February 9, 2016


High school football: EC, Columbia well represented on All-Ohio list

There were quite a few football players from area schools — mainly Elyria Catholic in Division V and Columbia in Division VI — who found themselves on the last of the Associated Press All-Ohio football teams, which were released Wednesday. Though no local names were on the first-team lists in Divisions V-VII, three area players were Read More…

High school football: All-Lorain County lists released

To the victors go the spoils, or so the saying goes. Such was the case with the 2015 high school football season in Lorain County. All but three of the nine players and five coaches who received individual honors when the annual All-Lorain County football teams were released Thursday were on teams the reached the Read More…

High school football: Bolin, Thrasher named all-district players of the year


Midview senior wide receiver Logan Bolin didn’t beat around the bush Wednesday night when asked what it meant to be named the Northeast Lakes all-district offensive player of the year in Division II. “It’s pretty cool … but I’d rather have had more W’s,” he said. Does that mean that Bolin would trade in his Read More…

High school football playoffs: Glenville stops Midview

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The Middies were greeted by their fans when exiting the stadium at Avon Lake High School on Friday, Nov. 13. Senior wide receiver Jared Meredith (11) is hugged by his friends, seniors James Hughes (LEFT) and Brett Kabronica (RIGHT).

AVON LAKE — Midview’s starting quarterback was on the sideline, its superstar receiver was in the backfield and its odds to reach a second straight regional final seemed to dwindle with every moment. Glenville used an inspired rushing attack to cut through the biting wind and the Middies defense, and the Tarblooders were able to Read More…

High school football playoffs: Avon can’t keep pace with Perrysburg

Avon's Carter Rudy, left, and Jake Frombach walk to the locker room after losing to Perrysburg. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

PERKINS TWP. — Mike Elder understands how the postseason works. “Sometimes you have to be lucky,” the veteran Avon coach said after his Eagles bowed out of the playoffs with a 48-21 loss to Perrysburg on Friday in a Division II, Region 4 semifinal at Perkins High School. As good as Avon was, it didn’t Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Chronicle High School Football Playoffs, Week 2


Live Blog Lorain County High School Football Playoffs, Week 2  

High school football: Midview’s Daimion Mahone a dependable and versatile player on offense and defense


A reliable target is a quarterback’s best friend. No wonder Daimion Mahone is so well-liked by Midview’s passers. Even though the senior trails fellow receivers Logan Bolin and Dimitri Redwood statistically, he’s every bit as reliable out of the slot, finding ways to get open and delivering when called upon. For the season, Mahone has Read More…

High school football: Avon senior linebacker Alex Rimko had to wait for his time to shine, but he’s making the most of it


Former Avon linebackers Cory Ohradzansky and Tanner Doenges were known more for shedding blocks and making plays than for blocking. Blocking, however, is exactly what they were doing to Alex Rimko. Avon coach Mike Elder knew Rimko had enough talent to excel at linebacker, but last year when Rimko was a junior, he had a Read More…

VIDEO: Alcorn talks Midview, Avon in Week 2 of high school football playoffs


Tim Alcorn of WEOL AM-930 talks with Bruce Bishop about Midview and Avon, the two area teams playing in Week 2 of the OHSAA football playoffs.

High school football playoffs: Pioneers hurt by big pass plays in loss

LEWIS CENTER — Elyria won’t soon forget Jake O’Donnell of Olentangy. All O’Donnell did Saturday night was beat the Pioneer secondary for four touchdowns and 253 yards as the Braves defeated Elyria 31-21 to advance in the Division I playoffs. Olentangy moves on at 10-1. Elyria finished 6-5. “Honestly, that comes down to our coaches,” Read More…