February 11, 2016

Elyria
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September counts as region’s fourth-wettest on record

After a summer with a long heat wave, we seemed to have moved right into a soggy, damp September that hasn’t painted trees in dabs of gold and red or left us with crisp mornings and leaves crunching underfoot. If it felt like it’s been wet, it has, according to Martin Thompson, a veteran meteorologist Read More…

Cross country players of the week

Mike Hollingsworth, Clearview • Year: Junior • Last week: Won the Open Door Invitational by five seconds on Sept. 20 with a personal-record time of 17:48, leading the Clippers to a fourth-place team finish. Finished sixth at the J.B. Firestone Invitational last Saturday in a time of 17:52. • Other sports: Wrestling, track • Bio: Read More…

High school soccer notes: Near-perfect pitch awaiting Avon Lake boys

For the second year in a row the Avon Lake boys will take the field at Columbus Crew Stadium when they take on Mentor as part of the Crew Elite Game Series on Oct. 8. The Shoremen (5-3-3) traditionally play one of the area’s toughest schedules. “Last year we played four teams that were ranked Read More…

Mistakes loom large as Lorain falls to Shaker Heights

SHAKER HEIGHTS – No one needed to remind Lorain coach Mark Solis what cost his Titans a chance to break a two-game losing streak and go over the .500 mark Saturday. “That’s what I just told the kids,” Solis said of the costly penalties, bad snaps and poor tackling that allowed previously winless Shaker Heights Read More…

Unbeaten, not untested: Avon Lake downs Midview, wins own tri-match

AVON LAKE – Another match for Avon Lake. Another slow start by Avon Lake. Another victory by Avon Lake. That has been the pattern for so much of this season. Dan Berkheimer loves the winning. It’s the sluggishness in the early going he can do without. “That’s the issue when you play in a three-game Read More…

Stomper is headless no more

Stomper's Head

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…