Press coverage for week ending January 17, 2015

Firelands launches Building Advisory Committee

Community response to a new Building Advisory Committee pleased a Firelands Local Schools administrator.

“I think it went very well,” said Dr. Robert Hill, superintendent of Firelands Local Schools in South Amherst. “The first kick-off meeting was information heavy. We said we were going to keep the meeting to 90 minutes.

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Girls Basketball: Keely Hall keys late run as Firelands gets past Brooklyn for 9th straight win

 BROOKLYN — For more than three quarters Wednesday night, Firelands played like it was looking for a way to lose its Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game.

In the closing minutes, junior Keely Hall found a way to win it.

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H.S. Wrestling Notes: Putting together a dream dual team of area talent

The state dual team tournament begins in less than two weeks, which brings us to our annual breakdown of talent in The Chronicle-Telegram’s coverage area. What kind of dual team could we put together and could it win down in Columbus?

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High school boys basketball: Firelands Falcons pull away in fourth quarter

Sometimes being challenged can be a good thing. In Firelands Falcons’ case, it was exactly what they needed.

After watching a seven-point lead dissipate in the third quarter, the visiting Falcons responded with a resounding performance in the fourth quarter to pull away from Wellington for a 58-49 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win on Jan. 9.

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Firelands schools start renovation talks

SOUTH AMHERST — About 70 residents attended a Firelands School District meeting Thursday to discuss the future of their high school, middle school and elementary school buildings.

The school board has considered the issue for nearly a decade, said Superintendent Robert Hill.

Bob Mcullough, a representative from Hammond Construction in Canton, presented results of assessments his company has completed on the three buildings.

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High school girls basketball: Falcons dominate both ends of court

Firelands controlled Black River on both sides of the ball on Jan. 7 to earn a 54-40 victory in the Falcons’ second game in as many nights.

Black River came out swinging with nothing to lose against a much more experienced Firelands squad. With one of the area’s top girls in junior Keely Hall in the Firelands home whites, the Falcons were just too much for the young Lady Pirates.

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Boys basketball: Firelands dominates third quarter, hands Buckeye first league loss

YORK TWP. — Firelands used a dominating third quarter to blow open a close Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division clash with Buckeye on Tuesday.

The Falcons played a nearly flawless quarter and to hand the Bucks a 66-55 loss, their first in conference play.

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