February 13, 2016


High School Football: North Ridgeville at Westlake

North ridgevilles DeMario McCall # 2 breaks the oncoming tackle from Westlakes # 26 Kevin McLaughlin. Photo by Amanda K. Rundle

WESTLAKE — Home field matters when North Ridgeville and Westlake meet. Year after year, the non-conference matchup to open the season ends with the home team victorious. Friday night was no different, but the outcome was in doubt until the end in the Demons’ 34-33 win. The gave was decided with 46 seconds left when Read More…

Couple returns to area, opens consignment store in Avon Lake

Phillip and Cathy Dunfee recently opened Home Consignment Gallery in Avon Lake. PHOTO PROVIDED

With the encouragement of friends, Phillip and Cathy Dunfee recently opened Home Consignment Gallery.
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Sectional Boys Basketball: Demario McCall’s putback lifts North Ridgeville to 63-62 win over Amherst

North Ridgeville's Jordan Montgomery shoots past Amherst's Casey McConhie, left, and Danny Fortney. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — North Ridgeville coach Bryan Morgan finally had a reason to smile, as the Rangers did to Amherst what so many teams have done to them. They won a game at the end. Demario McCall put back a Collin Sullinger miss with less than a second to go Wednesday to pull out a 63-62 Read More…

Boys Basketball: North Ridgeville fights to finish, but can’t pull off upset of Westlake

Westlake's Gavin Skelly fights to shoot over North Ridgeville's Nathan Colbert, left, and Dennis Millgard. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — North Ridgeville wasn’t in awe of Westlake, which entered Saturday 13-2 and with nine more wins on its resume. The Rangers put together a solid effort as a non-conference underdog, but it wasn’t quite enough to topple the Demons. The Rangers team that lost to Rocky River on Friday night gave its fans Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon stays hot, downs North Ridgeville


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Avon is getting hot just at the right time. The Eagles won their third game in a row by handing North Ridgeville its second loss of the week. Unlike the Tuesday game the Rangers lost to Bay by two, this one wasn’t even close as Avon used a 21-3 second quarter to Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville ends five-game losing streak with overtime win over Midview

Midview's Grant Overy drives past North Ridgeville's Dennis Millgard. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — When it was all said and done, North Ridgeville coach Bryan Morgan could reflect for a moment. “We finally got over the hump,” he said Friday after his Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 54-50 overtime win over West Shore Conference and neighborhood rival Midview. There was no time for Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion has enough at end to notch victory in low-scoring game

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion and North Ridgeville locked up in a defensive struggle Friday night, but Vermilion had just enough offense to pull out a thrilling 39-36 win over the Rangers. “Tonight was a great atmosphere,” Vermilion coach Kurt Habermehl said. “Both teams came out and played great defense. I was very unhappy with the Read More…

Boys Basketball: Strip and a score lifts Middies to win over Rangers

Midview's Logan Bolin jumps to make a basket against North Ridgeville on Friday night. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TOWNSHIP — For 31 minutes, neither Midview or North Ridgeville had the upper hand in a West Shore Conference showdown Friday night. It took the final minute of play to decide the outcome, with the Middies’ Daimion Mahone stripping the ball from Ridgeville’s Dennis Millgard and driving for the game-winning hoop in a thrilling 53-49 Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon defense shuts down North Ridgeville as Eagles remain unbeaten

North Ridgeville's Jonah Bowden stops Avon wide receiver Paul Duesler on the carry in the second quarter Friday night at North Ridgeville. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Coach Jeff Riesen had no trouble finding the reasons for North Ridgeville’s loss Friday night. “When you’re playing a good team like Avon, you can’t afford to make mistakes and get penalties,” he said. The Rangers did just that and the Eagles were their dominant selves in a 31-7 West Shore Conference Read More…

H.S. football: Midview QB Cody Callaway rushes for 112 yards in win over North Ridgeville

Midview High School senior wide receiver Zac Wilson lunges to catch a pass but is tackled by North Ridgeville High School senior defense back Bailey Gannon. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview’s 30-14 win over North Ridgeville on Friday night was a little bit of what was expected, but a whole lot of the unexpected. You expected Midview’s Cody Callaway to put the ball in the air and he did — 35 times with 18 completions. What you didn’t expect was for Callaway Read More…