May 23, 2015

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High school softball: Columbia edges Black River, stays perfect in PAC

Tori Smart pitches for Columbia in a game at Black River on Thursday, April 23. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Despite wearing coats over their uniforms to ward off temperatures in the 30s, Columbia was hot at the right times Thursday in downing Black River 4-3 in a Patriot Athletic Conference game. Columbia, which improved to 10-2 overall and 8-0 in the Stripes Division, came up with the winning run without a Read More…

Lorain police investigating suspicious death after remains found

LORAIN – A man collecting aluminum cans in a remote area stumbled across the remains of 25-year-old Kathleen Burke, who went missing in the city almost a year ago. Police launched a suspicious death investigation after the remains of Burke’s body were found on April 11 this year in a remote area of central Lorain, Read More…

EPA: Black River ‘Area of Concern’ could be shrinking

ELYRIA — The vicinity around the Black River considered by the federal government to be an environmental “Area of Concern” could be shrinking. The present boundary encompasses the entire Black River watershed, including French Creek, but Ted Conlin of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency told the Lorain County commissioners Wednesday that environmental officials want to Read More…

Black River 5K, Fun Run held in memory of Wellington teen

Drew Guyer

WELLINGTON — The Friends of Black River will host its second annual S.O.S. 5K and Mile Fun Run later this month. Instead of raising money to help the schools, this time the group hopes to benefit the legacy of budding soccer and basketball star Drew Guyer. Thirteen-year-old Drew was a student at McCormick Middle School Read More…

H.S. Football: Playoffs final scores

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Five local high school teams advanced to the football postseason. Friday’s games: Toledo St. Francis de Sales 14, Avon 38 Preview: Glenn following long line of solid Avon quarterbacks Recap: Avon overcomes early stumble, rolls over Toledo St. Francis de Sales Avon Lake 21, Highland 28 Preview: Opening lopsided loss motivated Avon Lake Recap: Avon Read More…

High school football 2013: Black River plans to stick with successful formula … giving the ball to Andrew Vaughn

SULLIVAN TWP. — Just give him the ball. Sometimes it’s just that simple. Andrew Vaughn has accomplished a lot in his three seasons with Black River, including rushing for 3,461 yards and 43 touchdowns over his last two seasons as the team’s primary back. The Pirates won’t tweak a formula that’s produced a 15-7 record Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

Brooskside Creighton Jensen is on the way to a second-place finish in the Keystone Icebreaker Monday at the Equestrian Trails. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

Division II district track: Keystone, Vermilion girls have big days, combine for seven wins

EATON TWP. — The Keystone and Vermilion girls flexed their muscles Saturday, combining for seven first-place finishes to lead area teams at the Division II district track and field championships. The Keystone girls chalked up four firsts and three seconds as they qualified 10 out of 17 events to next week’s Bedford Regional. Vermilion had Read More…

Division II district track: Vermilion girls nab two of four regional berths in high jump

EATON TWP. — Advancing to regionals is always nice, but to do it with a teammate makes the feat that much sweeter. Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome and Mallory Morris qualified to next week’s regional meet after earning two of the four berths up for grabs in the high jump Thursday on the first day of the Read More…