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H.S. Football Playoffs: Tough ending to good season — Midview loses 50-7 to Toledo Central Catholic

TOLEDO — It was tough for the Midview fans to watch. It was tough for the Middies to go through. It was even hard for opposing coach Rick Dempsey to witness. “What happened to Midview is what happened to us last week against (Toledo) Whitmer,” Dempsey said. “Things just snowballed early, and it’s definitely not Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Field position sinks Middies

TOLEDO — Toledo Central Catholic coach Greg Dempsey stresses defense and field position as key factors in winning games. That was evident Friday night against Midview at Gallagher Stadium, as his team rolled to a 50-7 Division II, Region 6 victory. And it started just four plays into the game with the Fighting Irish forced Read More…

High school cross country: Clearview’s Mike Hollingsworth repeats as Wilhelm Classic champ

ELYRIA — Mike Hollingsworth wasted no time in showing he was more than up to the task of defending his title at Saturday’s 44th Jack Wilhelm Cross Country Classic. Hollingsworth, a Clearview senior, clocked 18 minutes, 13.88 seconds, nearly duplicating the winning time of 18:12.40 he posted a year ago. “I knew that I had Read More…

H.S. Football: Zach Bates’ interception turns tide for unbeaten Midview

EATON TWP. — Midview has been using the passing combination of Cody Callaway to Eric Lauer to bury opponents this season, but after Rocky River took a third-quarter lead Friday night, the Middies found themselves a new hero. Senior cornerback Zach Bates stepped in front of a Pirates pass and returned it to the end Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon weathers changes in venue, format to win third straight LCAAA title

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AMHERST — While Mother Nature threw the 24th Annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association girls tennis tournament for a loop with all manner of changes, there was still something familiar about the event. An Avon win. The Eagles won four of the five individual championships and held off Avon Lake 39-35 to pick up its Read More…

High school volleyball: Midview can’t avoid mistakes, still gets wins over Lorain, Columbia

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LORAIN — The team that makes the fewest unforced errors will win — usually. There just didn’t happen to be much usual about Saturday’s triangular at Lorain between the host school and guests Midview and Columbia. Midview committed 25 unforced errors to only 14 for Lorain, yet the Middies found enough ways to compensate for Read More…

What a feeling: Midview North wins Class FF Hot Stove state title; Midview Mayhem falls short in Class H

ALLIANCE — Midview North Cavanaugh Electric knew it would have to play its best game Monday night to defeat defending state champion Carrollton Fusion Ceramics in the Ohio Hot Stove Class FF (age 13) state finals. Midview made an early statement, scoring three runs in the first inning. It waited until the final inning to Read More…

OGSO state tournament: Six Lorain County teams make it to semifinals

WELLINGTON — The Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament is back in Lorain County for the first time in three years and the teams from Columbia and LaGrange made the most out of the home-field advantage. Columbia advanced teams in Class B (12-and-under) and C (14-and-under) and LaGrange advanced two Class B teams in Saturday Read More…

Hot Stove regionals: North Ridgeville Dentistry pulls one out

For the second time in the tournament, North Ridgeville Family Dentistry had to mount a comeback to stay alive in Ohio Hot Stove tournament play. This latest time was in a Class G (ages 11-12) semifinal Saturday at Palmer Field. North Ridgeville trailed the Medina Indians 4-0 and 8-3 before rallying for three runs in Read More…

Cigarette leads to teen theft suspects

GRAFTON TWP. — A Newport cigarette butt found at the scene of a burglary called in around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 170000 block of Chamberlain Road led to the arrest of suspect Tim Logar III, according to Deputy James Kilpatrick’s report. Homeowner Ryan Honoshofsky said Logar was a fired former employee who smoked Newports Read More…