September 4, 2015

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Late field goal seals St Thomas Aquinas win over Elyria Catholic

"Christy Legeza CT Photo August 28, 2015 - Football - St. Thomas Aquinas at Elyria Catholic - EC's WR Cole Virgin (#1) gets the interception in the 2nd quarter. (#23 Brian Duffield, #15 Zac Thurmon look on)."

ELYRIA — In St. Thomas Aquinas’ season-opening win over Elyria Catholic in 2014, the big play lifted the Knights. This year the little things did in the Panthers. Harris Knowles’ 34-yard field goal in the final minute capped a long drive that lifted the Knights to a 24-22 win at Knights of Columbus Field. Despite Read More…

New homes, new hopes: Area schools feeling optimistic after conference shuffle

The Chronicle’s Shaun Bennett and WEOL’s Tim Alcorn talk about the new conference alignments — among other things — in the inaugural high school football preview for the 2015 season. The shake-up started two years ago when the Northeast Ohio Conference started to fracture and come apart. By the time footballs fill the air this Read More…

High school football 2015: Vermilion wants to win …. now

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VERMILION — The Vermilion Sailors are in the final season of independent purgatory. After the 2012 season, the Sailors left the West Shore Conference and began a two-year period of long trips, unfamiliar opponents and desperate scheduling. With no conference schedule to play, Vermilion had to scramble to fill its 10-game slate the last two Read More…

Moyer becomes boys basketball coach at Brookside

Thomas Moyer

When Brent Schremp resigned as the boys basketball coach at Brookside after eight seasons, athletic director Dave Kerschbaum didn’t have to look too far for his replacement. Thomas Moyer, who spent three seasons as the Cardinals girls basketball coach, has been selected to replace Schremp, who resigned after being named middle school and high school Read More…

High school football 2015: Amherst out to reclaim past glory

AMHERST COMETS

AMHERST — There was a time when Amherst was one of the most feared high school football teams in the area. After four straight losing seasons, the fear is starting to fade. Second-year coach Bill Fishleigh is not used to losing and is looking to put some of that old attitude back into his Comets. Read More…

High school football 2015: Elyria Catholic not worried about offense, but knows it has to improve on other side of the ball

EC Panthers

ELYRIA — After most Elyria Catholic football practices this season, first-year coach Dave Stupka has had a brief and pointed conversation with his squad. “The coaches will back off if you want to be mediocre, or we can work harder,” he has told them. “It’s up to you.” Not a single Panther has asked for Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: Wellington’s Mike McVetta makes up big deficit to capture second Supermodified win of season

Mike McVetta of Wellington (22)  moves to pass A.J. Lesiecki of Lorain (77) in the Super modified qualifier at the Lorain County Speedway on Saturday. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

AMHERST TWP. — With the points races heating up and drivers looking to do whatever they can to stay in striking distance of the top of the standings, it’s no wonder it was a wild night at Lorain County Speedway. Three drivers won features for the first time this season while the fourth, MSA Supermodified Read More…

Ironclad friendship: ex-Indians Charboneau, Rhomberg go way back

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LORAIN — Both manager and team owner sit down to discuss the next step: What to do about an overworked pitching staff and a defense that has not performed up to expectations? They meet often to talk things out, and many times they don’t really have to spell out what they think. They have the Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Hard-hitting Midview Maniacs bang out 20 hits, score 22 runs in cruising to Class H state tournament

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WELLINGTON — There is a simple reason the Class H Midview Maniacs are heading to Alliance this weekend for the Hot Stove state championships. They’re relentless with the bats. The Maniacs (23-0) topped the 20-run plateau for the third straight time in the Lorain County regional tournament to top Cloverleaf 22-5 Sunday in five innings Read More…

Errors, lack of offense cost Ironmen vs. Scouts

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LORAIN — The Lorain County Ironmen are running out of chances. Heading into Wednesday’s game against the Xenia Scouts at The Pipe Yard, the Ironmen had 13 games remaining on their Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League schedule. Sitting 1½ games behind the Grand Lakes Mariners and red-hot Lake Erie Monarchs for the final playoff spot, Read More…