April 24, 2014

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High school baseball: Lutheran West downs Clearview in pitchers duel

ROCKY RIVER — Effective pitching in baseball is just like easy-to-market real estate in that it benefits from three important factors — location, location, location. That theory was proven brilliantly Wednesday as Lutheran West defeated Patriot Athletic Conference rival Clearview 4-2 in a thrilling pitchers duel. Like gunslingers in a spaghetti Western, Clearview ace Roger Read More…

High school baseball: Resilient Avon edges North Olmsted

Avon shortstop Jonny Morales and second baseman Brian Baker tag North Olmsted baserunner Brad Novak. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — The ability to take a punch and bounce back quickly isn’t just an essential virtue in boxing, but also a valuable team skill in baseball with its staccato waves of momentum. Avon demonstrated this point Saturday afternoon as they responded to each shot administered by North Olmsted to secure a 6-5 victory in Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Keystone continues to cruise, crushes Lutheran West 24-0

ROCKY RIVER — The Keystone Wildcats can be forgiven if they mistook the Lutheran West Longhorns’ baseball field for the Longhorn Steak House given the manner in which they feasted on the home team’s pitching in a 24-0 five-inning, mercy-rule thumping Thursday in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. The blowout win isn’t exactly unusual Read More…

Boys basketball: Three Comets … Adam Srnis, Reese Rua and Garrett Klekota … wreck Rockets as Amherst finishes strong

BAY VILLAGE — It doesn’t require an NASA animation to know what results when a comet strikes a rocket at full velocity. There was a sufficient example provided Tuesday night by the Amherst Comets, who used a devastating fourth-quarter explosion to demolish the Bay Rockets 72-55 in a non-conference battle. The night didn’t begin with Read More…