December 18, 2014

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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…

Masters of the walkoff: Andrew Davis leads Crushers past Wild Things with another ninth-inning win

AVON — On Sunday, with a runner on third and one out, Washington Wild Things manager and former Cleveland Indian Chris Bando intentionally walked Russell Moldenhauer to get to Andrew Davis. The strategy worked. Davis grounded into a double play. Monday night, with two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Read More…

Hot Stove regionals: North Ridgeville Dentistry pulls one out

For the second time in the tournament, North Ridgeville Family Dentistry had to mount a comeback to stay alive in Ohio Hot Stove tournament play. This latest time was in a Class G (ages 11-12) semifinal Saturday at Palmer Field. North Ridgeville trailed the Medina Indians 4-0 and 8-3 before rallying for three runs in Read More…

Hot Stove: Lots of Brad Hughes and lots of offense carry Sheffield Venom to Class F district title

The Venom was too strong for the Drug. No team this summer has been a match for the Sheffield Venom, which ran its record to 21-0 with a 11-0 victory over Midview Drug in a Class F (ages 13-14) Ohio Hot Stove district championship game Saturday. Brad Hughes pitched his second straight no-hitter. Hughes faced Read More…