September 4, 2015

Elyria
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High school cross country: Avon flying high as boys take third and girls fourth at Earlybird Invitational

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ELYRIA — There’s still a measure of unfinished business, but the Avon boys cross country team is feeling pretty good after taking third in the Maroon Division at Saturday’s 35th annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational. Avon scored 109 points, finishing behind No. 5-ranked St. Ignatius (35) and No. 18 Brunswick (100) in a 14-team field Read More…

High school volleyball: Clearview survives tough test, tops Black River

SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP — Clearview was hoping to christen its new gymnasium floor with its first victory of the season. The Clippers got the job done, although visiting Black River gave them all they could handle in close second and third games. Still, Clearview earned its first victory 25-14, 26-24, 25-22 Thursday night. Black River and Read More…

Hot Stove: Lots of Brad Hughes and lots of offense carry Sheffield Venom to Class F district title

The Venom was too strong for the Drug. No team this summer has been a match for the Sheffield Venom, which ran its record to 21-0 with a 11-0 victory over Midview Drug in a Class F (ages 13-14) Ohio Hot Stove district championship game Saturday. Brad Hughes pitched his second straight no-hitter. Hughes faced Read More…

Crash and spill on I-90 snarl traffic

ELYRIA — An accident Thursday on Interstate 90 led to a fuel spill and traffic tie-ups, police Lt. Chris Costantino said. The accident occurred on the Interstate 90 bridge over the Black River. According to Costantino, a Leimeister Crane Service tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound when the right front tire blew out. The semi then reportedly Read More…

Report ranks Lakeview Park beach second-dirtiest in state

Autumn Robinson, 4, plays at the water's edge Wednesday at Lakeview Park because her grandmother Veronica Lugar of Lorain is wise to the water-quality caution - one red flag - indicating high bacteria levels. Chuck Humel/Chronicle

LORAIN — Lakeview Park’s beach may be beautiful, but caution is advised on days when the bacterial count is high. On Monday — the most recent day data were available — the beach had a bacteria count of 1,120 colonies per 100 milliliter, which is more than four times the state’s daily maximum bacterial standard Read More…

Report of body sets off search at park

Elyria firefighters search for a body reported to have been seen Wednesday by a witness in the Black River at Cascade Park. No body was found. Steve Manheim / Chronicle

ELYRIA — For 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon, authorities combed the water of the Black River in Cascade Park, searching for a body that a witness said they saw. The search, however, turned up nothing even though the witness was positive that he saw a young girl in the water. Benjamin Corliss called police when he Read More…

Division III regional softball final: Black River pushes defending champs to the brink before falling

MASSILLON — For six innings, Black River’s softball team went toe to toe with the defending state champions. Unfortunately for the Pirates, the final inning proved to be their undoing Saturday afternoon. Sierra Blackson singled home Brooke Culler with two outs in the top of the seventh, giving Warren Champion a 1-0 victory over Black Read More…

Regional softball capsules

DIVISION I • WHO: No. 3 Elyria (25-2) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (18-12) • WHEN: Today, noon • WHERE: Clyde High School, 1015 Race St., Clyde • AT STAKE: The winner will face the winner of today’s Clayton regional champion game between Cincinnati Oak Hills and Lebanon in the state semifinal on June 1, Read More…

High school track: Emily Cunningham part of four wins, leads Vermilion to second at Division II district meet

EATON TWP. — It was just the first step of a three-step process, but Emily Cunningham and the Vermilion High girls track team are feeling pretty upbeat after Saturday’s performance at the Midview Division II district meet. Cunningham won two individual events and anchored two winning relays to lead the Sailors, who matched their best-ever Read More…

She’s got game: Black River hires former basketball star Cynthia Berry to coach boys team

SULLIVAN TWP. — For the better part of the last 40-plus years, the Black River boys basketball program has had few historical moments. That changed late Thursday night when a selection committee made the decision to hire Cynthia Berry as the 15th coach in school history. The 1985 Black River graduate becomes the first female Read More…