October 21, 2014

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Flint Ridge residents seek solution to growing pothole problem

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EATON TWP. — With its large homes and spacious lots, Flint Ridge is the pride of Eaton Township developments. But the roads leave a different impression, and residents of the development feel the township has overlooked their crumbling state. Motorists driving on Eagle Nest Drive will encounter erosion, concrete upheaval and large potholes. Chris Thomas, 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…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares fight back from halftime deficit, down Greensburg to advance to title game

EATON TWP. — The Greensburg Panthers had a three-hour drive from their home 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh to Midview High School for their Cardinal Conference championship matchup with the Lorain County Nightmares. Nightmares tight end Troy Davila was not impressed. Davila woke up at 4 a.m. to start his journey from Myrtle Beach, S.C., Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares continue roll, blast Spartans in postseason opener

EATON TWP. — The playoff debut of the Lorain County Nightmares semipro football team Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. The defense was dominant, holding the visiting Strabane (Pa.) Spartans to minus-16 yards rushing, forcing six turnovers — returning one for a score — and sacking the quarterback 10 times. The offense, led by Elyria Read More…

High school football 2013: Midview has even bigger goals after making playoffs last season

EATON TWP. — Midview went 8-2 in 2011 and 9-1 last year in the regular season. Guess what the Middies are thinking about this season? “As far back as the fourth grade, we’ve always had winning records,” center/defensive lineman Patrick Forrer said of this year’s senior class. “We’ve done really well and won a lot Read More…

High school baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer, Firelands’ Joe San Felippo, Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany and Keystone’s Tyler Gulett make first team All-Ohio

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Four area high school baseball players received All-Ohio first-team honors this week from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Midview’s Eric Lauer made it in Division I, Joe San Felippo of Firelands in Division II, and Keystone’s Tyler Gullett and Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany in Division III. The All-Ohio award caps a terrific career 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…

Mr. Baseball 2013: Midview’s Eric Lauer has tremendous talent; plenty of options, too

VERMILION — Major league scouts follow him religiously and Division I universities have drooled over the possibility of landing him as a recruit. He’s Midview’s Eric Lauer, this year’s Lorain County Mr. Baseball. Lauer was awarded this year’s prize at the annual Lorain County All-Star baseball game at Vermilion on Saturday. “Last year, Brandyn got Read More…

High school: Weather shakes up baseball, softball tournament schedules

It had to happen, right? There couldn’t be a spring sports postseason in Northeast Ohio without some weather worries, could there? Apparently not, because Thursday, for the first time this postseason, rain messed up the best-laid plans of tournament officials and baseball and softball coaches. The result was a pair of Division I district baseball Read More…

High school softball notes: Avon Lake reaching some lofty heights … goals, too

With nine seniors on the roster, there’s no question Avon Lake was expecting big things this season. But even Shoregals coach Buzz Mullen admits that a No. 3 ranking in the Division I Ohio High School Fastpitch Association Coaches poll is “like a dream come true.” With the start of sectional tournament just a few Read More…