August 30, 2015

Elyria
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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…

High School Football: Brookside plans to thank voters with play

SHEFFIELD — In May, the future of Brookside’s football team — and the school’s entire athletic program — was in doubt, hinged on a school levy the district’s voters needed to pass. Fast forward three months, and the Cardinals are back on the field for two-a-days, with a new head coach, coaching staff and new Read More…

High school football 2015: Oberlin coach thinks foundation set for future success

Oberlin Phoenix

OBERLIN — When coach Michael Law took over the Oberlin football program prior to last season, he knew it would be a long-term rebuilding project to get the Phoenix back to the top of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division. Although the team finished 2-8 in his debut year, it ended the season on a Read More…

High school roundup: EC boys golfers improve to 7-0

GRAFTON — Brandon Netzel shot a 38 to lead Elyria Catholic to a 169-170 win over Vermilion on Wednesday in non-league boys golf action at Brentwood Golf Course. Kyle Horvatich added a 42 for the Panthers (7-0), while Patrick Sexton led a balanced Sailors team with a 41. The Panthers also scored 159 to win Read More…

High school football 2015: Clearview will rely on veteran defense

Clearview Clippers

SHEFFIELD TWP. — When Clearview kicks off the season Aug. 28 at Vermilion, coach Mike Collier will have a number of players in the starting lineup getting their first experience  playing under the Friday night lights. Although the Clippers only have 14 returning letterwinners, they are hoping to ride the strength of a veteran defense Read More…

High school football 2015: Amherst out to reclaim past glory

AMHERST COMETS

AMHERST — There was a time when Amherst was one of the most feared high school football teams in the area. After four straight losing seasons, the fear is starting to fade. Second-year coach Bill Fishleigh is not used to losing and is looking to put some of that old attitude back into his Comets. Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake lets new, old members of Southwestern Conference know who’s No. 1 with dominant preview win

HINCKLEY — With four new schools in the Southwestern Conference, Monday’s annual boys golf preview took on added importance. Which school would emerge as the team to watch this season? With two golfers shooting in the 70s and its highest score an 84, Westlake earned that honor. The Demons, led by co-medalist Nick Wilson’s 74 Read More…

High school football 2015: Columbia wants to be ‘perfect,’ find ways to continue regular-season success in playoffs

Columbia Raiders

COLUMBIA STATION — Losing first-round playoff games in successive seasons has taught the Columbia Raiders a lesson they hope will pay dividends this year — being good isn’t good enough. The Raiders have won at least a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title every year since 2010. With 14 starters returning from Read More…

High school football 2015: Lorain wants to take last year’s success and run with it

Lorain Titans 10

LORAIN — While Lorain’s boys basketball team captured the hearts of their school and city by going 25-1 and reaching the regional semifinals, it was the Titans football team that set the tone for winning last fall. Under first-year coach Dave McFarland, who brought a track record of winning from his two stints at Elyria Read More…