July 2, 2016

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High school football: Elyria Catholic sophomore Donovan Warfield finding success as starting receiver and cornerback

When your cousin is a former state champion now playing football in the Big Ten, you might feel like you have big shoes to fill. Elyria Catholic sophomore cornerback-receiver Donovan Warfield takes it all in stride. The 5-foot-10, 151-pound speedster is more worried about carving out his own niche on the football field than measuring Read More…

High school volleyball: Vermilion sweeps Shelby in Division II sectional

VERMILION — Shelby coach Brandie Albert, at the district volleyball pairings meeting, chose to play at Vermilion. It didn’t turn out to be the best decision. Behind the strong hitting of junior Taylor Hollis and sophomore Reese Virgin the Sailors swept Shelby 25-23, 25-22, 25-15 in a Division II sectional semifinal at Vermilion High School. Read More…

High school football: Elyria Catholic dominates early in win against Normandy

ELYRIA — For its road showdown with Rocky River next week to mean anything, Elyria Catholic had to take care of winless Normandy on Friday at Knights of Columbus Field. A healthy dose of Sam Best did the trick. Best rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Panthers to a 40-10 win Read More…

High school football: Lorain’s Bohannon a multi-talented individual

Lorain coach Dave McFarland thinks junior wide receiver/inside linebacker Nazihar Bohannon has no limits on his future. The 6-foot-6 Bohannon, who was the second-leading scorer on the Titans’ state-ranked basketball team last year, is the kind of player and student college coaches dream of. He looks at the books as an important part of his Read More…

High school football: Bay’s Best better than Elyria Catholic

ELYRIA — All game, in virtually every situation, Nick Best was better than Elyria Catholic. Best ran over, around and through the Panthers defense, scoring five touchdowns in the Bay Rockets’ 37-27 Great Lakes Conference victory at Knights of Columbus Field. Elyria Catholic senior defensive tackle Mickey O’Neil, who had a game-high 17 tackles, summed Read More…

High school football: Logan Bolin keeps Midview rolling against Westlake with three TD passes, two scores of his own

EATON TWP. — Midview senior Logan Bolin, making his first varsity start at quarterback, proved his coach right. After Dustin Crum went down with a shoulder injury last week at Berea-Midpark, Middies coach D.J. Shaw said he wasn’t worried because Bolin, who was Midview’s leading receiver, was “one of the best quarterbacks in the area.” Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview WR Logan Bolin shows versatility, flexibility as he fills in for injured QB Dustin Crum

EATON TWP. — Midview receiver Logan Bolin was well on his way to a record-setting season as one of the top wide receivers to ever play high school football in Ohio. A strange thing happened on his way to the record books. In the first quarter of the Middies’ 24-14 victory over Berea-Midpark last Friday, Read More…

H.S. Volleyball: Lake Ridge scrambles to four-set victory over Open Door

ELYRIA TWP. — In a match that featured a lot of improvisation, Lake Ridge got the last laugh to topple host Open Door in four sets, 25-17, 21-15, 25-19, 25-22. Senior Rowena Kobrak led the Royals with 33 digs and added nine kills while Sarah Criss handed out 30 assists and added 15 digs as Read More…

High school football: Linville runs all over Amherst in Olmsted Falls win

AMHERST — Olmsted Falls senior running back Spencer Linville didn’t start the Bulldogs’ 19-14 Southwestern Conference win at Amherst. He sure finished it. Linville picked up 38 of his game-high 207 rushing yards in a fourth-quarter drive that chewed up most of the clock and sent the Comets to their fifth defeat in as many Read More…

High school football: Firelands’ defense riding high after three straight shutouts

Late in the fourth quarter of Firelands’ season-opening loss, Edison running back Alex Neuberger scored a touchdown on a 3-yard burst up the middle. The Falcons haven’t been scored on since. Firelands is riding a three-game shutout streak heading into tonight’s Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game at Oberlin. Led by dual-threat senior quarterback Brad Thrasher, Read More…