October 24, 2014


High School Football: Week 9 Updates and Scores


We’re nearing the end of high school football, but there are still some important games being played. We’ve got you covered for the area’s Week 9 scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All Read More…

High school football: North Olmsted’s Ammons, Starcovic combine for stellar passing attack

North Olmsted junior quarterback Christian Ammons, left, and senior wide receiver Matt Starcovic have put up impressive numbers working together since competing for the same job during the preseason. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

North Olmsted coach Tim Brediger knew he had a decision to make. Three-year starting quarterback Brad Novak graduated and the Eagles had a hole to fill at the most important offensive position. So he let senior Matt Starcovic — a starting wide receiver who served as Novak’s backup last season — and junior Christian Ammons Read More…

Lorain’s Rashod Berry commits to Ohio State

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Rashod Berry has received advice from countless people during his recruiting process, but it was a conversation with one of Lorain’s greatest football players last weekend that sparked a whirlwind week for the Lorain High senior. “I talked to Raymont Harris (last week) at the Rutgers game (in Columbus),” Berry said. “He told me how Read More…

High school football: Elyria rolls over Shaker Heights

Elyria’s Kyle Ringer, right, breaks a tackle from a Shaker Heights defender during the Pioneers’ win Saturday afternoon. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

SHAKER HEIGHTS — Playing on a Saturday after a day off from school could have been a recipe for disaster in coach Kevin Fell’s mind as Elyria traveled to Shaker Heights for a Northeast Ohio River Division game. Fortunately for Elyria, the Red Raiders aren’t a very good football team this year and the Pioneers Read More…

High School Football: Elyria Catholic at Midview

EC's Justin Rankin escapes Midview's line backer Kyle Troutman. Photo by Ray Riedel

EATON TWP. — The Midview passing attack has been raising eyebrows and dropping jaws all season, but all anyone wanted to talk about Friday night was 5-foot-11, 249-pound running back Brett Zupancic. The senior ran the ball eight times for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns, caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Read More…

High School Football: Lutheran West at Columbia

Columbia Owen Barta tackles Lutheran West Adam Felten in first quarter Oct. 17.  Steve Manheim

COLUMBIA TWP. — The Columbia Raiders learned a valuable lesson Friday night about how to come from behind. They also were reminded it’s better to play with the lead. Columbia and Lutheran West came into their Patriot Athletic Conference showdown with a combined 196 points scored and only 14 given up in their last two Read More…

High School Football: Euclid at Lorain

Lorain # 33 Carlos Chavis breaks the Euclid tackles for a touchdown. Amanda K. Rundle 10-17-14

LORAIN — The only thing better than having one dominating running back carry the ball for 100 yards is having two dominating running backs go for triple digits. That’s exactly what Lorain had Friday night, as it snapped a two-game losing streak with a 36-6Lake Erie League win over Euclid at George Daniel Stadium. Sophomore Read More…

High School Football: Bay at North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville High School junior running back DeMario McCall (2) evades being tackled Bay Village High School sophomore defense back Jimmy Hoke (22) and junior linebacker Nick Best (20) on Friday night, Oct. 17.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No doubt about Friday’s West Shore Conference game. The “Best” team certainly came out on top. Make that Nick Best. Bay’s 6-foot, 200-pound junior tailback rushed for 165 yards on 38 grinding carries and scored three times as the Rockets handed North Ridgeville its third straight loss, 34-19. The Rangers fell to Read More…

High School Football: Week 8 Updates and Scores

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High school football season is winding down, but there’s still plenty of Friday night lights excitement. We’ve got you covered for the area’s Week 8 scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All Read More…

High school football: Rindfleisch, Shields have Columbia up and running

Columbia seniors Tristen Rindfleisch, left, and Cody Shields have combined for a rushing attack that has the Raiders sitting at 6-1, eyeing a conference title and closing on a postseason berth. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

The Columbia Raiders heard the whispers of doubt. Coach Jason Ward knew critics — and opponents — were salivating when Golden Helmet winner Jay Banyasz donned his graduation cap and gown and said good-bye to high school last summer. But this year’s players have shown that Columbia’s program is built for longevity and the Raiders Read More…