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Local sports news roundup for July 13, 2012

Rennie receives academic honor Ohio State sophomore softball player Melissa Rennie, a Wellington High graduate, was one of 58 OSU student-athletes to be named to the 2012 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars list. Rennie, who hasn’t declared a major, carries a 4.0 grade-point average as a University Exploration student. Student-athletes on the list must be letterwinners Read More…

Ironmen win easy in Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Nathan Antone scored three runs in a 3-for-4 day and the Ironmen beat Slippery Rock 9-6. Lorain County outscored the Sliders 5-2 and tagged Slippery Rock starter Ben Rawding for 11 hits and seven earned runs in five innings. Mattius DeDoes picked up the win for Lorain County. Tonight Who: Lorain Read More…

Crushers split with Florence Freedom

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FLORENCE, Ky. — The Lake Erie Crushers gained a split in their doubleheader with the Florence Freedom on Sunday when Brian Erie hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to give the Crushers a 5-1 win in the second game. The Crushers lost the opener 6-5 in nine innings — meaning both games went Read More…

U.S. Olympic Trials: Tianna Madison advances to 200-meter finals, decides to pass on long jump

EUGENE, Ore. — Tianna Madison was faster in the 200 meters Friday than she was Thursday, she just wasn’t the fastest in the field. But then, she didn’t need to be. Madison, an Elyria High grad who posted the fastest 200-meter time in Thursday’s preliminaries, was second in her heat and fourth overall in the Read More…

Olympic Track Trials: Elyria’s Tianna Madison fastest in 200-meter qualifying

EUGENE, Ore. — Once doesn’t look like enough for Tianna Madison. The Elyria High grad, who has already qualified for the Olympics in the 100 meters, not only won her heat in the 200-meter qualifying Thursday at the U.S. Olympic trials, she also turned in the fastest time overall. Madison had to dodge rain drops Read More…

Elyria’s Tianna Madison qualifies for Olympics in 100 meters

EUGENE, Ore. — Elyria’s Tianna Madison (Bartoletta) would not be denied Saturday at the Olympic trials. Running with a fierce determination, she burst out of the starting blocks in the 100-meter final and held the lead for almost the entire race. She was passed by Carmelita Jeter in the last few steps, but it didn’t Read More…

H.S. Football: Midview’s Bill Albright leads Ohio to comeback win in Big 33

HERSHEY, Pa. — It was a sweet victory for Ohio in Chocolatetown, USA. Trailing 21-7 with 29 seconds left in the third quarter, Ohio roared back with two fourth-quarter touchdowns and won 24-21 on Tyler Grassman’s 39-yard field goal in overtime to capture the 55th Big 33 Football Classic in Hersheypark Stadium. Grassman, a Buffalo Read More…

2nd Vermilion kayak and canoe race set

Quaker Steak & Lube, along with West River Kayak and Canoe, will host the 2nd Annual Vermilion Fire Company Kayak fundraiser race Thursday from 5-9 p.m. on the Vermilion River. The Vermilion Board Walk at Quaker Steak & Lube is race headquarters for the timed event. Participants must use kayaks and safety gear provided to Read More…

Ironmen manage just five hits, lose to Sliders

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — The Ironmen managed just five hits Sunday in a 6-3 loss to the Sliders. Tony Naso took the loss after allowing four runs in six innings. He walked four and struck out four. Slippery Rock scored two in the fourth inning to break a tie at 2, then put away the Read More…

Saints, Fujita denied appeal for bounty program suspensions

NEW YORK — An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system. The NFL Players Association challenged Goodell’s power to impose penalties for what the league says was a three-year bounty program that targeted specific players. Stephen Burbank, a Read More…