was the difference for Olmsted Falls on Monday night. The Bulldogs took the first two sets against Avon in a Southwestern Conference showdown between state-ranked teams, but dropped their first set of the year in the third and trailed 23-19 in the fourth. That’s when seniors Katie Edgington and Lexi Read More…

High school volleyball: Hearts for Jesus sweeps Open Door

ELYRIA — Hearts for Jesus and Open Door met for the second time in three days and the Guardians took care of business for the second straight match, but Monday night’s meeting had a little more drama than the first. Open Door lost in two at the Western Reserve Tournament and were swept again Monday, Read More…

V is for Vermilion, volleyball, Virgin and victory: Sailors win Rocky River Invitational as Reese Virgin earns MVP honors

ROCKY RIVER — Vermilion was on the ropes in its second match of the day at the Rocky River Volleyball Invitational before pulling out a 25-21, 23-25, 26-24 win over North Olmsted to get to the championship game against the host Pirates. Then the Sailors flipped the switch to attack mode, swamping Rocky River 25-14, Read More…

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…