April 30, 2016

Elyria
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High school baseball: Elyria Catholic feels right at home at Progressive Field, rolls over Kenston to extend winning streak

CLEVELAND — Just about every high school baseball player dreams of making it to the big leagues. Elyria Catholic’s players fulfilled part of that dream Friday. They made it to a big league stadium, taking on Kenston in the Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic at Progressive Field. The Panthers looked right at home, scoring eight Read More…

High school softball: Elyria rocks Solon

ELYRIA TWP. — The engine sputtered early, but after a couple innings Elyria was hitting on all cylinders as all nine spots in the lineup contributed to the 17 hits for the Pioneers as they beat Solon 12-2 in a Greater Cleveland Conference softball game. Elyria (13-3, 9-1 GCC) is tough enough to beat at Read More…

Baseball: Bray pitches Vermilion over Lorain

VERMILION — Vermilion junior Nick Bray came one out away from joining the Sailors’ no-no club Tuesday against Lorain as Solomon Villerreal’s single with two outs in the seventh inning to deny Bray a no-hitter in an 8-1 non-conference win. The Sailors, ranked fifth in the most recent Division II state coaches’ poll, already have Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington starts fast, gets big bounce-back win in key PAC Stars matchup with Firelands

WELLINGTON — After a tough loss to Firelands on Monday, Wellington wanted to turn things around in a hurry in Tuesday’s rematch. No problem. Wellington’s first six batters reached base and scored thanks to a bout of wildness from Falcons starter Evan Lacey and the Dukes cruised to a 12-5 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

High school softball: Elyria Catholic capitalizes on seventh-inning error to beat Normandy

ELYRIA — All it took was one mistake to turn Elyria Catholic into a 4-3 winner over Normandy on Thursday in a Great Lakes Conference game. With the score tied 3-3 with two outs in the seventh, Olivia Madera lofted a routine fly ball to center field that was dropped, allowing Sam Filliagi to scamper Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Lorain clutch when it counts, rallies past North Olmsted

LORAIN — After stranding six runners in the first three innings, Lorain came through with clutch hits in its last two turns at the plate Tuesday to pull out a 6-5 non-conference victory over North Olmsted at The Pipe Yard. Julian Walker, who went 3-for-3, completed the comeback when he singled in starting pitcher Justin Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst manages only one hit, still defeats Olmsted Falls in Southwestern Conference action

AMHERST — They had to battle the cold, the snow and a pair of Olmsted Falls pitchers that surrendered just one hit Friday afternoon … but the Amherst Comets still found a way to win. Despite all that was going against the Comets, they scratched out enough offense thanks to four Bulldogs walks and another Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Avon rally helps sophomore Ryan Socha pick up 1st victory in win over EC

AVON — There’s no escaping garbage time for Ryan Socha. As a sophomore on the Avon baseball team, one of his duties is to help clean up the dugouts and field after games. There was nothing messy, however, about the four innings he spent on the pitcher’s mound Tuesday against Elyria Catholic. Socha allowed just Read More…

High school hockey: Area well-represented as Gold team edges Wine team in overtime in GCHSHL all-star game

CLEVELAND — One more game, plus a little extra. Ten area seniors got to lace up their skates one more time and play in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League All-Star Game on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Gold team — which had North Olmsted coach TJ Murray on the bench had Midview’s Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone KOs Clearview with late flurry, Brody Kuhl’s winning 3-pointer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Like two heavyweight boxers, Keystone and Clearview traded body blows all night until the Wildcats delivered a knockout punch. They scored the final nine points, including a 3-pointer by Brody Kuhl with six seconds left, for a 59-56 Division II district semifinal victory at North Ridgeville High School. “Where I am at Read More…