September 1, 2015

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LORAIN COUNTY FAIR: Pair named Junior Fair royalty

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WELLINGTON — Two college kids with a hankering for fair life and agriculture were crowned this year’s Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen. It’s royalty with a country flair for Austin Washburn and Katie Cline. The ceremony Monday in front of the Lorain County Fair board’s office is the culmination of months of work Read More…

Correction

A story on the Firelands High School football team in Saturday’s sports section contained a number of errors. Luke Whitacre, a senior tight end, did not play varsity last season. The statistics attributed to him belonged to his brother, Michael, who was a senior last season. Senior lineman Jake Grasso’s last name was incorrect in Read More…

High school football: Firelands looking for second playoff berth

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Last season, Firelands was eager to erase the memory of a winless 2013 and the Falcons proved it by winning six games. Now they are thinking back to 2011 when the team made its only playoff appearance with 18 returning starters that also returned from a breakout season, which ended a touchdown Read More…

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

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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…

Boys basketball: Alan Januzzi leaving Lutheran West for Firelands

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Firelands new boys basketball coach won’t need much of an introduction in the community, in Lorain County or around the Patriot Athletic Conference. Alan Januzzi, former Lutheran West coach and one-time Firelands assistant, will take over the Falcons, pending final board of education approval Tuesday. Januzzi said the chance to coach in the school district where Read More…

Boys basketball: Brett Bartlett leaving Firelands to coach Big Walnut

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Brett Bartlett hit the ground running as a first-time head basketball coach at Firelands. The former Keystone basketball standout led Firelands to the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship in his first year and kept the Falcons competitive. But on Friday, Bartlett informed Firelands athletic director Kennie Searight and the board of Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Firelands brings bats, wins title, sends Keystone home

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands coach Dan Ransom wanted his team to do one thing against Keystone: Hit the ball hard. The Falcons did that and overcame a late-inning deficit to defeat the Wildcats 9-7 in a Division II sectional final Thursday. The win snapped a string of six consecutive sectional titles for the Wildcats (18-8) Read More…

H.S. Track: Firelands coach Greg Northeim gets PAC title as retirement gift

OBERLIN — Greg Northeim’s final regular-season meet after 25 years as Firelands coach had a little bit of everything — intrigue, controversy and,  most importantly, a Patriot Athletic Conference title. With a win in the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — the Falcons clinched their third consecutive boys PAC championship Thursday, finishing with 131.5 Read More…

High school softball: Third-ranked Keystone finds way to win, slips past Vermilion with unearned run, just two hits

LAGRANGE — Keystone has aspirations of playing softball into the month of June, but Wednesday the Wildcats’ dreams nearly ended in the middle of May. Though the Wildcats (22-5) were able to get just two hits off Vermilion sophomore Becca Oates, they still scratched out a 1-0 win thanks to an unearned run in the Read More…