December 19, 2014

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Volleyball: Brookside decks Wellington for outright conference title

WELLINGTON — When Wellington began Tuesday’s match with two straight aces from Karly Rollin, Brookside coach Ted Whitsel might have been thinking it wasn’t his team’s night. As it turned out, he had nothing to worry about, except for how to celebrate. The visiting Cardinals quickly overcame a slow start by romping over Wellington in Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside sweeps Keystone, rolls to 13-0 in PAC

SHEFFIELD TWP. — It’s all about the system. Brookside coach Ted Whitsel, now in his 13th year, had his Cardinals systematically take apart Keystone 25-15, 25-19 and 25-20 Thursday night in Patriot Athletic play and sweep the season series from the Wildcats for the first time in a good long while. “These girls have done Read More…

High school girls soccer: Bucks stop hot Brookside

Brookside's Sheridan Barno, left, and Buckeye's Paige Cremeans chase the ball. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

YORK TWP. — After winning just one conference match in the previous three seasons, Brookside has made a meteoric rise up the Patriot Athletic Conference standings this season. Going into Wednesday’s match with Buckeye, the Cardinals were a game from first place in the Stars Division. The Bucks made sure Brookside would get no closer. Read More…

Back-to-back blazes strike in Sheffield

This house on Kevin Street in Sheffield was gutted by a fire early Sunday morning. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

SHEFFIELD — Back-to-back fires that nearly destroyed two Sheffield homes kept firefighters busy most of Saturday night and well into Sunday morning. The first fire happened around 8:35 p.m. Saturday, when residents inside 4881 French Creek ran out of the house after noticing a fire. It’s believed the fire began outside the home, then traveled Read More…

High school volleyball: Brookside win over Buckeye nets PAC lead

MEDINA — With sole possession of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division lead on the line Thursday night, Brookside’s Jeanine Musall took her game up a notch. But if you ask the senior hitter, she got by with a little help from her friends. Musall, who finished with 24 kills on 41-of-48 hitting, guided the Read More…

Man found hanged in Sheffield park

SHEFFIELD VILLAGE — The longtime president of United Auto Workers Local 2000 is dead of an apparent suicide. Avon Lake resident Tim Donovan, 56, was found hanging in French Creek Reservation on French Creek Road about 6:55 p.m. , according to Police Chief Larry Bliss. Donovan, of the 200 block of Jaycox Road, left a Read More…

High school volleyball: Brookside making big noise in the PAC

Brookside's No. 31 Gabby Piwowar hits past Keystone's Sarah Hasel. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

LAGRANGE — If you’re looking for Brookside volleyball coach Ted Whitsel to start planning a championship parade down Harris Road, you can think again. But with the way his Cardinals are playing right now, he’s not afraid to crack a quick smile. Brookside, undefeated in its first five Patriot Athletic Conference matches, defeated Keystone 25-20, Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…

High school girls soccer 2011: Breaking down the season

TEAM CAPSULES NORTHEAST OHIO CONFERENCE Elyria Pioneers COACH: Venera Ilievski, 6th year 2010 RECORD: 6-9-0, 3-2-0 RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bailey Andress, sr., GK; Cheyenne Gutierrez, sr., F; Kaleigh Plato, sr., D; Haylie Davis, jr., D, Monica Banks, jr., D. SCOUTING REPORT: Andress, an all-conference and All-Lorain County goalkeeper, allowed just 24 goals while making 178 saves Read More…

United Way kicks off annual fundraiser without mark to meet

SHEFFIELD – Friday’s football-themed kickoff for the 2011 United Way of Greater Lorain County fundraising campaign had it all. There was a green football field complete with numerals and yard markers, a big pickup truck for tailgating, wings, burgers and a marching band. The only thing missing was a dollar goal for this year’s campaign. Read More…