August 20, 2014

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Little League baseball: Avon U12 team downs Tallmadge for third straight district championship

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AVON — Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Avon. The Avon Eagle All-Stars won the District 3 U12 Little League championship Tuesday night 13-11 over Tallmadge. It’s the third consecutive district championship for the group, and after a third-place showing in the state tournament last year, Avon manager Kevin McNamara likes his Read More…

Eagles blast Tallmadge team that eliminated from Little League baseball tourney last year

AVON — Revenge might be a dish best served cold, but the Avon Eagles All-Stars were red-hot against Tallmadge in the Little League District 3 10- and 11-year old tournament at Veterans Park in Avon. Last year, the Eagles were beaten twice in the tournament by the Blue Devils and have waited patiently for the Read More…

Cam Knott shuts down BlueSox, leads Ironmen to win

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LORAIN — Cam Knott keeps proving he’s not a fluke. The Lorain County Ironmen pitcher won his league-leading fourth game Tuesday, defeating the Butler BlueSox 5-3 at The Pipe Yard. In the process, he lowered his ERA to 0.34 — the third-best mark in the Prospect League — and struck out six to raise his Read More…

Ironmen break out, beat Slippery Rock 17-5

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LORAIN — Last week was rough for the Lorain County Ironmen. They lost five of their last six games, including dropping a doubleheader to the Slippery Rock Sliders on Saturday, to fall below .500 and out of first place in the East Division of the Prospect League. The Ironmen put the past behind them and Read More…

High school baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer, Firelands’ Joe San Felippo, Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany and Keystone’s Tyler Gulett make first team All-Ohio

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Four area high school baseball players received All-Ohio first-team honors this week from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Midview’s Eric Lauer made it in Division I, Joe San Felippo of Firelands in Division II, and Keystone’s Tyler Gullett and Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany in Division III. The All-Ohio award caps a terrific career Read More…

High school volleyball: Former Elyria High standout Karlee Bruck takes reins at Brookside

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SHEFFIELD — Most new coaches take over programs that are on the decline or just treading water, but Karlee Bruck won’t have that problem. Bruck, a 2007 Elyria High School graduate and volleyball player at the University of Michigan, is the new volleyball coach at Brookside High School. She replaces Ted Whitsel, who left the Read More…

District baseball: Keystone scores early, often in rout of Clearview

PARMA — With Elyria Catholic having secured a spot in the Division III district final, it was up to Keystone and Clearview to battle for the other in the nightcap at Ron Mottl Field. And the Wildcats wasted no time in making it theirs for the third straight year. Keystone will be back at Mottl Read More…

High school baseball: Columbia wins again in extra innings

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COLUMBIA TWP. — One night after going nine innings and cranking out 15 hits in a win over Clearview to stay in the hunt for the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title, the Columbia Raiders were at it again Thursday. The Raiders pounded out 12 hits in eight innings, and it was junior John Cordell Read More…

Baseball: EC cruises as Joey Begany turns in his ‘best game’

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ELYRIA — With a lot of games scheduled this week, Elyria Catholic coach Bruce Lisicky was looking for a big game out of his No. 2 pitcher, Joey Begany, in Tuesday’s West Shore Conference game against Vermilion. What Lisicky got was a 7-0 win and a performance worthy of a No. 1 starter. Begany, a Read More…

High school baseball notes: Lake Ridge freshman Niko Ortiz throws perfect game in 1st start

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Lake Ridge’s Niko Ortiz set the bar high with his first high school start on the mound. The freshman pitched a perfect game against Lawrence, going five innings in a 20-0 mercy-rule victory. Ortiz threw only 62 pitches (an average of 12 an inning), which is all the more impressive when you learn that Ortiz Read More…