May 6, 2015


Regional volleyball: Amherst coach has Comets back at regionals


AMHERST — Laurie Cogan can be relentless. She has high expectations for the Amherst program, and does not allow her players to settle for anything less. That’s a big reason why the Comets are playing in their seventh regional semifinal match in Cogan’s 23 years in charge. “On the court she can be your worst Read More…

Amherst Councilman’s proposed sex offender trick-or-treat ban tabled

Phil Van Treuren

AMHERST — A potential piece of legislation that would keep sex offenders from participating in Amherst’s trick-or-treat most likely will not go into effect in time for Thursday’s Halloween. In a committee meeting Monday, Amherst City Council members moved to table the discussion of the legislation until Amherst Law Director Tony Pecora is able to Read More…

Car crashes into home in Amherst

AMHERST – A man was injured when he drove his car into an Amherst house on Monday. Around 9:50 p.m. a man driving along North Ridge Road in Amherst hit the side of a house at 48160 North Ridge Road, lodging half of his car through the brick wall. Amherst Fire Chief Wayne Northeim said Read More…

Amherst students make classmate’s dream come true


AMHERST — It was there under the bright Friday night lights at Amherst football stadium where screaming teenagers were crammed into the stands. That was the time and the place — the moment — Amherst High School students could prove what they would be remembered for long after the last snap of the football that Read More…

Amherst enlists community to make promotional video

Community members showed their Amherst pride as part of promotional video Sunday.

AMHERST — Downtown Amherst was awash with gold and green Sunday as hundreds of town members came out to show their Amherst spirit.  The event was the result of weeks of planning and practice; a video to showcase and promote the businesses, schools and community of Amherst. However, it wasn’t an ordinary video. “We were Read More…

H.S. Football: Big plays carry Clearview to long-awaited win over Amherst

Amherst's Donte Dower, left, and Clearview Lance Billings go for a pass in the endzone. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — With less than two minutes remaining in the first half, Clearview’s Gerrell Williams was hit after a short kickoff return. The ball appeared to come loose and Amherst appeared to fall on it, but the officials ruled that Williams was down by contact. On the next play, Lance Billings broke loose for Read More…

Boys golf 2013: Last season’s disappointment driving Amherst senior Mike Campana

Mike Campana

When Mike Campana was just 9 years old, he began golfing with his dad, Mike Sr. He couldn’t get enough of the sport. “I kind of started young and my dad kept me in it and I got good, so I just started to like the game,” the Amherst senior said. “I just always was Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview beats Amherst, improves to 2-0

Amherst's Joe D'Andera's goes for the ball as Midview's Dante Redwood defends.

EATON TWP. — It took a couple of years, but Midview receiver Dante Redwood was finally able to pay tribute to a friend he lost two years ago. Redwood dedicated his first career varsity touchdown, a 55-yard punt return, to North Ridgeville resident and player Alex Sismour, who passed away in 2011. It was one Read More…

High school volleyball: Amherst grabs momentum after Madison Cruzado’s great play in Game 1, sweeps Avon Lake

Amherst's Mallory Sliman hits over Avon Lake's Bella Kneidel, left, and   Lauren Bakaitis. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — A turning point can come at any time. In Amherst’s three-game sweep of Avon Lake, freshman Madison Cruzado made an early play that seemed impossible at the time she made it, and turned a tight match into an easy 25-23, 25-13, 25-15 victory. Amherst had not defeated the Shoregals in more than two Read More…

High school football: Elyria coach Kevin Fell won’t have to miss EC game; ejection from Amherst game ruled incorrect

Pioneers coach Kevin Fell.

ELYRIA — Kevin Fell will be on the sidelines Friday at Elyria Catholic after all. The Elyria High football coach, who was ejected from last Friday’s opener at Amherst, was informed by the Ohio High School Athletic Association that the officials at the game incorrectly applied the rule that led to his ouster. Elyria Athletic Read More…