July 31, 2014

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Boys basketball: Wellington dominates Black River, stays perfect in PAC

SULLIVAN TWP. — With a huge game against one-loss Brookside just a week away, Friday’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game with Black River had all the makings of a trap game for Wellington. Riding a six-game winning streak, it might have been easy to overlook the Pirates and focus on next week’s pivotal game, Read More…

High school wrestling: North Ridgeville earns four individual titles, third place as a team at J.B. Firestone Invitational

SULLIVAN TWP. — North Ridgeville’s lightweight wrestlers reached the finals in four of the first five weight classes at the 38th Annual Black River J.B. Firestone Invitational on Saturday. Better still for the Rangers, all four were victorious, giving North Ridgeville a tournament-best four individual champions en route to a third-place finish in the team Read More…

Four area football players make All-Ohio first team

Matt Jordan remembers the highlight of his senior year as a member of the Clearview football team. “It was our last home game,” Jordan said. “It was against Brooklyn. Coach (Mike Collier) took me aside and told me I’d get the ball for my final run that night. I got in the huddle and said Read More…

Pirates PAC powerful punch: Black River strikes blow for itself and its league with big win over Manchester

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River did it for the Patriot Athletic Conference, the rowdy crowd at Art Stevenson Field and the naysayers who proclaim it’s tough to beat a team twice in one season. Most of all, the Pirates did it for themselves as proof they belonged in the Division IV, Region 13 playoffs, becoming Read More…

Pirates believe in change: Adjustments pay off for Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River football coach Al Young tied a record Saturday with his 152nd victory, but it was different than the previous 151. Not always quick to change — “I’m always resistant,” the 22nd-year coach said with a huge smile — Young made three key moves that helped the Pirates defeat Manchester 49-24 Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…

Spans over Black River, Ford Road targeted for future repair projects

A car drives along a now-closed section of Ford Road in Elyria when it was open to traffic in the autumn of 2007. Elyria city officials said a closed one-lane span of the road could be replaced by a two-lane structure, but land must be acquired before the $3.2 million project can go forward. (Chronicle file photo)

ELYRIA — The Ohio Department of Transportation has made travel quite a challenge along Gulf Road as it replaced the bridge over Interstate 90. Next year, the proposed replacement of the twin Interstate 90 bridges over the Black River and Ford Road could affect traffic again. ODOT is seeking comment on a project that is Read More…

School levy rejected in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 4.9 mill, $3.5 million emergency school levy has been resoundingly rejected. The proposed 10-year property tax increase was defeated 2,606 to 1,856, a margin of nearly 17 percentage points, according to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections. North Ridgeville Schools Superintendent Larry Brown, who began his job earlier Read More…

Area softball players haul in All-Ohio awards

Another spectacular area softball season ended with the annual slate of state awards. Four area players earned first-team All-Ohio honors Wednesday. Elyria’s Kristen Boros, who pitched the Pioneers back to the Final Four, and Keystone’s Erin Pond and Kenzie Conrad, who led the Wildcats into another state final, were selected in Division I and Division Read More…