April 24, 2014

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Hot Stove: Sheffield Venom win Class F state title

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ALLIANCE — Perfect season … state championship. The Sheffield Venom capped an unbeaten season with a 9-5 win over Louisville Beatty’s Sports to capture the Class F (ages 13-14) state Hot Stove championship Sunday at Butler Rodman Park. Venom’s state championship is the first for a boys team in the Sheffield community. Several longtime baseball Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: County teams chase state titles

The Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League season will conclude this weekend at Butler Rodman Park in Alliance. It’s a good bet Lorain County will be celebrating some state championships. Eleven teams representing the Lorain County Chapter, including a team from Medina, have made it to the Final Four. Grafton Midview Mayhem and Vermilion Pat O’Brien Read More…

Hot Stove regionals: No-hitter steals the spotlight

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Miller Time was observed, Mayhem once again was wreaked and Venom continued its nasty bite. That pretty much sums up the action Sunday as eight Hot Stove regional championships were won by Lorain County teams at Palmer Field. Midview North Cavanaugh Electric’s Travis Miller outdueled Marquez Smith of the Ellet Indians as Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-year-olds win third straight game by mercy rule, roll into state tournament

AVON — Mission accomplished. Avon’s 11-year-old boys defeated Tallmadge 10-0 Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park to successfully defend their District 3 championship. Jack Roesch tossed a three-hitter as the champions won their third straight mercy-rule game to send them to the state tournament at Clyde. “Our goal has been to get back to the state Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Titans pick right time to top Elyria

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PENFIELD — Winning a Lorain County Hot Stove championship is always nice, but beating a team that had beat you twice before, well, that’s something special. The Lorain Titans did just that Wednesday, defeating Elyria Lorain National Bank 7-5 in the Lorain County Hot Stove Class E (ages 15-18) county championship. Elyria had beaten the Read More…

Hot Stove: Columbia Cubs cruise into regionals

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The road to the state championships continued Sunday for several area Hot Stove teams as five district champions advanced to regional semifinals and others stayed alive in regional play. Two of the district champions came in Class G (ages 11-12) action as the Columbia Morgan Trucking Cubs and the Medina Indians won mercy-rule games. The Read More…

Grafton Midview Mayhem gets big Hot Stove victory

Grafton Midview Mayhem successfully began its quest for a second straight Hot Stove state championship with a 13-1 victory over the Wellington Stampede in a Class H (ages 9-10) district semifinal at Columbia Park on Sunday. The Mayhem, winner of the state Class HH (age 9 only) state championship in 2011, pounded out 17 hits Read More…

John Shreve Sr., Judy Kovacs named C-T Bowlers of the Year

AVON — Better late than never. That statement of optimism best describes the 2012 Russ Davies Memorial Award recipients as The Chronicle-Telegram Bowlers of the Year. Judy Kovacs went home with her ninth Davies plaque, while John Shreve Sr. earned his sixth Bowler of the Year honor. They were recognized along with other award recipients Read More…

LCCC tennis classic: Dukemans win out at the nets

Eli Thompson leaps to make a return as his partner, Forest Hampton, backs him up in the men’s doubles final. (CT photo by Linda Murphy.)

ELYRIA — Sonny Dukeman doesn’t let a thing like aging stand in his way when it comes to tennis. The 58-year old proved he has more than enough of what it takes to get the job done for the second year in a row at Sunday’s Lorain County Community College Tennis Classic. The 1971 Elyria Read More…

Midview Hot Stove team wins third district crown

Comm Star’s Seth Sanders almost gets caught in a rundown as Lorain Yankees catcher Tony Brown waits at home with the ball. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

COLUMBIA STATION — Midview North Cavanaugh Electric battery mates Dustin Crum and Alec Forrer carried their team to an 11-0 mercy-rule win the Sheffield Lake Steelers Sunday to claim the third and final Class G (age 12) district championship. Crum tossed a one-hitter, striking out nine, and helped his cause with a double and a Read More…