May 23, 2015


High School Football: Brookside at Oberlin

Oberlin 3 Elijah Bugg runs for yardage past Brookside 6 Evan Brown-Fugate and 72 Kyle Huckleberry in first quarter Sep 5.  Steve Manheim

  OBERLIN — After getting blasted by Bay in the season opener, Brookside worked out some offensive frustrations Friday against Oberlin before Mother Nature ruined the party. The Cardinals led the Phoenix 48-23 when the game was suspended after the third quarter. The game will be resumed this morning at 10 at Brookside before the Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria Catholic freshman comes up big in comeback

North Ridgeville senior Emily Duke pushes the ball over the net as Elyria Catholic's Josie Carandang and freshman Emily King attempt to block. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It’s early in the volleyball season, but Elyria Catholic is already facing must-win scenarios in the West Shore Conference. The Panthers came out of the gate at North Ridgeville on Thursday night looking like a team that had just dropped matches to Avon and Midview, but they bounced back under the leadership Read More…

High school volleyball: EC’s Lee expects bigger things this season

Elyria Catholic sophomore Jessie Lee decided to get in better shape, get stronger and fly higher ... all after being named the district MVP last year. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

It would be so easy for Elyria Catholic’s Jessie Lee to rest on her laurels after earning an All-Conference first team award along with being named the MVP of Lorain County and the district for the 18-7 Panthers last season. Even after putting together a wildly successful freshman year, Lee came to the decision that Read More…

High school volleyball: Columbia opens season with win over Firelands

Columbia's Rebecca Tacchite spikes the ball over the net as Firelands' Dalaney Rogala blocks.  KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Columbia overcame opening-night jitters against Firelands in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover match as the Raiders pulled out a 17-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-16 win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. “After that first game, we really calmed down a lot and played the game that we were taught,” said Raiders freshman setter Read More…

Westlake’s Erin Langermeier realizing dream of playing hockey for Ohio State

Westlake’s Erin Langermeier, shown playing for the Ohio Flames, will hit the ice for The Ohio State University women’s team next year. PHOTO PROVIDED

WESTLAKE — Erin Langermeier was in a long-distance relationship with The Ohio State University women’s hockey coach Nate Handraham. She just wasn’t aware. For a couple years, Handraham and the Buckeyes staff had their eyes on Langermeier, a senior at Westlake High School. The long-distance relationship resulted in an offer to play Division I hockey Read More…

North Ridgeville resident Brittany Morrison picks Buffalo to play basketball

Brittany Morrison

Correction: Brittany Morrison was misidentified in the original story, due to a reporter’s error. CLEVELAND — It’s probably not a surprise that North Ridgeville resident Brittany Morrison is going to play college basketball after graduating from St. Joseph Academy this year. But how she earned a full-ride scholarship to the University of Buffalo was a surprise Read More…

High school football: Black River optimistic despite players changes

Black River running back Colin Filak tries to punch through a wall of Clearview defenders last season. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SULLIVAN TWP. — To say Black River is going through changes this year would be quite an understatement. There are only six returning starters for the Pirates and one of the offensive players to be replaced had 6,097 career rushing yards, 82 touchdowns and is considered one of the best players ever to suit up Read More…

High school volleyball: North Ridgeville comes back to beat Lorain

Lorain’s Marlena Guice, left, hits the ball over the fingertips of North Ridgeville’s Maddie Schauer (13) and Kara Sullinger on Saturday afternoon. Lorain won the first game before losing the next three. 

LORAIN — North Ridgeville stumbled in game one on Saturday, but bounced back to give first-year head coach Jenny Oblock her first coaching win at the school, beating Lorain 21-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-12 as each team moved to 1-1 in the young season. The Rangers led 11-4 in the first game before the Titans came storming Read More…

High school football 2014: Firelands still young, but no longer inexperienced

Firelands running back Aaron Stevanus pushes through the Wellington defense for a gain last season. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands had it rough in 2013. Not only did the Falcons go winless, they scored fewer than two touchdowns per game on average, while giving up more than 44 points a game. So why is Firelands so eager for this season to begin? The Falcons, who were forced to play a significant Read More…

Boys soccer: Oberlin pressure topples Midview

Midview’s Chad Eye, top, collides with Oberlin’s Tam Cadenhead in the first half 
of Wednesday’s game at Midview. Oberlin won 3-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Oberlin just may have set the tone for the season Wednesday, downing Midview 3-0 for its third win in five days. The Phoenix has its entire team back from last year and it flexed its muscles in dominating the Middies in non-conference action, holding them to just one shot on goal for Read More…