August 27, 2015

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Tough Mudder obstacle challenge coming to Lorain County next month

SOUTH AMHERST — Billed as the “the toughest event on the planet,” the Tough Mudder obstacle course will be held in Lorain County in April. The Tough Mudder events are held worldwide and are designed to test “strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie,” according to the company’s website. It is not a race, but a Read More…

Boys basketball: Tough shooting night leaves Falcons at a loss

WESTLAKE — Perhaps it was karma when Kyle Smith’s meaningless 3-point shot at the final horn was good. It was the only 3-point basket of the game for Firelands in Tuesday’s 48-42 loss to Buckeye in first-round sectional play at Westlake High. Inability to connect on 3-pointers, plus inaccuracy at the free throw line, were Read More…

Boys basketball: Amherst ups the tempo, wins big

EATON TWP. — It was No. 10 vs. No. 11 for the right to play No. 1 in the second game of the Midview Division I sectional Monday night and Amherst made sure its number was called. The Comets, the 10th seed, downed North Ridgeville 59-38 for the right to play top-seeded Westlake for a Read More…

District wrestling: Elyria’s Matt Canon flips the script on St. Edward’s domination, wins title

ASHLAND — There wasn’t much deviation from the St. Edward show during Saturday’s action at the Division I district wrestling tournament at Ashland University. The Eagles advanced all 14 wrestlers to the state tournament and put 13 in the finals. They had few hiccups along the way, but one of the biggest came at 120 Read More…

New ball, no problem: North Ridgeville’s Ryan Kordish takes risk, makes state

BRADY LAKE — He rattled his coach a bit, but Ryan Kordish’s gamble paid off at Saturday’s Division I boys district bowling tournament. With a brand new ball — a Hammer Taboo — he received Friday, the North Ridgeville junior finished second out of the five individual state qualifiers with a 651 series at Twin Read More…

Ecstacy and agony: Seven area wrestlers make semifinals at Division I district, but Elyria’s Armando Torres doesn’t even get a chance to compete

ASHLAND — A lucky seven Lorain County wrestlers managed to stay unbeaten Friday night and advance to the semifinals of the Division I district tournament at Ashland University. But the biggest news relating to an area wrestler came before the tournament even began. Elyria sophomore Armando Torres failed his skin check and the on-site doctor Read More…

Two women LifeFlighted from Route 58 crash

AMHERST TWP. — Two women were LifeFlighted following an accident yesterday on state Route 58, according to the State Highway Patrol. The patrol responded at 11:46 a.m. to state Route 58 in Amherst Township, according to a news release. Patricia Ashby, 59, of Oberlin, was northbound in a 2001 Ford Escort, and Helen Taylor, 78, Read More…

Polish diplomat attending Paczki Ball

He’s about as close as you can come to Polish royalty, and he’s coming to Lorain to attend Sunday’s 15th annual Paczki Ball. Yes, the star attraction this year for the event at DeLuca’s Place in the Park’s is Maciej Pisarski, deputy chief of mission at the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C. He’s the second Read More…

Amherst woman sues over SWAT raid

ELYRIA — An Amherst woman is suing two members of the Lorain County SWAT team over a December 2008 raid of her home searching for evidence to link the man she lived with to a Cleveland robbery. Monday is the second time that Elizabeth Szefcyk has filed the lawsuit in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Read More…

High school hockey: Amherst repeats as Baron Cup champs

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BROOKLYN — Make that two in a row. Make that 27 in a row. Just don’t make it too easy. Top-seeded Amherst survived a late push by No. 2 seed Solon and hung on for a 4-3 victory in the Baron Cup II championship game Sunday at the John Coyne Brooklyn Recreation Center. The victory Read More…