January 29, 2015

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Volleyball: Brookside soars in three-game win over Lorain

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SHEFFIELD — If a coach could use a mulligan in volleyball, then Lorain’s Lynne Rositano would have done away with Game 2 on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for her Titans … no such luck. In a battle of volleyball powers, the Brookside Cardinals held off Lorain for a 25-19, 25-9, 25-20 win in non-conference action. The Read More…

High school cross country: Second not satisfying to Black River’s Gus Kazek at Firestone Invitational

SULLIVAN TWP. — Gus Kazek hoped to join an elite class of Black River High School runners who have won the J.B. Firestone Invitational. Medina Highland’s Cole Vandenberg had other plans. Vandenberg pulled away midway through the race after the two seniors bumped elbows in a wooded section of the course. The Hornets runner clocked Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside sweeps Firelands for perfect first half in PAC

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Nothing was going to distract Brookside on Tuesday night at Firelands. Not a delayed bus. Not a late start. Nothing. The Cardinals started and finished fast in knocking off the Falcons in three games — 25-11, 25-22, 25-9 — to put the Cardinals comfortably in the driver’s seat for a second straight Read More…

High school volleyball notes: Keystone looks set for second-half run

Nineteen days of the high school volleyball season went by before we saw a major upset involving Lorain County teams. There were a few mild ones. Midview, a team hammered by graduation, pulled off a win over deep and experienced Lorain. Vermilion upended defending West Shore Conference champion Bay, although Bay is another club that Read More…

Volleyball: Brookside grabs league lead with rout of Buckeye

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SHEFFIELD — In an early-season battle of undefeated Patriot Athletic Conference teams, Brookside made a statement. The host Cardinals, who went unbeaten in the PAC last season, dominated Buckeye with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-16 rout Thursday night. Brookside (9-1, 6-0 PAC) got off to quick starts in all three games, setting the tone for the Read More…

Girls soccer: Pioneers’ sister act leads the way

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ELYRIA — The Jones sisters, Celeste and Darian, combined for three goals Monday as Elyria blanked previously undefeated Brookside 4-0 at Pioneer Field. The other goal was scored by senior tri-captain Natalie Benko, who coincidentally represents half of another Pioneers sister act. With strong support from the defense, Jami Wright, Elyria’s junior goalkeeper, logged her Read More…

Sheffield Council OKs deer-hunting ordinance

SHEFFIELD — A new deer-hunting ordinance designed to reduce poaching and trespassing is on the books. The ordinance, passed unanimously by Village Council members Monday, requires hunters to present forms from the village to police with written permission from landowners before hunting on their land. Relatives of the landowner, such as spouses, brothers, sisters, children Read More…

High school cross country: Avon flying high as boys take third and girls fourth at Earlybird Invitational

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ELYRIA — There’s still a measure of unfinished business, but the Avon boys cross country team is feeling pretty good after taking third in the Maroon Division at Saturday’s 35th annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational. Avon scored 109 points, finishing behind No. 5-ranked St. Ignatius (35) and No. 18 Brunswick (100) in a 14-team field Read More…

Sheffield man dies after crash at Bike Night

SHEFFIELD – A Sheffield man has died following an accident Thursday at Quaker Steak and Lube’s Bike Night. The Sheffield Fire Department and Metro LifeFlight arrived at 10:26 p.m. at Quaker Steak and Lube, located at 4200 Transportation Drive. According to Sheffield Police Chief Larry Bliss, a man lost control of his motorcycle, a 1997 Read More…

High School volleyball: Brookside bounces back after slow start, beats Avon in four games

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Senior leadership can calm the nerves. It’s really what turned out to be the difference between two otherwise evenly matched volleyball teams in Saturday’s season opener in a sweltering Brookside gym. The Cardinals, defending Patriot Athletic Conference champions, whisked past Avon in four games — 28-30, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-21 — with Read More…