July 29, 2014

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Midview Schools to make kindergarten program free

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GRAFTON — All-day, every-day kindergarten won’t carry a price tag next year at Midview Schools. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Midview will end tuition for its full-day kindergarten program. Superintendent Scott Goggin said the district was able to come up with a plan to offer the now $2,000-a-year program for free by moving around Read More…

5 school districts hoping to get piece of $250 million state grant

Five local school districts are hoping the strengths they can bring together in a partnership will give them the edge over other districts vying for a piece of a highly competitive $250 million state grant. A product of the latest biennial budget and designed to jumpstart the minds of educators who – but for lack Read More…

H.S. Football: Everything comes together for Elyria in rout of Midview

Elyria's Jordan Connell avoids the tackle of Midview's Tyler Lienerth and carries the ball for the first down in the second quarter last night at Ely Stadium in Elyria. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — No one’s quite sure what it was that turned Elyria’s football team into a monster Friday night. But the Pioneers were nearly perfect in the first half in whipping Midview 53-17 at Ely Stadium. Elyria is 3-0, Midview 2-1. It was quite a contrast from last year, when the Middies jumped to a Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview beats Amherst, improves to 2-0

Amherst's Joe D'Andera's goes for the ball as Midview's Dante Redwood defends.

EATON TWP. — It took a couple of years, but Midview receiver Dante Redwood was finally able to pay tribute to a friend he lost two years ago. Redwood dedicated his first career varsity touchdown, a 55-yard punt return, to North Ridgeville resident and player Alex Sismour, who passed away in 2011. It was one Read More…

Lorain County’s star quarterbacks lead programs in air attack

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ELYRIA — The rapid revolutions of a tight spiral are enough to make a physicist’s head spin with excitement. The arc created as the ball travels from the quarterback to his target can send a mathematician scrambling for a compass. Even the average sports fan has to leap from his seat as the ball drifts Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic looks powerful as it beats Midview, advances to 3-0

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EATON TWP. – People are starting to wonder just how good Elyria Catholic is. The undefeated, Division III Panthers routed Division I Midview, 8-1, Wednesday night in a West Shore Conference opener for both. EC (3-0-0, 1-0-0) has defeated its opponents by a combined 21-3. When the Panthers also defeated Wellington, 8-1, last week, eight Read More…

Community mourns esteemed ‘Mr. Midview’

GRAFTON – One week from Saturday, the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its class of 2013. It’s an annual event that brings out proud Midview High School alumni, but this year the graduate known by many as “Mr. Midview” will not be in attendance. Don Binnie, 75, of Grafton, the man behind the Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares fight back from halftime deficit, down Greensburg to advance to title game

EATON TWP. — The Greensburg Panthers had a three-hour drive from their home 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh to Midview High School for their Cardinal Conference championship matchup with the Lorain County Nightmares. Nightmares tight end Troy Davila was not impressed. Davila woke up at 4 a.m. to start his journey from Myrtle Beach, S.C., Read More…

High school football 2013: Midview has even bigger goals after making playoffs last season

EATON TWP. — Midview went 8-2 in 2011 and 9-1 last year in the regular season. Guess what the Middies are thinking about this season? “As far back as the fourth grade, we’ve always had winning records,” center/defensive lineman Patrick Forrer said of this year’s senior class. “We’ve done really well and won a lot Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…