August 4, 2015

Elyria
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Hot Stove state tournament: North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama rolls to Class I title; Firelands loses heartbreaker in Class F

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ALLIANCE — The day began on a high note for Lorain County teams playing for Hot Stove state championships Monday at Butler-Rodman Park after rain Sunday pushed the games back a day. North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama dominated the Medina Swarm Green in Class I (age 8), putting up the maximum five runs in three of its Read More…

Hot Stove Baseball: Youngsters leading way to state

If the state semifinal brackets of the Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League tournament are any indication, the future of baseball is bright in Lorain County. Twelve local teams, including four in classes I, H and HH, which comprise the youngest players in the tournament, will take the field today at Butler-Rodman Park in Alliance with Read More…

High school baseball: Firelands relievers slam door on Buckeye in key Patriot Athletic Conference game

YORK TWP. — Trevor Damron and Kyle Wilson put Firelands closer to its goal of winning the Patriot Athletic Conferences Stars Division championship. The sophomore relievers made clutch pitches when the game got tense Monday, allowing the Falcons to fight off a potential collapse and defeat Buckeye 7-4 on a blustery afternoon. Damron allowed one Read More…

High school baseball: Streaks end as Keystone, Firelands split

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PENFIELD TWP. — Firelands came into Tuesday sporting an undefeated record. Keystone came in not having not lost a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2013. Thanks to Monday’s rain, which caused a suspended game at Firelands High School to resume prior to Tuesday’s regularly scheduled affair at Penfield Community Park, both streaks came to an Read More…

Hill leaving Firelands to become Springfield superintendent

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Firelands Schools’ loss is Springfield Schools’ gain. Firelands Superintendent Bob Hill was named Thursday as the new superintendent of the district located near Dayton. He has signed a four-year contract with a base salary of $152,500. Hill will replace Springfield’s current superintendent, who is set to retire. In his new role, Hill will oversee a Read More…

Girls Basketball Sectional Preview: Firelands determined to change postseason history, make tourney run

Casey Morrissette, left, Kelly Hall and Brandi Holowecky power a balanced Firelands team. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

After winning two consecutive Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championships and going 36-7 in the regular season over those two years, Firelands finds itself in an unfamiliar role heading into Division II tournament play. The Falcons, who have won only one sectional game in the past five years, are a favorite to advance deep in Read More…

5 school districts hoping to get piece of $250 million state grant

Five local school districts are hoping the strengths they can bring together in a partnership will give them the edge over other districts vying for a piece of a highly competitive $250 million state grant. A product of the latest biennial budget and designed to jumpstart the minds of educators who – but for lack Read More…