May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
82°F
 

District Track: Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo lead Keystone to record-breaking day

ORRVILLE — The Keystone girls broke records Saturday like it was Disco Demolition Day. The Wildcats won a school-record six events at the Division II district meet at Orrville High School. Senior Beth Plas accounted for four victories, becoming the first Keystone girl to win more than two events at the district level. Senior Shannon Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Keystone girls reclaim PAC supremacy, take 8th title in 9 years

OBERLIN — For the eighth time in nine years, the Keystone girls rule track and field in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Keystone defeated defending champ Lutheran West 135-103 Thursday in the 11th annual PAC championship meet held at Oberlin College. It wasn’t easy. The two teams had nearly identical success for the top three places. Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: In 2003, Pioneers girls track team went from runner-up to state champ

Thirteen years later, the Pioneers still stand alone. The 2003 Elyria High School team owns the only girls state track and field championship in Lorain County history. The Pioneers defeated two-time defending champ Cleveland Heights Beaumont to take home the Division I crown. Elyria was motivated, and liked its chances, after finishing runner-up in 2002. Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: To Elyria High’s Mike Inge, track lessons were life lessons

Track taught Mike Inge a lot about life. Things like never giving up and that helping people is more important than winning. Of course, he did plenty of winning, too. Inge, an Elyria High School graduate, will be inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Read More…

H.S. Track: Amherst sweeps boys and girls titles at LCAAA Invitational

AVON — The Amherst girls and boys teams have had plenty of success through the years at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Track and Field Invitational. But the sweep of the boys and girls team titles Saturday at the 71st edition was their first since 1989. The Amherst girls won the county classic for Read More…

Firelands coach Kim Bennett back at Boston Marathon 3 years after bombing

Kim Bennett didn’t have time to enjoy her first Boston Marathon before the world stopped. About 30 minutes after she finished in 3:41:02, terrorists Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev detonated two pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and injured an estimated 264. Three years later, Bennett is back in Massachusetts to run the 120th annual Read More…

Five All-Ohio athletes and a legendary coach: Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame welcomes eighth class

Five all-state athletes and a legendary coach make up the latest Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame class. The Hall’s eighth class will be enshrined Saturday during a 30-minute ceremony at noon at Avon’s Joe Firment Stadium during the Lorain County Athletic Administators Association Track and Field Invitational. The ceremony will be Read More…

Track and field: Teddy and Amber Achladis keep it all in the family with winning performances at Avon Lake Invitational

AVON LAKE — The Achladis family could have picked a better day for a get-together, but not even bad weather could spoil their fun. Elyria Catholic senior Teddy Achladis swept the shot put and discus at the Avon Lake Invitational on a cold and wintry Saturday, while his sister, Avon Lake freshman Amber Achladis, won Read More…

Girls H.S. Track: Lutheran West junior MaQuila Norman looking for 3rd trip to state and a top finish in 400

Complacency isn’t in MaQuila Norman’s vocabulary. The Lutheran West junior knows her priorities and what she wants to accomplish. And she isn’t done despite two great years to start her career. The three-time Division II state qualifier and 2015 All-Ohio for the 400 meters is all business as she prepares for her third run at Read More…

A shot at greatness: Elyria Catholic senior Teddy Achladis wants to be a state-title threat in the discus and shot put

Teddy Achladis is ready to take his shot. With his high school track and field career in the stretch drive, the Elyria Catholic senior wants to make the most of it and that means putting his attention on both the discus and the shot put. “This year I’m trying to focus on both the same Read More…