October 31, 2014

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Volleyball: EC doesn’t need new game plan, beats Avon

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ELYRIA — A new game plan for Elyria Catholic was instituted for its match Tuesday. “We were working on power tipping,” junior outside hitter Rachel Duffield said. “We tried to tip it to open spots. I think it really worked well.” EC coach Jen Lee was less enthusiastic. The power tipping wasn’t much of a Read More…

High school volleyball: Experienced Firelands holds off young North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A young team trying to establish itself hosted an experienced one trying to polish itself for a run at a conference title. Both teams were satisfied, with reservations. Firelands was pleased that it won Saturday, but had hoped its season-long curse — unforced errors — wouldn’t have made the Falcons struggle in Read More…

High school football: Elyria Catholic can’t find end zone, falls to Rocky River

ROCKY RIVER — Perhaps Elyria Catholic’s rousing comeback against Bay last weekend was a fluke. Or maybe the Panthers’ sluggish offense in a 19-0 loss to Rocky River was the fluke. “Whatever magic we had against Bay, we didn’t have it tonight,” EC coach Mike Polevacik said. The Panthers could’ve used some of the sleight Read More…

Volleyball: Amhert overcomes loss of Erica Turner to beat Brecksville

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AMHERST — Losing a quality player like Erica Turner is certainly not something her teammates and coaches wanted to see. Yet when the team uses the loss to motivate themselves and come from behind and win, some of the sting is taken out of the injury. Turner suffered what appeared to be a seriously sprained Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria Catholic ends tough week with solid win over Clearview

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ELYRIA — It had been a rough week for one of the most highly regarded Division III teams in Ohio. Elyria Catholic lost its first match of the season Wednesday, falling to Keystone. The Panthers almost lost to Rocky River the night before, and they struggled against Bay on Thursday evening. The week ended well, Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon Lake pours it on in 2nd half

NORTH OLMSTED — Jimmy Hessel caught six passes from David Winkel in the first half of Avon Lake’s game Friday night against North Olmsted. His biggest reception of the night was his only catch of the second half, and it wasn’t of a pass from Winkel. Hessel intercepted North Olmsted’s Brad Novak with 6:12 to Read More…

High school volleyball notes: Keystone looks set for second-half run

Nineteen days of the high school volleyball season went by before we saw a major upset involving Lorain County teams. There were a few mild ones. Midview, a team hammered by graduation, pulled off a win over deep and experienced Lorain. Vermilion upended defending West Shore Conference champion Bay, although Bay is another club that Read More…

Volleyball: Kit O’Shaughnessy puts on a show in new EC attack

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ELYRIA — Kit O’Shaughnessy finished Tuesday night’s match with 16 kills, a block kill, 10 assists and nine points. That was almost half the points Elyria Catholic racked up in its three-game victory over West Shore Conference rival North Ridgeville. “If that’s not proof that the 6-2 (offense) works for us, I don’t know what Read More…

High school volleyball: Midview can’t avoid mistakes, still gets wins over Lorain, Columbia

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LORAIN — The team that makes the fewest unforced errors will win — usually. There just didn’t happen to be much usual about Saturday’s triangular at Lorain between the host school and guests Midview and Columbia. Midview committed 25 unforced errors to only 14 for Lorain, yet the Middies found enough ways to compensate for Read More…

Volleyball: Panthers use same scheme that failed them last year

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ELYRIA — This time, the 6-2 offense worked just fine. “We lost this one last year,” Elyria Catholic coach Jen Lee said. “Remember we tried running a 6-2 and it didn’t work. It worked great tonight.” Elyria Catholic had little trouble beating Midview, 25-14, 25-17, 25-12, in a West Shore Conference match Tuesday. The Panthers Read More…