April 20, 2014

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Softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney has mighty day

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ELYRIA — A softball team can make plenty of postseason noise by riding the arm of a strong pitcher. Elyria showed that to be true Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over Olmsted Falls in a Division I sectional final. Caitlyn Minney tossed a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks as the Pioneers had Read More…

High school baseball: Avon scores 15 runs in first two innings, thumps Avon Lake in rain

AVON — Friday’s Avon-Avon Lake baseball game was one only a Mother Nature could love. After waiting out a one-hour rain delay and playing through a consistent drizzle, the Eagles scorched the Shoremen for 15 runs in the first two innings en route to a 17-7 non-conference win at All Pro Freight Stadium. Things looked Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Elyria’s K.J. Allgood delivers when it counts to beat Amherst

ELYRIA — Baseball is all about the next at-bat, and Elyria’s K.J. Allgood took advantage of his. After an admittedly bad first six innings, Allgood thought he was going to be pinch-hit for in the seventh with the bases loaded. Pioneers coach Ed Piazza said he was ready to make the move until, “I saw Read More…

H.S. Softball: Black River ends Keystone’s winning streak at 36

LAGRANGE — The streak is over. Actually, two streaks are over. Keystone had been living on the edge this year, coming from behind three times to extend its winning streak to 36 games. But Black River’s three seniors — Dagmar Smith, Megan Scott and Hannan Messenger — provided everything the Pirates needed for a shocking Read More…

Big inning carries Amherst past Avon, keeps Comets perfect through six games

AMHERST — You can’t be any better than six-for-six. Amherst played its sixth game in seven days to open the season and the Comets stayed perfect, blowing open a tight game with a five-run sixth inning on the way to an 8-1 win over perennial county power Avon in a non-conference game Friday. “We can’t Read More…

Four teams petition to join Southwestern Conference

Along with death and taxes, we can add high school conference changes as another certainty in life. For many years, the Southwestern Conference remained a league with little change. The last major conference shake up came during the 2005-06 school year when Fairview, Bay and Rocky River left and were replaced by Brecksville, Berea and Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain storms back in fourth against Avon

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EATON TWP. — There was no way Lorain High was going to let history repeat itself. The Titans lost in double-overtime in the opening round of last year’s Division I sectional tournament and things looked precarious at best Monday when they trailed Avon by as many as 13 points in the third quarter at Midview Read More…

High school hockey: Shoremen see why Iggy’s tops

BROOKLYN — This time, Goliath won. And it wasn’t close. There was no upset of biblical proportions Monday as St. Ignatius, the top-ranked hockey team in the state, blasted Avon Lake 13-0 in district tournament play at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Wildcats (28-5-3) will face Elyria Catholic in the semifinals at noon in the Read More…

High school hockey: Panthers score 4 in 2nd period, shut out Eagles

BROOKLYN — Pressure. Pressure. Pressure. After a scoreless first period, Elyria Catholic turned up the offensive pressure, scoring four goals in the second period and claiming a 6-0 win over Avon in the sectional tournament at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. Elyria Catholic (15-10) will most likely face St. Ignatius, the top-ranked team in the state, Read More…

High school hockey: EC needs OT, but gets win for ailing coach

BROOKLYN — “Win one for Monty” was the Elyria Catholic battle cry Monday night and win one they did. The Panthers went into their hockey sectional opener against Westlake without coach Rick Montgomery, who was sidelined by surgery Thursday. After a horrendous night of special teams play, Elyria Catholic’s David Kukucka one-timed a pass from Read More…