Press Coverage – September 18, 2015

Listed below are articles that the local press covered regarding our students, staff, or community.

The Oberlin News Tribune:

Students compete in cook-off

The first day of school was far from dull Monday at the Lorain County JVS as culinary students competed in a cook-off to test their skills and ability to work in teams.

Longtime volunteer honored at FHS surprise ceremony

Glen Turner has poured years of his life into supporting the Firelands Schools.

The 75-year-old was recognized Friday with a surprise ceremony prior to the Falcons varsity football game versus the Vermilion Sailors.

The Amherst News Times:

Firelands students return to school

With the ring of the first bell, the Firelands Schools opened early Tuesday. Principals greeted students at the door and asked about summer vacations as the hallways filled.

FAIR: Showmen test their steer knowledge

Exhibitors tested their knowledge and control of their cows Thursday in the beef showmanship judging event at the Lorain County Fair.

Falcons leave Sailors scoreless in Friday’s rivalry match-up

Falcons fans came out in full force Friday as Firelands took on the rival Vermilion Sailors in an emotionally charged football game.

The Morning Journal:

High school volleyball: Firelands beats Oberlin in straight sets

Sharing the same city has never been easy for rivals Firelands and Oberlin.

Trading punches in every sport over the years for bragging rights with kids right down the street, on Sept. 8, the Firelands girls got the last word against a budding Oberlin (0-3) team with a 3-0 match win to improve to 4-2.


High school football: Firelands tops Vermilion in annual rivalry game

Leading up to the rivalry game, students from Vermilion and Firelands were exchanging friendly trash talk on Twitter. Now, Firelands has the bragging rights after the Falcons shut out the Sailors, 27-0

High school boys soccer: Firelands drops physical match with Columbia

A youthful Firelands team put up a tough fight against Columbia on Sept. 16, but the Raiders came away with a gritty 6-2 win over the Falcons.


The Chronicle Telegram

Firelands Falcons honor longtime backer

HENRIETTA TWP. — For 43 years, Glen Turner has given his love to the Firelands Falcons.

On Friday, as Turner celebrated his 75th birthday, the Falcons returned the love.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Firelands shuts out Vermilion

HENRIETTA TWP. — The way the Firelands defense performed Friday, quarterback Brad Thrasher didn’t have to do much to lead his team to victory in a non-league game against Vermilion.

Thrasher did more than enough.