August 28, 2015


VIDEO: Alcorn, Bennett, Bishop talk high school football

Tim Alcorn of WEOL 930 AM talks with the Chronicle’s Shaun Bennett and Bruce Bishop at Cork’s and Stubby’s in Amherst about the upcoming high school football season.

High School Football 2015: Speed, smarts make North Ridgeville’s McCall a man apart

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall (with ball) is striving to reach new heights this season, but knows he’ll need the help and support of his teammates. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Demario McCall breaks off the line and the opposing defensive back begins to backpedal. The quarterback drops back, passes and — with the football just a few feet from the QB’s hand and with the cornerback locked on McCall’s hip — the superstar North Ridgeville senior yells out, “Touchdown.” The advanced warning doesn’t matter. The Read More…

High school volleyball: Freshman setter Megan Spencer gets call, leads Elyria Catholic past Brookside in season opener


SHEFFIELD — Welcome to the big time, kid. Elyria Catholic freshman setter Megan Spencer, forced into action when junior starter Lauren Evans was injured last week, ran the show like a pro Wednesday night as the Panthers downed Brookside 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 in their season opener. Spencer had 31 assists in helping first-year coach Mary Read More…

High school volleyball: Katie Edgington and Lexi Lombardo ready to lead Olmsted Falls as it faces new challenges

Olmsted Falls seniors Katie Edgington and Lexi Lombardo were key components in a special season last year as coach Dawn Moses led the Bulldogs to the Southwestern Conference title in her 19th and final season. But Moses and 11 seniors from that team are gone, making Edgington and Lombardo even bigger cogs this year in Read More…

High school football 2015: Vermilion wants to win …. now

Vermilion Sailors

VERMILION — The Vermilion Sailors are in the final season of independent purgatory. After the 2012 season, the Sailors left the West Shore Conference and began a two-year period of long trips, unfamiliar opponents and desperate scheduling. With no conference schedule to play, Vermilion had to scramble to fill its 10-game slate the last two Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic drops tough opener to Fairview


ELYRIA — A Final Four finish is good for any Lorain County soccer team. In fact, until Elyria Catholic made it to the state semifinals last fall, it was unprecedented. The 2014 Panthers became the first high school team in the county — boys or girls — to advance so far in the postseason. On Read More…

High school volleyball: Shoregals outlast Eagles in SWC match

AVON — Two young, talented Southwestern Conference volleyball teams stood toe to toe Tuesday night before the Avon Lake Shoregals closed out the Avon Eagles in a five-game match. Avon won the first and third games by identical 25-18 scores but Avon Lake took Game 2 25-20 Game 4 25-16 and clinched it with a Read More…

High school football: Bulldogs looking for more bite this year in new SWC

Olmsted Falls Bulldogs

OLMSTED TWP. — Olmsted Falls needed a couple third-down stops against Avon in last season’s Week 9 to position itself for a possible upset. The Bulldogs lost by a touchdown in Week 1 to Bedford, an eventual regional finalist. Olmsted Falls lost to Mayfield, which went 12-2, by 13 in a game that felt closer Read More…

Moyer becomes boys basketball coach at Brookside

Thomas Moyer

When Brent Schremp resigned as the boys basketball coach at Brookside after eight seasons, athletic director Dave Kerschbaum didn’t have to look too far for his replacement. Thomas Moyer, who spent three seasons as the Cardinals girls basketball coach, has been selected to replace Schremp, who resigned after being named middle school and high school Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon plays better in second half, but falls to Bay


AVON — Bay scored two early goals Monday night and they held up for 69 minutes in a 2-1 win over old rival Avon. The Eagles, playing their season opener under a new coach using a new system, made a run in the second half and created some chances. It included a corner kick in Read More…