February 6, 2016

Elyria
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High school wrestling notes: How would Elyria fare against an area All-Star team?

Every year around this time, I put together an All-Star team made up of high school wrestlers from our area in an effort to see how formidable a dual meet lineup we could put together. I didn’t think this would be much fun this season as Elyria has state-ranked wrestlers at nearly every weight class Read More…

North Ridgeville’s McCall enjoying elite experience at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

NR's DeMario McCall evades EC's Zac Sudnick. photo by Ray Riedel

This week couldn’t be going much better for North Ridgeville High senior Demario McCall. The superstar running back is getting the chance to replace the memory of an injury-plagued senior season, build chemistry with a few of his future Ohio State teammates and play football in front of millions in sunny San Antonio during the Read More…

High school wrestling: Midview takes title, Columbia is runner-up at Vermilion tournament

The Vermilion Holiday Duals served as the perfect event for several area wrestlers to sharpen their skills and it provided some much-needed hardware for a pair of area programs. Midview went 9-0 to capture the team title and Columbia went 8-1 to finish as runner-up. “I don’t remember the last time Columbia left a gym Read More…

High school wrestling: Olmsted Falls winning and grinning

Most coaches hope a few of their wrestlers have gotten into a groove by this point of the season. Many are lucky to have several wrestlers with winning records, maybe even an undefeated wrestler or two in their lineup. Bryce Burkhard has 14 wrestlers — in 13 weight classes — with records of .700 or Read More…

High school wrestling: Freshmen start strong

Every wrestler hopes for a strong start to the season, and every freshman hopes for a strong start to their high school career. Two area athletes got both during the opening weekend. Elyria Catholic freshman Steve Ferguson won five matches to capture the 106-pound championship at the Nationwide Kickoff Classic at Lorain High, and Avon Read More…

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott says coaches didn’t put team in ‘right situations’ to beat Michigan State, adds there’s ‘no chance’ he’ll be back for senior season

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer probably felt he was sufficiently hard on himself after the No. 2 Buckeyes lost 17-14 to No. 9 Michigan State in front of a record Ohio Stadium crowd Saturday night. “I call a lot of plays anyways, so the finger will be pointed right here,” Meyer said. “I Read More…

High school football: Bolin, Thrasher named all-district players of the year

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Midview senior wide receiver Logan Bolin didn’t beat around the bush Wednesday night when asked what it meant to be named the Northeast Lakes all-district offensive player of the year in Division II. “It’s pretty cool … but I’d rather have had more W’s,” he said. Does that mean that Bolin would trade in his Read More…

High school football playoffs: Glenville stops Midview

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
The Middies were greeted by their fans when exiting the stadium at Avon Lake High School on Friday, Nov. 13. Senior wide receiver Jared Meredith (11) is hugged by his friends, seniors James Hughes (LEFT) and Brett Kabronica (RIGHT).

AVON LAKE — Midview’s starting quarterback was on the sideline, its superstar receiver was in the backfield and its odds to reach a second straight regional final seemed to dwindle with every moment. Glenville used an inspired rushing attack to cut through the biting wind and the Middies defense, and the Tarblooders were able to Read More…

High school football playoffs: Columbia bounced again in first round

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders sported the area’s most explosive offense and had a shutdown defense during an unblemished regular season. So it was in stunned silence that the Raiders faithful watched their team struggle mightily on both sides of the ball during a 31-0 defeat to Smithville in the Division VI regional quarterfinals Read More…

High school football playoffs: Logan Bolin helps Midview move on to the next round of the playoffs

EATON TWP. — Midview’s Logan Bolin knows he may be called upon in multiple ways to help his team win a football game. Such was the case Friday night in a Division II regional quarterfinal against Olmsted Falls, when Bolin scored three touchdowns — one on a run as the Middies’ quarterback, one on a Read More…