April 16, 2014

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District baseball: Seventh definitely not heaven for Vermilion in loss to Benedictine

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LORAIN — All Vermilion had to do was get through one final inning and it would still be playing baseball today. But the top-seeded Sailors couldn’t do that, losing 7-6 to third-seeded Cleveland Benedictine in a Division II district semifinal game at The Pipe Yard. The Sailors concluded their season with a 13-15 record, while Read More…

High school baseball: Joey Begany’s hits get EC going

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ELYRIA — With timely hitting, Elyria Catholic won a Division III sectional title Wednesday over visiting Black River at Knights of Columbus Field. Joey Begany slammed three hits — including a pair of doubles — with two RBIs, while Angelo Cruz, Dominic Piazza and Noah Bland each had two hits in the 9-5 victory played Read More…

Softball: Columbia’s perfectly placed popups down Clearview

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COLUMBIA STATION — Location, location, location. Columbia demonstrated Wednesday that line drives aren’t always necessary to win a game. The Raiders, ranked eighth in Division III, scored four of their five runs on perfectly placed popups to beat Clearview 5-1 at Cole Ross Field in a showdown of the premier Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Clearview in 10 innings, stays perfect in PAC

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — It was everything and more you could expect in a showdown for first place in the Stripes Division of the Patriot Athletic Conference. Columbia held on to first place Tuesday by beating Clearview 5-2 in an epic battle that went three extra innings on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. The game was nearly Read More…

Baseball: Michael Boey, Columbia stop Oberlin

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COLUMBIA STATION — Michael Boey had plenty of motivation Monday afternoon and undefeated Oberlin just happened to get in his way. Trying to get the bad taste of a bad start out of his mouth, the Columbia junior did that and much more in a 4-1 win at Columbia Park. Just how good was the Read More…

Ashley Helmink comes through in the clutch as North Ridgeville rallies past Champion

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If Norm Frindt was looking for a little drama to start his 33rd season as North Ridgeville’s softball coach, he sure got it. With the Rangers trailing by a run going into the bottom of the last, Ashley Helmink sent the first pitch she saw down the left-field line to drive in Read More…

Boys basketball: Rangers prevail in Division I sectional

EATON TWP. — For a pair of teams that entered tournament play with losing records, Tuesday’s sectional opener was all about getting a win. North Ridgeville’s desire was a shade better than Strongsville’s in an exciting 64-61 win that went down to the final seconds at Ed Kubuski Gym. The Rangers (4-19) advanced to the Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic survives North Ridgeville rally, 3-point barrage

ELYRIA — In a game of stark contrasts, Elyria Catholic barely held off upset-minded North Ridgeville 66-63 in a West Shore Conference game at the Coliseum on Tuesday. Consider: • The Rangers (3-13, 0-10) shot a blistering 55 percent from beyond the 3-point line (11-for-20), but only 34 percent from the field overall (25-for-63), while Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic downs Midview for fifth straight win

ELYRIA — Despite facing a taller lineup, including a human vacuum cleaner, Elyria Catholic rallied past Midview 61-54 on the strength of a big fourth quarter in a West Shore Conference game at the Coliseum. The Middies, starting three players over 6-foot-5 to just one for the Panthers, dominated the boards 54-39. Wes Davic, a Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon flips script of first meeting, shocks Lakewood with big finish

AVON — A poor start cost Avon the first time it played Lakewood this season. In Friday’s rematch, a big finish gave the Eagles a 57-38 win over the Rangers and a tie for first place in the West Shore Conference. Avon blew what had been a close game wide open in the third quarter Read More…