December 20, 2014

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Girls Basketball: Panthers battle, but Avon beats EC for 2nd time this year

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic coach Eric Rothgery thought getting Avon’s Sierra Davidson in foul trouble was a pretty good idea, but it only fouled things up for the Panthers. “I thought it was good that we got their big girl in foul trouble,” Rothgery said of Davidson, Avon’s 6-foot-1 freshman post. “But all that did Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview asserts itself early, rolls over North Ridgeville

EATON TWP. — Midview got the opening tip Friday night against North Ridgeville. And pretty much everything else, too, in rolling to a 52-33 win over the Rangers in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. The Middies (2-0, 1-0 WSC) won the opening tip and ran off 13 points before North Ridgeville’s Jacob Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview makes statement, routs North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Middies could’ve sulked after last week’s close loss to Avon that deprived them of a West Shore Conference championship. They could’ve gone through the motions Friday night on the road against their rival, especially with their playoff chances all but gone. They could’ve lost second place to North Ridgeville. They didn’t. Read More…

H.S. Football: North Ridgeville tops Vermilion, sets up Week 10 showdown

VERMILION — North Ridgeville prepared for next week’s showdown with archrival Midview in the regular-season finale by downing the Vermilion Sailors 34-12 Friday night. The win tied the Rangers with Midview at 4-1 and in second place in the West Shore Conference. The Middies lost Friday night to Avon, which clinched the league championship. It Read More…

North Ridgeville finally finds comfort zone at Bay, runs away from Rockets in second half

BAY VILLAGE — Due to terrible field conditions at North Ridgeville’s Ranger Stadium, Friday’s game was moved to Bay Village’s all-weather field. The move seemed to bother North Ridgeville and inspire the Rockets, at least for the first half. “We took Bay for granted,” running back Paul Sonego said. “We looked at Bay and said Read More…

H.S. Football: North Ridgeville takes advantage of Rocky River mistakes

ROCKY RIVER — North Ridgeville won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. That just started all the bad things to come for the Pirates. North Ridgeville 42, Rocky River 0. Rocky River’s kick returner fumbled the ball at the 24-yard line and North Ridgeville’s Matt Dawson recovered. That was the first of Read More…

H.S. Football: North Ridgeville beats EC 7-0 in overtime

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – With the weather and field conditions the way they were Friday night, it was natural to assume a miscue by one team would cost it the game. But that fateful mistake never came in 48 minutes. So Elyria Catholic and North Ridgeville needed overtime to decide things. In the extra session, a Read More…

H.S. Football: North Ridgeville bounces back with big road win

WILLARD – North Ridgeville came back from its loss at Avon last week to get its act together and get the winning feeling back. The Rangers needed a long ride to get that feeling. And the ride was a half-hour longer than normal due to some bad directions given to the bus drivers. “We had Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon’s defense dominates North Ridgeville

Avon's Antonio Orr runs past North Ridgeville's Jacob Ruoff.

AVON – Avon didn’t let a little thing like an early interception return for a touchdown keep it from clearing a big hurdle on its quest to win the West Shore Conference and make the playoffs. The Eagles came back from that mistake to manhandled North Ridgeville 35-7 Friday night. Avon wouldn’t let the Rangers Read More…

H.S. Football: North Ridgeville beats Garfield, remains undefeated

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A quick start and a strong finish carried the Rangers to their third straight win to open the season. North Ridgeville used two first-half touchdowns to get ahead, then hung on with a strong defensive effort on a very soggy Rangers Stadium to defeat Garfield Heights 13-6 Friday night. The Rangers held Read More…