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Chris Lillstrung

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Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Amherst vs. Benedictine hockey: Comets display growth throughout Baron Cup week, but fall in final, 3-2

Amherst leans younger than usual this winter. → Read More

Kenston goaltender Nate Linsz — born without left hand — perseveres, thrives on and off ice

Bombers’ senior develops into leader on hockey team, plays guitar as a hobby → Read More

Lake Erie men’s soccer bows out in Division II national semifinal to Franklin Pierce – News-Herald

Lake Erie’s maiden voyage into the Division II men’s soccer final four concluded Dec. 1 with a 5-2 loss to unbeaten New Hampshire powerhouse Franklin Pierce in Seattle in a national sem… → Read More

Lake Erie men’s soccer basks in Division II final four appearance – News-Herald

In many facets, the Lake Erie men’s soccer side making a national run could be classified Cinderella. → Read More

Time to check back in this Thanksgiving week with HS programs struck by adversity, tragedy

Thanksgiving gatherings have problems enough with being a platform for arguing. → Read More

Rocky River vs. Gilmour boys soccer: Pirates navigate awful weather well for Division II sectional semifinal win

It seemed fitting, moments following the full-time whistle in Rocky River’s sectional semifinal in the Division II Northeast 3 District at Gilmour on Oct. 17, that the Pirates’ side too… → Read More

FirstEnergy Stadium set to host HS hockey ‘select’ district semis, both district finals in 2023 – Morning Journal

High school hockey players in Greater Cleveland are used to heading to Kent State and Brooklyn with aspirations for the frozen four. → Read More

Mentor’s Mitch Trubisky decent in return home with Steelers, but QB change chatter likely to remain – News-Herald

Approximately 24 miles separated Mitch Trubisky between Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Stadium, his old stomping grounds, and FirstEnergy Stadium on Sept. 22. → Read More

Avon Lake vs. Riverside boys soccer: Width, restarts show way for Shoremen in 4-2 comeback win

Avon Lake has displayed a propensity this fall for finding its way toward dealing blemishes to on-form sides. → Read More

Lake Erie vs. McKendree football: Storm drop 38-37 heartbreaker to visitors from southern Illinois

The north end zone at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium has been a dwelling for deep doldrums through the years for Lake Erie for defeats of various incarnations. → Read More

Tom Weiskopf’s legendary golf odyssey began in earnest at Benedictine – News-Herald

None other than Jack Nicklaus encapsulated Tom Weiskopf’s place in golf. “Tom Weiskopf had as much talent as any player I’ve ever seen play the tour,” Nicklaus once said. It is from that loft… → Read More

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