August 21, 2014


Boys basketball: Midview’s Robert Overy, Ohio’s assistant coach of the year, wants his players to learn more than hoops

Robert Overy

A chance encounter at a wedding more than two decades ago led Midview assistant basketball coach Robert Overy on a mission to win games and change lives. Overy, who has been a member of the Middies boys basketball coaching staff the last 23 years, was honored this season by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Read More…

All-Lorain County softball: Beursken, Kaya and Minarchick named area’s top players


Midview senior Amanda Beursken hit home runs like no Lorain County player ever had before and this week was honored by the county’s coaches with the Division I player of the year award. Beursken, who finished with 27 career home runs, received her award prior to the 28th annual Lorain County Senior All-Star Game on Read More…

Clearview’s Sarah Kaya named softball Player of the Year

Clearview’s Sarah Kaya picks up the Lorain County Coaches Player of the Year award Tuesday after going 17-8 with a 1.89 ERA and 281 strikeouts this season, while also batting .438. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — For someone who didn’t start playing fastpitch softball until she was 10 and was never on a summer travel team until she was an eighth-grader, Clearview’s Sarah Kaya caught on quickly. Over the past four seasons, she has been an important part of the Clippers’ huge turnaround under the leadership of coach Denny Read More…

High school softball: Home runs, fun make all-star game special

Carlee Grunda of the Pink team scores before the ball reaches the White team’s Brooklynn Gonzales in the first inning Tuesday night at Wellington Community Park. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — One of the 28th Annual Lorain County All-Star Softball Games turned into home run derby Tuesday at Wellington Community Park. Midview’s Amanda Beursken and Amherst’s Brooklynn Gonzalez each homered as the Pink team picked up a 7-5 win over White. Beursken, who set the Lorain County career home run record with 27, belted Read More…

State Track: Avon Lake’s Max Seipel stays confident, finishes 2nd in discus


COLUMBUS — Max Seipel didn’t allow the negatives from shot put Saturday to sap his energy or compromise his confidence. Remaining headstrong, the Avon Lake senior rebounded to earn a second place in the discus at the Division I meet. Seipel threw the discus 179 feet, 6 inches in the first round of finals to Read More…

State Track: Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome takes 2nd in long jump after close foul call costs her title

Vermilion's Hannah Bartlome clears 5' 5" on her first attempt in high jump OHSAA state championship. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

COLUMBUS — Hannah Bartlome was the No. 1-ranked long jumper in Division II. She was trying to win Vermilion’s first state championship since 1975. She gave it everything she had. She missed by the smallest of margins. Bartlome nailed what appeared to be the winning jump Saturday, but it was ruled a foul — barely. Read More…

MLB Draft: Midview’s Cody Callaway picked by Indians in 34th round

Cody Callaway

Cody Callaway’s mom went rooting through the family pictures a few days ago and came up with one of him around age 2 all decked out in Cleveland Indians gear. “That was kind of cool,” Callaway said. Even cooler for the recent Midview graduate and his family is the news they received Saturday: Callaway was Read More…

High school track and field: Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome finishes second in the high jump at the Division II state meet

Vermilion's Hannah Bartlome took second in the Division II state track meet Friday in Columbus.

COLUMBUS — Certain things you just expect in spring. Like flowers blooming, grass growing and Hannah Bartlome finishing in the top three in the high jump at the Division II state track meet. The Vermilion senior was runner-up Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, tying New Richmond senior Hannah Hall with a height Read More…

High school football: Stripes team dominates Stars in county all-star game; Elyria Catholic’s Conner Riddell team MVP

Elyria Catholic's Conner Riddell of the Stripes team makes a catch for a touchdown, breaking a tackle attempt by Stars' Wyatt Ohm of Avon Lake. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — If it was a sibling rivalry, the Stripes gave the Stars a wedgie, patted them on their butts and sent them on their way during the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic on Friday night. “Coach (Polevacik) was talking all week about how he wants us to have fun, but he did Read More…

Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Ohio Athletic Conference connection helps Stripes team bond

ELYRIA — The Stripes players truly have a league of their own. Twelve of the team’s 35 players will be playing college football in the Ohio Athletic Conference next season. The Stripes team will face the Stars team tonight in the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic at Midview High School. The Division III next-level Read More…