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High school football: Elyria rolls over Shaker Heights

Elyria’s Kyle Ringer, right, breaks a tackle from a Shaker Heights defender during the Pioneers’ win Saturday afternoon. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

SHAKER HEIGHTS — Playing on a Saturday after a day off from school could have been a recipe for disaster in coach Kevin Fell’s mind as Elyria traveled to Shaker Heights for a Northeast Ohio River Division game. Fortunately for Elyria, the Red Raiders aren’t a very good football team this year and the Pioneers Read More…

High School Football: Bay at North Ridgeville

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE North Ridgeville High School junior running back DeMario McCall (2) evades being tackled Bay Village High School sophomore defense back Jimmy Hoke (22) and junior linebacker Nick Best (20) on Friday night, Oct. 17.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No doubt about Friday’s West Shore Conference game. The “Best” team certainly came out on top. Make that Nick Best. Bay’s 6-foot, 200-pound junior tailback rushed for 165 yards on 38 grinding carries and scored three times as the Rockets handed North Ridgeville its third straight loss, 34-19. The Rangers fell to Read More…

High School Football: North Royalton at Elyria

Hunter Parsh is back to throw against North Royalton. photo by Ray Riedel

ELYRIA — Coach Kevin Fell talked all week about the importance of the next four games on Elyria’s schedule. He looked at the “Fantastic 50” compiled by high school guru Drew Pasteur, who said a 7-3 record would get the Pioneers into the playoffs, with 6-4 also a possibility. “But we don’t want to be Read More…

Volleyball: Lapses hurt Elyria vs. No. 7 N. Royalton

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ELYRIA — When you play the state’s 7th-ranked team, you pretty much have to play your best to have a chance. There were times Elyria went toe-to-toe with North Royalton at the Pioneer gym Tuesday, but there were other times when the Bears proved their superiority in winning 25-20, 25-18, 25-9. North Royalton improved to Read More…

High School Football: Brunswick at Elyria

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ELYRIA — Being in the right spot at the right time will never mean the same for Mikah Price following Friday night’s heart-pounding win by Elyria over Brunswick. Just when all hope seemed lost for the Pioneers, Price caught a tipped ball and raced untouched the final 35 yards as Elyria shocked the Blue Devils Read More…

High school volleyball: Olmsted Falls plants a seed with win over Avon at Elyria Power Quad

Olmsted Falls' Lexi Lombardo hits the ball over the net as Avon's Olivia Schneider, right, and Hallie Schroeder defend. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It’s always special when student takes on coach and Saturday’s Elyria Power Quad was no exception. Arguably the best match of the day came in Elyria’s auxiliary gym where Dawn Moses, Olmsted Falls’ longtime successful coach took on her former player, Julie Radigan, who coaches the Eagles. “That makes it fun,” Moses said Read More…

H.S. Football: Elyria rallies, but falls at finish in 17-14 loss to Mayfield

MAYFIELD — A frantic rally fell inches short for Elyria at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. Mayfield came away with a 17-14 win to hand the Pioneers (2-3) a loss to open the Northeast Ohio River Division portion of the schedule. The Wildcats are 4-1. “I think we played as hard as we could play,” Read More…

High School Football: Elyria at Midview

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLEElyria High School sophomore runningback Chris Atkinson (26) celebrates after running in a touchdown for the Pioneers against Midview High School on Friday night, Sept. 12.

  EATON TWP. — Don’t pinch D.J. Shaw anytime soon. The first-year Midview coach punched all the right buttons and used his talented group of offensive weapons to near-perfection Friday night in rolling past Elyria 42-25 in non-conference play. “We had pretty high expectations coming into the season,” he said, referring to Midview’s 3-0 start. Read More…

High school football: Elyria Catholic finishes off Cleveland Central Catholic in completion of suspended game

ELYRIA — You never know what might happen from one day to the next when it comes to high school football. Elyria Catholic found itself in a tough spot Saturday morning as it tried to finish off Cleveland Central Catholic in a game suspended Friday night by lightning. But with an efficient offensive effort and Read More…

High School Football: Lorain trips up Elyria in renewed rivalry game

For the first time since 1994, fans packed the stands as Lorain

ELYRIA — Dave McFarland had to stop and catch his breath. The first-year Lorain coach was asked how proud he was of his team following Friday’s lightning-shortened 22-13 win over Elyria High at Ely Stadium. “Whew,” he said. “My heart. I’m proud of the kids. We took a shot (early). Ever since I met these Read More…