August 29, 2015

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High school football: Bulldogs looking for more bite this year in new SWC

Olmsted Falls Bulldogs

OLMSTED TWP. — Olmsted Falls needed a couple third-down stops against Avon in last season’s Week 9 to position itself for a possible upset. The Bulldogs lost by a touchdown in Week 1 to Bedford, an eventual regional finalist. Olmsted Falls lost to Mayfield, which went 12-2, by 13 in a game that felt closer Read More…

Moyer becomes boys basketball coach at Brookside

Thomas Moyer

When Brent Schremp resigned as the boys basketball coach at Brookside after eight seasons, athletic director Dave Kerschbaum didn’t have to look too far for his replacement. Thomas Moyer, who spent three seasons as the Cardinals girls basketball coach, has been selected to replace Schremp, who resigned after being named middle school and high school Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon plays better in second half, but falls to Bay

Avon-Soccer-SLIDE

AVON — Bay scored two early goals Monday night and they held up for 69 minutes in a 2-1 win over old rival Avon. The Eagles, playing their season opener under a new coach using a new system, made a run in the second half and created some chances. It included a corner kick in Read More…

High school football: North Olmsted looking to take next step

North Olmsted Eagles

NORTH OLMSTED — “The inches we need are everywhere around us.” North Olmsted coach Tim Brediger might use that famous line from the movie “Any Given Sunday” on his team after it finished 7-3 three straight years and missed the postseason by finishing ninth or 10th in its region. Like the two years before, the Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria makes new coach Jennifer Shouse’s debut a success with sweep of North Ridgeville

ELYRIA — A new era in Elyria volleyball began Saturday night with a familiar result. A win. The Pioneers swept North Ridgeville 25-22, 25-12, 25-17 in non-conference action in coach Jennifer Shouse’s first match. “I felt we had some first-game jitters and our defense is still a work in progress,” said Shouse, clutching the volleyball Read More…

High school football 2015: Black River feeling healthy, confident it can get back to its usual winning ways

Black River Pirates

Black River had a very un-Black River-like season in 2014. The Pirates went 4-6, failing to reach .500 for the first time since 2007, while also snapping a five-year streak of winning at least six games. But that record can be deceiving. Black River started 3-2 and won its two cross-division Patriot Athletic Conference games. Read More…

Boys soccer: Midview’s offense in high gear in win over Elyria

ELYRIA — A little sloppy play and some miscues are to be expected in the first game of a new high school soccer season. Don’t tell that to the Midview Middies, however, who, at least offensively, were in midseason form against Elyria on Saturday afternoon. Midview dominated the offensive side of the field all game Read More…

High school football: Firelands looking for second playoff berth

Firelands Falcons

HENRIETTA TWP. — Last season, Firelands was eager to erase the memory of a winless 2013 and the Falcons proved it by winning six games. Now they are thinking back to 2011 when the team made its only playoff appearance with 18 returning starters that also returned from a breakout season, which ended a touchdown Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon happy with scoreless tie vs. Strongsville

AVON — There was a festive atmosphere Friday night at Avon’s Joe Firment Stadium as the Eagles kicked off the season against visiting Strongsville. A larger-than-usual crowd was on hand as the teams started the season a day early as part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s “Friday Night Futbol” program. The Eagles Nest Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon Lake freshman shine in loss to Oregon Clay

AVON LAKE — If there was any worry about how the new faces on Avon Lake’s roster would fit in after replacing six departed seniors, the Shoregals’ young guns put that worry to rest Friday. The final score wasn’t particularly pretty — a 3-0 loss to Oregon Clay as part the Columbus Crew’s first Friday Read More…