September 17, 2014

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High School Football: North Ridgeville at North Olmsted

Sr. running back Jonah Bowden breaks a huge run in the first half all the way to the North Olmsted 1 yard line, but it's called back due to a penalty. photo by Ray Riedel

  NORTH OLMSTED — After three quarters of Friday’s non-league game between neighborhood rivals North Olmsted and North Ridgeville, the thoughts of many in attendance had turned to postgame dinner plans and the possibility of a running clock. Those who stayed to the end were treated to an instant classic. The Eagles scored 21 fourth-quarter Read More…

High School Football: Galion at Keystone

Keystone quarterback Denny Szalai pushes the ball up the field on the carry as Galion's Jacob Fryer goes for the tackle in the first half Friday night at Keystone High School.

  LaGRANGE — Galion coach Chris Hawkins wasn’t going to let Keystone senior tight end and Kentucky recruit C.J. Conrad beat his team Friday night. Double-teamed the entire game, Conrad was held without a catch by the Tigers. The rest of the Keystone offense made some plays, but wasn’t able to put any points on Read More…

High School Football: Twinsburg at Avon

“In the end, it is impossible not to become what others believe you are.” — Julius Caesar AVON — The truth of that adage was on display clearly in Week 3 of the season as the Avon Eagles, a team that both observers and opponents the past several years have perceived as a well-balanced and Read More…

High School Football: Week 3 Updates and Scores

Elyria wide receiver Brandan Evanich dives to catch a ball while

It’s Week 3 of high school football, 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 games: Read More…

High school volleyball: Amherst survives grueling match with Olmsted Falls

Amherst’s Symone Williams (34) and Alayna Johnston defend against Olmsted Falls’ Lexxi Lombardo during Thursday night’s battle of SWC unbeatens. Amherst won, but it took five games. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The Amherst volleyball team knew it was in for a big week, but it could not have expected how things unfolded Thursday in its home match against Southwestern Conference rival Olmsted Falls. The Bulldogs looked like they were going to blow the Comets out of the gym, dominating the first set. However, Amherst Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon finally turns shots into goals, pulls away in second half for big win over Elyria Catholic

Avon's Michael LeHoty heads the ball against Elyria Catholic forwards Gage Jarvis, left, and Liam O'Halloran. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Give a team enough chances, and it will usually break through. Avon’s boys soccer team took 26 shots on goal to Elyria Catholic’s seven, and while it took awhile for the Eagles to pile up goals, they eventually scored five in a 20-minute span en route to a 6-2 West Shore Conference win. Read More…

High school football: Keystone’s C.J. Conrad always willing to do more to help team win

Keystone senior tight end and safety C.J. Conrad, who will play for Division I Kentucky next year, has added returning punts to his duties this season, already breaking one for 80 yards. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

C.J. Conrad came into his senior year at Keystone already armed with a Division I football scholarship to Kentucky and a conference championship. Don’t expect him to feel satisfied. The 6-foot-5 tight end and safety used that scholarship and last year’s three-way tie with Buckeye and Black River atop the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

VIDEO: Tim Alcorn previews Week 3 of high school football

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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 the week 3 games: If you’re interested, previous videos can be viewed here: Week 1 Week 2  

Boys soccer: Oberlin powers by Brookside

Oberlin's Grant Cadenhead moves past Brookside's Austin White on Wednesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Sam Levine scored two goals and had an assist to lead Oberlin to a 4-1 win over Brookside on Wednesday in a Patriot Athletic Conference boys soccer crossover game. Jack McMillin and Thomas Protzman scored the other goals for the Phoenix (7-1-0), which had a 12-2 advantage in shots on goal. Brandon Kmitt Read More…

Volleyball: Amherst downs Avon Lake to stay unbeaten in SWC

Avon Lake's Emily Schillinger spikes the ball as Amherst's Brooke Wallace, Alayna Johnston and Symone Williams defend.  KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — In its Southwestern Conference match with Amherst, the Avon Lake volleyball team’s biggest loss did not come on the scoreboard. Senior Katie Coughlin, a 5-foot-11 middle hitter for the Shoregals, suffered a leg injury that was reported to be a fractured left tibia in the third set of Amherst’s 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 Read More…