February 9, 2016

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Most wonderful time of the year: High school basketball starts today with Lorain County Holiday Tournament

Forget about Halloween or Thanksgiving. For many people, today is their favorite day of the fall as the 2015-16 high school basketball season gets underway. The girls season tips off tonight with a number of a big games, with the highlight being the Lorain County Holiday Tournament. This year’s event will be played at Elyria Read More…

All-Lorain County Soccer: Firelands’ Patrick Brightbill and Brookside’s Mitchell O’Connor share honor, spur area success

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ELYRIA — Brookside’s Mitchell O’Connor and Firelands’ Patrick Brightbill have played a big role in the recent resurgence of Division II soccer in Lorain County. So it was fitting they stood side-by-side Tuesday as Division II Co-Players of the Year when the Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association handed out their annual awards at the Elyria Read More…

High school soccer: Injuries can’t stop Columbia’s Nate Hite and Amherst’s Ally Perkins from making first-team All-Ohio

Amherst’s Ally Perkins and Columbia’s Nate Hite had outstanding senior seasons despite missing a chunk of the year due to injuries. The midfielders now have something else in common: They’re first-team All-Ohio honorees as selected by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. Hite started the season in a big way, scoring his first goal 38 Read More…

Boys soccer: Brookside’s Mitchell O’Connor gets hat trick as Red team rolls over Blue team in Lorain County all-star game

AMHERST — Brookside’s Mitchell O’Connor made his final high school game one to remember. O’Connor had a hat trick for the victorious Red Team on Saturday in a 9-2 win over the Blue team during the annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association Senior All-Star game. The Blue team took an early 1-0 lead on a Read More…

College signings: Keystone’s Summer Constable and Destiny Weber headed to Big Ten to play softball

Keystone softball players Summer Constable, left, and Destiny Weber signed letters of intent to play in college on Thursday, Nov. 12. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Some schools go years without having a student-athlete sign to play in the Big Ten. Keystone had two sign within a matter of seconds Thursday. Wildcats softball players Destiny Weber and Summer Constable signed their national letters of intent to play at Penn State and Purdue, respectively, in a ceremony in the Keystone Read More…

National Signing Day: Area athletes excited about next step

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From left, Ashley Makruski, Nick DeJesus and Ashlee Dahman sign college letters of intent at a ceremony Wednesday at Amherst Steele High School.

Amherst’s volleyball program has produced a bevy of Division I college talent over the years. On Wednesday, the Comets added another player to that list when outside hitter Ashley Makruski signed a national letter of intent to continue her career at Kent State University. Makruski was one of three Amherst athletes to sign their letters Read More…

Boys soccer: Columbia loses in regional finals

PORT CLINTON — Columbia’s dream of being the first boys soccer team from Lorain County to advance to the state tournament ended Saturday on the turf at True-Lay Stadium. It was there that Archbold scored three second-half goals to beat the Raiders 3-1 in the Division III regional championship game. Columbia (17-3-1) scored first in Read More…

High school soccer: Columbia goalie Fess saves the day

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When Columbia’s Trevor Fess began his high school soccer career he wanted to play goalkeeper because, in his opinion, it was the most fun and exciting position on the field. What Fess didn’t know at the time was that by his senior year he would become one of the area’s best goalkeepers. Fess didn’t allow Read More…

High school football: Disappointing end to season for Lorain in loss to Cleveland Heights

Lorain's Carlos Chavos works his way into the endzone for a touchdown against Cleveland Heights on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Lorain lost to Cleveland Heights, 22-16. Brian J. Smith/Chronicle

LORAIN — A Lake Erie League championship and a probable spot in the Division I, Region 1 playoffs were within reach Friday for Lorain when it took the field against Cleveland Heights. At the end of the night, the Titans were left with just the haunting thoughts of what could have been. Junior running back Read More…

Boys soccer: Westlake falls to Strongsville in district semifinals

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WESTLAKE — A bad beginning to a Division I district semifinal Wednesday night led to a premature end to Westlake’s season. After falling behind by three goals in the first 19 minutes of the match, the top-seeded Demons saw their comeback fall short in a 3-2 loss to fourth-seeded Strongsville at Read Field. The Mustangs’ Read More…