November 25, 2014


Video: Tim Alcorn previews Midview’s regional final football game

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All season long, AM 930 WEOL’s Tim Alcorn and Chronicle-Telegram chief photographer Bruce Bishop have been previewing the local high school football games. This week, Alcorn recaps the Avon vs. Midview game, and discusses Midview’s upcoming regional final game. In a battle of unbeatens, No. 1 Midview (12-0) plays No. 2 Nordonia (12-0) at 7:30 Read More…

All-Lorain County soccer: D-II Player of the Year Firelands’ Jordan Ruffner an athlete for all seasons

Firelands’ Jordan Ruffner, the Division II boys player of the year, scored 20 goals this season, but he doesn’t just focus on one sport. He also plays basketball and runs track for the Falcons. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

In an era of specialization, Firelands senior Jordan Ruffner is a Renaissance man. Ruffner, a three-sport athlete for the Falcons, scored 20 goals to go along with eight assists this season for a Firelands team that finished 11-1-5 to earn the Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association Division II Player of the Year Award. Although he Read More…

All-Pac volleyball: Brookside’s Holley is player of the year

Patriot Athletic Conference champions Brookside (Stars Division) and Lutheran West (Stripes) had a number of representatives on the recently released all-conference teams. Brookside senior Tyller Holley was named the PAC most valuable player, while Lutheran West’s Stephanie Rivera was named top coach. Holley was joined on the first team All-Pac Stars Division by Brookside senior Lisa Campo. The Read More…

Midview QB Dustin Crum keeps his cool in the cold, leads magical comeback

Midview quarterback Dustin Crum reacts after running for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against Avon. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

NORTH ROYALTON — This isn’t supposed to happen to a team with a sophomore quarterback and a rookie head coach but don’t try telling that to Midview, which improved to 12-0 and will play for a Division II regional championship next week. Dustin Crum, the savvy sophomore signal-caller for the Middies, and D.J. Shaw, the Read More…

Isiah Pinto’s power keeps Avon running in tough loss

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE Avon High School senior running back Isiah Pinto (4) hurdles into the end zone, scoring a touch down against Midview on Friday night, Nov. 14.

NORTH ROYALTON — November in Northeast Ohio means cold temperatures and snowy terrains, perfect weather for a running game. And the Avon Eagles certainly weren’t shy about establishing theirs against Midview during Friday night’s Division II, Region 4, semifinal at North Royalton High School. Despite falling 42-36 in overtime, Avon’s running backs combined for 246 Read More…

Regional Semifinal: Midview beats Avon in overtime thriller

Heavy snow fell in the first quarter with Avon on offense on the first series against Midview. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

NORTH ROYALTON — It was apparent late in Friday night’s Division II regional semifinal that Midview was going to win the game. Then it wasn’t, and Avon had the game locked up. All of a sudden, the game was the Middies’ again. The back-and-forth momentum changes came at a furious pace down the stretch, and Read More…

Live feed: Regional semifinal, Avon vs. Midview


Midview and Avon face off tonight in the Division II regional semifinals. It’s expected to be an exciting game, as Midview is undefeated and Avon’s only loss came at the hands of Midview in Week 5. Read our preview stories here: Opposing coaches say Avon, Midview rematch too close to call  Eagles in unusual role Read More…

Brett Zupancic helps Midview keep its foes on their toes


A little moderation makes most things better. And while Midview has received a reputation as a passing team, the numbers tell a different story. The Middies have racked up 5,223 yards of offense in 11 games, but only 56.6 percent of them have come through the air. And while the passing attack certainly deserves all Read More…

Gerett Choat provides a boost for Avon in multiple ways


Life has a funny way of working itself out sometimes. Gerett Choat can attest. Choat, Avon’s junior running back/slot receiver/cornerback — depending upon the game — suffered a shoulder injury in Week 5, putting a quick halt to a second consecutive impressive season as the Eagles’ lead tailback. What’s worse, the Eagles lost that Week Read More…

Lee, Guidish repeat as top players on All-Lorain County volleyball teams


A pair of repeat winners highlighted the 2014 All-Lorain County volleyball teams as Elyria Catholic’s Jessie Lee and Lake Ridge Academy’s Hannah Guidish earned player of the year honors. Lee won the award as a freshman hitter last season. She added setting to her repertoire this year and led the Panthers to the Division III Read More…