April 24, 2014

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High school track: Emily Cunningham part of four wins, leads Vermilion to second at Division II district meet

EATON TWP. — It was just the first step of a three-step process, but Emily Cunningham and the Vermilion High girls track team are feeling pretty upbeat after Saturday’s performance at the Midview Division II district meet. Cunningham won two individual events and anchored two winning relays to lead the Sailors, who matched their best-ever Read More…

V is for victory and Vermilion: Sailors girls snap drought at own meet; North Ridgeville claims boys title

VERMILION — No Vermilion boys or girls track team had won its own invitational since 2008. With the regular season coming to a close, the Sailors wanted to do something special for their home fans for the last time. The girls team did just that, piling up 150 points to dominate the nine-team field Friday Read More…

Avon Jim Reynolds Relays: Shoregals second in field, first in field events

AVON — The Avon Lake girls were outstanding in the field Saturday. And largely because of that, they finished second at Saturday’s annual Avon Jim Reynolds Relays. The Shoregals had 60 points to finish well behind first-place Rocky River (86), which won the meet for the eighth time dating back to 1998 and for the Read More…

Long-delayed Sheffield walking path between schools is a go

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SHEFFIELD — Hopefully, construction of the Safe Routes to School project will go smoother than getting the approval for it. “It’s been a literal nightmare,” Sheffield Mayor John Hunter said Thursday after Village Council members unanimously approved a $425,000 contract with the Terminal Ready-Mix construction company to build the path. The approximately 1.5-mile, five-foot wide Read More…

Warrior Relays: Exciting finish gives North Ridgeville boys the win; Avon girls dominate

FAIRVIEW PARK — It all came down to the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — Friday at the 34th annual Fairview Warrior Relays. With Avon trailing North Ridgeville by four points in the boys meet, Rangers anchor leg Paul Sonego made up three spots to help the Rangers take second in the event behind Read More…

Cards find an ace: Greg Maust throws two-hit shutout as Brookside tops Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Greg Maust picked up his first win of the season in style Friday. The Brookside junior held Black River to just two hits, while striking out seven and walking three in a 3-0 shutout in Patriot Athletic Conference play. The win was the Cardinals’ third in a row as they improved to Read More…

High school softball notes: 13th Elyria Classic set for today

Elyria is hoping 13 will be a lucky number today when it hosts the 13th annual Elyria Softball Classic at the Elyria West softball complex. The Pioneers will take the field at 10 a.m. against Fairview. Columbia will play Vanlue at the same time, while at 11:30 Midview will open against North Olmsted and Bay Read More…

Baseball: Clearview’s Robert Branscum throws 1-hitter to defeat Brookside

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Due to some scheduling quirks, Clearview hadn’t played a regular-season game prior to Monday’s Patriot Athletic Conference clash with visiting Brookside. Senior pitcher Robert Branscum, like his Clippers teammates, worked through some rust in the first two innings. But when the dust settled, Branscum finished with a one-hit shutout. He struck out Read More…

Police ID Sheffield crash victims

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SHEFFIELD — One person was killed and two people were LifeFlighted after a 7 a.m. accident on Colorado Avenue. Royce Kowalczyk, 26, of Amherst, was driving a 2000 white Ford Explorer west on Colorado, at the 4500 block, when his car went left of center and struck a grey 2007 Saab 9-7X head on, according Read More…

Police investigating Facebook comments at Brookside

SHEFFIELD — Sheffield police are investigating Facebook comments involving Brookside High School students, according to a statement from the superintendent on the district’s website. In the incident, “inappropriate statements directed toward certain students” were posted to Facebook, according to Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent Will Folger’s statement. Folger said he believed the post was made last week Read More…