September 5, 2015

Elyria
Sunny
80°F
 

High School Football: Pioneers find Price in the 4th to turn back the Titans

LORAIN — You can talk all you want about the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry or the Browns-Steelers but don’t sell Elyria and Lorain short. They have been battling since 1893 and Friday’s clash at venerable, jam-packed George Daniel Field will certainly take its place as one of the most emotionally charged, back-and-forth, entertaining classics in the Read More…

Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Middies slow to start but finish big in shutout of Lorain

LORAIN — Midview’s high-powered offense took awhile to get going Friday in the non-conference opener at George Daniel Field. One half, in fact. After Lorain was able to limit the Middies’ passing attack in the first half, junior quarterback Dustin Crum found a rhythm in the second half, finishing 17-for-32 for 166 yards and three Read More…

High school football 2015: Lorain wants to take last year’s success and run with it

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LORAIN — While Lorain’s boys basketball team captured the hearts of their school and city by going 25-1 and reaching the regional semifinals, it was the Titans football team that set the tone for winning last fall. Under first-year coach Dave McFarland, who brought a track record of winning from his two stints at Elyria Read More…

Fired Lorain school custodians rehired

LORAIN — Two Lorain High School custodians who said they were unjustly fired after one complained of racial harassment were reinstated Thursday by Board of Education members. Bill Kopp, formerly the lead custodian at the high school, was accused of stealing 6½ hours of overtime during snow plowing in March and was fired in April. Read More…

Baseball: Lorain’s Xavier Moore commits to play at Ohio State

Xavier Moore

Lorain pitcher/shortstop Xavier Moore admitted he was never a big Ohio State fan growing up. That has changed. Moore, who recently finished his sophomore year with the Titans, announced his commitment to Ohio State on July 16. The Buckeyes beat out Michigan, Cincinnati, Kent State and Xavier for the services of the Titans’ pitching ace Read More…

School officials say new Lorain High project on track

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LORAIN — The $72 million new Lorain High School is on budget and on schedule to open in August 2016, Lorain Schools officials said during a Wednesday tour. Contractors face daily penalties of up to $1,000 if they miss deadlines, but Jeff Hawks, school district executive director of operations, said no deadlines have been missed. Read More…

State Track: Lorain freshman Zion Cross reaches finals of 100- and 200-meter dashes

COLUMBUS — Lorain’s Zion Cross is one cool customer. The lone freshman in the Division I 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet, he held his own Friday in the semifinals and notched qualifying berths for today’s finals in both events. Cross earned the No. 4 seed in both races with times of 10.70 Read More…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stars team looks to brainpower for edge tonight

LORAIN — When the Stars All-Star team lines up tonight at Oberlin College for the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic, the team will have some exceptionally bright minds joining their brawn. The Stars team has two players who will play Division I football in the Ivy League next year. Amherst linebacker Nathan Nunez will Read More…

Lorain freshman Zion Cross blazing new trail to state

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE 
Lorain High School's Zion Cross practices for the state track meet. He won the 100 and 200 at regionals.

Zion Cross is quiet and unassuming off the track. On the track? Well, that’s another matter entirely. It’s almost impossible not to notice the Lorain freshman when he’s blazing down the track. Cross accomplished things this spring never before achieved by a track athlete from Lorain. He is the first Lorain boy to win regional Read More…