September 22, 2014

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H.S. Football: Brookside shows poise late, beats Oberlin to snap 15-game skid

Brookside High School senior defense backs Brandon Bellman, left, and Aidan Wonder tackle Oberlin junior tight end DeVonte Hougland.

SHEFFIELD — The losing streak is over. Brookside played with poise after falling behind in the fourth quarter, getting a pair of touchdown passes by Tyler O’Malley to beat Oberlin 31-21 and end a 15-game losing streak in a non-conference game. “It feels amazing and it’s a huge weight lifted off our shoulders,” Cardinals senior Read More…

Oberlin gun ordinance to match Ohio law advances

OBERLIN — Brian Kuzawa, the Polk resident who carried his firearm into an Oberlin park, triggering a citywide debate on gun laws, met criticism from both residents and City Council Tuesday night. Kuzawa expressed his opinion on why guns should be allowed on city property, but Sharon Fairchild-Soucy, vice-president of Council, responded that she did Read More…

Oberlin College revises trespass policy

OBERLIN — Oberlin College has revised its controversial trespass policy after months of meeting with community members. The policy, which is available on Oberlin College’s Office of Safety and Security’s website, has significant changes, including the formation of a Community Advisory Board. The board was proposed by One Town, a group of activists formed to Read More…

High school football: Oberlin bolts out to big lead, then has to hold on to hold off Lutheran East

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS — Oberlin coach Fred Howery had one of those valuable teaching moments Saturday at Lutheran East. Up 25-0 a minute into the fourth quarter, Oberlin suddenly found itself in a ballgame before hanging on for a 25-18 season-opening win. “Second half, it’s 25-0 and we thought we had everything under control,” Howery said. Read More…

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…