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High school soccer notes: Sara Zambo’s return gives Keystone a lift

Occasionally athletes take off a year, sometimes two, before resuming their careers. Keystone senior Sara Zambo came back from a six-year absence and after an injury to starter Jamie Stokley, Zambo has stepped in as the Wildcats’ starting goalkeeper. “Sara heard good things from the girls at tryouts and she decided she wanted to come Read More…

Former Wellington coach Gawen Stoker remembered for his impact on kids

J. Gawen Stoker was only in Wellington nine years before going on to legendary status as a high school football coach in Pennsylvania. However, the man known as “Stokes” is still remembered fondly by the community where he cut his teeth as a young coach fresh out of college. Stoker, who coached at Wellington from Read More…

Wellington church gets a bright restoration

Restoration work is being done on the stained glass windows facing Main Street at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wellington. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

WELLINGTON — A lovely thing is happening to the huge stained glass window featuring Jesus as a shepherd at First Congregational United Church of Christ. Crews from Church Art Glass of Clinton, Ky., are restoring the circa-1896 stained glass that has deteriorated over the years, said the Rev. Brian Burke. Soon, the light will shine Read More…

Police log for Sept. 7, 2011

Elyria police Sunday, Sept. 4 3:37 p.m. — 200 block Princeton Ave., four tires worth $200 stolen from front yard. Police found the tires in bushes nearby and returned them to the owner. 4:25 p.m. — Chris’ Place, 515 Clark St., purse containing $60 and debit card stolen out of car on Saturday. 5:05 p.m. Read More…

Girls soccer 2011: Wellington’s Jacoby Ziegler can’t escape the spotlight

After scoring 28 goals and assisting nine more last year, Jacoby Ziegler will be the focus of every team Wellington plays this season, but she says she’s ready for the attention. (CT photo by Steve Manheim)

She used an old expression to explain her challenge as a soccer player: “I’m a marked man,” she said. That pretty much nails it for Jacoby Ziegler, Wellington’s high-scoring senior striker. Well, except for that “man” reference. Ziegler, who’s closing in on the school’s career goal-scoring record, will indeed be marked – soccer-speak for played 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…

Boys soccer: Fast start propels Elyria Catholic past Wellington

ELYRIA – School may not be in session just yet for everyone across Lorain County, but a veteran Elyria Catholic squad held its own version of Soccer 101 for visiting Wellington on Saturday afternoon at Knights of Columbus Field. Scoring goals in a variety of ways and playing keepaway with the ball from the Dukes 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: 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: Wellington’s Clay Wright doesn’t miss starts, or tackles

Matt Stoll racked his brain, yet couldn’t think of a single play or any one incident in the football career of Clay Wright that would be indicative of the kind of player Wright is. “Maybe if he ever completely misses a tackle,” said Stoll, the Wellington coach. “I guess if that ever happened I’d be Read More…