September 4, 2015

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High school girls cross country 2015: Keystone’s Shannon Wargo ready to make run at making state three years in a row

Keystone's Shannon Wargo runs during a recent practice. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

Shannon Wargo is thrilled about this cross country season for one simple reason: she’s healthy. That’s key for the Keystone senior, who despite starting the last two seasons following significant layoffs due to injury, still managed to qualify to the Division II state meet both years. Last year her offseason was affected when she twisted Read More…

Girls soccer: Westlake hangs tough with mighty Medina

MEDINA — If there were any fans questioning the new breed of Westlake girls soccer players, Saturday showed them the kids are all right. The Demons, who have nine sophomores on the roster and five underclassmen starters, hung with Medina every step of the way before losing 3-2. That would be the Medina Bees (2-0), Read More…

Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Columbia makes declaration over Independence

  COLUMBIA STATION — Firsts are often very important. The first debate in an election. A first date. The first pitch in an at-bat. The first game of a new season. Firsts can set the tone for what is to follow and establish a standard. And if the tone set by the Columbia Raiders on Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sopko throws all over Strongsville in Avon win

STRONGSVILLE — Someone had to fill the void in Avon’s high-powered passing offense created by wide receiver Zack Torbert’s graduation. That someone looks like Darrin Davis. Davis caught five passes for 94 yards while Jake Sopko had a near-perfect night with 302 yards on 27-of-40 passing, and Avon rolled to a 41-24 victory over Strongsville Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Chippewa dukes Wellington

WELLINGTON — That’s not how the Wellington Dukes wanted to open the season. The Chippewa Chipps came to town Friday night and showed why they went 9-2 last season — including a postseason appearance — by scoring touchdowns on 10 of their 11 drives to beat the Dukes 69-26. Wellington had no answer for Chippewa Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: New London runs roughshod over penalty-laden Oberlin

Jonathan Delozier The Chronicle-Telegram OBERLIN — The Oberlin Phoenix did enough to hurt itself Friday night with continuous backbreaking penalties, but Nate Thomas running for 188 yards and four touchdowns also helped New London roll to a 46-28 victory to kick off the 2015 season. “Complacency, and thoughts of satisfaction with ourselves are our biggest Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Ridgeville, without star running back, beats North Royalton

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No Demario McCall, no problem for North Ridgeville. The Rangers star running back was on the sideline in a walking boot after suffering an injury to his left ankle in the final scrimmage of the preseason. But the rest of the Rangers silenced those who doubted they could win without McCall, coming Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Vermilion wins instant classic with late interception against Clearview

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VERMILION — Clearview and Vermilion met in Week 1 for the fourth straight year, and for the third straight year they put together an instant classic. The teams battled back and forth until the final seconds when a sack by Vermilion’s Aric Byington finally sealed a 30-20 victory for the Sailors. Vermilion pulled out a Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:Amherst waste opportunities in loss to Kenston

AMHERST — As the Amherst Comets walked toward their locker room Friday night, the scoreboard declared them 6-3 losers of a battle with the Kenston Bombers. That scoreboard may have the ultimate say, but the Comets certainly didn’t feel defeated. “I guarantee nobody in Northeast Ohio gave us a chance versus this team,” Amherst coach Read More…