October 1, 2014

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H.S. Football: Keystone can’t get past Bucks

LAGRANGE — Covered from head to toe in mud, Buckeye junior running back Rick Monroe stood on the sloppy Keystone turf and professed his love for field conditions that are less than spectacular. Fortunately for the Bucks on Friday night, Monroe’s performance was more than spectacular. Taking the games first play 55 yards for a Read More…

Sectional volleyball: Vermilion upsets Keystone, Firelands beats Norton

LAGRANGE — Abbey Bodeker summed up what the tournaments mean for teams like Vermilion — which might not have had the type of regular season they wanted. “I guess we just win the big ones.” Bodeker, a sophomore, served up five big points in Game 3, and when junior teammate Mallory Morris’ spike found an Read More…

Avon comes out ready, puts Vermilion away early

AVON — As he spoke to his team following Friday night’s win over visiting Vermilion, Avon coach Mike Elder couldn’t help but get excited when he came to his final remark: “Bring on the Middies.” Elder preached to his team all week not to overlook the Sailors, and they listened, roughing up Vermilion on the Read More…

Volleyball: Avon Lake rolls over Olmsted Falls

OLMSTED FALLS — What was supposed to be a memorable Senior Night at Olmsted Falls on Thursday turned out to be the crowning moment of an unforgettable season for the Avon Lake Shoregals. Make that the Southwestern Conference champion Avon Lake Shoregals. Behind what coach Dan Berkheimer called a “total team effort,” Avon Lake was Read More…

H.S. Football: Firelands rallies past Wellington, remains perfect

HENRIETTA TWP. – On a Homecoming night full of royalty, it was the King that trumped the Dukes in the end. Firelands senior Jake Myers, who was crowned Homecoming king prior to kickoff Friday night, caught a 21-yard pass from fellow senior Kyle Smith with just 18 seconds left, helping the Falcons to a 20-12 Read More…

High school volleyball: Avon Lake rolls over Amherst, stays unbeaten

Avon Lake’s Lauren Bakaitis sends a shot over the net Thursday  as Amherst’s Kristy Koller defends during SWC action at Avon Lake. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

AVON LAKE — When Avon Lake is clicking on all cylinders, it’s hard to single out just one Shoregal over the others. Thursday night, coach Dan Berkheimer enjoyed the best of both worlds. Avon Lake put together a strong overall team effort in Games 1 and 2, then turned to sophomore Katie Mihalik for a Read More…

H.S. Football: Firelands blanks Fairview, reaches 4-0

HENRIETTA TWP. – It’s been 22 years since the Firelands Falcons started a football season 4-0, so it’s easy to understand why senior quarterback Kyle Smith never gets tired of talking about the team’s success. On Friday night, in the Falcons’ first Patriot Athletic Conference game, Smith and fellow seniors Nick Deichler and Cody Northeim Read More…

High school volleyball: Brookside win over Buckeye nets PAC lead

MEDINA — With sole possession of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division lead on the line Thursday night, Brookside’s Jeanine Musall took her game up a notch. But if you ask the senior hitter, she got by with a little help from her friends. Musall, who finished with 24 kills on 41-of-48 hitting, guided the Read More…

High school volleyball: Brookside making big noise in the PAC

Brookside's No. 31 Gabby Piwowar hits past Keystone's Sarah Hasel. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LAGRANGE — If you’re looking for Brookside volleyball coach Ted Whitsel to start planning a championship parade down Harris Road, you can think again. But with the way his Cardinals are playing right now, he’s not afraid to crack a quick smile. Brookside, undefeated in its first five Patriot Athletic Conference matches, defeated Keystone 25-20, Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic scores early, often in win over Elyria

ELYRIA – The Elyria Cup, soccer’s version of the “Battle of Elyria,” is staying at Elyria Catholic for another year, thanks to the Panthers’ overpowering start. Elyria Catholic jumped out to a 3-0 halftime advantage Saturday, then held off a fierce Elyria rally late to post a 5-2 win at Ely Stadium. Elyria Catholic improved Read More…