April 19, 2014

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H.S. Golf: Tom Porter leaves EC, replaced by Rick Montgomery

ELYRIA — Rick Montgomery is taking over for a longtime Elyria Catholic coach … again. Three months ago, Montgomery was named the Panthers hockey coach after program founder Dave Phiel stepped down after 16 years. This week, Montgomery was announced as the successor to Tom Porter, who resigned as Elyria Catholic’s golf coach after 14 Read More…

Weather leaving some schedules up in the air

If at first you don’t succeed, hope it someday gets dry, dry again. Not how that old saying goes? Try telling that to area athletic directors, softball tournament managers and the players and coaches. Noah probably had a more optimistic outlook that he’d see sunshine than these folks do. Monday another full slate of softball Read More…

Barb Salata retires, Mike Wisnor hired as EC’s AD

Salata

ELYRIA — Barb Salata is retiring as athletic director at Elyria Catholic, Mike Wisnor is taking over and it’s a toss-up who’s more excited about the situation. For Salata, it’s a chance to be a full-time teacher again after 30 years as an AD and to spend more time with her six grandchildren. For Wisnor, Read More…

Wellington basketball coach steps down following birth of third daughter

WELLINGTON — Nathan Morris is a new dad and an ex-coach. The job descriptions are related. Morris, Wellington High School’s boys basketball coach the past two years, turned in his letter of resignation last week citing a need to spend more time with his growing family. Morris, 34, and his wife, Angela, welcomed their third Read More…

Report: Tressel forwarded e-mails to Pryor mentor

COLUMBUS – Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel forwarded emails to Terrelle Pryor’s mentor that accused the star quarterback of selling memorabilia to a man under federal investigation, the Columbus Dispatch reported Friday. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper reported that Tressel sent the information to Ted Sarniak, a businessman in Pryor’s hometown of Jeannette, Pa. Read More…

Elyria High sprinter Myles Tyler commits to Kent

Myles Tyler

ELYRIA — Even though he’s a sprinter, Myles Tyler figures there’s no need to rush things. First he’ll run track at Kent State, then he’ll run the country. Tyler, a senior at Elyria High School, orally committed to join the track program at Kent State recently, even though he’ll be in just his second year Read More…

Area claims district basketball awards

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Some coaches look for scoring from players, some want rebounding, and you know they all want defense. But when it gets right down to it, what just about every coach prizes most is consistency. No wonder seniors Emily Taylor, Shanique Ogle and Abe Valentine have been standouts on the local high school basketball scene for Read More…

Margaret Wear dies: Elyria Hall of Famer did it all as coach, AD and pioneer

Athletes who have a big game are sometimes credited with doing “everything but drive the bus.” Margaret Wear did everything – and actually drove the bus, too. Wear, an Elyria Sports Hall of Famer who worked her way from school bus driver to major force in local high school sports and strong advocate for girls Read More…

It’s official: Passerrello will be Firelands head coach

Passerrello

Mike Passerrello watched his Firelands football players get knocked down time and again last season, but he also saw them get up every time. Now he hopes he can be the one to get the Falcons program back on its feet again after two decades of struggles. Passerrello, who was abruptly promoted from defensive coordinator Read More…

High school football: Todd Auvil out as Lorain coach after just one season

LORAIN – One school. One city. One season? That’s all the time Todd Auvil got to put his imprint on the consolidated Lorain High School football program. Auvil, who grew up in Lorain, was told Friday he would not be back as Titans coach after the team went 2-8 in its first season following the Read More…