April 18, 2014


High school football: Elyria linebacker Connor Kamczyc makes first-team All-Ohio for the second straight season

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It takes a special kind of football player to grab a spot on the All-Ohio first team in back-to-back seasons, but if there’s a high school athlete who knows a thing or two about grabbing hold of things it’s Elyria senior Connor Kamczyc. Kamczyc, a 6-foot, 215-pound linebacker, landed on the Division I All-Ohio first Read More…

High school football: All-Ohio lists for Divisions I and II

COLUMBUS — The 2013 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel: DIVISION I First Team OFFENSE: Ends_Torrodd Carter, Westerville South, 6-2, 180, sr.; Brandon Fritts, Mentor, 6-4, 220, jr.; Colton Whited, Hudson, 6-2, 175, jr. Linemen_Chuck Zaborsky, Austintown Fitch, 6-1, 251, sr.; Jimmy Byrne, Read More…

Ohio State notes: Carlos Hyde hits milestone, becomes Urban Meyer’s first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season

Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, right, scores against Indiana's Mark Murphy, left, and Greg Heban. The running back with 1,521 yards and 15 touchdowns has graduated, leaving a need for the Buckeyes' offense. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s resume is long and there aren’t too many accomplishments he can’t put on it, but coaching a 1,000-yard running back was one of the missing pieces — until Saturday. Senior Carlos Hyde rushed for 117 yards in the Buckeyes’ 42-14 win over Indiana to become the first Ohio Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Loss hurts, but Avon’s future is in good hands

BRUNSWICK — The Avon Eagles could win a state championship with sophomore quarterback Jake Sopko leading their offense the next two years. If they do, senior quarterback Tommy Glenn will deserve a huge assist. Glenn followed the recent pattern of Eagles starting quarterbacks earning the role for the first time during their senior season. He Read More…

Browns expecting Campbell to bounce back from bad game

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell watches from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

BEREA — Jason Campbell’s struggles against the Bengals surprised his coaches and teammates. They’ll be stunned if he doesn’t rebound with a solid performance Sunday versus the Steelers. “Throughout Jason’s career he’s had some tough times, some times he was down and he’s always been able to come back from that,” said defensive end Desmond Read More…

High school football: Avon overcomes five turnovers with fourth-quarter rally, downs Perrysburg to make regional final

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HURON — Win and move on. It’s a postseason philosophy Avon is familiar with and one the Eagles embraced Friday night. Despite throwing five interceptions and having to withstand an improbable playoff performance by Perrysburg sophomore backup quarterback Trevor Hafner, Avon rallied in the fourth quarter for a 24-21 victory over the Yellow Jackets in Read More…

College signings: Emotional day for Lorain County signees

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Family, friends, teammates, administrators and coaches … support showed up en masse during Thursday’s second round of college signings throughout Lorain County. One of the most emotional signings of the day came when Clearview’s Heather Younkin signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Kent State University. The Clippers senior signed her paper and Read More…

VIDEO: Keystone athletes sign letters of intent

Keystone seniors Carleigh Herrington, Eastern Michigan, softball; Nicole Neri. Concord, softball; Emily Cornish, Cedarville, softball; and Tyler Gullett, Toledo, baseball; signed letters of intent Thursday. SHAUN BENNETT/CHRONICLE

Four Keystone seniors signed letters of intent Thursday to play college athletics. Keystone’s Tyler Gullett signs to play Division I baseball at Toledo. Carleigh Herrington signs to play Division I softball at Eastern Michigan. Emily Cornish and Nicole Neri signed to play Division II softball at Cedarville and Concord University, respectively.  

VIDEO: Clearview’s Heather Younkin signs letter of intent

Heather Younkin, center, is seated with her parents, Ann, and Jesse; Clearview volleyball coach Dave Dorinski; and Clearview athletic director Mike Collier. SHAUN BENNETT/CHRONICLE

Clearview’s Heather Younkin signed a letter of intent on Thursday to play volleyball at Division I Kent State University. Follow Shaun Bennett on Facebook and Twitter @ShaunBennettct as he covers college signings today.

VIDEO: Elyria athletes sign letters of intent


Three Elyria High School seniors signed letters of intent to play Division I athletics in college on Thursday morning. Isaiah Walton signed to play basketball at UC Davis. Alexis Middlebrooks signed to play volleyball at Cleveland State. Armando Torres signed to wrestle at Eastern Michigan. On Wednesday, athletes from Avon Lake, Amherst and North Ridgeville signed Read More…