Press Coverage – Week ending May 9, 2015

Great press coverage this week for the Firelands Falcons! Many thanks to The Chronicle Telegram, The Morning Journal and The Amherst News Times. Please click on the headlines to be taken to the original story.

High school baseball: Firelands earns share of first ever PAC title

Firelands needed a win to achieve something that hadn’t been done since joining the Patriot Athletic Conference — earning a championship. The Falcons clinched a share of the PAC Stars Division title after defeating Clearview at home, 7-0. Firelands would have won it outright, but Keystone also won, pummeling Columbia, 9-3

H.S. Baseball: Firelands earns share of elusive PAC Stars crown with win over Clearview

HENRIETTA TWP. — The championship drought is over for Firelands.

It took the Falcons four innings to get rolling on offense Thursday, but they put up seven runs over the final three innings to post a 7-0 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover win against Clearview to clinch a Stars Division co-championship with Keystone. Both went 13-3 in PAC play.


High school softball: Falcons peaking as they head into district tournament

It has not been easy for the Firelands Falcons.

They play in a tough conference with powerhouses Keystone and Columbia, both of which lead their divisions in the Patriot Athletic Conference.


T3 Performance Performers of the Week for May 8

Congratulations Samantha Hribal, Jordan Ruffner, and Dalaney Rogala!


High school softball: Firelands Falcons’ Samantha Hribal nearly perfect in win

Samantha Hribal knew what was happening as soon as she heard whispers in the dugout.

She also knew she had a shot at a perfect game, which came to a heartbreaking halt with two out in the seventh inning en route to Firelands’ 7-0 win against Fairview May 6.


Firelands gets tax renewal despite low turnout

Ultra-low voter turnout kept educators guessing Tuesday about the fate of a Firelands Schools levy renewal as a relatively small number of votes could have tanked the bid.


Firelands looks within to find new superintendent

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was a quick search, and in the end, Firelands Schools stuck with one of its own in the search for a new superintendent.

Michael Von Gunten will be named superintendent of Firelands at the board meeting set for May 11, according to a release from Greg Ring, superintendent of the Education Service Center of Lorain County.


Firelands school renewal OK’d

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands Schools can continue normal daily operations and even start looking at a potential future construction project after Issue 13, its renewal levy, passed Tuesday night.


High school baseball notes: Firelands getting boost from young pitchers

The Firelands Falcons are in position to win their first conference title in baseball in a decade.

Their young arms have played a key role.



Cardinals’ San Felippo Named MEC Pitcher of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. – In his final time to take the mound this spring, Wheeling Jesuit pitcher Joe San Felippo hurled a gem. The Cardinal sophomore pitched a complete-game, five-hit, shutout win over West Liberty and earned Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week announced Monday.