June 25, 2016

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Moyer becomes boys basketball coach at Brookside

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 — 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

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

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

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

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

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…

NHRA: John Force finding his form after rough stretch on and off track

NORWALK — It’s been a strange year for drag racing icon John Force. The 16-time NHRA Funny Car world champion has had to deal with more in the last 12 months than in any year in recent memory. Last year longtime sponsors Ford and Castrol informed Force they were not going to renew their deals. Read More…

NHRA Nationals: Elyria native Dave Connolly still adjusting to life as a Top Fuel driver after years in Pro Stock class

NORWALK — It has been a frustrating but fulfilling season for Elyria native Dave Connolly. Connolly, who made his name in professional drag racing in the Pro Stock ranks, made the switch to Top Fuel this season, sliding into the seat of the second car on the Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel team. The difference Read More…

Amherst High’s Madison Cruzado and Ashley Makruski instrumental in team winning AAU national volleyball title

The youngest player on the team was irritated … and she let her teammates know about it. After losing in straight sets to the Indiana Asics Elite team, Amherst junior Madison Cruzado told the rest of her AVC Cleveland Rox 17 Hawks that things had to change. They listened, and ended up national champions. Cruzado, Read More…