September 3, 2015


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Ridgeville, without star running back, beats North Royalton

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — No Demario McCall, no problem for North Ridgeville. The Rangers star running back was on the sideline in a walking boot after suffering an injury to his left ankle in the final scrimmage of the preseason. But the rest of the Rangers silenced those who doubted they could win without McCall, coming Read More…

High School Football 2015: Speed, smarts make North Ridgeville’s McCall a man apart

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall (with ball) is striving to reach new heights this season, but knows he’ll need the help and support of his teammates. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Demario McCall breaks off the line and the opposing defensive back begins to backpedal. The quarterback drops back, passes and — with the football just a few feet from the QB’s hand and with the cornerback locked on McCall’s hip — the superstar North Ridgeville senior yells out, “Touchdown.” The advanced warning doesn’t matter. The Read More…

High school football 2015: North Ridgeville doesn’t want to be a one-man show this season

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Luke Durbin is a big fan of the Demario McCall Show, but the second-year North Ridgeville coach doesn’t want it to be on all the time. While McCall put up record-breaking numbers from his tailback position — and even took over as the starting quarterback the final three games due to injuries Read More…

UPDATED: Home of OSU commit searched by U.S. marshals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — U.S. marshals, looking for a fugitive on its Dangerous Dozen list, searched a North Ridgeville home and found a substantial amount of marijuana. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force searched the home of Rhonda Young in the 32100 block of Cook Road about 10 a.m. Thursday, looking for her Read More…

North Ridgeville’s DeMario McCall definitely something special


In 39 years of coaching, North Ridgeville’s Jeff Riesen had never had a freshman on any of his varsity teams. Not at North Ridgeville, not at Amherst, not at Elyria and not at Avon Lake. Until last season. That’s when Riesen, while watching a freshman scrimmage, saw a player that made him change his mind. Read More…