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Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic, Wellington settle for a tie due to rain

Wellington's No. 6 Janelle Pitts and No. 16 Julia Marks fight for the ball with Elyria Catholic's No. 19 Jenna Ellingson. (CT photo by Tom Mahl.)

WELLINGTON — It was likely a preview of the Division III district tournament at Rocky River next month, except that postseason matches can’t end in ties. In a tense, action-packed non-conference match, the Elyria Catholic and Wellington girls battled to a 1-1 tie in non-conference play Monday afternoon. They played in a continuous downpour which Read More…

Two weeks needed to find cause of Elyria High football players’ illness

ELYRIA — It will take about two weeks to determine if salad served to the Elyria High football team caused an unknown stomach illness that forced Friday night’s game with Strongsville to be played on Sunday, health officials said. Salad was the only item left over from a potluck dinner hosted by parents Thursday night, Read More…

Would-be Elyria mayoral candidate appeals to federal court

ELYRIA — Tim Quinn has asked a federal judge to order the Lorain County Board of Elections to restore him to the November ballot as an independent candidate for mayor of Elyria. The elections board removed Quinn from the ballot earlier this year because a day after filing to run as an independent he voted Read More…

Apple Festival organizers say fest went well, despite fight reports

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ELYRIA — The annual Elyria Apple Festival ended Sunday night with organizers calling the event largely a success with only a few blemishes. But the assessment is in direct contrast to many who attended the festival then took to their Facebook pages to express their displeasure. Attendees called the festival “ruined” and “like a bad Read More…

Police log for Sept. 20, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 9 2:04 p.m. — Dollar General, 4660 Oberlin Ave., theft of 42 DVDs valued at $380. 4:17 p.m. — 800 block North Central Drive, report of attempted theft of window air conditioner. Tuesday, Sept. 13 6:48 a.m. — 2900 block Leavitt Road, car passenger side window forced down and $200 car Read More…

Vendors happy with Apple Fest turnout

Veronica Robles, 4, left, and sister Natalya Robles, 6, had butterflies painted on their faces at the Apple Festival. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

ELYRIA — Rowdiness was the exception, not the rule at the Apple Festival, and police were proactive, said several vendors after the festival concluded Sunday. “You turn around and there was a cop everywhere, which is good,” said Toni Dunham of Loudonville-based Tinman Concessions. “They were on it. If there was any kind of a Read More…

Touchdown on fake punt revitalizes Pioneers, who improve to 4-0

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STRONGSVILLE — Nothing was normal all week for the Elyria Pioneers, so why should Sunday’s game have been any different? Of course, it wasn’t. Playing Sunday after an outbreak of illness believed to be food poisoning forced the game to be postponed Friday, the Pioneers still managed to improve to 4-0 with a 38-21 win Read More…

Punter gets it going in Elyria High win

Elyria punter Bryce Ziegman runs for a touchdown from punt formation. (CT photo by Tom Mahl.)

STRONGSVILLE — Football is a game usually decided by giant-sized players who have spent years in the weight room bulking up in preparation for battle. But Sunday, it was the smallest player on the field that made the biggest play. Elyria punter Bryce Ziegman’s 70-yard run on a first-quarter fake punt gave the momentum to Read More…

Boys soccer: Second-half surge propels Elyria past Lorain

LORAIN – The Elyria boys captured and occupied midfield after the break Saturday morning and turned a halftime tie into a 5-3 non-conference victory over Lorain. The Pioneers got two goals each from sophomore Grant Spieth and senior Bubby Santo Domingo and another by Bryce Ziegman. Ziegman and Santo Domingo put up two assists apiece Read More…

Bug strikes EHS varsity and JV teams, forcing game to be canceled

Pat Catan Stadium in Strongsville sits empty Friday with the cancellation of the game with Elyria.

ELYRIA – With an unknown stomach illness sending nearly half of the Elyria High football roster home from school Friday morning, the Pioneers were forced to postpone their game with Strongsville until Sunday afternoon. Elyria High athletic director Darren Conley confirmed that 38 of the 86 players who make up the Pioneers’ varsity and junior Read More…