January 28, 2015

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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…

High school football preview 2011: Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division breakdown

TEAM CAPSULES Black River Pirates COACH: Al Young, 23rd year 2010 RECORD: 6-4, 4-0 RETURNING LETTERMEN: 15 STRENGTHS: The lines, both offensive and defensive. Almost all starting linemen are back. The most visible of the group is senior defensive end John Guilford, a first-team Division IV All-Ohio selection in 2010. There’s plenty of speed in Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division breakdown

TEAM STRIPES Brooklyn Hurricanes COACH: Sean Baker, first year 2010 Record: 3-7, 2-5 Returning LettermEn: 10 Strengths: With junior Peter Tanzi under center and a talented group of wide receivers led by Andrew Grose and Alex Sommers, Brooklyn will be able to throw the football. Weaknesses: The Hurricanes are a small team and could be Read More…

High school football preview 2011: PAC finds fine fits in Firelands, Fairview

The addition of Firelands and Fairview to the Patriot Athletic Conference has already made an impact. The conference’s website is still pac10hs.org, but when you access the site you’re welcomed to PacTwelve.org. As far as the PAC’s longtime members are concerned, the expansion of the conference from 10 schools to 12 means only there’s another Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Six Lorain County teams greet new season with new coaches

You hear the call at every stadium in Major League Baseball. “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard,” the vendors shout. That familiar call will have a new twist at Lorain County high school football games this fall: You may not be able to tell the coaches without a program. A slew of head Read More…

Sheffield city officials getting pay raises

SHEFFIELD — Council members, Mayor John Hunter and Clerk-Treasurer Tim Pelcic have new incentive to get re-elected. Council members on Monday night voted to hike the clerk-treasurer’s salary from about $19,000 to $30,212, Council salaries from about $4,000 to $4,700 and the mayor’s salary from about $40,000 to $61,632. Because Ohio law forbids elected officials Read More…

Sheffield stalls joint-development zone deal with Lorain

SHEFFIELD — The joint economic development zone agreement between Lorain and Sheffield is on hold. While not a deal-breaker, Mayor John Hunter said landscaping changes inserted into the agreement by Lorain officials before it was approved by the Lorain City Council last week have stalled passage by Sheffield Council. The changes involve a 50-foot buffer Read More…

Sheffield considering raising elected officials’ salaries

SHEFFIELD — The village is growing, and so could salaries of Council members, the clerk-treasurer and the mayor. Council members are expected to vote at their July 11 meeting on proposals to hike their salaries from $4,000 to $4,700, according to Mayor John Hunter. The clerk-treasurer’s salary would go from $19,000 to about $30,000 and Read More…