December 22, 2014

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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…

Girls tennis: Avon weathers changes in venue, format to win third straight LCAAA title

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AMHERST — While Mother Nature threw the 24th Annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association girls tennis tournament for a loop with all manner of changes, there was still something familiar about the event. An Avon win. The Eagles won four of the five individual championships and held off Avon Lake 39-35 to pick up its Read More…

High school volleyball: Midview can’t avoid mistakes, still gets wins over Lorain, Columbia

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LORAIN — The team that makes the fewest unforced errors will win — usually. There just didn’t happen to be much usual about Saturday’s triangular at Lorain between the host school and guests Midview and Columbia. Midview committed 25 unforced errors to only 14 for Lorain, yet the Middies found enough ways to compensate for Read More…

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…

Dante Redwood big as Midview hangs on to beat Amherst

AMHERST — It all came down to Amherst’s best against Midview’s youngest. The Comets were inside the Midview 20-yard line late in the game, looking to put one in the end zone and go for a game-tying 2-point conversion to complete a furious comeback. Middies sophomore cornerback Dante Redwood stood tall. The 5-foot-8, 145-pounder blanketed Read More…

Rescue seeing more horses up for adoption as hay price doubles

EATON TWP. — The price of hay has doubled in recent months, and some people are having difficulty feeding horses and other animals, according to an operator of the Angels Haven Horse Rescue. The price of hay — coupled with lingering problems with a poor economy — has prompted the rescue to create a new Read More…

High school football: Midview proves tough on new turf, tames Lorain

EATON TWP. — The Midview Middies may have discovered an unbeatable equation — turf field plus stellar passing game equals dominating victory. It certainly worked out that way Friday night, as the Middies opened Ross Field — their new Revolution 2.5 FieldTurf football field — with a 42-13 victory over the Lorain Titans. “(The turf) Read More…

12-year-old girl arrested for assault on a police officer

EATON TWP. — A 12-year-old Eaton Township girl was arrested for assault on a police officer after she kicked a sheriff’s deputy twice yesterday evening. Deputy Stephen Fuller was dispatched to a home on South Island Road about 6 p.m. because the girl had run away after being disciplined, according to a report from the Read More…