February 1, 2015


Girls Basketball: Elyria keeps rolling with win over Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Sybil Roseboro, right, takes the ball down the floor as Olmsted Falls’ Kristina Mancini blocks her path Wednesday night during the Pioneers’ 46-30 win. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — Not even a trip into the frigid night — during the game — could cool off Elyria’s Shayla Middlebrooks and Sybil Roseboro on Wednesday. The dynamic duo almost double-handedly beat Olmsted Falls in a non-conference game. Middlebrooks (21) and Roseboro (19) combined to outscore the entire Olmsted Falls (3-10) team in a Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview done in by ugly second quarter

Midview Daimion Mahone goes to hoop past Bay Danny Heideloff Jan. 9. Steve Manheim

EATON TWP. — It was a game of streaks, one way and then the other, before Bay escaped the last rally to beat Midview 61-58 in a West Shore Conference game at Kubuski Gymnasium. A 3-point bomb at the buzzer that would have forced overtime for Midview had the right trajectory, making fans hold their Read More…

Boys basketball: Despite 53 fouls, Elyria Catholic happy with win over Bay

EC's Jacob Kuchta does a layup over Bay's Danny Heidleoff. Photo by Ray Riedel

ELYRIA — In a game lasting nearly three hours due to a staggering 53 fouls called, Elyria Catholic finally outlasted visiting Bay 64-52 Friday night in a West Shore Conference opener at the Coliseum. Despite the fouls — 27 on Elyria Catholic and 26 on Bay — only one player fouled out. Both teams shot Read More…

Girls basketball: Christian Community School notches first win of the season

Christian Community School’s Darla Allen puts up a shot Tuesday during a victory over Kingsway Christian. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Christian Community School got its first win of the season in a low-scoring 28-19 non-conference game Tuesday night over Kingsway Christian. Both teams had reasons for their sparse point production. The host Warriors had six freshman and one sophomore in the lineup, along with just one senior and two juniors. “We’re very young,” Read More…

OCSA playoffs: First Baptist slips by Horizon Science

First Baptist's Corey Williams high-fives teammate Brett Snelling after he scored a goal against Horizon Science. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Slippin’ and a sliding while singin’ in the rain. That was the story Tuesday afternoon in an Ohio Christian Schools Association playoff soccer opener. The slippin’ and a sliding was done by both teams in a steady rain the first half of the match, won by First Baptist 5-1 over Cleveland Horizon Science Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon controls game against Elyria, looks to tournament

Avon’s Michael Smigel advances the ball as Elyria’s Adam Supel gives chase Monday at Pioneer Field. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Avon’s football team is having its usual solid season, but so is the futbol team, making for a highly exciting autumn off Detroit Road. The Eagles, under the leadership of Chris Dore, are the ninth-rated team in the state in Division I and will enter next week’s sectional tournament seeded No. 1. Need Read More…

Girls sectional golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder leads area’s big day with 69, first-pace finish; three teams make district

Avon Lake senior Niki Schroeder watches her shot Tuesday at the Division I girls sectional golf tournament at the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar. Schroeder shot a 3-under 69 to take first place. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Some habits are hard to break. Which can be a good thing. Avon Lake senior Niki Schroeder certainly doesn’t want to break her habit of winning golf tournaments. And North Ridgeville junior Nicole Gerome likes her habit of making it to districts. As for Shoregals coach Kevin Fitch, qualifying to districts for Read More…

Girls soccer: Amherst completely dominates Elyria

Amherst’s Emily Gray, left, and Elyria’s Darian Jones collide as they go for the ball during Monday’s non-conference game at Elyria’s Pioneer Field. The Comets rolled. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It was a glorious autumn day with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, but it was a cold, dismal day for Elyria High’s girls soccer team. Amherst was to blame for that. Junior Ally Perkins scored three goals and the Comets never let up in downing the Pioneers 8-1 on Monday at Read More…

Division II boys sectional golf: Area gets two to district tourney

ELYRIA — Strong wind and chilly temperatures in the 50s couldn’t stop Black River’s Luke Tanner and Lutheran West’s Keaton Gossman from earning district-qualifying berths at Monday’s Division II boys sectional golf tournament at Forest Hills. Tanner shot a 6-over-par 76 and Gossman shot an 82 to claim two of the three berths for players Read More…

Volleyball: Midview overpowers Keystone

Midview's Becca Mullins and Cassie Haight, right, hit the ball over the net as Keystone's Krisandra Mezera, left, and Erica Porter defend. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Powered by the slams of 5-foot-10 senior Becca Mullins and 5-10 junior Cassie Haight, Midview just had too much for Keystone on Saturday afternoon at Ed Kubuski gym. The Middies won the non-conference match 25-21, 25-18, 24-26 and 25-12 to improve to 9-7. It was a nearly a three-game sweep for the Read More…