August 22, 2014

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High school boys soccer: Elyria Catholic picks up offense in second half, puts Oberlin away in district final rematch

ELYRIA — Just in case anyone needed a reminder, Elyria Catholic sent a message Saturday night that come October, the route to the Division III district championship will run right through Knights of Columbus Field. The Panthers scored three times in the first 20 minutes of the second half to take control and went on Read More…

Semi-pro football: For Lorain County Nightmares players, it’s all about a love for the game

After playing his last game for Oberlin High School, 33-year-old Joe Norris knew his football career was most likely over. A knee injury ended his senior season prematurely, and college football was not going to be an option. Joe Stanley, now 38, has a similar story. He played high school ball at Sandusky, and when Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

Brooskside Creighton Jensen is on the way to a second-place finish in the Keystone Icebreaker Monday at the Equestrian Trails. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares continue roll, blast Spartans in postseason opener

EATON TWP. — The playoff debut of the Lorain County Nightmares semipro football team Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. The defense was dominant, holding the visiting Strabane (Pa.) Spartans to minus-16 yards rushing, forcing six turnovers — returning one for a score — and sacking the quarterback 10 times. The offense, led by Elyria Read More…

Much of Oberlin loses power

A wide-spread power outage has swept through Oberlin city today, according to Oberlin police officer McCloskey. Although uncertain if those in the townships lost power, McCloskey confirmed the outage within the city limits. The cause is not clear, but McCloskey says it may be a shortage in Ohio Edison’s system, the company that controls Oberlin’s Read More…

Forbes names Oberlin top college in Ohio

Oberlin College was ranked 50th best U.S. college on Forbes’ list of top undergraduate schools and No. 1 in the state of Ohio. The liberal arts institution has 2,978 students. About a fifth of them study in its conservatory, the oldest American undergraduate music school in continual operation. With 88 percent of the overall student Read More…

OGSO: Pitching rules as Lorain Xplosion, South Amherst/Firelands claim Class D district titles

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LAGRANGE — It was all about pitching Tuesday in the OGSO Class D (U-18) district finals at LaGrange Community Park. On one field, South Amherst/Firelands pitcher Emma Ranney was making quick work of the Sheffield Lady Crushers, 1-0, tossing a complete-game one-hitter, while striking out 10. On an adjacent field, Lorain Xplosion’s Sarah Kaya was Read More…

Police log for July 10, 2013

Elyria police Monday, July 8 12:07 p.m. — Adult Parole, 631 Griswold Road, an employee said an unidentified male called several times, telling the front desk secretary that the employee was under arrest. The employee believes to know the male, who claimed to be calling from “the sheriff’s department.” 5:15 p.m. — 100 block Pennsylvania Read More…

NHRA Summit Nationals Notes: Grafton’s Ronald Matcham finding success in first year in Super Stock … at age 54

NORWALK — In six national events this year, Grafton’s Ronald Matcham has been the top qualifier five times and won five rounds to make it to the semifinals just a few weeks ago in Bristol, Tenn. Not bad for a 54-year-old rookie. “One year,” Matcham said when asked how long he’s been racing. “I actually Read More…