November 23, 2014

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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…

Hot Stove: Four of five Lorain County teams brings home state championships

ALLIANCE — Lorain County had five chances to win Hot Stove state titles Sunday and came away with four.   Midview’s North Cavanaugh Electric and South Amherst Firelands won in thrilling fashion in Class F (14 years old) and FF (13) while Vermilion’s G (12) and H (10) teams won easily. Only in Class EE Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: Two Vermilion teams advance to finals; five Lorain County teams in all

ALLIANCE — Vermilion Impact and Vermilion DRD Wildcats showed Saturday that there can be more than one path to the same destination. In this case, the destination is the Ohio Hot Stove state finals at Butler-Rodman Park. In Class H (U-10), Vermilion Impact took the path of least resistance, needing just five innings to run-rule Read More…

High school baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer, Firelands’ Joe San Felippo, Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany and Keystone’s Tyler Gulett make first team All-Ohio

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Four area high school baseball players received All-Ohio first-team honors this week from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Midview’s Eric Lauer made it in Division I, Joe San Felippo of Firelands in Division II, and Keystone’s Tyler Gullett and Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany in Division III. The All-Ohio award caps a terrific career Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

Mr. Baseball 2013: Midview’s Eric Lauer has tremendous talent; plenty of options, too

VERMILION — Major league scouts follow him religiously and Division I universities have drooled over the possibility of landing him as a recruit. He’s Midview’s Eric Lauer, this year’s Lorain County Mr. Baseball. Lauer was awarded this year’s prize at the annual Lorain County All-Star baseball game at Vermilion on Saturday. “Last year, Brandyn got Read More…

Midview Schools to begin promised cutbacks

GRAFTON — Midview school officials are going ahead with steps they pledged to make to trim costs for next school year in light of this week’s huge win at the polls for a 10-year, 9.75-mill property tax levy. “We felt it was a good time to announce making these changes,” Midview Schools Superintendent John Kuhn Read More…

Midview chief: Don’t vote against levy because of Kasich plan

Midview Superintendent John Kuhn on Friday pleaded with voters not to use Gov. John Kasich’s new funding plan for schools as a reason for rejecting a levy Tuesday. The district is seeking a 9.75-mill, 10-year emergency levy to stave off drastic cuts, including the shortening of the school day, the elimination of all extracurricular activities Read More…

Football: Known for high-flying offenses, Avon and Midview are winning on defense

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Much of the talk around the practice field this week at Midview was about a journey. It’s a journey that started for the Middies seniors six years ago … a journey that kicked into high gear last season. The Midview seniors have been playing against Avon’s seniors since the seventh grade and they have never Read More…