September 2, 2015

Elyria
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Ridgeville, without star running back, beats North Royalton

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No Demario McCall, no problem for North Ridgeville. The Rangers star running back was on the sideline in a walking boot after suffering an injury to his left ankle in the final scrimmage of the preseason. But the rest of the Rangers silenced those who doubted they could win without McCall, coming Read More…

High school girls soccer 2015: Avon Lake goalie Elise Duvall prefers shutouts to shoutouts … and she has a lot of shutouts

Avon Lake's Elise Duvall is ready for another soccer season. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Avon Lake’s Elise Duvall doesn’t really like to talk about being a record breaker, she’d rather focus on being a good teammate. Duvall, a senior, was a mainstay at goalkeeper last year when the Shoregals recorded nine consecutive shutouts, the seventh-longest streak in Ohio High School Athletic Association history. But ask her about that and Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon happy with scoreless tie vs. Strongsville

AVON — There was a festive atmosphere Friday night at Avon’s Joe Firment Stadium as the Eagles kicked off the season against visiting Strongsville. A larger-than-usual crowd was on hand as the teams started the season a day early as part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s “Friday Night Futbol” program. The Eagles Nest Read More…

High school football 2015: Oberlin coach thinks foundation set for future success

Oberlin Phoenix

OBERLIN — When coach Michael Law took over the Oberlin football program prior to last season, he knew it would be a long-term rebuilding project to get the Phoenix back to the top of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division. Although the team finished 2-8 in his debut year, it ended the season on a Read More…

High school football 2015: Clearview will rely on veteran defense

Clearview Clippers

SHEFFIELD TWP. — When Clearview kicks off the season Aug. 28 at Vermilion, coach Mike Collier will have a number of players in the starting lineup getting their first experience  playing under the Friday night lights. Although the Clippers only have 14 returning letterwinners, they are hoping to ride the strength of a veteran defense Read More…

LCCC knows Jack: Golf legend Jack Nicklaus returns to scholarship outing he helped jump-start 25 years ago

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ELYRIA — In 1990, the friendship between golf legend Jack Nicklaus and Elyria lawyer and former Lorain County judge Joseph Cirigliano led to Nicklaus making an appearance at the first Lorain County Community College Foundation golf outing. A quarter century and more than $1 million raised for the Jack Nicklaus Scholarship Endowment fund later, the Read More…

High school football 2015: Columbia wants to be ‘perfect,’ find ways to continue regular-season success in playoffs

Columbia Raiders

COLUMBIA STATION — Losing first-round playoff games in successive seasons has taught the Columbia Raiders a lesson they hope will pay dividends this year — being good isn’t good enough. The Raiders have won at least a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title every year since 2010. With 14 starters returning from Read More…

High school golf: Demons keep rolling at Elyria Pioneer Invitational

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ELYRIA — Westlake was in a perfect position for a letdown Wednesday at the Elyria Pioneer Invitational but the Demons are determined to let that happen. Westlake senior Patrick Steffen and junior Jules Blakely led the field with 1-over 71s as the Demons finished with team score of 292 to win the 16-team event at Read More…

Boys golf: Alex Csizmadia and Zach Schuster lead way as Elyria shakes off slow start to season, wins Keystone Invite

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GRAFTON — After starting the year with a couple of underwhelming performances, Elyria was looking for a confidence boost. It found one Tuesday at Indian Hollow Lake Golf Course. Alex Csizmadia led the Pioneers with a 6-over 77 and teammate Zach Schuster shot a 79 as the Pioneers won the Keystone Invitational with a team Read More…

Boys golf: Team mentality helps Westlake get another win

OBERLIN — Westlake’s toughest competition Monday at the Amherst Comet Invitational was itself. Jules Blakely recovered from a triple bogey on his second hole of the day to shoot a 1-under 71 and take medalist honors, while Nick Wilson rebounded from five bogeys with an equal number of birdies to shoot an even-par 72 as Read More…