September 2, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
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High school wrestling: Amherst rolls to second straight K of C tournament title

AVON LAKE — It’s been a long time since Lorain County wrestlers had such a dominating showing at the season-opening Knights of Columbus wrestling tournament at Avon Lake High School. Over the past 10 years of the 32-year-old event, Lorain County never had more than seven individual champs, and you have to go all the Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria gets defensive in opener, forces 33 turnovers in win over Midview

EATON TWP. — Brett Larrick wasn’t real confident as his Elyria Pioneers opened the season at Midview on Friday night. “We haven’t been extremely happy with our practices and some of our scrimmages,” Larrick said. “We haven’t played that hard the whole time.” Friday was different. Perhaps it was playing on the same floor they Read More…

High school wrestling: Defending champ Amherst off to good start at K of C tournament

AVON LAKE — After one day of the 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, Amherst is right where it wants to be: at the top of the standings and in good shape to defend its title. The Comets outscored the 14 other teams in the field with 115 points Read More…

Girls soccer: Red senior all-stars edge Blue, but battle of Joneses ends in tie

EATON TWP. — The Red team’s Claire Jones of Avon Lake and Blue’s Celeste Jones of Elyria excelled by trickery of a sort. But Red’s Jessica Zurcher of Firelands used her head, and she cemented a 5-4 victory for her team on a cool, bright Saturday afternoon at Midview’s Ed Adelsberg Stadium. The occasion was Read More…

Boys soccer: Blue senior all-stars find offense in second half, put Red away

EATON TWP. — What started out looking like a low-scoring affair, turned into a shootout in the second half Saturday at the annual Lorain County Soccer Coaches Association boys senior all-star game on the artificial turf at Midview High. The Blue team found the net four times in the second half and went on to Read More…

High school football: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Midview’s Cody Callaway and Clearview’s Chad Anderson district players of the year

Every high school football player puts together a handful of goals before the season. Midview junior Cody Callaway trimmed his list to three. “One was to get all-state recognition,” Callaway said. “The others were to get to the playoffs and win a state title.” Two out of three ain’t bad. Callaway will earn his All-Ohio Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Tough ending to good season — Midview loses 50-7 to Toledo Central Catholic

TOLEDO — It was tough for the Midview fans to watch. It was tough for the Middies to go through. It was even hard for opposing coach Rick Dempsey to witness. “What happened to Midview is what happened to us last week against (Toledo) Whitmer,” Dempsey said. “Things just snowballed early, and it’s definitely not Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Field position sinks Middies

TOLEDO — Toledo Central Catholic coach Greg Dempsey stresses defense and field position as key factors in winning games. That was evident Friday night against Midview at Gallagher Stadium, as his team rolled to a 50-7 Division II, Region 6 victory. And it started just four plays into the game with the Fighting Irish forced Read More…

High school cross country: Clearview’s Mike Hollingsworth repeats as Wilhelm Classic champ

ELYRIA — Mike Hollingsworth wasted no time in showing he was more than up to the task of defending his title at Saturday’s 44th Jack Wilhelm Cross Country Classic. Hollingsworth, a Clearview senior, clocked 18 minutes, 13.88 seconds, nearly duplicating the winning time of 18:12.40 he posted a year ago. “I knew that I had Read More…

H.S. Football: Zach Bates’ interception turns tide for unbeaten Midview

EATON TWP. — Midview has been using the passing combination of Cody Callaway to Eric Lauer to bury opponents this season, but after Rocky River took a third-quarter lead Friday night, the Middies found themselves a new hero. Senior cornerback Zach Bates stepped in front of a Pirates pass and returned it to the end Read More…