September 17, 2014

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High School Football: Midview at Amherst

Amherst's Tyler Eaton rushes for a first down in the third quarter against the Midview.

  AMHERST — The area breathed a sigh of relief when Midview quarterback Cody Callaway graduated in the spring and took his talents to the campus of Bowling Green State University. The groans are quickly returning, thanks to Middies sophomore Dustin Crum. The dual-threat quarterback threw for 235 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Read More…

High School Football: Brookside at Oberlin

Oberlin 3 Elijah Bugg runs for yardage past Brookside 6 Evan Brown-Fugate and 72 Kyle Huckleberry in first quarter Sep 5.  Steve Manheim

  OBERLIN — After getting blasted by Bay in the season opener, Brookside worked out some offensive frustrations Friday against Oberlin before Mother Nature ruined the party. The Cardinals led the Phoenix 48-23 when the game was suspended after the third quarter. The game will be resumed this morning at 10 at Brookside before the Read More…

High School Football: Cleveland CC at Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic running back Justin Rankin (44) pumps his fist in celebration after returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Cleveland Central Catholic Friday night in Elyria.

  ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic threw haymakers while Cleveland Central Catholic relied on jabs. Before lightning stopped the game with 11:50 remaining in the fourth quarter, it looked like the Panthers were able to land the knockout blow. Senior running back Justin Rankin’s 89-yard touchdown run gave the Panthers some breathing room, pushing its lead Read More…

High School Football: Lorain trips up Elyria in renewed rivalry game

For the first time since 1994, fans packed the stands as Lorain

ELYRIA — Dave McFarland had to stop and catch his breath. The first-year Lorain coach was asked how proud he was of his team following Friday’s lightning-shortened 22-13 win over Elyria High at Ely Stadium. “Whew,” he said. “My heart. I’m proud of the kids. We took a shot (early). Ever since I met these Read More…

High School Football: Parma at North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It took the Rangers just three lightning-shortened quarters to blow away the Parma Redmen, 41-7 on Friday night. It may be time in these parts for the Ohio High School Athletic Association to take a page from the National Weather Service. For example, all of LorainCounty and western CuyahogaCounty would be under Read More…

High School Football: New London at Firelands

HENRIETTA TWP. — If anyone was wondering if Firelands’ Week 1 offensive performance was a fluke, the Falcons had an answer for the skeptics Friday night. In fact, they had 35 of them. Firelands had its second big scoring game of the young season, easily handling New London 35-6 in a non-league game that was Read More…

High School Football: Week 2 Updates and Scores

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It’s Week 2 of high school football, 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 noted. Tonight’s games: Read More…

High school football: Elyria-Lorain rivalry returns

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Terry King grabbed a sledgehammer, gathered his Lorain Steelmen football team around him and placed an Elyria football helmet on the bench in front of him. “I took a huge swing and hit that helmet,” he said, “but instead of busting in a million pieces like I thought, it flew off the bench and nearly Read More…

H.S. Football: Firelands quarterback Brad Thrasher wants Falcons to soar


Firelands junior quarterback Brad Thrasher discovered the perfect cure for the aches and pains that come with playing varsity football. Winning. After the Falcons broke an 11-game losing streak that dated back to 2012 last Friday with a 33-27 win over Lutheran West in overtime, Thrasher said everything felt different. “You really don’t feel the Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria Catholic freshman comes up big in comeback

North Ridgeville senior Emily Duke pushes the ball over the net as Elyria Catholic's Josie Carandang and freshman Emily King attempt to block. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It’s early in the volleyball season, but Elyria Catholic is already facing must-win scenarios in the West Shore Conference. The Panthers came out of the gate at North Ridgeville on Thursday night looking like a team that had just dropped matches to Avon and Midview, but they bounced back under the leadership Read More…