July 24, 2014

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High school boys soccer: Elyria Catholic picks up offense in second half, puts Oberlin away in district final rematch

ELYRIA — Just in case anyone needed a reminder, Elyria Catholic sent a message Saturday night that come October, the route to the Division III district championship will run right through Knights of Columbus Field. The Panthers scored three times in the first 20 minutes of the second half to take control and went on Read More…

Suddenly struggling Crushers can’t find any offense against Boomers, drop fourth straight game

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AVON — The winning mojo the Lake Erie Crushers displayed over the past two weeks has seemingly disappeared. Fresh off getting swept in three games at Normal, the Crushers continued their slide Friday at All Pro Freight Stadium with a 5-1 loss against the team with the best record in the Frontier League — the Read More…

High school football 2013: Coaching stability, progress on field giving Vermilion real hope for turnaround

VERMILION — Rob Duray didn’t have a whole lot of time to implement his vision in his first season as Vermilion’s coach. It’s tough when you’re not hired until May and you’re replacing a coach that was hired to replace another coach who was let go after just one season on the job. Despite the Read More…

Semi-pro football: For Lorain County Nightmares players, it’s all about a love for the game

After playing his last game for Oberlin High School, 33-year-old Joe Norris knew his football career was most likely over. A knee injury ended his senior season prematurely, and college football was not going to be an option. Joe Stanley, now 38, has a similar story. He played high school ball at Sandusky, and when Read More…

UPDATED: Inmate from Lorain County beaten to death in prison

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Prison officials in Ohio say an inmate has died after being beaten by other prisoners over the weekend. It’s the third fatal attack at the Toledo Correctional Institution within the past year. Authorities say James Oglesby, 32, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in the attack inside the Toledo prison’s recreation yard Read More…

High school boys soccer: Elyria Catholic unveils new offensive formation, dominates Wellington in season opener

Elyria Catholic's Jeff Ruiz keeps the ball away from Wellington defenders Monday night. LINDA MURPHY/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After a promising preseason, the Elyria Catholic boys opened an equally promising regular season Monday night at Knights of Columbus Field. Eight players scored goals as the Panthers routed Wellington 8-1 in a non-conference season opener for both teams. Wellington has the rest of the week off because of the Lorain County Fair. Read More…

High school girls tennis 2013: Magnificat’s Emily Witt of Grafton looking to make senior season her best yet

Emily Witt, 17, of Grafton and a Magnificat senior, practices at the Oberlin College tennis courts in preparation for her upcoming season. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

Emily Witt knows all about high school tennis success. That doesn’t mean the Magnificat senior and Grafton resident has had it easy. Sure, she qualified for the Division I state tournament the past two years, falling just one match shy of finishing in the top four and earning first-team All-Ohio honors a year ago. Still, Read More…

High school football 2013: Young Clearview depending on defense to lead the way

SHEFFIELD TWP. — They say defense wins championships. Well, whoever “they” are, Clearview fans will be hoping they know what they’re talking about since Clippers coach Mike Collier says defense is looking like his team’s strength. “Right now we’re further ahead on defense,” he said. “We have tough, athletic kids on the defensive side of Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

Brooskside Creighton Jensen is on the way to a second-place finish in the Keystone Icebreaker Monday at the Equestrian Trails. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…

Crushers keep rolling with another late rally, down Greys for 11th straight win

AVON — It’s safe to say the late-season magic is back at All Pro Freight Stadium. Sunday, for the second straight night, the red-hot Lake Erie Crushers not only came from behind, but won a game in their final at-bat. The Greys were the victim again, as the Crushers made some history with their 6-4 Read More…