April 27, 2015

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Boys soccer: Second-half surge propels Elyria past Lorain

LORAIN – The Elyria boys captured and occupied midfield after the break Saturday morning and turned a halftime tie into a 5-3 non-conference victory over Lorain. The Pioneers got two goals each from sophomore Grant Spieth and senior Bubby Santo Domingo and another by Bryce Ziegman. Ziegman and Santo Domingo put up two assists apiece Read More…

Crushers swept: Joliet, injuries too much to overcome

AVON – At several points during this season, it looked like the Lake Erie Crushers wouldn’t be in the postseason. But against a lot of odds, the Crushers battled back from being 10 games under .500 and needing two wins without the team’s best player, Andrew Davis, and punched their ticket to the playoffs for Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic scores early, often in win over Elyria

ELYRIA – The Elyria Cup, soccer’s version of the “Battle of Elyria,” is staying at Elyria Catholic for another year, thanks to the Panthers’ overpowering start. Elyria Catholic jumped out to a 3-0 halftime advantage Saturday, then held off a fierce Elyria rally late to post a 5-2 win at Ely Stadium. Elyria Catholic improved Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic raises Elyria Cup again with 3-0 win over Elyria

ELYRIA – Elyria Catholic’s long dominance in the annual Elyria Cup girls soccer series continued Saturday at Ely Stadium. The Panthers took advantage of a Pioneers defensive lapse barely 20 minutes into the match, scored, and went on to a 3-0 victory. It was the 15th meeting of the crosstown rivals in Elyria Cup play, Read More…

High school soccer notes: Elyria-Elyria Catholic clash today

Soccer’s version of the battle of Elyria takes place today at Ely Stadium when the Elyria and Elyria Catholic boys and girls teams battle in the annual Elyria Cup matches. Although on paper the Panthers come into these matches as favored teams, Elyira Catholic boys coach Mike Wisnor knows anything can happen when these two Read More…

UPDATED: Lorain bank robbed today

LORAIN – A robbery of the First Federal Savings Bank of Lorain at East 42nd and Route 57 is under investigation. No one was injured in the robbery, according to Detective Steyven Curry, who said the robber is a white man who didn’t display a weapon. Curry provided banks surveillance photos of the suspect, a Read More…

Branham to serve as Lorain Schools’ interim leader

LORAIN — Nine years after serving as Lorain Schools interim superintendent, John Branham has retaken the job after being appointed today at the special Board of Education meeting. Branham, who left his job as Ashland University director of graduate studies, also previously served as director of staff and community relations for the Lorain school district Read More…

Playoffs? Crushers say yes, down Beach Bums in must-win game

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – It couldn’t have looked more dreary to the Lake Erie Crushers than it did Friday. Sunday, despite rains that postponed the start of the biggest game of their season, the Crushers saw nothing but sunshine. That’s right, the Crushers somehow pulled off the improbable, winning their final two must-win games of Read More…

High school cross country 2011: Amherst’s Emily Johnson puts eye on team

Emily Johnson’s passion for running is equaled only by her passion for her Amherst Comets cross country team. “It’s going to be the best season,” said Johnson, last year’s Division I Lorain County MVP. “We have the best close group of girls. We’re working towards making it to state this year.” You can be sure Read More…

High school cross country 2011: This Musial is the man for Avon Lake this season

Connor Musial is a runner, sure, but that’s not all he is. Not by a long shot. The Avon Lake senior also has a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. And he’s an Eagle Scout. On top of that, he just happens to be a distant relative of Hall of Fame baseball players Stan “The Read More…