August 3, 2015

Elyria
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North bats come alive to deny Avon state tournament bid

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Avon had two chances to win the Little League District 3 Majors championship, but couldn’t close the deal against Cuyahoga Falls North on Monday. North’s bats came alive for the second straight game, scoring in all but one inning in a 16-7 win to clinch a spot in the state tournament which Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-12 all-stars fall to Cuyahoga Falls North, but still have one more chance to make state

AVON — Cuyahoga Falls North got its revenge Saturday night, forcing a decisive game for the Little League 11-12 double-elimination championship with an 18-5 win against Avon. The teams will play again Monday at 6 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls for the Ohio District 3 title and a berth in the state tournament, which begins July Read More…

Little League baseball: Elyria East Majors run into tough Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher, bow out of district tournament

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Elyria East had its chances early, but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow against Kyler Tepus on Wednesday. The Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher delivered four strong innings, striking out 10 and leading his Majors (ages 12U) team to a 12-2 victory in the Little League district tournament. South will play Cuyahoga Falls North Read More…

Little League baseball: Mason Bingham’s big blast lifts Avon 12-U team past Cuyahoga Falls and into championship game

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Mason Bingham only got one at-bat but he made the most of it Saturday. Avon’s 12-U Little League team entered the top of the sixth tied with Cuyahoga Falls when Bingham crushed a pitch to the parking lot for the decisive two runs in a 4-2 win, sending Avon to the championship Read More…

Little League Baseball: Strong arms carry Avon to district win over Tallmadge

TALLMADGE — A baseball team can never have enough pitching depth, and all three of Avon’s arms were on display Thursday night against Tallmadge in an 11-12-year-old district game. Mason Bingham, Jason Clay and Nathan Hergenroeder combined for 11 strikeouts and Avon did not allow a hit until the fourth inning in its 9-2 win Read More…

Volleyball: Amherst’s Deme Morales to play professionally in Denmark

After a standout volleyball career at the University of Wisconsin, Deme Morales has turned pro. The Amherst graduate has agreed to play in Denmark for the Brondby women’s club. The team competes in VolleyLigaen, the most competitive women’s volleyball league in the country. Her contract is for one season and she said she will make Read More…

College softball: Wennerberg shining as pitcher, hitter for Case Western

Wennerberg-SLIDE

Annie Wennerberg does it all for Case Western softball. The sophomore and Avon Lake graduate set school records for home runs and RBIs for the Spartans, also led the team in wins and strikeouts in the circle, and was rewarded with a number of postseason accolades — highlighted by first-team All-America honors from the National Read More…

Amherst’s Madison Cruzado to play volleyball for Notre Dame

Madison Cruzado

A strong coach often makes all the difference, and for Madison Cruzado, it was integral in her college decision. The Amherst sophomore orally committed over the weekend to play volleyball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2017 season. Cruzado chose Notre Dame from more than 20 Division I offers, including Ohio State, Akron, Read More…

College Baseball: Oberlin pulls stunner, captures 1st NCAC title in any men’s sport

Ryan Bliss, front, and Mitch Novak of Oberlin College baseball at Dill Field on May 11. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

The Oberlin College baseball team made a lot of history Friday. The Yeomen won four of five games to clinch the program’s first North Coast Athletic Conference championship, winning the league tournament in an elimination game against Wooster 11-5 in Chillicothe to advance to the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament on Wednesday in Auburn, N.Y. Read More…

North Olmsted graduate Matt Rotheram might have been undrafted, but Packers show he definitely wasn’t unwanted

Matt Rotheram had to wait until after the NFL Draft to land on a team, but the North Olmsted graduate knew he was wanted long before then. The offensive lineman started receiving calls from teams who wanted him as an undrafted free agent by the time the seventh round began, and after sifting through multiple Read More…