September 1, 2015

Elyria
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Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pioneers catch breaks, get win over Shoremen

Elyria players take the field at Avon Lake for season opener Aug 28. Steve Manheim

AVON LAKE — Sometimes the ball just bounces your way. That certainly was the case Friday as Elyria came away with a 31-7 victory over the Avon Lake Shoremen to open the season. It’s only the second time in 10 meetings the Pioneers defeated Avon Lake, and it was coach Kevin Fell’s first win over Read More…

Worlds apart: Elyria High graduate Tianna Bartoletta wins second world long jump championship 10 years after her first

United States' Tianna Bartoletta celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's long jump at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday. AP PHOTO

BEIJING — You could say Tianna Bartoletta’s track career has been to Helsinki and back. Friday, however, the Elyria High graduate, was definitely in heaven. Bartoletta, known as Tianna Madison during her Elyria days, won her second world long jump title — 10 years after taking the track world by storm with a surprise win Read More…

Middle Avenue project two weeks behind

Middle-Avenue-SLIDE

ELYRIA — The Middle Avenue reconstruction continues to cause disruptions for drivers who traverse the main thoroughfare. City officials announced Tuesday that the Third Street and Middle Avenue intersection will close to traffic 7 a.m. Thursday to an undetermined time Monday to allow crews to work on the stamped concrete crosswalks. City Engineer Tim Ujvari Read More…

High school volleyball: Elyria makes new coach Jennifer Shouse’s debut a success with sweep of North Ridgeville

ELYRIA — A new era in Elyria volleyball began Saturday night with a familiar result. A win. The Pioneers swept North Ridgeville 25-22, 25-12, 25-17 in non-conference action in coach Jennifer Shouse’s first match. “I felt we had some first-game jitters and our defense is still a work in progress,” said Shouse, clutching the volleyball Read More…

Boys soccer: Midview’s offense in high gear in win over Elyria

ELYRIA — A little sloppy play and some miscues are to be expected in the first game of a new high school soccer season. Don’t tell that to the Midview Middies, however, who, at least offensively, were in midseason form against Elyria on Saturday afternoon. Midview dominated the offensive side of the field all game Read More…

High school golf: Demons keep rolling at Elyria Pioneer Invitational

Golf-SLIDE

ELYRIA — Westlake was in a perfect position for a letdown Wednesday at the Elyria Pioneer Invitational but the Demons are determined to let that happen. Westlake senior Patrick Steffen and junior Jules Blakely led the field with 1-over 71s as the Demons finished with team score of 292 to win the 16-team event at Read More…

Boys golf: Alex Csizmadia and Zach Schuster lead way as Elyria shakes off slow start to season, wins Keystone Invite

Golf-SLIDE

GRAFTON — After starting the year with a couple of underwhelming performances, Elyria was looking for a confidence boost. It found one Tuesday at Indian Hollow Lake Golf Course. Alex Csizmadia led the Pioneers with a 6-over 77 and teammate Zach Schuster shot a 79 as the Pioneers won the Keystone Invitational with a team Read More…

Boys golf: Team mentality helps Westlake get another win

OBERLIN — Westlake’s toughest competition Monday at the Amherst Comet Invitational was itself. Jules Blakely recovered from a triple bogey on his second hole of the day to shoot a 1-under 71 and take medalist honors, while Nick Wilson rebounded from five bogeys with an equal number of birdies to shoot an even-par 72 as Read More…

Rumors of violence scuttle EHS class reunion

ELYRIA — A rumor that originated on Facebook forced the cancellation of the Elyria High School Class of 2005 reunion that was set for Friday night at Wolfey’s Bistro and Bar. After months of planning, the 10-year reunion was supposed to be a night of fun and celebration with classmates from near and far reminiscing. Read More…