September 2, 2014

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Starting out with a bang: Vermilion’s Taylor Ritchie, 14, makes her first deer a memorable one … a 17-point buck

Taylor Ritchie, 14, of Vermilion poses with the 17-point buck she bagged in late November. It was her first. PHOTO PROVIDED

Imagine a Little Leaguer winning the World Series. Or a peewee hockey player hoisting the Stanley Cup. Or even a go-karter driving to victory in the Indy 500. Impressive? You bet. Exciting? Ask Taylor Ritchie. The 14-year-old did none of the above, but, as a hunter, accomplished the equivalent — bagging a prize 17-point buck. Read More…

Perfect ball, perfect score: Judy Kovacs reveals secrets to bowling success

Kovacs

Judy Kovacs is picky. That’s not an observation, it’s a fact. She said so herself. “Once I get a (bowling) ball I like, I don’t want to give it up,” said the multitime C-T Bowler of the Year. “I’ve been using the same ball for a long time.” So she took a leap of faith Read More…

Olmsted Falls ousted in regional football championship

  Olmsted Falls got on the board first but ended up being overwhelmed by quick, tough Maple Heights 48-16 in the Division II regional final at B-W’s Tressel Field in Berea.     The Mustangs (13-0) left their starters on the field and were driving until the end, even going for a two-point conversion on their final touchdown. Shaq Washington, Read More…

High school playoff scores/highlights

FINAL: Orrville 22, Elyria Catholic 14 Panthers end season 10-2 .  Orrville advances to state at 9-3 FIRST QUARTER 8:21 — EC QB Danny Reaser sacked in endzone. Orrville 2-0. 5:25 — Orville scores on Kyle Lichti to Stewart Turner 30-yard pass. PAT attempt blocked. Orville 8-0 SECOND QUARTER 2:37 — Orrville scores afer an 18-play 90-yard drive Read More…

Football playoff scores/highlights

Scores and highlights of  tonight’s first round of playoffs. Four of five area teams were in action, with EC and Olmsted Falls advancing to the semifinal round — EC in D-IV and Bulldogs in D-II.  Avon and Avon Lake’s seasons ended with losses. The No. 1 Eagles’ loss to No. 8 Sandusky was their first of Read More…

EC advances, Amherst eliminate in regional volleyvball

 One team is advancing, the other going home in regional semifinal volleyball play Thursday.  Elyria Catholic (20-6) defeated Waterloo (25-2), 25-21, 25-14, 25-18 in Division III at Barberton.  Amherst (24-2) was eliminated 30-28, 25-11, 25-18  by Toledo St. Ursula (25-1) at Norwalk.

Friday night high school scores/highlights

Football Lake Erie League Erie Division FINAL: Bedford 22, Lorain 6 Bedford led 13- 6 in third quarter   North Coast League FINAL: Elyria Catholic 50, VASJ 26  CHRONICLE PLAYER OF THE NIGHT: DANNY REASER 6 TDs giving him 36 for season, breaking Ryan O’Rouke’s Lorain County single-season TD record he set with Avon in 2008. Read More…

Friday night football scores, highlights

Lake Erie League Erie Division FINAL: Maple Heights 40, Lorain 7   North Coast League FINAL: Elyria Catholic 28, Chanel 24 Panthers trailing 18-13 at halfime – EC scored first on Joe Dempsey 8-yard run, 6-0 – Chanel ties it, 6-6 –  EC scores on 13-yard pass from Danny Reaser to Cory Campbell, 5:20 of 2nd. EC Read More…

Friday night scoreboard, highlights

 Tonight’s schedule Lake Erie League Erie Division FINAL: Lorain 26, Warrensville 14   Patriot Athletic Conference FINAL: Black River 24, Wellington 13 6-0: Black River scores on Joppeck 7-yard run 12-0 Black River scores on O’Connor 13-yard run 18-0: BR scores on Joppeck 30-yard run, 6:23 of second 18-7 Wellington scores on Wright 1-yard run Read More…

Friday night high school football scoreboard/highlights

North Coast League Final: Padua 41, Elyria Catholic 23 –EC answers Padua’s opening  field goal with a 17-yard Danny Reaser-to-James Baker TD, 7-3 – 2:14 of second quarter: Padua ties it with a 25-yard TD run and good kick to knot the score at 17 Reaser put up 234 yards passing in the first half vs. Padua to set Read More…