May 30, 2015

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District Baseball: Robbie Bliss pitches, hits Wellington past Rootstown and into final

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COPLEY TWP. — Wellington applied pressure early and never faltered Thursday in a 6-3 Division III district semifinal victory over Rootstown. The Dukes will face Akron Manchester today after it knocked off Elyria Catholic 10-1. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. back at Copley High School. At the heart of the win for Wellington Read More…

District Baseball: Miscues sink Vermilion in loss to Padua

PARMA HTS. — Vermilion was its own worst enemy in Wednesday’s Division II district semifinal game against Padua at Tri-C West, dropping a 3-2 decision, despite allowing just three hits. Padua (14-13) advances to an all-Parma district championship after Holy Name knocked off Firelands, 4-3, in the first game of the night. The Bruins only Read More…

Golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder qualifies for U.S. Open

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Avon Lake golfer Niki Schroeder was a no-show at the high school’s senior awards presentation Monday. Turns out she had a pretty good reason for not being there. Schroeder, an Ohio State recruit who won the Division I state tournament in October, was spending her day earning a berth in this year’s United States Women’s Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Firelands earns share of elusive PAC Stars crown with win over Clearview

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HENRIETTA TWP. — The championship drought is over for Firelands. It took the Falcons four innings to get rolling on offense Thursday, but they put up seven runs over the final three innings to post a 7-0 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover win against Clearview to clinch a Stars Division co-championship with Keystone. Both went 13-3 Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Keystone overcomes cold to clobber Cardinals, keep pace in PAC Stars

Keystone High School pitcher Denny Szalai (20) pitches against Brookside High School on Wednesday evening, April 22. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — Neither wind, nor snow, nor frozen fingers could keep Keystone from rounding the bases against Brookside in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game Wednesday. The Wildcats put up seven runs in the second and third innings on the way to a 12-0 six-inning win to keep the pressure on division-leading Firelands. Keystone Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria rallies for 11-10 win over Medina after blowing 5-run lead

Elyria High School junior pitcher Elizabeth Ellis (3) pitches against Medina on Wednesday afternoon, April 15. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It wasn’t typical Elyria softball, but it was still good enough. The Pioneers watched a five-run lead evaporate as Medina put up eight runs in the fifth inning, but Elyria rallied with three in the sixth and got a two-out walk-off winner from Elizabeth Ellis, who picked up the win on the mound Read More…

High school hockey wrap-up: Top players and big moments

Sure, I could come up with something along the lines of an All-Chronicle-Telegram first team, second team and the other normal stuff that comes with the end of a sports season. Well, I’ve never been accused of being normal, so here’s my take on hockey postseason awards. FANTASY TEAM Scoring goals certainly wouldn’t be a Read More…

High school hockey: Area players make impression at senior all-star game

CLEVELAND — The locals did themselves proud Sunday at the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League senior all-star game at Quicken Loans Arena. Area players had a hand in six of the game’s 10 goals as the Blue team downed the White 6-4. The winning Blue squad featured Chris Humer, Nate Greenberg and Colin Teets Read More…

Boys basketball: Jacob Kuchta’s big 3-pointer, Kevin Kelley’s defense do job as EC rallies past Columbia

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Elyria Catholic High School junio Cole Virgin (21) jumps to take a shot as Columbia High School seniors Kevin Simon (23) and Brian Hershey (2) jump to block his shot on Friday evening, March 6.

  ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic fought an uphill battle Friday in its Division III sectional final against Columbia before finally finding a way to get over the top. The final: EC 58, Columbia 53. The Panthers played from behind for most of the first 30 minutes before Jacob Kuchta nailed a 3-pointer for a 51-48 Read More…

District Hockey: Midview shows toughness, rallies to beat Benedictine

Midview’s Trevor Perkins, left, moves the puck against Ted Houser of Benedictine for an assist Tuesday in the Middies’ 7-5 win. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Midview, facing Benedictine for the third time in 16 days, let out a collective “not again” after watching a two-goal lead disappear Tuesday in a span of 16 seconds late in the second period. But the Middies collected themselves and scored three straight goals in the third period to pull away for a Read More…