December 1, 2015


High school football: Solon spoils Elyria’s Homecoming

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Elyria High School senior wide receivers Mikah Price (14) and Kyle Ringer (11) celebrate a touch down catch made by Ringer on Friday night, Oct. 16 during a game against Solon High School.

ELYRIA — Solon needed only eight seconds to effectively take Elyria out of the Greater Cleveland Conference game Friday on Homecoming at Ely Stadium. The Comets scored twice within seconds at the start of the third quarter to put a serious dent in the Pioneers’ chance at a third straight playoff berth. Solon won 28-20 Read More…

High school football: Elyria Catholic falls short vs. Holy Name

NORTH ROYALTON — It took less than a minute for Elyria Catholic to find itself in a hole at Serpentini Stadium on Saturday night. On the second play from scrimmage, Holy Name’s Shakif Seymour broke loose for a 70-yard touchdown and the Panthers never could dig their way out, losing 21-14 in Great Lakes Conference Read More…

High school football: Elyria coach Kevin Fell delivers on promise as Pioneers pound Shaker Heights

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Elyria High School sophomore quarterback Dontae Beckett (10) hands the ball off to junior running back Chris Atkinson (26) during a game against Shaker Heights on Friday night, Oct. 2.

ELYRIA — Kevin Fell promised a new-look football team prior to Friday’s game at Ely Stadium. Elyria definitely looked different than the team that came in with two straight losses, delivering a 30-0 win over Shaker Heights for its first Greater Cleveland Conference victory. “I told you this week would be a little different,” said Read More…

High school volleyball: Clearview finishes Firelands in four


SHEFIELD TWP. — Clearview did all it could to keep Firelands hanging around Tuesday night in Patriot Athletic Conference volleyball play. The Clippers appeared to have things well in hand, leading 18-7 at one point in the fourth game after taking two of the first three sets. “I’m used to it by now,” Clearview coach Read More…

High school football: Elyria can’t overcome misfortune in loss to Brunswick


BRUNSWICK — The Blue Devils weren’t the only opponent for Elyria on Friday night. Adversity and misfortune were out to get the Pioneers. A big dose of both shot down the Pioneers in a 26-14 loss to previously winless Brunswick in Greater Cleveland Conference play. Elyria, after a 3-0 non-conference start, has dropped both of Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria Catholic relies on defense to sweep past Bay


ELYRIA — Defense is often the overlooked component in volleyball but there was no doubt it played a key role in Elyria Catholic’s win over Bay on Wednesday night in Great Lakes Conference play. The Panthers put together their best effort of the season in sweeping past the Rockets 25-22, 25-15 and 25-16 at the Read More…

High school football: Bad fortune befalls Elyria in loss to Medina

  ELYRIA — Murphy’s Law made an appearance at Ely Stadium on Friday night. Anything that could go wrong, went wrong for the Elyria Pioneers in a 31-14 loss to Medina in the Greater Cleveland Conference debut for both teams. More than 100 yards in penalties, three turnovers, poor field position — you name it Read More…

High school football: Jake Kuchta and Darin Guice come up with big plays as Elyria Catholic wins big over Valley Forge


PARMA — Elyria Catholic played a little seven come 11 Thursday night and hit the jackpot against Valley Forge at Byers Field. The seven belongs to senior quarterback Jake Kuchta, while the 11 is senior wide receiver Darin Guice. The two hooked up for three sweet touchdown passes as the Panthers rolled 47-14. It was Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria can’t stop unbeaten Solon

Elyria senior Abigail Elek hits the ball past the block attempts of Solon’s Naeemah Story, center, and Julianna Kruse during the Pioneers’ four-set loss to the unbeaten Comets on Tuesday night in Elyria.

ELYRIA — The Elyria Pioneers knew they had a tough test coming to town for a Greater Cleveland Conference volleyball showdown Tuesday night. The unbeaten Solon Comets didn’t disappoint, and the Pioneers never backed down. Despite surrendering just its second game loss of the season, Solon still managed to turn away the feisty Pioneers for Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Elyria shuts out Shaw

Elyria's Chris Atkinson runs past Shaw's Tyeik Boyd for a touchdown in the first quarter. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE

For more on Friday’s games, see Saturday’s Chronicle. ELYRIA — Weathering a storm took on a whole new meaning for Elyria High’s football team Friday night at Ely Stadium. Sure, the steady rainfall played a role, but for the second week in a row the Pioneers had to overcome a plethora of penalties to keep Read More…