July 1, 2016

Elyria
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District Track: EC’s Ted Achladis wins shot put and discus, sees room for improvement at regional

ORRVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis put on a show Thursday at the Division II district meet. And the bad news for his competition next week at the regional is that Achladis didn’t feel like he was at the top of his game. Achladis shattered the meet record in the discus twice in a matter Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Keystone girls reclaim PAC supremacy, take 8th title in 9 years

OBERLIN — For the eighth time in nine years, the Keystone girls rule track and field in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Keystone defeated defending champ Lutheran West 135-103 Thursday in the 11th annual PAC championship meet held at Oberlin College. It wasn’t easy. The two teams had nearly identical success for the top three places. Read More…

High school track and field: Colin Myers leads Firelands boys to Brookside title defense; Vermilion wins girls championship

SHEFFIELD — This year’s Brookside Invitational had its share of similarities to last year’s. For one thing, the Firelands boys once again took first place — though this time the battle was much closer –- by edging Western Reserve 108-107 on Friday. Vermilion took third with a score of 91 while Brookside (88) and Midview Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington starts fast, gets big bounce-back win in key PAC Stars matchup with Firelands

WELLINGTON — After a tough loss to Firelands on Monday, Wellington wanted to turn things around in a hurry in Tuesday’s rematch. No problem. Wellington’s first six batters reached base and scored thanks to a bout of wildness from Falcons starter Evan Lacey and the Dukes cruised to a 12-5 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

Firelands coach Kim Bennett back at Boston Marathon 3 years after bombing

Kim Bennett didn’t have time to enjoy her first Boston Marathon before the world stopped. About 30 minutes after she finished in 3:41:02, terrorists Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev detonated two pressure-cooker bombs that killed three people and injured an estimated 264. Three years later, Bennett is back in Massachusetts to run the 120th annual Read More…

Firelands schools plan to put tax issue on August special election ballot

SOUTH AMHERST — Voters in the Firelands school district will likely be asked to approve a combined income and property tax issue in August to pay for a new school that will house students from sixth through 12th grades. “The project is going to remain the same, but the financing will be different this time Read More…

Signing day: Firelands trio of teammates to go separate ways but keep playing in college

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands seniors Dalaney Rogala, Keely Hall and Katie Michener have been friends and teammates since middle school and Wednesday, they sat side-by-side to sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers on the college level. Hall is heading to Gannon University to play basketball, Rogala will continue her track Read More…

High school softball: Keystone freezes Firelands behind Lauren Shaw’s perfect game in far from perfect conditions

LAGRANGE — With a game-time temperature of 30 degrees and intermittent snow flurries falling from the sky, some may have wondered if Keystone and Firelands playing their softball game Monday was crazy or possibly even inhumane. For Wildcats pitcher Lauren Shaw, it was just perfect. Shaw tossed a five-inning perfect game as Keystone defeated Firelands Read More…

Firelands to decide if third time’s a charm for bond issue to replace schools

SOUTH AMHERST — The future of the Firelands Schools’ plan to replace two aging schools will be under discussion during a special school board meeting Monday. Superintendent Mike Von Gunten stopped short of saying whether he or the board would recommend or vote to hold a special election in August for a $29 million bond Read More…

Firelands schools bond issue defeated — again

Firelands Schools heard no again. It’s becoming a recurring theme in the district. In November, nearly 57 percent of voters rejected the district’s building plan. On Tuesday, the results came down in nearly an identical way. According to unofficial election results, the Firelands bond issue failed with 57 percent of voters, or 1,949 voting against Read More…