May 28, 2016

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College Baseball: Midview grad Eric Lauer will be drafted soon, but he’s focused on MAC Tournament and leading Kent State back to NCAAs

Eric Lauer is expected to be picked within the first couple of rounds next month in the MLB Draft. But the Kent State junior and Midview High School graduate is in no hurry to take the next step in his baseball career. Right now he’s locked in on ensuring the Golden Flashes’ postseason lasts as Read More…

High school tennis: Westlake’s Aris Jhaveri can’t sustain fast start in sectional final; Avon doubles team finishes fourth

OBERLIN — Aris Jhaveri couldn’t have asked for a better start Saturday at the Division I sectional tennis tournament at Oberlin College. The Westlake junior rolled over Jack McNally of St. Ignatius 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals, then blew away St. Ignatius’ Josh Hsia 6-0 in the first set of the finals, capitalizing on a Read More…

Good start: Fernando Gallegos turns in strong outing, gets plenty of help as Crushers shut out Rascals, open season 2-0

AVON — It took awhile to get on the board, but once River City gave the Crushers an opening they took advantage. Lake Erie capitalized on an error in the bottom of the sixth to score the only runs of the game and utilized a team effort on the mound to blank the Rascals 3-0 Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria coach Arth resigns

Elyria girls basketball coach Brian Arth resigned last week for health and personal reasons. Arth blew his knee out in December, causing him to miss the rest of the season. He said he is still recovering from the surgery — which required four screws to be placed in a reconstructed knee. His health, and the Read More…

High school softball: Elyria wins two at Wendy’s Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria made the most of a rain-shortened Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers brought home two victories, first prevailing 7-3 against Pickerington Central and then pulling away late from Clear Fork 4-1. All teams were originally supposed to play three games in a bracket-style tournament, but because Friday’s session was Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving makes memorable return to postseason with 31 points

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving’s 2015 NBA Finals were cut short after Game 1. He made a wonderful return to the postseason in the opening game of 2016. Irving led the Cavs with 31 points — combining with Kevin Love and LeBron James for 81 — and Cleveland used a late fourth-quarter run to keep the Read More…

NCAA women’s basketball: Westlake’s Kalpana Beach won’t let knee injuries get her … or her OSU teammates … down

Lying in the hospital after suffering another torn ACL, the knowledge that her season is going to be spent not on the court, but logging months of rehab sessions just to get back to normal is a sinking feeling. One Kalpana Beach knows all too well. Ohio State’s fifth-year senior forward isn’t lying in this Read More…

Midview’s Logan Bolin wins Lou Groza Award, decides to continue football career at Ashland

Logan Bolin’s big senior year keeps getting bigger. Midview’s do-it-all football player was honored this week by the Cleveland Touchdown Club with its Lou Groza Most Valuable Scholastic Player Award, given annually to the most outstanding high school football player in the Greater Cleveland area. “Looking at the list of past winners, it’s really humbling,” Read More…

Girls basketball: Five area players on Division II-III All-Ohio list

Five area players received  Division II and III All-Ohio honors. Keystone’s McKenah Peters and Columbia senior Alison Schafer earned second-team honors — Peters in Division II and Schafer in Division III. Joining Peters in Division II was Elyria Catholic senior Riley Schill, who earned a spot on the third team. Senior Keely Hall of Firelands Read More…

Girls Regional Basketball: Elyria Catholic closes gap late but can’t get past Hathaway Brown

BARBERTON — Elyria Catholic had its chances, but just couldn’t convert against Hathaway Brown down the stretch. The Panthers couldn’t get within one possession despite forcing key turnovers late, and Hathaway Brown kept them at bay with clutch free throw shooting, preserving its 53-47 victory in the Barberton regional final Saturday afternoon. “There’s only four Read More…