April 18, 2015

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High school softball: Avon rolls over WSC champion Midview

Avon's Anna Edwards pitches in a game against Midview on April 6. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — The Avon Eagles had the date April 6 circled on their calendars. Not because it was the opening day of West Shore Conference softball play and not even because it started their week of spring break, but because it was the day Midview was coming to town. Avon took full advantage of its Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Amherst freshman Shawver strikes out 15, shuts out Midview in debut

Amherst's Evan Shawver pitches during a game against Midview on April 1. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Left-hander Evan Shawver may be a freshman, but he looked like a seasoned veteran in his first varsity start. An exceptional seasoned veteran. Shawver scattered five hits over seven innings of shutout ball Wednesday, striking out 15 while walking just two as Amherst got a pair of fifth-inning runs to hand Midview a Read More…

Positive evaluations lead to raises for Midview administrators

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GRAFTON — Midview school board members are expected to give both Superintendent Scott Goggin and Treasurer Nicole Spriggs a modest pay increase following favorable evaluations of both administrators. Spriggs and Goggin are to receive increases of $3,000 a year in base pay, effective Aug. 1. Both will assume increases in health care contributions, which will Read More…

Midview kindergarten enrollment up over 2013

GRAFTON — Kindergarten enrollment at Midview Schools is up, something Superintendent Scott Goggin attributes to moving to an all-day, every-day free program. Monday marked the first day of classes for Grafton-area students and now, just two days later, Goggin will go to the school board with a request to add a kindergarten class. Last year, Read More…

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…