September 30, 2014


High School Football: North Ridgeville at Avon Lake

North Ridgeville running back DeMario McCall runs the ball up the field for yards slipping away from Avon Lake's Donnie Pate in the first half Friday night at Avon Lake Memorial Stadium.

AVON LAKE — With Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton watching from the sideline, North Ridgeville junior Demario McCall was looking to impress. The Rangers superstar put together a jaw-dropping first-quarter performance, made another last-minute clutch play and North Ridgeville escaped with a 21-14 non-conference victory over AvonLake on Friday night. “He’s got the Read More…

High School Football: Keystone at Clearview

Keystone High School senior runningback Tyler Polen (34) fends off a tackle from Clearview High School senior defense back Tyler Reed (1) on Friday night, Sept. 19.

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Keystone was determined to bounce back after getting shut out by Galion. Mission accomplished. The Wildcats scored eight touchdowns and ran over Clearview 54-12 in Patriot Athletic Conference crossover action at Tom Hoch Field on Friday night. Senior running back Tyler Polen led the way, rushing for 201 yards on 22 carries, Read More…

High School Football: Firelands at Columbia

Firelands quarterback Bradley Thrasher, left, runs for a first down past Milo Drumm of Columbia in the fourth quarter. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA TWP. — Columbia wanted to do more than just win a game Friday night. The Raiders wanted to send a message to the rest of the Patriot Athletic Conference that they are still the team to beat in the Stripes Division. They were successful on all counts. The Raiders were led by the running Read More…

High School Football: Rocky River at Midview

EATON TWP. — The numbers were simply staggering and better suited for a video game. Midview and Rocky River combined for 1,116 yards of offense and 133 points Friday night on the turf at Ross Field. In what turned into a game of can-you-top-this, it was the Middies that reached 80 points first, holding off Read More…

Avon Eagles kick off pledge drive

Avon kicker Eric Sumislawski practices Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — The varsity football team wants to help kick pediatric cancer to the curb. The Eagles are pairing up with Kick-It, a nonprofit that raises money for pediatric cancer research. The Kick-It website states the organization was founded in 2009 by 10-year-old cancer patient Quinn Clarke, of Chagrin Falls, who battled cancer twice after Read More…

High school football: Hunter Parsh sets school record for TD passes as Elyria rolls over Valley Forge

Mikah Price catches the ball to run in for a touchdown against Valley Forge.

PARMA — Hunter will now be the hunted. In the future, Elyria High quarterbacks will be shooting for the career touchdown pass record established by Pioneers senior Hunter Parsh, who threw five touchdown passes before halftime Thursday in a 47-7 romp over Valley Forge at Byers Field in Parma. Parsh’s 45-yard scoring strike to Brendon Read More…

High school volleyball: Fast starts carry Vermilion past Elyria Catholic

Vermilion’s Kayla Lowe (23) hits a shot over Elyria Catholic’s
Robin Reichert during Thursday night’s West Shore Conference match at Vermilion. The Sailors won in four games.­ STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — There was no West Shore Conference championship on the line Thursday night, but you wouldn’t have known it after a wild celebration broke out following Vermilion’s 25-20, 27-25, 16-25, 25-20 win over Elyria Catholic. It was the final conference game between the teams with the WSC breaking up after this year and it Read More…

High school golf: Avon sweeps boys, girls West Shore Conference tournament titles

Avon’s Ryan Sikora watches his tee shot Thursday at Sweetbriar on the way to a tournament-best 3-over 75 that helped the Eagles win the team championship, too. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Avon made it a memorable final West Shore Conference golf tournament. The conference is disbanding after this school year following 10 years of existence, so the Eagles decided to go out strong, winning the boys and girls golf tournament titles Thursday afternoon on a sunny but cool day at Sweetbriar’s Legacy Golf Read More…

High School Football: Week 4 Updates and Scores

Week 4 of high school football starts a day early, 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 Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon downs Rocky River to stay atop WSC

Avon senior midfielder Daniel Minotti (22) prepares to pass the ball away as Rocky River’s Chase Newby provides defensive pressure during the Eagles’ 2-0 victory Wednesday night. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Wednesday’s trip to Rocky River was one of the two main obstacles standing between Avon and the West Shore Conference boys soccer championship. Senior midfielder Will Sharer wasted little time clearing a path for the Eagles to soar to victory. Sharer scored in the fourth minute and again in the 22nd and Read More…