May 27, 2015

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O’Connor brothers helping Black River football thrive

Black River senior quarterback Anthony O’Connor knows he’s picked the perfect play. The ball is hiked, the pass sails down the field and the receiver runs into the end zone for a touchdown. O’Connor’s younger brother, Jacob, the Pirates’ sophomore running back, grabs his gloating brother in a headlock and takes him to the ground. Read More…

High school tennis notes: Avon Lake’s Chiricosta on top of her game heading into sectional tournament

Avon Lake’s Nikki Chiricosta has already won a Division I state title in doubles and has a year of experience in the state singles tournament under her belt. So it’s no surprise the junior was awarded the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye at this week’s sectional tournament at Oberlin College. The hurdles, however, Read More…

‘Beanie’ Wells has big game in return and Pryor has another big day as Ohio State rolls over Minnesota in Big Ten opener

COLUMBUS — With Chris “Beanie” Wells missing Ohio State’s last three games, there were questions. When Wells fumbled the ball during the Buckeyes’ second drive of the game Saturday, there were more questions. When Wells launched his 6-foot-1, 237-pound frame over a Minnesota defender during a 21-yard gain, there were only wide eyes and open Read More…

OHSAA computer ratings: A midway look at the high school football season

The 2008 high school football season has reached its midway point and several area teams have turned in some strong performances, some thrilling player accomplishments and some games that had fans at the edges of their seats. Among the highlights are three area teams that remain unbeaten through five games, a senior from Admiral King Read More…

No Pryor restraint: Ohio State freshman quarterback gets his big chance, throws four touchdown passes in win over Troy

COLUMBUS — It appears the Buckeyes have closed the book on Todd Boeckman and rolled out the red carpet for Terrelle Pryor. After a week of practices in which Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said the two quarterbacks would evenly split time in Saturday’s game against Troy, it was Pryor who was awarded his first Read More…

Ohio State notes and extras: Buckeyes know Gophers should be genuine Big Ten test

COLUMBUS — Although Ohio State isn’t sporting the 4-0 record it had hoped heading into the Big Ten season, the Buckeyes know they still have a conference championship to defend and a BCS bowl bid to win. “The Big Ten competition is the main concern now,” sophomore defensive end Cameron Heyward said. “We have to Read More…

High school football Week 4: Amherst rolling behind big-play offense that can strike on the ground or through the air

The Amherst football players were pumping their fists as they began to run back to their sideline, excited that they had just tied the game and were going to force overtime against Southwestern Conference powerhouse Olmsted Falls. But as Comets coach Kevin Fell and his players looked under the goalposts, they didn’t see the referees Read More…

Cowboys pass an easy test: Browns’ young, banged-up secondary can’t contain Dallas’ offensive arsenal

CLEVELAND — One of several concerns the Browns had entering the season was how their secondary would fare against the Dallas Cowboys — one of the league’s top passing teams — in Sunday’s season opener. Quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver Terrell Owens and tight end Jason Witten have combined for 12 Pro Bowl appearances during Read More…

Elyria Catholic faces huge test: Cardinal Mooney has won six state football titles and been to four straight finals

Elyria Catholic’s one and only meeting with Cardinal Mooney came 21 years ago, and in the Division III state playoffs no less. “You mean the nightmare?” said Jim Klingshirn, a senior running back for the 1987 Panthers. “I remember we made a lot of mental mistakes in that game, and we couldn’t afford to do Read More…

High school girls tennis: Avon Lake’s Chiricosta looking for big ’08 season

While many believe the area girls tennis scene may have evened itself in regards to talent this season, the Avon Lake Shoregals still boast one of the most dominating players in the state. Junior Nikki Chiricosta won the Division I state doubles championship with her sister Christine during her freshman season, then returned to Columbus Read More…