July 5, 2015

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

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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…

NFL: Westlake’s Jake Ryan honored to be drafted by tradition-rich Packers

Only 256 players got selected in the NFL Draft. A much smaller number can say they were selected by an organization with the tradition of the Green Bay Packers. Jake Ryan is one of the select few. The Packers took the Michigan linebacker in the fourth round Saturday with the 129th overall pick. The former Read More…

High school volleyball: Karlee Bruck leaves Brookside for Rocky River

Brookside is looking for a new volleyball coach. That is, if it’s playing volleyball in 2015. Brookside athletic director Dick Kerschbaum said Karlee Bruck has accepted a teaching position at Rocky River and will coach the Division I Pirates in the fall. Bruck compiled a 34-13 record in two seasons leading the Cardinals, going 25-7 Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Undefeated Kentucky survives scare, edges Notre Dame to make it back to Final Four

CLEVELAND — Kentucky didn’t have to be perfect to stay undefeated, but it got the perfect call at the perfect time. Andrew Harrison drove to the hoop with six seconds left, drawing a foul from Demetrius Jackson. The sophomore connected on two free throws and Jerian Grant missed on a desperation 3-pointer from the corner, Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Notre Dame shocks Shockers with finishing flurry

CLEVELAND — All it took was one lead change to get Notre Dame going. Wichita State took a one-point lead — it’s only lead of the game — with 16:35 to play. The Irish proceeded to score 18 points on six second-half 3-pointers and move on to the Elite Eight with an 81-70 win Thursday Read More…

College Swimming and Diving Notes: Amherst graduate Tyler Moore repeats as OAC’s top swimmer for Mount Union

Tyler Moore set three school records and a conference record as a freshman at the 2014 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. He topped that this year. The Amherst graduate followed up that impressive debut by defending his OAC Swimmer of the Year award with three individual titles. He broke his conference record in the 100 breaststroke Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Vermilion takes huge lead, then hangs on for win over Bay

Vermilion High School's Ryley Miller (21) jumps to take a shot as Bay High School's Brandon Morriss (12) attempts to block his shot. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Vermilion looked to be in total control with a little more than four minutes left against Bay on Thursday night. The Sailors had a 15-point lead, and Rex Sunahara — arguably Bay’s best player — had just fouled out. Everything was aligning for Vermilion to reach its second straight Division Read More…