June 26, 2016

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Elyria Catholic grad MacKenzie Tweardy eyes Olympic berth

MacKenzie Tweardy is on the doorstep of the 2016 Olympics. Not bad for someone who initially didn’t even like diving. The former Purdue and Elyria Catholic standout will be competing at the U.S. Olympic Team Diving Trials which began Saturday at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis natatorium. She is one of 27 vying for two Read More…

Amanda Morrow, Chris Henning repeat as C-T’s Bowlers of Year

AVON — The Elyria USBC Bowler of the Year awards had a familiar feel Thursday night. Amanda Morrow and Chris Henning defended their Chronicle Bowler of the Year titles — Morrow won for the third straight season and Henning the second — at the Elyria USBC’s annual awards banquet at Tom’s Country Place. “It’s crazy, Read More…

Tigers draft Keystone grad Brandyn Sittinger in 17th round

Brandyn Sittinger turned out to be a great fit at Ashland University. Now it looks like the Detroit Tigers believe he’s a great fit for them. The former Keystone High School standout — who transferred to Division II after two years at Division I Marshall — was selected in the 17th round, No. 505 overall, Read More…

Monster moment: Lake Erie scores with 1.9 seconds left in OT to beat Bears, claim Cleveland’s first AHL title since 1964

CLEVELAND — With Calder Cup fever at its peak Saturday, the Lake Erie Monsters delivered the first championship in franchise history. Lukas Sedlak took a faceoff, fired a shot and Oliver Bjorkstrand put in the rebound with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Monsters a 1-0 victory over the Hershey Bears and a Read More…

Midview’s Lauer drafted at No. 25 by San Diego Padres

Eric Lauer continues to make history for Kent State. The left-hander and former Midview standout was selected by the San Diego Padres with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft — making him the seventh player from Kent State to be selected in the first round. The Padres selected him with a Read More…

Kent State and Midview graduate Eric Lauer sees no reason to fret about his MLB Draft status following super season

Anyone strolling by Eric Lauer’s dorm room at Kent State would be sure to hear him and roommate Eli Kraus jamming on their guitars. The junior picked up the instrument in March, and while he might not be opening for the Rolling Stones anytime soon, he’s been getting progressively better. Just as he has on Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic’s Sean Darmafall repeats as first-team All-Ohio selection in Division III

Sean Darmafall capped his career with another first-team All-Ohio baseball honor Wednesday and three other area players joined him as first-teamers. The Elyria Catholic senior and his junior teammate Andrew Abrahamowicz were named first-team All-Ohio selections in Division III by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Clearview senior shortstop/pitcher Antonio Bennett moved up one Read More…

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…