April 30, 2016

Elyria
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High school soccer: Middies knock off Demons

WESTLAKE — It might have been the most noteworthy win in the history of Midview’s girls soccer program. But if not, the Middies’ 2-0 defeat of Westlake on Wednesday night will do until something bigger comes along. With two first-half goals and an unbending defense, surprising Midview knocked off the perennially strong Demons in an Read More…

Girls soccer: Jenna Smith’s big goal lifts EC past Elyria

ELYRIA — Jenna Smith, an Elyria Catholic midfielder, scored her first goal of the season Saturday on a hot, sticky afternoon in Ely Stadium. It turned out to be the Panthers’ most important of the year and perhaps the most exciting ever for Smith, a senior. Her shot in the 67th minute lifted EC to Read More…

Girls soccer: Brookside notches first victory of the season

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Brookside’s Hanna Sours and Katlynn Vanzant combined for five second-half goals Monday, turning a close match into a rout. Sours put up a hat trick in a 23-minute span and Vanzant scored two goals nine minutes apart as the Cardinals rolled past Lake Ridge, 7-3, in non-conference soccer action. It was Brookside’s Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic drops tough opener to Fairview

ELYRIA — A Final Four finish is good for any Lorain County soccer team. In fact, until Elyria Catholic made it to the state semifinals last fall, it was unprecedented. The 2014 Panthers became the first high school team in the county — boys or girls — to advance so far in the postseason. On Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon plays better in second half, but falls to Bay

AVON — Bay scored two early goals Monday night and they held up for 69 minutes in a 2-1 win over old rival Avon. The Eagles, playing their season opener under a new coach using a new system, made a run in the second half and created some chances. It included a corner kick in Read More…

It’s mom vs. daughter when Sharon and Jillian Hollis meet today in the Cleveland Women’s Golf Association district final

ELYRIA — Remember the saying about the apple not falling far from the tree? The Hollis women, mother Sharon and daughter Jillian of Rocky River and Westwood Country Club, are prime examples. At 8:30 this morning, they’ll tee off at Elyria Country Club in a head-to-head, 36-hole showdown for the Cleveland Women’s Golf Association district championship. Read More…

OGSO: Ridgeville rolls, Buckeye edges

GRAFTON — Katie Barnhart pitched her fourth straight no-hitter as North Ridgeville mercy-ruled Grafton 15-0 for the Ohio Girls Softball Organization’s Class A (10U) county championship Tuesday night. The Class D (18U) title game was the opposite of a rout. Buckeye’s Kayla Whitmer, facing a full count, walked with the bases loaded in the bottom Read More…

OGSO: South Amherst Falcons shake off shaky start to down Amherst Thunder 7-3, advance to Class D state tournament

GRAFTON — The South Amherst Falcons didn’t let a little thing like a 2-0 first-inning deficit get in their way Wednesday night at Reservoir Park. Pitcher Claire Vilagi settled in, retired seven of the next eight batters and pitched an eight-strikeout six-hitter as the Falcons bounced back for a 7-3 victory over the Amherst Thunder. Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…

OGSO: Medina Heat wins Class B district title

OBERLIN — With shortstop Sam Masi hitting two singles and a triple and pitcher Kylie Hosey striking out 11, the Medina Heat became the first Class B champion in OGSO’s Lorain-Medina district tournament Friday night. Medina (11-1) rolled over the Sheffield Lady Cardinals 10-0 to secure a berth in the state semifinals next Saturday in Read More…