May 25, 2016

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NFL Draft: Browns pick Coleman ‘ready to rock’

BEREA — Corey Coleman said his eyes widened as he looked down at his phone and saw an Ohio number on the screen. The Cleveland Browns were calling to make the Baylor wide receiver the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. “They asked me if I’m ready to roll,” Coleman said. Read More…

Ohio State: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Lorain’s Rashod Berry make good impression on defensive line during spring game

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State football team was hit hard by graduation and defection to the NFL, and coach Urban Meyer said Saturday’s spring game was going to be an opportunity for many players to audition for starting roles and increased playing time. One of the areas of need is defensive line, and a pair Read More…

Elyria’s Connolly loses NHRA ride when owner retires

For the second time in his NHRA career, Dave Connolly has found himself without a car to drive. The Elyria High graduate learned Monday morning that team owner Bob Vandergriff decided to retire and close the doors to Bob Vandergriff Racing, which employed Connolly as a Top Fuel driver. “Well this day could have started Read More…

Fans don’t mind waiting to see Ohio State star Ezekiel Elliott

ELYRIA — Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t bat an eyelash when exploding between a pair of 300-pound tackles during a Division I football game. He doesn’t break a sweat when facing off against the rival Michigan Wolverines in front of 110,000 at the Big House in Ann Arbor. He even remained cool under Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt named Division I wrestler of year and Lorain County’s top senior at all-star meet

ELYRIA — The two seniors stepped onto the mat for the 195-pound championship match at the 36th annual Lorain County Wrestling All-Star Meet on Thursday night with different views on what was about to happen. Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt was five days removed from capturing his second Division I state championship and two days away from Read More…

State Wrestling: Elyria’s Brendon Fenton, Ben Darmstadt win titles; Pioneers finish runner-up as team

COLUMBUS — Two out of three really isn’t that bad. The Elyria Pioneers walked out of the Division I state wrestling tournament battered and beaten, but with their third straight runner-up trophy, a pair of individual champions and a school-record number of points scored. Sophomore Brendon Fenton captured the 113-pound title and senior Ben Darmstadt Read More…

High school wrestling: Four from area make state finals

COLUMBUS — It wasn’t the Day 2 start Elyria was hoping for at the Division I state tournament, but the Pioneers rallied to put three wrestlers in the finals and are expected to finish with their highest point total at the event. Elyria sophomore Brendon Fenton advanced to the 113-pound championship match, senior Ben Darmstadt Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria wins six of seven opening matches, trails only St. Edward after Day 1 of state tourney

COLUMBUS — Elyria knew it was going to need a solid performance at this weekend’s Division I state tournament if it had any hopes of winning its first wrestling state championship since 1973. The Pioneers brought seven wrestlers to state while favorite St. Edward brought 11, meaning Elyria’s bunch was going to need to outscore Read More…

State Wrestling: Amherst’s Todd Hastings, Matt Lee looking forward to final meet together in Columbus

While Amherst senior 220-pounder Todd Hastings was expected to battle for a spot in tonight’s Division I state tournament, sophomore heavyweight Matt Lee was not. But those who know the pair aren’t surprised they are both headed to Columbus this weekend. They are best friends and do just about everything together. “We go hunting, fishing, Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Elyria sending seven to state tournament, but championship hopes might have taken a hit

PERRYSBURG — There was plenty of joy for the Midview wrestling program as a two-decade long drought came to an end Saturday night at the Division I district tournament. There was also a bit of disappointment for Elyria’s program as the hopes for a state championship also might have come to an end. Alec Forrer Read More…