Press Coverage Week ending March 7, 2015

Please click on the headlines to read the full articles, as reported by The Morning Journal, The Chronicle Telegram, and The Amherst News Times.

High school girls basketball: Bay’s defense stymies Firelands

Bay’s quickness and defensive pressure had Firelands perplexed as the Rockets defeated the Falcons, 34-18, in a Division II Elyria District semifinal on March 2.


Girls basketball: Firelands’ shooting ice cold in loss to Bay

ELYRIA — The cold weather has everyone down, and Bay and Firelands couldn’t escape its clutches Monday in the Division II district semifinal.


High school girls basketball: Firelands Falcons avenge 2014 defeat by Keystone Wildcats

Payback was on their minds; it was just a matter of making it happen — and they did.
The No. 2 seed Firelands Falcons knocked off the visiting No. 4 seed Keystone Wildcats, 44-34, in a Division II Elyria District sectional final on Feb. 26.


High school girls basketball: Keystone, Firelands ready for rematch

Although it has been more than a year, the sting is still there for the Firelands Falcons girls basketball team.

The Keystone Wildcats and Firelands squared off last season in the Division II Elyria District sectional final and the Wildcats upset the Falcons on the road, 49-44. Keystone was 12-11


Common Core tests start in Lorain County; some students ‘opt out’

School children, this week, began taking state tests intended to ensure learning happens and Ohio students graduate prepared for competition in a worldwide economy.

Frustrations burst forth as PARCCs begin

Lunacy” is how Firelands superintendent Robert Hill is describing state testing in an open letter.

As Ohio’s new PARCC tests launched last week, some area teachers took to reviling them as “CCRAP” tests.