August 29, 2015

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Late field goal seals St Thomas Aquinas win over Elyria Catholic

Christy Legeza CT Photo August 28, 2015 - Football - St. Thomas Aquinas at Elyria Catholic - EC's WR Cole Virgin gets a 35 yd gain in the 1st quarter vs Aquinas (Aquinas #35 Andrew George, #26 Nathan Rich, #34 Carlos Howell).

ELYRIA — In St. Thomas Aquinas’ season-opening win over Elyria Catholic in 2014, the big play lifted the Knights. This year the little things did in the Panthers. Harris Knowles’ 34-yard field goal in the final minute capped a long drive that lifted the Knights to a 24-22 win at Knights of Columbus Field. Despite Read More…

High school volleyball: Freshman setter Megan Spencer gets call, leads Elyria Catholic past Brookside in season opener

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SHEFFIELD — Welcome to the big time, kid. Elyria Catholic freshman setter Megan Spencer, forced into action when junior starter Lauren Evans was injured last week, ran the show like a pro Wednesday night as the Panthers downed Brookside 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 in their season opener. Spencer had 31 assists in helping first-year coach Mary Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic drops tough opener to Fairview

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ELYRIA — A Final Four finish is good for any Lorain County soccer team. In fact, until Elyria Catholic made it to the state semifinals last fall, it was unprecedented. The 2014 Panthers became the first high school team in the county — boys or girls — to advance so far in the postseason. On Read More…

High school roundup: EC boys golfers improve to 7-0

GRAFTON — Brandon Netzel shot a 38 to lead Elyria Catholic to a 169-170 win over Vermilion on Wednesday in non-league boys golf action at Brentwood Golf Course. Kyle Horvatich added a 42 for the Panthers (7-0), while Patrick Sexton led a balanced Sailors team with a 41. The Panthers also scored 159 to win Read More…

EC’s Abrahamowicz chooses Nebraska to play baseball

Andrew Abrahamowicz pitches for Elyria Catholic earlier this sesason. CHRONICLE FILE

Even though Nebraska gave him all the time he wanted, Andrew Abrahamowicz didn’t take long to make his decision. Abrahamowicz, who just completed his sophomore year with Elyria Catholic, has orally committed to pitch for Nebraska in the spring of 2018, accepting a scholarship offer from the school. He said the coaches were one of Read More…

Longtime Elyria councilman Richard Seward dies at 80

ELYRIA — He reportedly never missed a City Council meeting, never missed a Council vote and never lost an election. Richard “Dick” Seward was well-liked — that’s the most repeated statement from those lamenting the death Monday of the former Elyria City Council member and Elyria Municipal clerk of court. Seward, 80, died at University Read More…

High school football 2015: Elyria Catholic not worried about offense, but knows it has to improve on other side of the ball

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ELYRIA — After most Elyria Catholic football practices this season, first-year coach Dave Stupka has had a brief and pointed conversation with his squad. “The coaches will back off if you want to be mediocre, or we can work harder,” he has told them. “It’s up to you.” Not a single Panther has asked for Read More…

Cancer survivors, supporters march on

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ELYRIA — Sisters Lynn Haney, Beverlee Troutman and Doris Walker participated in Friday’s Relay for Life at Elyria Catholic High School stadium in memory of their sister, Joani Smith, who died of breast cancer at age 56. But they also walked in honor of themselves because all three are breast cancer survivors. Haney, 54 of Read More…

Elyria Catholic hires Tim Ertle as athletic director

Tim Ertle’s first memory of high school sports was as a young boy in the press box at Lakewood Stadium with his father, Karl, who was the public-address announcer for St. Ignatius football games. Fast-forward two decades, and Ertle has the keys to his own press box. The 26-year-old Ertle was named the athletic director Read More…

Division II state track and field: Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis breaks his personal best, finishes third in discus

COLUMBUS — Ted Achladis finally found the performance he knew he had in him. The Elyria Catholic junior notched a personal-record toss of 171 feet, 4 inches in the discus Saturday en route to a third-place finish at the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Achladis’ performance was the best for an Elyria Read More…