October 25, 2014

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H.S. Football: Justin Rankin run puts Elyria Catholic over the top in 21-7 win over Amherst

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ELYRIA — With just over three minutes left in the game, Elyria Catholic running back Justin Rankin finally broke through. After the Amherst defense had bottled him up all evening, Rankin sprung loose for a 65-yard run that helped the Panthers put away the game in a 21-7 non-conference win over the Comets at Knights Read More…

H.S. Football: Columbia’s offense, defense shine in 47-14 victory over Wellington

Columbia wide receiver Jesse Lambert, right, runs out of the reach of Wellington defensive back Jordan Howard on Friday night at Columbia. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — When it needed to swing the game, Columbia’s defense came up with a big play. Wellington scored a touchdown in the final minute of the second quarter, but two plays into its opening drive of the second half, Columbia’s Cullen Nagle picked off Joey Holliday. Three plays later, Cody Shields scored his Read More…

H.S. Football: Olmsted Falls beats Westlake in shootout, 51-45

Westlake quarterback Andris Balodis attempts to sneak around the Olmsted Falls defensive line. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Typically a high school football game doesn’t begin with a starter’s gun, but Friday night’s Homecoming track meet between Westlake and Olmsted Falls wasn’t missing much else. While they didn’t flatten the corsages or t-bone the float, the Bulldogs did wreck the football portion of the Demons’ weekend with a rousing 51-45 Southwestern Read More…

H.S. Football: Demario McCall scores 6 more TDs as North Ridgeville tops Rocky River 55-21

ROCKY RIVER — North Ridgeville junior Demario McCall’s performance Friday night against Rocky River was the stuff that makes teammates beam with pride, fans shake their heads in disbelief and future opponents break out in cold sweats. McCall scored a career-high six touchdowns as the Rangers defeated the Pirates 55-21 in a West Shore Conference Read More…

H.S. Football: Elyria rallies, but falls at finish in 17-14 loss to Mayfield

MAYFIELD — A frantic rally fell inches short for Elyria at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. Mayfield came away with a 17-14 win to hand the Pioneers (2-3) a loss to open the Northeast Ohio River Division portion of the schedule. The Wildcats are 4-1. “I think we played as hard as we could play,” Read More…

H.S. Football: Black River edges upset-minded Clearview

Black River's David Bell breaks through the line for a 55-yard touchdown run in the first quarter Friday night against Clearview. JUDD SMERGLIA/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Even without its starting quarterback and top running back, Black River couldn’t be stopped. Behind the legs of Dalton Toth, the Pirates lit up the scoreboard in the first half and sealed the deal in the closing minutes to edge Clearview 48-44 Friday in Patriot Athletic Conference action. Stars and Stripes Division Read More…

High School Football: Week 5 Updates and Scores

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Week 5 of high school football is here, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s 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 games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tonight’s Read More…

High school football: Avon senior Ohradzansky making up for lost time

Avon senior inside linebacker Cory Ohradzansky is leading an Eagles defense that has allowed just 20 points during the first four games of the season. The unbeaten Eagles meet unbeaten Midview tonight. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

After bursting on the scene as a sophomore inside linebacker and leading Avon in tackles, Cory Ohradzansky was poised for an even bigger junior season. But he suffered a knee injury that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery just three games in, and had to watch from the sideline as Avon made a second straight Read More…

High school football: Avon, Midview ready for tonight’s huge game

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A few minutes after coaching his team to a wild 83-50 West Shore Conference victory over Rocky River, first-year Midview coach D.J. Shaw turned his thoughts to the Middies’ next opponent … Avon. The Eagles (4-0, 1-0) bring a 30-game WSC winning streak — and four straight conference titles — into Adelsberg Stadium tonight, while Read More…

VIDEO: Tim Alcorn previews Avon vs. Midview, other week 5 football games

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Every week, Tim Alcorn from WEOL AM 930 and The Chronicle-Telegram’s Bruce Bishop preview the upcoming high school football games. See what Tim has to say about week 5 of high school football, and the big game between Avon and Midview. If you’re interested, previous videos can be viewed here: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week Read More…