April 17, 2014

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District softball: Wild finish sends Brookside to final

LAGRANGE – After failing to take advantage of a Fairview error in the bottom of the eighth inning, Brookside finally capitalized on two Warrior miscues in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 4-3 win in a Division II district semifinal at LaGrange Community Park on Wednesday. With one out in the eighth, Read More…

Sectional baseball: Admirals advance with big inning

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Admiral King scored four unearned runs in the fourth inning and turned back North Ridgeville 5-2 Thursday in a Division I sectional game. After loading the bases in the third inning and coming away empty-handed, the Admirals (5-14) didn`t squander their second opportunity to score some runs. “We played a great game Read More…

Sectional softball: Amherst survives stern test from Magnificat, stays undefeated

AMHERST – The Comets were tested Wednesday in a Division I sectional final, but escaped with a 2-0 win and a 22-0 record. “We played our best game, but the outcome wasn`t what we wanted,” Magnificat manager Chris Barrow said. Amherst will face Lakewood, a winner over Avon Lake, on Tuesday in a district semifinal. Read More…

H.S. Softball: Midview’s Stone shuts out Avon

EATON TWP. – The West Shore Conference`s two undefeated teams went head to head Tuesday afternoon, featuring a matchup of two of the league`s undefeated pitchers, Midview senior Brittany Stone (5-5, 4-0 WSC), and Avon freshman Brittany Flower (11-3, 7-0). This time the senior prevailed by shutting out the Eagles, 5-0, via a seven-strikeout three-hitter. Read More…

High school wrestling: Midview downs North Ridgeville in battle of West Shore Conference unbeatens

EATON TWP. — North Ridgeville and Midview came into Saturday night’s West Shore Conference showdown tied for first place at 6-0 with half of the championship on the line. The other half goes to the winner of the conference championships next Saturday at Midview. Give the Middies the upper hand because they handed North Ridgeville Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville pulls away from Fairview behind big fourth quarter

FAIRVIEW PARK — The North Ridgeville Rangers came to Fairview on Friday night knowing they had handled the Warriors 69-53 the last time they played on Jan. 6 at North Ridgeville. But this time, on the Warriors’ floor, things were a little different. For three quarters, fans were reminded of last season’s first game between Read More…

Boys basketball: Ridgeville rebounds in hurry, stops Southview

LORAIN — After a loss to Midview on Friday that stopped a seven-game win streak, North Ridgeville coach Bill Noggle wondered how his team would respond to a quick turnaround against a tough opponent. He told his players even good teams lose games, but it’s how they bounce back that matters. A 75-59 non-conference win Read More…

Boys basketball: West Shore uproar as Midview hands North Ridgeville first league loss

EATON TWP. — It hasn’t been the kind of season they wanted, but the Middies finally had the kind of game they wanted Friday night. The result was a 49-40 upset of West Shore Conference leader North Ridgeville. How satisfying was this one for the Middies? Well, the win brought the Rangers’ seven-game win streak Read More…

Boys basketball: Southview rallies in 2nd half, shuts down Brookside

LORAIN — The game that everyone thought was going to be a blowout Saturday night wasn’t. Well, at least not for the first half. Brookside led 31-27 at halftime, led by Nick Jackman’s 18 points. But the upset Cardinals fans were hoping for wasn’t to be as the Saints turned things completely around in the Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville makes strong statement, wins physical battle with Vermilion to pad conference lead

VERMILION — Anyone who came to the Vermilion-North Ridgeville game Friday night expecting a wide-open, high-scoring affair had to be disappointed. On the other hand, anyone expecting a tough, physical defensive struggle had to leave feeling pretty satisfied. Well, at least the ones cheering for North Ridgeville, anyway. The Rangers gained the upper hand in Read More…