July 7, 2015

Elyria
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Larry Stark remembered by players, colleagues as great coach, better man

LORAIN — More than 100 former players and a number of coaching colleagues took time to visit Larry Stark at the beginning of March at the Sheffield Quaker Steak and Lube. Stark was battling cancer. The longtime Southview basketball and tennis coach lost that fight Monday, but the struggle epitomized his competitive spirit as an Read More…

2 Lorain County teachers receive summer fellowship

Two Lorain County teachers are going back to the classroom this summer, this time as students. The Ashbrook Center named Elyria High School teacher Anne Runion and Avon resident Gregory Stringer, a teacher for Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, among the 100 recipients of the Buchwald Summer Fellowship on Tuesday. Through this fellowship, both teachers will Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria’s Elizabeth Ellis, Keystone’s Summer Constable, Westlake’s Katie Lew named first-team All-Ohio

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When Elyria pitcher Elizabeth Ellis and Westlake pitcher Katie Lew battled in the Division I district semifinals, everyone in attendance presumed they were watching two of the best pitchers in Ohio. It turns out they were right. Ellis, Lew and Keystone shortstop Summer Constable led the list of local players who earned their way onto Read More…

Baseball: Elyria High’s Marques Inman has bright future on the diamond

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Marques Inman isn’t sitting around home, waiting for the phone to ring. In fact, the Elyria graduate isn’t even at home, he’s living in Springfield for the first part of the summer because that is where his travelling team is based. When he comes home he will have to get ready to leave for West Read More…

Elyria open house to celebrate Rigda, welcome Jama

ELYRIA — It’s time to say goodbye to Paul Rigda and hello to Tom Jama. A superintendent change is happening soon in Elyria and the community is invited to celebrate the 10-year tenure of Rigda, who is set to retire in the coming weeks, as well as to welcome Jama, the current Elyria High School Read More…

Nationals success story: Elyria High’s Kevin Vough adds freestyle championship to his list of big-time victories

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AKRON — There are good years, there are great years and then there’s the kind of year Elyria High sophomore Kevin Vough is experiencing. Since winning a folkstyle national championship at the Flo Nationals in April of 2014, Vough has checked off every major title on an elite wrestler’s to-do list. He added to the Read More…

Elyria graduating class full of firsts, highlights

ELYRIA — Four years ago, Elyria High School Principal Tom Jama brought all of the class of 2015, then freshmen, to the school’s Performing Arts Center and laid some truth on the teenagers. Too many in the community had a negative image of the school and its students, he said. They were thought of as Read More…

Elyria’s Marques Inman named Lorain County Mr. Baseball

VERMILION — All season long, Elyria’s Marques Inman was treated like the best baseball player in Lorain County by opponents who chose to pitch around the power-hitting first baseman-pitcher. On Saturday, Inman got the hardware to match that respect when he was presented with the 2015 Mr. Baseball award in between games of the annual Read More…

Division I district track: Lorain freshman sprinter Zion Cross, Amherst senior distance runner Alexis Szivan have big days

AMHERST — Lorain freshman Zion Cross served notice to not only the area, but to the rest of the state Friday with wins in the100- and 200-meter dashes at the Division I district track meet at Amherst. Meanwhile, Amherst senior Alexis Szivan continued to shine on her home track, winning the 800 and picking up Read More…

‘Determined’ Hardenburg gets scholarship to LCCC

Harrison Hardenburg receives a scholarship from the Elyria Schools and Friends Alumni Association to attend Lorain County Community College during a ceremony Thursday at Elyria High School. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An Elyria High School student was honored Thursday as the first student with a learning disability to receive a scholarship from the Elyria Schools and Friends Alumni Association. Harrison Hardenburg received a college scholarship for $1,000 to attend Lorain County Community College. He was one of more than 60 students honored during the Read More…