November 25, 2015

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VIDEO: Alcorn talks Midview, Avon in Week 2 of high school football playoffs


Tim Alcorn of WEOL AM-930 talks with Bruce Bishop about Midview and Avon, the two area teams playing in Week 2 of the OHSAA football playoffs.

National Signing Day: Area athletes excited about next step

From left, Ashley Makruski, Nick DeJesus and Ashlee Dahman sign college letters of intent at a ceremony Wednesday at Amherst Steele High School.

Amherst’s volleyball program has produced a bevy of Division I college talent over the years. On Wednesday, the Comets added another player to that list when outside hitter Ashley Makruski signed a national letter of intent to continue her career at Kent State University. Makruski was one of three Amherst athletes to sign their letters Read More…

High school cross country: Simon Perales, Alex Holtz, Shannon Wargo and Erin Laird named Lorain County MVPs

Clockwise from front left, Avon's Erin Laird, Keystone's Shannon Wargo, Oberlin's Simon Perales and Avon Lake's Alex Holtz are the Lorain County cross country runners of the year. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Oberlin senior Simon Perales just wrapped up a long cross country season with a trip to state. Time to kick back and relax, right? Well, maybe not. “It makes me hungry for track,” Perales said. “I’m looking forward to indoor state and outdoor state. I want to win an award in track (all-state). This gives Read More…

Wellington’s John Sedlick makes state wrestling hall of fame

John Sedlick

WELLINGTON — When John Sedlick took a teaching job at Wellington High School upon his graduation from Ashland College 44 years ago, little did he know what kind of impact he would have as a wrestling coach. In 44 years, Sedlick has coached six state champions, 31 state-placers and 49 state qualifiers, along with countless Read More…

High school baseball: Former Fairview and John Carroll player, area assistant coach to lead Midview program

Todd Ratica

Todd Ratica and Midview have crossed paths many times during his baseball career, first as a player at Fairview High School and then during his six years as a high school assistant coach. Now those paths are headed in the same direction. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ratica will be formally recommended to the board of Read More…

High school football playoffs: Pioneers hurt by big pass plays in loss

LEWIS CENTER — Elyria won’t soon forget Jake O’Donnell of Olentangy. All O’Donnell did Saturday night was beat the Pioneer secondary for four touchdowns and 253 yards as the Braves defeated Elyria 31-21 to advance in the Division I playoffs. Olentangy moves on at 10-1. Elyria finished 6-5. “Honestly, that comes down to our coaches,” Read More…

High school football playoffs: Firelands falls to Woodridge

PENINSULA — Even though Woodridge took any suspense out of the game early by racing out to a big lead, Firelands coach Mike Passerrello refused to let one game define his team’s season. The Bulldogs, the top seed in Division IV, Region 11, scored 21 points in the first quarter to take control early before Read More…

High school football playoffs: Columbia bounced again in first round

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders sported the area’s most explosive offense and had a shutdown defense during an unblemished regular season. So it was in stunned silence that the Raiders faithful watched their team struggle mightily on both sides of the ball during a 31-0 defeat to Smithville in the Division VI regional quarterfinals Read More…

Boys soccer: Columbia loses in regional finals

PORT CLINTON — Columbia’s dream of being the first boys soccer team from Lorain County to advance to the state tournament ended Saturday on the turf at True-Lay Stadium. It was there that Archbold scored three second-half goals to beat the Raiders 3-1 in the Division III regional championship game. Columbia (17-3-1) scored first in Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram High School Football Playoffs, Week 1

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Avon High School senior wide receiver Jason Santora (11) celebrates a touchdown he scored with teammate senior wide receiver Jake Frombach (10) on Friday night, Oct. 30.

Live Blog High School Football Playoffs Week 1