July 2, 2015

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Clearview’s Lance Billings to play football at Iowa

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Clearview senior Lance Billings is the second Clippers football player in seven years who is going to become a Hawkeye. Billings, a two-time first-team Division IV All-Ohio player, orally committed Monday to continue his football career at the University of Iowa. “I visited the Iowa campus about two months ago and I knew right away Read More…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: EC’s Justin Rankin steals show after running at state track meet

OBERLIN — Elyria Catholic senior Justin Rankin spent the early part of his Friday competing in the 200-meter dash in the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Rankin then drove to Oberlin College, getting to the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex just 10 minutes before the annual Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic Read More…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stars team looks to brainpower for edge tonight

LORAIN — When the Stars All-Star team lines up tonight at Oberlin College for the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic, the team will have some exceptionally bright minds joining their brawn. The Stars team has two players who will play Division I football in the Ivy League next year. Amherst linebacker Nathan Nunez will Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…

H.S. Football: Coach Thom Lesiecki leaves Brookside for Uhrichsville Claymont

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With uncertainty surrounding a new levy for the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake School District, the district decided early this year to eliminate 17 teaching positions. One of those positions belonged to Brookside football coach Thom Lesiecki. Even though the levy passed recently, ensuring that no further cuts to the athletic or extracurricular programs would be made, Lesiecki’s Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria West football and track coach Billy Joe Hewitt always kept things fun

Billy Joe Hewitt

Shortly after the announcement of this year’s Elyria Sports Hall of Fame class, Billy Joe Hewitt found himself thumbing through a recent copy of the banquet program. Hewitt, a longtime teacher and coach in the Elyria school system, marveled at the number of athletes he coached and taught along the way. “I think I counted Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria’s Burger was up for big moments

Jon Burger

Jon Burger remembered the high-pressure moment like it was yesterday. Elyria High and Fremont Ross were tied at 21 and Pioneers coach Terry Doan called a timeout with seconds left in the game to allow the junior to attempt a 25-yard field goal. “I remember (Doan) having his arm around me going, ‘You got this, Read More…

High school football: Week 4 Football scores

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The majority of the Week 4 football games were played Saturday, after heavy rain and lightning moved through the area Friday night. Here are the final scores. Saturday games: Lorain 76, Warrensville Heights  6 Columbia 49, Firelands 8 Black River 36, Lutheran West 30 Brookside 44, Brooklyn 22 Elyria 44, Valley Forge 6 Avon 52, Lakewood 7 Read More…

Friday Night High School Football Final Scores: Week 2

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Watch this post by hitting refresh on your browser Friday night as scores are updated until the final scores are posted. Looking for the Elyria vs. Elyria Catholic update? Click here. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 2 John Marshall 7 Clearview (Final score) 56   Lorain 7 Avon Lake (Final score) 56   Amherst 16 Midview Read More…