October 20, 2014

Elyria
Mostly cloudy
46°F
test

H.S. Football: Columbia gets late kick, survives for 43-42 win over Northwestern

COLUMBIA TWP. — Three weeks ago, Sebastian Heuniche did not know much about football. While his knowledge base is still small, when he walked off the field Friday following Columbia’s 43-42 victory over the Northwestern Huskies, he learned its importance to the community. And Heuniche, a junior foreign-exchange student from Denmark, had a big part Read More…

NHRA Nationals: A little competition and a whole lot of speed are two of Shawn Langdon’s favorite things

CLEVELAND — If the NHRA’s Top Fuel Dragster season championship comes down to a final run in the last race, that will be just fine with Al-Anabi Racing’s Shawn Langdon. Since the season opener in Pomona, Calif., Langdon and Tony Schumacher have been locked in a neck-and-neck battle for first place in the Top Fuel Read More…

High school wrestling: Amherst pins wins on aggressive style

111wrestling2slide

AVON — Amherst came into Thursday’s tri-match against Avon and Rocky River with a mission to be on the offensive not the defensive. Consider that mission accomplished. Amherst rolled up a combined 10 pins in winning both matches. The Comets scored nine pinfalls in a 56-16 victory over Rocky River, and followed that with a Read More…

Wrestling: Mike Faler drops down to 152, cements win for Lutheran West

LAGRANGE — Opportunity knocked for Lutheran West’s Mike Faler, and the first-year wrestler responded with an 11-4 victory over Wellington’s Aaron Ferguson, helping the Longhorns earn a victory over the Dukes in their second dual meet at a Patriot Athletic Conference quad meet at Keystone on Thursday. When Lutheran West’s Ryan Moore failed to make Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville hires Bryan Morgan

Good things come to those who wait. For Bryan Morgan, the wait to return to the sidelines as a high school basketball coach has come to an end with a new beginning. Morgan was named the boys basketball coach at North Ridgeville High School, two years after he last led the Black River Pirates onto Read More…

H.S. Softball: Keystone caps perfect regular season with memorable Senior Day

LAGRANGE — The Keystone softball team will play on its home field again in the postseason. But the game Saturday at LaGrange Community Park held extra meaning because it was Senior Day — the last regular-season game for eight seniors that have won 109 of 120 games. All eight reached base and seven registered at Read More…

H.S. Baseball: All-around effort helps Vermilion sweep Wellington

WELLINGTON — Good pitching and timely hitting throughout the order were the catalysts for Vermilion as it swept a doubleheader from Wellington in non-conference play Saturday afternoon at Coach Larry DeVoe Memorial Field. The Sailors (4-1) defeated the Dukes (0-2) 3-2 in the first game and took the second 5-2. “Anytime you sweep a doubleheader, Read More…

Baseball: Ironmen routed by RiverRats

LORAIN — The Richmond RiverRats put Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion to the test Thursday in the opening game of a two-night Prospect League series against the Lorain County Ironmen at The Pipe Yard. Every time the Ironmen managed to send a run across the plate, the RiverRats had an equal and opposite Read More…

Rain washes out Day 1 qualifying at NHRA event in Norwalk

NORWALK – The storm clouds that were predicted to arrive late in the afternoon at Summit Motorsports Park came earlier than expected and washed out Friday evening’s qualifying sessions at the fifth annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The track crews worked several times during the afternoon to dry the track once the rain stopped, Read More…

Elyria’s Dave Connolly back in Norwalk as crew chief for Pro Stock driver Erica Enders

NORWALK – What a difference a year makes. In 2010, Dave Connolly won the Pro Stock title in Reading, Pa., as well as the Super Gas competition in Gainesville, Fla. He also collected wins in the Norwalk and Mid-Michigan divisional in Top Alcohol Dragster. Though he spent many years as a drag racer, his responsibilities Read More…