September 1, 2015


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Ridgeville, without star running back, beats North Royalton

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No Demario McCall, no problem for North Ridgeville. The Rangers star running back was on the sideline in a walking boot after suffering an injury to his left ankle in the final scrimmage of the preseason. But the rest of the Rangers silenced those who doubted they could win without McCall, coming Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Vermilion wins instant classic with late interception against Clearview


VERMILION — Clearview and Vermilion met in Week 1 for the fourth straight year, and for the third straight year they put together an instant classic. The teams battled back and forth until the final seconds when a sack by Vermilion’s Aric Byington finally sealed a 30-20 victory for the Sailors. Vermilion pulled out a Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:Amherst waste opportunities in loss to Kenston

AMHERST — As the Amherst Comets walked toward their locker room Friday night, the scoreboard declared them 6-3 losers of a battle with the Kenston Bombers. That scoreboard may have the ultimate say, but the Comets certainly didn’t feel defeated. “I guarantee nobody in Northeast Ohio gave us a chance versus this team,” Amherst coach Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Late field goal seals St Thomas Aquinas win over Elyria Catholic

"Christy Legeza CT Photo August 28, 2015 - Football - St. Thomas Aquinas at Elyria Catholic - EC's WR Cole Virgin (#1) gets the interception in the 2nd quarter. (#23 Brian Duffield, #15 Zac Thurmon look on)."

ELYRIA — In St. Thomas Aquinas’ season-opening win over Elyria Catholic in 2014, the big play lifted the Knights. This year the little things did in the Panthers. Harris Knowles’ 34-yard field goal in the final minute capped a long drive that lifted the Knights to a 24-22 win at Knights of Columbus Field. Despite Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pioneers catch breaks, get win over Shoremen

Elyria players take the field at Avon Lake for season opener Aug 28. Steve Manheim

AVON LAKE — Sometimes the ball just bounces your way. That certainly was the case Friday as Elyria came away with a 31-7 victory over the Avon Lake Shoremen to open the season. It’s only the second time in 10 meetings the Pioneers defeated Avon Lake, and it was coach Kevin Fell’s first win over Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Middies slow to start but finish big in shutout of Lorain

LORAIN — Midview’s high-powered offense took awhile to get going Friday in the non-conference opener at George Daniel Field. One half, in fact. After Lorain was able to limit the Middies’ passing attack in the first half, junior quarterback Dustin Crum found a rhythm in the second half, finishing 17-for-32 for 166 yards and three Read More…

High school girls soccer 2015: Avon Lake goalie Elise Duvall prefers shutouts to shoutouts … and she has a lot of shutouts

Avon Lake's Elise Duvall is ready for another soccer season. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Avon Lake’s Elise Duvall doesn’t really like to talk about being a record breaker, she’d rather focus on being a good teammate. Duvall, a senior, was a mainstay at goalkeeper last year when the Shoregals recorded nine consecutive shutouts, the seventh-longest streak in Ohio High School Athletic Association history. But ask her about that and Read More…

LIVE CHAT: High School Football, Week 1

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Live Blog High School Football Week 1  

New homes, new hopes: Area schools feeling optimistic after conference shuffle

The Chronicle’s Shaun Bennett and WEOL’s Tim Alcorn talk about the new conference alignments — among other things — in the inaugural high school football preview for the 2015 season. The shake-up started two years ago when the Northeast Ohio Conference started to fracture and come apart. By the time footballs fill the air this Read More…

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.