April 19, 2015

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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…

Roberts comes up big as Crushers blank RiverHawks

AVON – It was a big game that called for a big-game pitching performance. Josh Roberts was up to the task. Roberts, who didn’t get out of the third inning in his last outing at All Pro Freight Stadium, went all nine Friday night in tossing a four-hitter to lead Lake Erie to a 4-0 Read More…

United Way kicks off annual fundraiser without mark to meet

SHEFFIELD – Friday’s football-themed kickoff for the 2011 United Way of Greater Lorain County fundraising campaign had it all. There was a green football field complete with numerals and yard markers, a big pickup truck for tailgating, wings, burgers and a marching band. The only thing missing was a dollar goal for this year’s campaign. Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Open Door dream becomes a reality

On a warm August afternoon, Open Door Christian School principal Darrell Dunckel watched as several young men ran football drills and practiced plays. He beamed as if he were a father watching his baby enter the world. “It’s sort of one of those dreams you’ve had for years, and when it comes to fruition, it’s Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division breakdown

TEAM CAPSULES Black River Pirates COACH: Al Young, 23rd year 2010 RECORD: 6-4, 4-0 RETURNING LETTERMEN: 15 STRENGTHS: The lines, both offensive and defensive. Almost all starting linemen are back. The most visible of the group is senior defensive end John Guilford, a first-team Division IV All-Ohio selection in 2010. There’s plenty of speed in Read More…