May 23, 2015


Girls regional soccer: Elyria Catholic advances to title game

EC Girls To Final

MACEDONIA — Danielle Dziak had a sheepish grin on her face Tuesday night, pointing to her right hip. “It hit right here,” she said, “and it still hurts.” After a physical, hard-fought Division III regional semifinal win over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney at Nordonia High School, many Elyria Catholic players are probably hurting this morning. And Read More…

Boys regional soccer: Shoremen make long-awaited tourney trip

AL Soccer

AVON LAKE — Players on the current squad were infants and toddlers the last time an Avon Lake boys team advanced to a Sweet 16. Bill Clinton was still the president, the World Trade Center was still standing and Osama bin Laden, Iraq and Afghanistan were nightmares yet to come. That would make the year Read More…

Boys regional soccer: Top-shelf defense helps Panthers return to regionals again

EC Boys

ELYRIA — If the Elyria Catholic Panthers played their games on Sesame Street, they would all be brought to you by the letter ‘D,’ as in defense. The Panthers have allowed only 27 goals all season and just three in their last six matches. That is one of the big reasons why Elyria Catholic was the Read More…

Girls regional soccer: Elyria Catholic aiming for state tournament

EC Girls

ELYRIA — In recent years, late October in Elyria usually brings three things — falling leaves, a gaggle of children at doorsteps yelling, “Trick or Treat” and Elyria Catholic winning the girls soccer district championship. The Panthers won their third consecutive Division III district title last week, earning the right to face Youngstown Cardinal Mooney Read More…

A star player and coach, Dennis Almeida lands in the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame

Almeida slider

When Dennis Almeida left his New Bedford, Mass., home more than 40 years ago, he knew he was headed for Elyria and Lorain County Community College. He didn’t know how far the journey would eventually take him — to the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame. Along the way, Almeida became a small-college All-American on LCCC’s Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic looks powerful as it beats Midview, advances to 3-0

EC Midview Soccer

EATON TWP. – People are starting to wonder just how good Elyria Catholic is. The undefeated, Division III Panthers routed Division I Midview, 8-1, Wednesday night in a West Shore Conference opener for both. EC (3-0-0, 1-0-0) has defeated its opponents by a combined 21-3. When the Panthers also defeated Wellington, 8-1, last week, eight Read More…