August 29, 2015

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Boys basketball: EC closes strong for win over Ridgeville

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic coach Jason Smith finally saw what he wanted to see. The Panthers played a wide-open, yet controlled, brand of basketball in the second half to win their second game of the season, 62-51, versus North Ridgeville in a West Shore Conference game. “That’s the kind of basketball we’ve been trying Read More…

School officials, police investigate threats in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — School officials and police are investigating a number of threatening Facebook and YouTube postings that allege some type of harm or violence will occur at North Ridgeville High School. To date, nothing has occurred, but heightened security measures are being taken including an increased police presence, according to Bill Green, the district’s Read More…

Police catch driver who fled traffic stop on foot

North Ridgeville police bring Benjamin Biasella out of the woods after he allegedly led them on a chase following a traffic stop Wednesday. Biasella was apprehended off Lorain Road. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorist who ran from police following a traffic stop Wednesday wound up facing a slew of charges. Benjamin Biasella, 20, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with speeding, driving under suspension, fleeing, eluding police, obstructing official business and possession of marijuana. The man was stopped for speeding by police on Chestnut Ridge Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview makes fourth quarter its own, downs North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For three quarters Friday, North Ridgeville gave Midview all it could handle. That ended in the fourth quarter. Final score: Midview 62, North Ridgeville 51. The Middies, who let a 40-28 lead slip away in the third quarter, turned up the offense in the fourth and took advantage of the Rangers’ foul Read More…

High school wrestling: North Ridgeville’s Drew Dickson grabs 100th victory

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After losing to Midview to start the West Shore Conference schedule last year, North Ridgeville was motivated to turn the tables this season. Bolstered by senior 120-pounder Drew Dickson’s 100th career victory and cemented by back-to-back pinfalls in the final two matches, the Rangers grabbed a 47-24 win Thursday night. Midview fell Read More…

High school wrestling: Amherst rolls to second straight K of C tournament title

AVON LAKE — It’s been a long time since Lorain County wrestlers had such a dominating showing at the season-opening Knights of Columbus wrestling tournament at Avon Lake High School. Over the past 10 years of the 32-year-old event, Lorain County never had more than seven individual champs, and you have to go all the Read More…

High school wrestling: Defending champ Amherst off to good start at K of C tournament

AVON LAKE — After one day of the 32nd annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament at Avon Lake High School, Amherst is right where it wants to be: at the top of the standings and in good shape to defend its title. The Comets outscored the 14 other teams in the field with 115 points Read More…

North Ridgeville names new superintendent

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Board of Education members went in-house to choose a new superintendent. Jim Powell, the district’s assistant superintendent/director of curriculum and instruction, was unanimously appointed by board members Wednesday to succeed outgoing Superintendent Larry Brown, effective Jan. 2. Powell, 55, was hired in 2002 as a math teacher at North Ridgeville High School Read More…

High school bowling: Rangers hope to repeat success

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When it comes to bowling tournaments, nobody from Lorain County can rival North Ridgeville. The Ranger boys are the only Lorain County team that has qualified to districts all six years since the sport was sanctioned by the OHSAA for the 2006-07 season. The North Ridgeville boys have won the North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament Read More…

Girls basketball: Lake Ridge scores 70 vs. JFK to impress home-opener crowd

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge Academy was excited to show its home crowd what it could do on the basketball court. The only problem being that it set a real tough standard to live up to the rest of the season. Junior Selena Benz scored 19 points as the Royals jumped out to a 30- Read More…