July 23, 2014

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High school cross country: Keystone girls finally upend Buckeye, capture Patriot Athletic Conference title

Shannon Wargo of Keystone is in second place near the 1 mile mark of the PAC cross Country championship at Buckeye High School. Teammate Jena Copley is right behind her. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

YORK TWP. — Streaks are made to be broken. The Buckeye girls cross country team has been Patriot Athletic Conference champions for the last five years with Keystone playing bridesmaid each time, even losing by just one point last year. The Wildcats were motivated by the close call during the offseason and it paid off Read More…

High school cross country: Avon Lake boys put four runners in top five, bring home fifth straight SWC championship

Lutheran West's Drew Fuchs leads near the beginning of the PAC championship race. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It’s usually extremely difficult to break or equal records at the Southwestern Conference cross country championship thanks to the rich tradition of top-fight teams. Well, Avon Lake achieved a level of performance at Saturday’s 48th annual boys meet that places it among the league’s all-time best. Avon Lake won its fifth straight title, Read More…

Tigers ride near no-hitter to win: Anibal Sanchez, 4 relievers shut down explosive Red Sox offense to take ALCS opener

BOSTON — Lose the no-hitter, win the game. That’s a trade Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers were happy to make to take the lead over the Boston Red Sox in the AL Championship Series. Sanchez and four relievers came within two outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history, striking out 17 to Read More…