October 30, 2014

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High school football: Elyria rolls over Shaker Heights

Elyria’s Kyle Ringer, right, breaks a tackle from a Shaker Heights defender during the Pioneers’ win Saturday afternoon. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

SHAKER HEIGHTS — Playing on a Saturday after a day off from school could have been a recipe for disaster in coach Kevin Fell’s mind as Elyria traveled to Shaker Heights for a Northeast Ohio River Division game. Fortunately for Elyria, the Red Raiders aren’t a very good football team this year and the Pioneers Read More…

High School Football: Elyria Catholic at Midview

EC's Justin Rankin escapes Midview's line backer Kyle Troutman. Photo by Ray Riedel

EATON TWP. — The Midview passing attack has been raising eyebrows and dropping jaws all season, but all anyone wanted to talk about Friday night was 5-foot-11, 249-pound running back Brett Zupancic. The senior ran the ball eight times for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns, caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Read More…

High School Football: Lutheran West at Columbia

Columbia Owen Barta tackles Lutheran West Adam Felten in first quarter Oct. 17.  Steve Manheim

COLUMBIA TWP. — The Columbia Raiders learned a valuable lesson Friday night about how to come from behind. They also were reminded it’s better to play with the lead. Columbia and Lutheran West came into their Patriot Athletic Conference showdown with a combined 196 points scored and only 14 given up in their last two Read More…

High School Football: Euclid at Lorain

Lorain # 33 Carlos Chavis breaks the Euclid tackles for a touchdown. Amanda K. Rundle 10-17-14

LORAIN — The only thing better than having one dominating running back carry the ball for 100 yards is having two dominating running backs go for triple digits. That’s exactly what Lorain had Friday night, as it snapped a two-game losing streak with a 36-6Lake Erie League win over Euclid at George Daniel Stadium. Sophomore Read More…

High School Football: Bay at North Ridgeville

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North Ridgeville High School junior running back DeMario McCall (2) evades being tackled Bay Village High School sophomore defense back Jimmy Hoke (22) and junior linebacker Nick Best (20) on Friday night, Oct. 17.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No doubt about Friday’s West Shore Conference game. The “Best” team certainly came out on top. Make that Nick Best. Bay’s 6-foot, 200-pound junior tailback rushed for 165 yards on 38 grinding carries and scored three times as the Rockets handed North Ridgeville its third straight loss, 34-19. The Rangers fell to Read More…

Legendary Amherst track and cross country coach Richard S. Cooley dies at 93

Richard Cooley

There’s a reason the Amherst High School track is named for Richard S. Cooley. One of the true legends of area high school coaching, Cooley left his mark all over the local track and field and cross country scenes. Cooley died Friday at the age of 93. “It was all about the basics and fundamentals, Read More…

Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder just a shot out of the lead after opening with a 4-over 74 at girls state golf tournament

Niki Schroeder

COLUMBUS — Avon Lake senior Niki Schroeder came into Friday’s Division I girls state golf tournament as one of the favorites. While she said she didn’t have her best day and that there were things she could correct, she still managed to shoot a 4-over 74 (37-37) to finish the first round in a three-way Read More…

St. Ignatius’ Harrison Vonderau tied for second after opening 76 at state golf; bad break derails St. Edward’s Anton Krecic

COLUMBUS — Harrison Vonderau had a big hand in St. Ignatius’ good start to the Division I boys state golf tournament Friday at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. Anton Krecic just wishes he would have had two good hands to use in his final high school tournament. Vonderau, a Columbia Station resident, overcame a tough start Read More…

High School Football: Week 8 Updates and Scores

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High school football season is winding down, but there’s still plenty of Friday night lights excitement. We’ve got you covered for the area’s Week 8 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 Read More…

Volleyball: Down two games, EC rallies past Lutheran West for sectional title

Elyria Catholic’s Maryssa Kellick blocks the shot of Lutheran West’s Anne Kennedy, while Panthers teammate Jessie Lee provides help. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It was the kind of match that will be talked about years from now, at class reunions and social gatherings. One side will remember, fondly, the night it came back from the dead while the other side might still be trying to figure out where it all went wrong. Fourth-seeded Elyria Catholic, down Read More…