October 21, 2014

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High School Football: North Ridgeville at Avon

Avon # 27 Sonny Cooper makes one of many Avon touchdowns of the night. Amanda K. Rundle

AVON — The Avon Eagles adopted a “next man up” philosophy when Mike Elder took over the program eight years ago, and that way of thinking has paid off handsomely. With star running back Gerett Choat watching from the sidelines the past three weeks, junior Sonny Cooper has picked up the slack … and then Read More…

High School Football: Wellington at Keystone

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Keystone High School senior wide receiver Kobe Whalen (1) jumps to make a catch in the endzone but is blocked by Wellington High School senior defensive lineman Bobby Nestor (25) on Friday night, Oct. 10 during a game at Keystone High School.

    LAGRANGE — Keystone couldn’t get out of its own way at times, but Wellington had problems of its own. Despite losing three first-half fumbles, the Wildcats were able to muscle past the Dukes, 28-14, in a Patriot Athletic Conference – Stars Division game at Keystone Stadium. Seniors Denny Szalai, Brandon Buttolph and C.J. Read More…

High School Football: North Royalton at Elyria

Hunter Parsh is back to throw against North Royalton. photo by Ray Riedel

ELYRIA — Coach Kevin Fell talked all week about the importance of the next four games on Elyria’s schedule. He looked at the “Fantastic 50” compiled by high school guru Drew Pasteur, who said a 7-3 record would get the Pioneers into the playoffs, with 6-4 also a possibility. “But we don’t want to be Read More…

High School Football: Midview at Bay Village

BAY VILLAGE — Sometimes numbers can be deceiving. On the scoreboard it looked like Midview rolled to a 44-7 West Shore Conference win Friday night, but the game film will tell a different story. The Middies had to work hard to maintain their 7-0 record, 4-0 in the WSC, against a feisty Rockets team. “Honestly, Read More…

High School Football: Week 7 Updates and Scores

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Week 7 of high school football is here, 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 Read More…

Rini, Nakon are first Avon girls tennis players to reach state tournament

The Avon doubles team of Madisyn Rini, left, and Madison Nakon celebrate after winning their quarterfinal match and earning a spot at the Division I state tennis tournament. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — The Avon tennis programs have emerged as two of the better programs in Lorain County over the past few years. But the one thing that eluded the girls team — despite their conference championships, county team titles and district qualifiers — was sending a player to the state tournament. That is, until Thursday Read More…

High school football: Bobby Nestor has helped Wellington find success on the field

Senior running back Bobby Nestor has helped provide a spark for Wellington, which has won two of its last three football games. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

The Wellington Dukes are beginning to show signs of life and senior running back Bobby Nestor has been providing one of the biggest sparks. First-year Wellington coach Sean Arno is happy with the recent progress — the Dukes have won two of their last three after opening the season with three straight losses — but Read More…

Volleyball: Lorain feeling deja vu in loss

Lorain’s Marlena Guice, left, and Sarah Leighliter defend at the net against Maple Heights on Thursday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

MAPLE HEIGHTS — Maple Heights senior middle hitter Shayla Ferguson now has two favorite memories from her high school volleyball career. And Lorain High has a couple it would rather forget. On Senior Night at the Wylie Athletic Center, team members from the Mustangs’ 2015 graduating class were asked to relate their favorite volleyball memory. Read More…

VIDEO: WEOL’s Tim Alcorn talks playoff implications for Week 7 high school football

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Every week, Tim Alcorn from WEOL AM 930 and The Chronicle-Telegram’s Bruce Bishop preview the upcoming high school football games. See what Tim has to say about whether Midview will continue its undefeated season, what games have playoff implications, and the rest of the week 7 action.  

Girls soccer: Olmsted Falls’ snaps two Avon Lake streaks

Olmsted Falls’ Skyelar Altstadt moves the ball down the field as Avon Lake’s Mariela Lopez pursues Wednesday in a Southwestern Conference game at Olmsted Falls. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

OLMSTED TWP. — All good things have to come to an end. Avon Lake’s girls soccer team found that out Wednesday night. In its regular-season finale, the Shoregals’ string of nine shutouts ended just three minutes into the second half on a goal from Olmsted Falls’ Emma Whitney. Then the Bulldogs’ defense and goalie Reilly Read More…