July 28, 2015

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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

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
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…

Hockey: Olmsted Falls fights back after losing lead

Olmsted Falls’ Mark Schindler (14) hugs Hunter Bradford after Bradford scored the game-winning goal in double overtime Saturday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Hunter Bradford saved Olmsted Falls’ day and season Saturday. The junior defenseman picked off a cross-ice pass, skated in all alone and scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 double-overtime win over Chagrin Falls on Saturday in district tournament action at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Bulldogs had lost a 3-2 lead with Read More…

Hockey: North Olmsted loses close one; Midview dominates

Midview’s Tommy Coon assists on a goal in the first period of Tuesday’s 9-0 win over Normandy at the Brooklyn Rec. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Missed it by that much. North Olmsted had a number of chances to knock off Chagrin Falls in the opening round of the district hockey tournament Tuesday at Coyne Recreation Center, but the Eagles just couldn’t find the back of the net in falling 4-2. Chagrin Falls (16-10-2) advances to face Olmsted Falls Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic feels good about season despite 10-0 loss to Holy Name in district tournament opener

Elyria Catholic’s Andrew Beck, right, takes control of the puck against Holy Name’s Tyler Guinari in Monday’s district opener in Brooklyn. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLe

BROOKLYN — Elyria Catholic knew exactly what it was getting into Monday night when it faced Holy Name in the opening round of the district hockey tournament at Coyne Recreation Center. And it wasn’t exactly a fun night. The Panthers lost 10-0 to the fifth-seeded Green Wave in a mercy-rule shortened game. Still, the Panthers Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Ryan Godin golden in goal as North Olmsted rallies, beats Orange 2-1 in 2 overtimes

BROOKLYN — The smallest guy on the ice made the biggest plays for North Olmsted all night, and the Eagles got a Justin Malinak goal in the final two minutes to force overtime and Kyle Sukenik provided the winner at 6:01 of the second overtime for a 2-1 victory over Orange in the opening round Read More…