June 28, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
73°F
 

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…

Boys basketball: Oberlin dominates Wellington in sectional final

OBERLIN — Oberlin trailed 2-0 to Wellington, but from that point, the Phoenix took complete control over their Patriot Athletic Conference foe Dukes, posting a 73-40 victory in a Division III Wooster sectional final. Second-seeded Oberlin, now 17-6, advances to face third-seeded West Salem Northwestern on Monday at 7 o’clock at Wooster High School. The Read More…

High school basketball: Midview beats North Ridgeville to share SWC crown

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Midview made sure that coach Troy DiFranco’s last regular-season game after 19 years was a memorable one. The Middies turned a close game into a blowout and back into a close game before pulling out a 69-58 victory over North Ridgeville that allowed Midview to share the Southwestern Conference championship with North Read More…

District Hockey: It takes 5 overtimes, but Olmsted Falls gets past Chagrin Falls on Jacob Kerkay goal

BROOKLYN — Olmsted Falls needed four overtimes last season to eliminate Chagrin Falls from the postseason. The task was even more difficult Wednesday night in district action at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. Seriously. Freshman defenseman Jacob Kerkay scored with 5:32 left in the fifth overtime to lift the tired Bulldogs to a 3-2 win. “My Read More…

District hockey: One goal enough for Avon to get past Avon Lake; Midview erupts for five goals in third to beat Normandy

BROOKLYN — Avon started Tuesday’s district tournament game against Avon Lake shorthanded, became even more shorthanded and still scored the only goal of the game … yep, it was shorthanded … in a 1-0 white-knuckle win at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. “I don’t think anyone coming in here thought this was going to be a Read More…

High school hockey: North Olmsted’s fortunes turn around fast in 3-2 loss to Cleveland Heights in Baron Cup II final

BROOKLYN — One minute made all the difference for North Olmsted in Sunday’s Baron Cup II championship game against Cleveland Heights at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Eagles went from being up a goal to being down a goal when the Tigers’ Conor Lewis scored twice in a 60-second span to propel Cleveland Heights to Read More…