September 17, 2014

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H.S. Football: Jeff Riesen gets 200th win as North Ridgeville beats Rocky River 76-48

Jeff Riesen

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The power failed several times Friday night in the lights on the west side of Rangers Stadium. There was certainly no lack of electricity on the field. North Ridgeville coach Jeff Riesen got his 200th career win as the Rangers defeated Rocky River 76-48. “In all the years I coached as an Read More…

High school football: Seniors-only meeting sparks Avon Lake past North Ridgeville

Avon Lake's Collin Lucas digs for long yardage as North Ridgeville's Jacob Ruoff and Shawn Stumpf try to stop him. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It may have taken 21½ hours to complete the game, but Avon Lake coach Larry Laird isn’t complaining. His Shoremen rallied Saturday to pull out a 14-7 win over North Ridgeville in a game postponed by bad weather Friday night. Avon Lake improved to 3-1 while North Ridgeville fell to 2-2. The Read More…

H.S. Football: North Olmsted rallies past North Ridgeville in battle of unbeatens

DeMario McCall sprints through for a touchdown early in the second quarter at North Ridgeville High School. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Rangers were a quarter from improving to 3-0. But North Olmsted had its own perfect record to protect, and North Ridgeville saved its worst mistakes for the most inopportune times. The Eagles (3-0) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns Friday to hand North Ridgeville its first loss, 35-28. North Ridgeville (2-1) was its Read More…

H.S. Football: North Ridgeville topples Westlake, off to great start after difficult 2012

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If Friday night is any indication of how North Ridgeville plans on rebounding from a 1-9 season, it should be a great year for the Rangers. They came out running against Westlake, took a huge lead and held on for a commanding 34-21 victory. The Rangers had one of the worst seasons Read More…

Little League: West turns tables, ousts North

ELYRIA — The Elyria West All-Stars stayed alive in the 9- and 10-year-old district tournament Friday with an 8-5 win over the Elyria North All-Stars at North’s home field. West jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and held on in the bottom of the sixth. North put together a last-inning rally similar Read More…

H.S. Softball: Midview holds off Columbia

EATON TWP. — Columbia had the bases loaded and the momentum in the top of the seventh Saturday against Midview. But was Middies coach Mike Ives worried? Nope, he figured he had something, too: Lexie Hamker in the circle. Hamker justified her coach’s faith in her when she got Blaze Pratt to ground out to Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview makes fourth quarter its own, downs North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For three quarters Friday, North Ridgeville gave Midview all it could handle. That ended in the fourth quarter. Final score: Midview 62, North Ridgeville 51. The Middies, who let a 40-28 lead slip away in the third quarter, turned up the offense in the fourth and took advantage of the Rangers’ foul Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview overcomes rival Rangers, stays perfect

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The records were irrelevant. It’s that kind of rivalry. Coaches Bill Albright and Jeff Riesen know each other well and have great respect for each other. They also know the Midview-North Ridgeville rivalry, which is why Albright had a simple message for his unbeaten Middies. “I told our kids at the walkthrough Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst ups the tempo, wins big

EATON TWP. — It was No. 10 vs. No. 11 for the right to play No. 1 in the second game of the Midview Division I sectional Monday night and Amherst made sure its number was called. The Comets, the 10th seed, downed North Ridgeville 59-38 for the right to play top-seeded Westlake for a Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic wins physical battle with North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic coach Phil Kuchta knew his team was in for a battle. Forget that North Ridgeville only had one win all season coming in, Kuchta expected the Rangers to put up a fight. He wasn’t wrong. EC won 56-51, but it wasn’t easy. “We were expecting Ridgeville to play just like Read More…