June 24, 2016

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High school baseball: Brookside rides the wind, big home runs to win over Keystone in Division II sectional opener

PENFIELD TWP. — On a windy day at Penfield Recreation Park, Brookside’s bats found the jet stream and sent the Cardinals soaring into Monday’s Division II sectional final. Dudley Taw and Tim Ackerman had huge home runs as Brookside rallied past Keystone 7-4 in a sectional opener. It was the eighth-seeded Cardinals’ third win of Read More…

High school softball: One out of three works just fine for Olmsted Falls, which downs Avon Lake in sectional opener

AVON LAKE — The adage is that the third time is “the charm,” but when it comes to sports and rivalries it’s probably closer to say “three is the hardest number.” Avon Lake found that out Monday afternoon. After winning both of their regular-season matchups with Southwestern Conference foe Olmsted Falls, the Shoregals couldn’t make Read More…

High school baseball: Midview edges Olmsted Falls to maintain SWC lead

OLMSTED TWP. — Even the most balanced victory needs to have a leader. Midview and senior Dylan Brister proved that in a key 3-1 Southwestern Conference victory over Olmsted Falls on Tuesday afternoon that helped solidify the Middies’ hold of the league lead. Brister limited Olmsted Falls to one run on three hits in a Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone capitalizes on Oberlin mistakes for win

PENFIELD TWP. — One of the fundamental rules of baseball is that you have to play every inning, every game in order to be victorious. That rule has been the stickler for the 2016 Oberlin Phoenix and it was yet again as they dropped a 7-3 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division battle to Keystone at Penfield Read More…

High school baseball: Lutheran West downs Columbia in PAC Stripes Division tilt

COLUMBIA STATION — The Lutheran West Longhorns took advantage of what they could Monday afternoon in a showdown of Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division leaders with a convincing 7-0 win over the Columbia Raiders. Lutheran West’s Tommy Walker and the Raiders’ Cody Reichard engaged in a classic pitchers’ duel. For the first three innings, each Read More…

High school softball: Columbia rolls over Clearview in five-inning PAC Stripes Division game

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Strictly speaking, what happened at Clearview High School on Tuesday afternoon wasn’t a crime. But on a brisk and windswept afternoon with the school bus idling in the parking lot like a getaway car, the Columbia Raiders severely bludgeoned the Clippers 21-1 in a mercy-rule-shortened Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division game. Having Read More…

High school baseball: Clearview pulls away late to knock off Columbia in big Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes game

COLUMBIA STATION — Persistence and fatigue were key factors Monday in Clearview’s 9-4 win over Columbia. For the first four innings, the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division contenders were tied at 2 and getting strong outings from their starting pitchers. Columbia’s Jared Heidecker yielded single runs in the third and fourth by deftly getting out Read More…

High school baseball: Midview gladly accepts North Ridgeville’s gifts, rolls to Southwestern Conference victory

EATON TWP. — The Midview Middies have a pretty darn good baseball team and they certainly don’t need anybody’s help … but rest assured they’ll take any help that’s offered. That’s what the North Ridgeville Rangers found out Thursday as the Middies took advantage of a lot of Rangers help to roll to an 11-4 Read More…

High school baseball: Seth Pluta comes through on the mound and at the plate to lead Black River past Brookside

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River and Brookside were evenly matched Wednesday afternoon except for one difference: Black River had Seth Pluta. And that made all the difference in the world as the Pirates pulled out a 4-3 win in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division play. All Pluta did was pitch a complete game with 12 Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake fights, still falls to Berea-Midpark

AVON LAKE — On the classic 1960’s comedy espionage series “Get Smart,” bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart used to put his thumb and index finger extremely close together and explain, “Missed it by THAT much.” Much of Avon Lake’s season, despite a 2-16 record and a tie for last in the Southwestern Conference at 1-14, Read More…