November 25, 2015


High school football playoffs: Firelands falls to Woodridge

PENINSULA — Even though Woodridge took any suspense out of the game early by racing out to a big lead, Firelands coach Mike Passerrello refused to let one game define his team’s season. The Bulldogs, the top seed in Division IV, Region 11, scored 21 points in the first quarter to take control early before Read More…

High school football playoffs: Columbia bounced again in first round

COLUMBIA STATION — The Columbia Raiders sported the area’s most explosive offense and had a shutdown defense during an unblemished regular season. So it was in stunned silence that the Raiders faithful watched their team struggle mightily on both sides of the ball during a 31-0 defeat to Smithville in the Division VI regional quarterfinals Read More…

Boys soccer: Columbia loses in regional finals

PORT CLINTON — Columbia’s dream of being the first boys soccer team from Lorain County to advance to the state tournament ended Saturday on the turf at True-Lay Stadium. It was there that Archbold scored three second-half goals to beat the Raiders 3-1 in the Division III regional championship game. Columbia (17-3-1) scored first in Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle-Telegram High School Football Playoffs, Week 1

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Avon High School senior wide receiver Jason Santora (11) celebrates a touchdown he scored with teammate senior wide receiver Jake Frombach (10) on Friday night, Oct. 30.

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High school football playoffs: North Ridgeville scoreless in Perrysburg

North Ridgeville's Alex Carpenter, right, sacks quarterback Trevor Hefner of Perrysburg in the second quarter. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

PERRYSBURG — North Ridgeville, for most of the first half Friday night, stood toe-to-toe with the No. 1-ranked Division II team in the state in Perrysburg, holding the Yellow Jackets, who averaged 40.6 points per game during the regular season, scoreless for nearly 20 minutes. Then, disaster struck, and Perrysburg was right there to pounce, Read More…

High school football playoffs: Logan Bolin helps Midview move on to the next round of the playoffs

EATON TWP. — Midview’s Logan Bolin knows he may be called upon in multiple ways to help his team win a football game. Such was the case Friday night in a Division II regional quarterfinal against Olmsted Falls, when Bolin scored three touchdowns — one on a run as the Middies’ quarterback, one on a Read More…

High school football playoffs: Explosive Avon hits Highland hard early; wins first round

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Avon High School senior Andrew Roesch (66) runs through the tunnel before the start of the Eagles' game against Highland on Friday night, Nov. 6.

AVON — With a Division I recruit at quarterback and a three-year starter at tailback, Avon is known for its explosive offense. In their 49-20 victory over Highland in the first round of the Division II Region Four OHSAA playoffs at Joe Firment Stadium on Friday night, the Eagles showed they can play some defense Read More…

High school football playoffs, Week 1

Logan Bolin, right, of Midview intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for North Ridgeville's Jordan Montgomery in the fourth quarter. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

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VIDEO: WEOL’s Alcorn talks Week 1 of the high school football playoffs


Tim Alcorn of WEOL AM-930 talks with Bruce Bishop about the first week of the high school football playoffs.

High school soccer: Columbia ousts defending state champs in shootout to make first regional final appearance

BRUNSWICK — After two sudden-death overtime periods, Columbia’s David Wos fired a rocket into the Mansfield Christian net Wednesday night, to the great relief of Raiders fans. It was the fifth shootout goal without a miss for the Raiders and it sealed their 2-1 victory over the undefeated Flames. Mansfield Christian was the defending state Read More…