August 1, 2015

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Wrestling: Elyria’s Kevin Vough takes runner-up at national tourney

FARGO, N.D. — Elyria’s Kevin Vough came up short Saturday in his bid for a title at the Junior Freestyle Nationals. The defeat in the title match didn’t sit well with the 285-pounder. “With the loss and not coming out here prepared, it’s sitting on my mind,” said Vough, a junior. “When I go home, Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria High’s Kevin Vough uses his loss in Greco-Roman to fuel his run to the freestyle national final

FARGO, N.D. — Wrestlers at the Junior Freestyle Nationals found out what happens when Kevin Vough gets mad. It’s a safe bet none of the five wrestlers he beat on his way to the final will forget just how dominant the Elyria junior can be. And some of that happened because of what went down Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt, Lutheran West’s James Handwerk could be on collision course at nationals

FARGO, N.D. — The match area wrestling fans have dreamed about could happen today. There will have to be some excellent wrestling for it to come to fruition. It would happen in the 182-pound semifinals of the Junior Freestyle National championships, as Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt would meet Lutheran West’s James Handwerk. A lot has to Read More…

Elyria looks to alumna Shouse to run volleyball program

Jennifer Shouse

ELYRIA — The start of the high school volleyball season is just about a month away and Elyria High School will have a new coach roaming the sideline. Elyria native Jennifer Shouse was approved as the new volleyball coach at the school board meeting Wednesday night replacing Jodie Johnson, who spent the last eight years Read More…

Handwerk, Vough recharge after Greco-Roman Nationals

FARGO, N.D. — After the finish of the Junior Greco-Roman Nationals on Tuesday, it was an evening to rest and recharge. It didn’t end as a champion for Lutheran West’s James Handwerk (182 pounds) and Elyria’s Kevin Vough (285) like both had hoped, but it did come with a sense of determination. For Handwerk, a Read More…

Handwerk, Vough off to perfect starts at Greco-Roman championships

James Handwerk

When a wrestler has competed for a high school state championship, the enormity of a competition can go away fast. Lutheran West’s James Handwerk (182) and Elyria’s Kevin Vough (285) both own state titles, but it’s what each did last summer that is really paying dividends at the Junior Greco-Roman Championships in Fargo, N.D. A Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview’s Logan Bolin becomes ESPN star after one-handed catch (VIDEO)

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Midview senior wide receiver Logan Bolin insists he dragged his right foot in the end zone. Elyria High senior cornerback Orlando Scott said Bolin was definitely out of bounds when he made the catch. There was one thing both players could agree on — it was pretty cool seeing their play on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” With Read More…

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

Elizabeth Ellis

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…