August 31, 2015

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Boys basketball: Brookside off to best start since 1964


SHEFFIELD — Brookside basically had to win its seventh straight game twice Tuesday night against Elyria Catholic. First, the Cardinals took off early to grab what appeared to be a safe 42-22 lead with less than two minutes left in the first half, then withstood a Panther rally to win going away, 81-65. Brookside is Read More…

Boys basketball: Cardinals keep Raiders from rolling

SHEFFIELD TWP. — No matter how big the lead, there’s no rest when Columbia is the opponent. The Raiders, who entered Tuesday night’s road game against Brookside averaging 100.7 points per game through three games, recovered from a slow start to keep the pressure on. And though it looked iffy at times, the Cardinals held Read More…

Boys basketball: Brookside gets rare win on Clearview’s floor

SHEFFIELD TWP. — No one could remember exactly how many, but it had been years since Brookside won a basketball game on Clearview’s floor. The Cardinals ended the drought Friday night when they defeated Clearview 59-50 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. It was the Clippers’ season opener. Brookside started quickly, built nine-point leads Read More…

Abbe Road crash victim remains in critical condition


SHEFFIELD — A 40-year-old Sheffield Lake woman involved in a head-on collision Wednesday night remained in critical condition Thursday, said a hospital spokeswoman. According to police and witnesses, Alice Smith’s white Chevy Impala and a blue Ford Explorer driven by Ramon Davila Jr., 55, collided at about 5:30 p.m. More photos below. Davila was traveling Read More…

Drivers hurt in head-on collision


SHEFFIELD — Knowing seconds can mean the difference between life and death, firefighters desperately worked to free a head-on car crash victim Wednesday. Witnesses said the 5:30 p.m. crash near 1171 N. Abbe Road, about a mile north of Colorado Avenue, occurred when a northbound 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Ramon Davila veered left into Read More…

Brookside teacher saves choking student

Jason Cox and Donna Rini recount how the Brookside High School teacher used the Heimlich maneuver to save him as he was choking on a Skittle. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

SHEFFIELD — Donna Rini is the one teacher at Brookside High School about whom everyone is talking about right now. If they didn’t know her before Wednesday, they definitely know who she is now. In the classroom, students are singing her praises, calling her a hero. And, in the halls, Rini is getting high-fives. Rini Read More…

‘Balloon Lagoon’ open at French Creek Nature Center


“The Boo-Loon Lagoon” at French Creek Nature Center in Sheffield is a family-friendly swamp walkthrough made entirely out of balloons by Sheila Kepic, a balloon artist from Sheffield Lake. It will be open to the public through Monday. The annual French Creek Trick-or-Treat Trail is 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Sectional volleyball: Brookside delivers after bad game, ousts Bay in five


LAGRANGE — Thursday night’s Division II sectional championship volleyball match between Brookside and Bay had more twists and turns than a country road. Brookside outlasted the Rockets with three-point wins in the second and third games to take control of the match, before Bay destroyed the Cardinals in the fourth to set up an all-or-nothing Read More…

Brookside High, Midview West named ‘Schools of Promise’

Midview West Elementary and Brookside High School were among the 122 Schools of Promise announced Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education. The designation recognizes student and staff achievement but carries no cash award or extra funding, according to department spokesman Patrick Gallaway. William Emery, president of the board of the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools, said Read More…

Milestone moment: Black River coach Al Young gets 150th win as Pirates pound Brookside

SULLIVAN TWP. — Before Black River coach Al Young could address his team Friday after a 62-13 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win over Brookside, hard-hitting senior linebacker Austin Jones interrupted to hand him the game ball. For a man who bleeds Pirates black and gold and is in his 22nd year as the team’s Read More…