May 22, 2015

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Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Rodney Moore overcame a lot to find success on track, happiness in life

Rodney Moore

Rodney Moore’s journey has been filled with difficult obstacles and a series of challenges personally and athletically. He persevered to become an All-Ohio and All-American track athlete and see his son, Chase Farris, become a national champion with the Ohio State football team. His athletic achievements will be commemorated Saturday when he’s inducted into the Read More…

H.S. Track: Avon girls and boys post solid showings at Comet Relays

Medina's Alyssa Acevedo has the longest jump at the Comet Relays in Amherst and her jump relay team won first place. Photo by Ray Riedel

AMHERST — It might have been overlooked in the aftermath, but Avon made some noise at Saturday’s 60th annual Comet Relays. Though no local Division I team finished better than fourth, the Eagles tremendously improved on last year’s 13th-place finishes, with the girls getting fifth with 45.5 points and the boys seventh with 44. A Read More…

High school track and field: Avon earns repeat sweep, wins boys and girls titles at LCAAA invite for 2nd straight year

EATON TWP. — Avon did it again. For the second straight year and for the sixth time in the history of the event, Avon swept the boys and girls titles Friday at the 70th Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Invitational. The Avon boys won for the third year in a row with 138.75 points as Read More…

H.S. Track: Six to be inducted Friday into Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame

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The Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame is about to get larger and faster. The hall will induct its next class of six Friday at its seventh enshrinement. The class will be recognized in a 30-minute ceremony at 4:45 p.m. at Midview High School’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The ceremony will be held Read More…

H.S. Track: Vermilion boys finish strong to claim share of New London Relays crown

NEW LONDON — Victory never tasted sweeter for the Vermilion boys than it did Saturday, as the Sailors rallied from a nine-point deficit with three events left to share the meet championship with North Robinson Colonel Crawford at the 37th annual New London Relays. Vermilion and Colonel Crawford finished with 80 points each. The Sailors Read More…

H.S. Boys Track: EC’s Teddy Achladis revved up and ready for big junior year

Teddy Achladis poses on the Elyria Catholic track. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Teddy Achladis can’t wait. He can’t wait to spin, let go of the discus and watch it fly. Far, far away. Achladis, an Elyria Catholic junior, is revved up for track season, and with good reason. He’s coming off a stellar year and feels even more prepared for this spring. “Everything is really starting to Read More…

H.S. Girls Track: Lutheran West’s Johanna Ragland chasing better finish at state meet in senior season

Johanna Ragland poses with a shot put on Lutheran West's track. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

The bar has been set. No bobbing, weaving or dancing around. Thrower Johanna Ragland is zeroed in on her goals like a laser. The Lutheran West senior expects big things for her final high school season. Her approach is similar to the last three seasons, but with one big difference. There’s no tomorrow. After this Read More…

Amherst’s Alexis Szivan to run track, cross country at Miami of Ohio

The process was a bit stressful, but Alexis Szivan knew what she was looking for in a Division I university when it came to her education and athletic career. That’s why the Amherst senior pegged Miami of Ohio as just the right fit. The four-time All-Ohio and eight-time Division I state qualifier in cross country Read More…

State Bowling: North Ridgeville’s Austin Smith earns All-Ohio after placing 8th with 613 series

North Ridgeville bowling Mar. 9, left, girls coach Debijo Lamb, boys coach Frank Kotas, Noah Griffiths, Casey Connors, Donny Ciryak, Nico Dennis, Amber Peterson, Daulton Buttrey, Austin Smith, Shane Cauley and Caleb Barbosa.  (STEVE MANHEIM/ CHRONICLE)

COLUMBUS — For the third time in six years, the North Ridgeville boys bowling team boasts an All-Ohio athlete. Junior Austin Smith earned second-team honors with an eighth-place finish Saturday at the ninth annual Division I state tournament. Smith rolled games of 218, 180 and 215 for 613 series at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. “This Read More…

State Bowling: North Ridgeville capitalizes on twist of fate, makes trip to Columbus

The spirits of the North Ridgeville boys bowling team have plummeted, soared and been turned upside-down in the last month. A roller-coaster ride has nothing on the Rangers’ emotions throughout the postseason. They went from missing district for a third straight year to qualifying for state. The trip to Columbus for Saturday’s state tournament was Read More…