Chris Lillstrung, The News-Herald

Chris Lillstrung

The News-Herald

Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Nap Lajoie, golf champion of Mentor?! It’s true – News-Herald

In 1928, Mentor Headlands Country Club — known today as Black Brook Golf Course — was expanded to feature 18 holes. → Read More

If you haven’t, visiting Cooperstown at least once is a must for any baseball fan

The objects are inanimate of course, but the allure is alive and well. → Read More

Ashton Swinford prevails in Johnnycake Jog women’s race – News-Herald

The Johnnycake Jog has been known in the past to draw its fair share of competitors with deep, impressive road racing bodies of work from all over Northeast Ohio and the Great Lakes region. → Read More

Don Provident fulfills desire to maintain Johnnycake Jog streak following brain tumor

Don Provident delivered a brief but emphatic fist pump to mark crossing the finish line July 10 for the Johnnycake Jog in front of the Lake County Fairgrounds in Painesville Township. → Read More

Once a year, student-fueled school-day atmosphere would be fun for track and field duals

Here is a fun and friendly suggestion to give those student-athletes a school-driven raucous atmosphere they so richly deserve. → Read More

Lakeland Community College hires Mark Mallon as women’s soccer coach – News-Herald

The former Rutgers, Yale and Cal-Berkeley coach has been a mainstay in the local soccer ranks at the high school and youth levels → Read More

Madison native Lauren Bernard basking in Ohio State women’s hockey national title run – News-Herald

Bernard was a junior on defense with four goals and 20 assists for the 32-6 Buckeyes → Read More

Hockey’s frozen four has an attendance problem, in sizable part of its own doing

Unfortunately, the crowds we saw this past weekend for both semifinals and the state championship game for hockey’s frozen four wouldn’t quite fall into the “a lot of people&#8221… → Read More

Gilmour captures first state hockey title with 2-1 triple-overtime win over Toledo St. Francis

COLUMBUS — Plans are underway to finally brings light to Gilmour’s campus and bring illumination to Vern Weber Stadium. Those can wait, though, because March 12 in the state championship game… → Read More

Paulette Welch’s death is sad reminder of HS sports’ unsung heroes’ value

Every so often, it needs to be reinforced where our priorities should be in the realm of high school sports. → Read More

Olmsted Falls hockey puts up valiant fight, nearly pulls off Baron Cup I stunner vs. Mentor

Goaltender Nathan Chandler outstanding; goals come from Noah Voelker, Tom Terrell → Read More

1936 Fairport grad, two-sport student-athlete Delmar Gray gave life in service to country

Another in a line of contemporaries of his era, it’s time to spotlight another News-Herald coverage area student-athlete who went on to perish in action in the armed forces in World War II. → Read More

Olmsted Falls hockey hangs in for two periods, but falls, 4-0, at Mentor

MENTOR — The glimpses were there for Olmsted Falls on Feb. 4 in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Red Division encounter at Mentor. Despite shot disparity, the Bulldogs couldn’t complain late in the second period, locked in a scoreless stalemate and on the power play to boot. Unfortunately, what transpired from there was in large part a microcosm of this campaign overall for Olmsted… → Read More

Amherst drops 5-2 GCHSHL Red clash at Mentor, despite promising second period

MENTOR — Amherst had to be sitting in its locker room during intermission between the second and third periods Jan. 21 at Mentor wondering what on earth just happened. Pacing by two of the GCHSHL’s most potent and stalwart forwards in Joey Kramer and Nick Ciura, the Comets’ forecheck was dominant for large stretches of the period. They enjoyed a 16-7 shots advantage in the second. A penalty kill… → Read More

Outpouring for Kentucky football power by rival uplifts during holiday season

For Christmas, finding the good that ultimately defines us as a whole is a lot better than the alternative. → Read More

All-star teams can lean perilously toward all-recognition, which serves no one well

The practice is as certain as Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” coming on the radio this time of year. → Read More

Kirtland’s evolving legacy isn’t erased by one rough evening in Canton

Kirtland, which for much of the last decade-plus has seemingly had all the answers, virtually every time it needed them, wasn’t able to solve the puzzle in the form of Versailles on Dec. 4 in… → Read More

Kirtland’s state title charge, nation’s longest win streak end with loss to Versailles – News-Herald

Fellow Ohio powerhouse Versailles took control early, was physical in the trenches, timely on third down and emerged with a well-earned victory → Read More

Albeit an imperfect solution, maybe a bye week would aid Ohio HS football’s 16-week grind

The human body isn’t robotic. → Read More

1937 Kirtland grad, lineman William Granville Mailer served country, lost life in World War II

On a hallway wall adjacent to the main entrance of Kirtland High School sits a weathered plaque. On that plaque is a list of seven Kirtland graduates who perished in duty to their country in the ar… → Read More