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Girls soccer 2014: Sisters Hannah, Madison Sours play nice together, help Brookside turn things around

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Nobody knows you better than your sister. That could be one of the reasons Brookside’s Hannah and Madison Sours have had so much success playing together on the soccer field. Last season, following the Cardinals’ second straight winning season, Madison, a forward, earned second-team All-Greater Cleveland honors, while Hannah, a midfielder, was honorable mention. While Read More…

Girls soccer: Colleen Benton scores two goals to spark Midview win

Midview freshman Colleen Benton, left, and Brookside senior Brooke Ferenec keep their balance as they battle for the ball. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview’s first-year coach Abbey Golden was all smiles after the Middies non-league match with Brookside on Saturday afternoon. That was probably because her team had given her many good reasons to smile. Freshman Colleen Benton scored a pair of first-half goals and goalkeeper Alyssa Adkins recorded her first shutout of the season Read More…

Boys soccer 2014: The goal for Avon Lake’s Kane Adams is being aggressive in goal

Avon Lake senior Kane Adams makes a play during a recent practice. Adams has developed into one of the area's top goalkeepers. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

If Kane Adams’ family had taken him to visit Disney World instead of Michigan when he was 10 years old, the Avon Lake Shoremen might not be entering this season as defending district champions and Adams might not be one of the top goalkeepers in Northeastern Ohio. It was on that trip to Michigan that Read More…

High School Football: Elyria Catholic at St. Thomas Aquinas

LOUISVILLE — Elyria Catholic learned the hard way Friday night that it takes a total team effort to win. Junior quarterback Jake Kuchta’s 394-yard, four-touchdown effort wasn’t enough as the defense allowed 504 yards in a 56-49 non-league loss at St. Thomas Aquinas. The Knights showed how they went deep into the Division VI playoffs Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon routs Berea-Midpark in home opener

Avon's Christian Giraldo moves the ball against tough defense from Berea-Midpark's Tom Harrington. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

AVON — Avon celebrated its home opener Monday night by giving Berea-Midpark a beating the likes of which it never experienced before. Senior Will Sharer led the way with a pair of goals as the Eagles defeated the Titans 5-1 in a non-league match. “It’s the first home game, so we were really pumped for Read More…

ArenaBowl XXVII: Gladiators get Rattled early as Arizona rolls to third straight title

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CLEVELAND — The wait will continue for long-suffering Cleveland football fans. The Cleveland Gladiators saw their dream season end in stunning fashion Saturday when they lost ArenaBowl XXVII to the Arizona Rattlers 72-32 in front of a boisterous crowd of 18,410 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Gladiators were outscored 30-7 in the second quarter and Read More…

ArenaBowl XXVII: Gladiators, city of Cleveland hungry for a championship

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Gladiators are four quarters away from doing what no professional football team has done in five decades — bring a championship to the city of Cleveland. As the Gladiators get ready to host the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXVII tonight at 8 o’clock, quarterback Shane Austin said he knows what a Read More…

High school football: New Oberlin coach Michael Law likes what he sees in Phoenix

Oberlin's Elijah Bugg runs against Brookside in a game last season. Phoenix first-year head coach Micahel Law likes what he sees in this year's team. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

OBERLIN — Michael Law wasn’t totally sure what to expect when he made the move down the road from Oberlin College to become the new head football coach of a Phoenix team coming off a 2-8 season. So far he has been pleased with what he’s seen. “I wasn’t sure what was in the cupboard, Read More…

High school football: Clearview looking to bounce back from lackluster season

Clearview's Lance Billings runs for a touchdown against Keystone last year. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Sometimes the toughest lessons yield the best results. Clearview finished the 2013 season in rough fashion, losing three of its last four games to finish with a 4-6 record — the first time in coach Mike Collier’s tenure that the Clippers finished below .500. This year’s team has learned from last year’s mistakes Read More…

High school football: Columbia hopes to ride recent streak of success

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COLUMBIA STATION — Good football programs have winning seasons. Great football programs have winning traditions. After three playoff appearances in the last four seasons, Columbia is on its way to becoming a great program. Although the Raiders graduated much of last season’s prolific offense, senior two-way tackle Brandon Heidecker doesn’t think the team will miss Read More…