August 1, 2015

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High school football: Open Door suspends varsity program for season due to low turnout, plans to be back in 2016

ELYRIA — Four years ago, Open Door Christian School decided it was time to field a football team. The program grew from mostly freshmen playing a freshmen schedule in 2011 to having 24 players and playing a full varsity schedule. On Thursday night, the story of Open Door football hit a rough chapter when head Read More…

Crushers revert to old ways, fall to Freedom

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers had been playing like a different team since the All-Star break, winning three straight series and winning each opening game in those series. In the process, they had gotten solid hitting, reliable pitching and put up nice run totals. On Tuesday against the Florence Freedom, the Crushers reverted to Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama rolls to Class I title; Firelands loses heartbreaker in Class F

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ALLIANCE — The day began on a high note for Lorain County teams playing for Hot Stove state championships Monday at Butler-Rodman Park after rain Sunday pushed the games back a day. North Ridgeville Aut-O-Rama dominated the Medina Swarm Green in Class I (age 8), putting up the maximum five runs in three of its Read More…

Todd Kibby, Jose Barraza lead Crushers past Beach Bums

AVON — Two droughts came to an end Friday night for the Lake Erie Crushers in a 6-5 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums. Jose Barraza’s grand slam in the bottom of the fourth — his first home run of the season — was the first home run at All Pro Freight Stadium for Read More…

Baseball: Lorain’s Xavier Moore commits to play at Ohio State

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Lorain pitcher/shortstop Xavier Moore admitted he was never a big Ohio State fan growing up. That has changed. Moore, who recently finished his sophomore year with the Titans, announced his commitment to Ohio State on July 16. The Buckeyes beat out Michigan, Cincinnati, Kent State and Xavier for the services of the Titans’ pitching ace Read More…

First half recap: Crushers hit bottom, not much else

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Saying the first half of the Lake Erie Crushers’ season was a disappointment is putting it lightly. Not much went right for the Crushers and it showed in the Frontier League standings and in the All-Star Game, which will be played tonight in Schaumburg, Ill. The Crushers, at 19-29, are the worst team in the Read More…

Volleyball: Kent called, Avon’s Gardner said yes

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AVON — Erin Gardner just finished her freshman year, but she’s already mapped out her next seven to eight. The Avon student orally committed Monday to play Division I volleyball at Kent State even though she still has three years of high school left. “I’m really excited about it,” Gardner said. “I love all three Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East rallies in 6th inning to defeat Tallmadge, win district title

ELYRIA — Down by one heading into the sixth inning Tuesday, Elyria East didn’t panic. It had been in the position before. East rallied in its last at-bat to defeat Tallmadge earlier this year. And with a Little League 11-12-year-old District 3 championship on the line, history repeated itself. East erupted for three runs on Read More…

Crushers 6, ThunderBolts 1: Light-hitting Lake Erie wins with big day at plate

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers entered Sunday as the Frontier League’s worst hitting team, with a .231 average. Naturally, Lake Erie erupted for 13 hits, leading to a 6-1 win over the Windy City ThunderBolts in front of 2,248 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. Of the 13 hits, 12 were singles. The only Read More…

Error in ninth lifts Crushers past ThunderBolts

AVON — The Lake Erie Crushers haven’t caught many breaks this season, especially at All Pro Freight Stadium. But with the largest crowd of the season (3,573) on hand Friday night, the baseball gods picked a great time to show the Crushers they still care. Down by one and being shut out with two down Read More…