April 29, 2016

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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…

Boys basketball: Olmsted Falls holds on to hold off North Olmsted, pull into first-place tie in Southwestern Conference

OLMSTED FALLS — It is ironic that basketball players, back in the day, were referred to as cagers, because Friday night’s toe-to-toe showdown between two of the Southwestern Conference’s best teams had all the energy and trappings of a more modern day UFC cage match. When it was over, the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs survived a Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon rally falls short against Strongsville

AVON — It has been an old American tradition that young women were often sent to finishing school. The Avon Eagles may consider picking up some enrollment forms after their rally faltered in the final seconds of a 53-52 non-conference loss to Strongsville on Wednesday night. It’s not that the Eagles need to work on Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville holds off Avon Lake rally

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In track and field distance events, runners are set up in a staggered start to compensate for the longer distances of the outer lanes. After opening the game with a 9-0 run, it looked like the host Rangers had relegated visiting Avon Lake to the far outer lane. However, like an Olympic Read More…