July 1, 2016

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High school football: McCall gets his, but defense delivers in North Ridgeville win over Olmsted Falls

OLMSTED TWP. — Everyone knows what Demario McCall can do, but North Ridgeville can play some defense, too. The Rangers shut out Olmsted Falls in the second half of Friday’s 23-13 win in Southwestern Conference action at Harding Stadium, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season in the process. McCall got his yards, Read More…

Cross Country: Perales grinds out title at Open Door Invitational

ELYRIA — Oberlin senior Simon Perales is dealing with an Achilles tendon injury, but he felt good enough to finish in front of the field at the 28th annual Open Door Invitational. Perales, who won the cross country event for the second consecutive year, was the only runner to break the 18-minute mark, finishing in Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Elyria Catholic edges Mogadore

  For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — Darin Guice paid his debt in full. After getting beat for a long touchdown pass in the first half, Guice felt like he owed his team something to make up for the mistake. His 41-yard catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter kept a critical Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Ridgeville gets late stop, then scores winner in final minute

AMHERST — A twist or a tug. Left foot spot or right foot. After his team’s 18-14 Southwestern Conference victory at Amherst, North Ridgeville coach Luke Durbin pointed out how every inch can make the difference between a win and a loss. The inches didn’t add up for the Comets (0-2, 0-1 SWC), who failed Read More…

Students and athletes: Coach Jay Anderson wants Oberlin’s reputation to be as stellar in football as it is in academics

OBERLIN — Jay Anderson, while respectful of the past, wants to take his Oberlin College football program into a new direction … one he hopes will land it in places it has never seen before. Anderson, who was an assistant under former Yeomen coach Jeff Ramsey for three years, was 2-8 in his first season Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Mazzola makes it happen for Avon

AVON — The set pieces weren’t amounting to anything for Avon on Thursday, so senior Nick Mazzola took matters into his own hands. Or, technically, feet. Mazzola tied the score at one in the 57th minute, splitting a pair of  St. Edward defenders and drilling a  left-footed shot past goalkeeper Alex Dudley. Less than two Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Viccarone heir to the air at Columbia

Columbia has joined the premier high school football programs in the area, currently riding a 23-game Patriot Athletic Conference winning streak and looking to make the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. The first two came with Golden Helmet-winning quarterback Jay Banyasz at the helm. Last year the Raiders were led by a pair of Read More…

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

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

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…