March 1, 2015


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…

High school football: Brookside players bond in offseason, hope it pays off in more wins


SHEFFIELD — Brookside is hoping that going camping over the summer will pay off on the football field this fall. Fourth-year head coach Thom Lesiecki took his team to a camp at Hiram College over the offseason and he is already beginning to see changes in the team and their attitude as the season approaches. Read More…

Volleyball: Avon Lake downs Midview in four games

Midview’s Cassie Height prepares to hit the ball against Avon Lake during a non-conference match Wednesday night. The Shoregals downed the Middies in four games. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Opening night provided plenty of jitters and miscues for both Avon Lake and Midview, but the Shoregals took advantage and pulled out a 25-22, 25-23, 25-27, 25-21 non-conference volleyball win Tuesday night. “I was pleased despite coming out jittery and we played pretty well in Game 1 to get off to a Read More…

Defensive problems cost Ironmen again

Andrew Gronski drives in the Ironmen’s first run with a swinging bunt in the first. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Defense has been a problem for Lorain County most of the season and it bit the Ironmen again in a 5-3 loss to West Virginia on Friday at The Pipe Yard. Lorain County led 2-0 through four innings, but an error by shortstop Cody Semler on a high chopper opened the flood gates Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Columbia will face South Amherst in Class F state tourney

North Ridgeville's Owen Matta beats the throw to Grafton's Alex Webb at second base. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The rematch is set in Class F of the Hot Stove state tournament. Two weeks ago, Columbia Morgan Trucking handed South Amherst its only loss of the year in the Lorain County championship. The teams will meet again today at 5:30 at Palmer Field after South Amherst held on for a 4-2 Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon comes up short as Cuyahoga Falls North walks off with 11U district championship

Avon celebrates an RBI double against Cuyahoga Falls. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — The most important thing Cuyahoga Falls North did Friday before the 11U Little League District 3 championship game was win the coin flip — for the first time in the tournament. Falls used the home-field advantage to grab a 5-4 walk-off win over Avon when Mason Stams drove a ball deep to left Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Firelands routs Elyria; Columbia gets walk-off win over Grafton

Grafton shortstop Spencer Pavell prepares to throw the ball to first base during the second inning against Columbia on Sunday in a Class FF tournament game in Grafton. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

GRAFTON — The Firelands Crushers and Elyria Gladiators were each coming off firsts in their Class F Hot Stove tournament game at Reservoir Park on Sunday. Firelands lost its first game of the season this week and Elyria just won its first-ever Hot Stove tournament game Saturday. It was all Crushers, though, as they ran Read More…

Little League: Elyria East advances to face Tallmadge in district finals Monday

Elyria East right-hander Mya St. Peter pitches against Avon on Friday. St. Peter barely missed a perfect game, but still got her first career no-hitter to advance Elyria to the district finals. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — Facing elimination in the Little League District 3 U10 softball tournament, Mya St. Peter was nearly perfect for Elyria East. St. Peter faced just one batter over the minimum in tossing a 5-0 no-hitter against Avon at Veterans Memorial Park to keep East alive in the losers bracket. St. Peter missed out on Read More…

Little League Baseball: Elyria East comes one out from win vs. Tallmadge

Elyria East Little League'sTyler Cascio pitches against Tallmadge. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — One out is all that Elyria needed. Elyria East led Tallmadge by two runs and was just one out away from a win in Wednesday night’s Little League District 3 10U baseball tournament when the roof caved in. After recording two outs on two pitches, the next 11 Tallmadge hitters reached and scored Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers run into trouble, lose 7-5 to Greys in front of season-high 5,000 fans

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AVON — The up-and-down season of the Crushers took another downward dip Fright night as the Frontier Greys beat Lake Erie 7-5 in front of the largest crowd of the season. Fireworks Night on the holiday drew 5,060 to All Pro Freight Stadium. Lake Erie (22-21) battled back from a six-run deficit, cutting Frontier’s lead Read More…