May 3, 2016

Elyria
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H.S. Tennis: Westlake continues dominance of SWC with ninth straight title

AVON LAKE — Westlake had lost five seniors to graduation, including state placers Connor Michelich and Cal Craven. The Southwestern Conference had expanded from seven to 10 teams. So a ninth straight league title for the Demons seemed far from a certainty when the season started. Westlake put any doubts to rest in resounding fashion. Read More…

High school baseball: Playing everyone works out great for Olmsted Falls in win over St. Edward at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Olmsted Falls coach Dan Largent said his main goal for Friday night’s game in the annual Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic at Progressive Field was to play as many of his players as he could. That he was able to empty his bench, using five pitchers and five pinch hitters, was impressive enough, Read More…

Boys tennis 2016: With no Oberlin girls team, Claudia Olaes sets her sights on making it to the boys state tournament

Lorain County hasn’t had a Division II boys state tennis qualifier since 2003. That streak might be broken this spring … by a girl. That’s not a misprint. Oberlin junior Claudia Olaes came within one match of snapping that drought last May, going 1-1 at the Division II district at Canton after finishing second at Read More…

H.S. Baseball: St. Ed’s Jaret Edwards no-hits Westlake in season-opening 2-0 win

OBERLIN — St. Edward senior Jaret Edwards did his best Bob Feller impersonation Saturday afternoon. On opening day of the high school baseball season, Edwards threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 non-conference win over Westlake at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. Feller, the legendary Indians pitcher, is the only major leaguer to throw a no-hitter on Read More…

High school basketball: Fun, threes abound in Lorain County All-Star Games

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The 2016 Lorain County All-Star Games on Tuesday night gave the area’s top senior players a chance to have some fun following the grind of the season. Underhanded free throws were attempted, as were 3-pointers from the midcourt circle at the North Ridgeville High School gymnasium. In fact, the two games almost Read More…

District Boys Basketball: Elyria Catholic can’t keep up with No. 6 Beachwood, falls 91-66

GARFIELD HTS. — Elyria Catholic knew it would have its hands full with Beachwood, ranked No. 6 in the final Associated Press Division III state poll. That was before the Bison took advantage of their size down low Monday, converting layup after layup in the second half to turn a six-point halftime lead into a Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain shakes off slow start, Avon Lake

LORAIN — When one team is 19-3 and the other is 3-20, an 82-64 win by the team with the better record is not a surprise. However, Avon Lake, the 3-20 team, surprised defending district champion Lorain, the 19-3 team, by hanging with them for the first half of a Division I sectional opener Wednesday Read More…

Sectional Girls Basketball: Keystone can’t close out Holy Name, falls 42-41

LAGRANGE — Keystone, the fourth-seeded team in its Division II sectional, played well enough to win Thursday night. The Wildcats shot 61 percent from the floor and 100 percent from the line, had a 27-point scorer in junior McKenah Peters and outrebounded Holy Name by eight. However, turnovers and the lack of a consistent secondary Read More…

Boys Basketball: Elyria Catholic’s tough back-to-back ends with loss to talented Bedford

BEDFORD — Any time you have back-to-back games, it’s almost expected for a team to struggle. When the back-to-back is midweek and it’s against Bay and Bedford, it would be a tall order for anyone. Such was the case Wednesday night for Elyria Catholic, which traveled to Bedford to take on the Division I Bearcats Read More…

Lake Erie Crushers add pitching, hitting coaches

Lake Erie Crushers manager Chris Mongiardo spent most of 2015 shorthanded in terms of staff, and while it wasn’t the main factor, it played a role in the team’s disappointing 38-57 last-place season. With three months to go before the 2016 season starts, Mongiardo has taken two major steps in making sure that situation doesn’t Read More…