October 24, 2014

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Girls soccer 2011: Wellington’s Jacoby Ziegler can’t escape the spotlight

After scoring 28 goals and assisting nine more last year, Jacoby Ziegler will be the focus of every team Wellington plays this season, but she says she’s ready for the attention. (CT photo by Steve Manheim)

She used an old expression to explain her challenge as a soccer player: “I’m a marked man,” she said. That pretty much nails it for Jacoby Ziegler, Wellington’s high-scoring senior striker. Well, except for that “man” reference. Ziegler, who’s closing in on the school’s career goal-scoring record, will indeed be marked – soccer-speak for played Read More…

High school girls soccer 2011: Breaking down the season

TEAM CAPSULES NORTHEAST OHIO CONFERENCE Elyria Pioneers COACH: Venera Ilievski, 6th year 2010 RECORD: 6-9-0, 3-2-0 RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bailey Andress, sr., GK; Cheyenne Gutierrez, sr., F; Kaleigh Plato, sr., D; Haylie Davis, jr., D, Monica Banks, jr., D. SCOUTING REPORT: Andress, an all-conference and All-Lorain County goalkeeper, allowed just 24 goals while making 178 saves Read More…

Elyria coach Kevin Fell defends himself against accusations Pioneers ran up the score on Amherst

ELYRIA – Anyone who left Friday’s Elyria-Amherst game with the impression the Pioneers were “running up the score” on the Comets is wrong, says Elyria coach Kevin Fell. Aaron Goldhammer, a talk show host on WKNR 850-AM, talked to Fell on the air Monday morning after accusing the veteran coach of trying to embarrass the Read More…

Turnpike crash injures two

Two people suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries in a 4:30 p.m. crash on the Ohio Turnpike westbound lanes by the Elyria-North Ridgeville border. Both the female driver and her male passenger were conscious and alert after being cut from their wrecked station wagon by North Ridgeville firefighters about 5 p.m. The crash, Read More…

Lorain’s Atkinson hired by Georgia Schools

ELYRIA — Lorain Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson is moving on to head the DeKalb County Schools. On Monday, in a 6-to-3 vote the Georgia school board ratified Atkinson’s three-year contract with the district, and she is slated to begin her new position Sept. 15. Atkinson’s formal hiring comes two days after she visited DeKalb County to Read More…

RiverHawks turn the tables on Crushers with 2-0 shutout

AVON – For the third consecutive game, the Crushers got a phenomenal pitching effort from their starter. However, one hit from Rockford proved to be one hit too many Sunday. Thomas Campbell (4-3) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but an RBI ground-rule double by Michael Hur spoiled that … and the game for Read More…

Paul Fagan throws Crushers’ second straight shutout in win over RiverHawks

AVON – The Crushers never had pitchers throw back-to-back complete games, let alone back-to-back shutouts. Until now. One night after Josh Roberts shut out Rockford 4-0, Paul Fagan matched him Saturday night in another 4-0 win over the RiverHawks in front of 3,124 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. The Crushers (47-41) remain a half-game Read More…

Boys soccer: Fast start propels Elyria Catholic past Wellington

ELYRIA – School may not be in session just yet for everyone across Lorain County, but a veteran Elyria Catholic squad held its own version of Soccer 101 for visiting Wellington on Saturday afternoon at Knights of Columbus Field. Scoring goals in a variety of ways and playing keepaway with the ball from the Dukes Read More…

Oberlin snaps losing streak in style, blasts Lutheran East 56-0

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – Oberlin lost two fumbles on its first three possessions in its season opener Saturday afternoon against Lutheran East. Once the Phoenix held onto the ball, they found little trouble. Oberlin scored on five of its next six possessions en route to a 56-0 rout of the Falcons. The victory was sweet for Read More…

CCC comeback spoils Columbia’s opener

CLEVELAND – They say tough losses are the hardest to forget. If that’s true, Saturday’s 24-23 loss at Cleveland Central Catholic will haunt Columbia’s football team a long, long time. “They don’t get much tougher than that,” said Raiders coach Jason Ward. “You got 10 guys going both ways like that. They fight like that. Read More…