Press Coverage – May 23, 2015

The Amherst News Times, The Chronicle, and The Morning Journal have all submitted articles this week regarding The Firelands Local Schools. Please click on the headline of the article to be taken to the original source.

Special Olympics let kids shine

tudent Athletes from across Lorain County squared off Tuesday in the Lorain County Special Olympics. Runners raced, jumpers leaped, and throwers competed at Ely Stadium all in hopes of getting first place ribbons.



The International Soap Box Derby® hosted its biggest Gravity Racing Challenge® event ever. On May 15-16, 2015, more than 130 teams competed in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, as well as a new open build high school division.

Schools blinded by cloudy state budget debate

Uncertainty over state funding is leaving school districts in the dark until July 1, Firelands Schools treasurer Brad McCracken reported last week.

His school district has extremely solid footing unless Ohio Senate tinkering with the 2015-2016 biennial budget erodes local funding.

High school track and field notes: Division II district tournament sees change of venue

Midview High School had a stretch from 2007 to 2014 when it held the Division II District Tournament. This season, there was a change of venue.

Local teams such as Vermilion, Brookside, Keystone, Elyria Catholic, Firelands and Clearview will head down to Orrville to compete in the D-II District Tournament.


High school baseball: Tournament capsules for May 20

Staff Writer Jon Behm will preview games involving area teams throughout the remainder of the baseball tournaments.


High school softball: Keystone blanks Firelands in district semifinal

The Keystone Wildcats cashed in on opportunities as the Firelands Falcons folded in a 4-0 victory in a Division II district semifinal in the LaGrange District on May 18.

Photos from The Morning Journal: Firelands vs Keystone


Boys basketball: Brett Bartlett leaving Firelands to coach Big Walnut

HENRIETTA TWP. — Brett Bartlett hit the ground running as a first-time head basketball coach at Firelands. The former Keystone basketball standout led Firelands to the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship in his first year and kept the Falcons competitive.


Sectional Baseball: Firelands brings bats, wins title, sends Keystone home

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands coach Dan Ransom wanted his team to do one thing against Keystone: Hit the ball hard.

The Falcons did that and overcame a late-inning deficit to defeat the Wildcats 9-7 in a Division II sectional final Thursday.

H.S. Track: Firelands coach Greg Northeim gets PAC title as retirement gift

OBERLIN — Greg Northeim’s final regular-season meet after 25 years as Firelands coach had a little bit of everything — intrigue, controversy and,  most importantly, a Patriot Athletic Conference title.

With a win in the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — the Falcons clinched their third consecutive boys PAC Thursday, finishing with 131.5 points to second-place Buckeye’s 118.


Brittany Saylor of Amherst was inducted into Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges at Youngstown State University’s Student Awards Banquet. Congratulations, Brittany!