January 30, 2015

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High school baseball: Midview pulls away from North Ridgeville with five-run fifth inning, wins sectional opener

Midview’s Cody Callaway gets ready to tag out North Ridgeville’s Nolan Freeman at second base during Tuesday’s Division I sectional opener. Midview picked up a 7-3 win. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — What started as a pitchers’ duel exploded in the fifth inning Tuesday afternoon as Midview emerged with a 7-3 win over North Ridgeville in a sectional opener on a hot and windy day. Midview (13-11) advanced to today’s sectional final at Amherst. Both starting pitchers were nearly perfect in the first four Read More…

High school baseball: Brecksville’s Dellavalle improves to 4-0 vs. Amherst

Amherst’s Jordan Williams runs down a flyball during the Comets’ game against Brecksville on Wednesday. The Bees won 5-0. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — You could say Brecksville pitcher Perry Dellavalle has Amherst’s number. But then you could also say the senior right-hander has everybody’s number. The 5-0 shutout of the Comets on Wednesday ran his record to 10-0 the last two seasons against all opponents — 4-0 this spring. Against Amherst, he is 4-0 the past Read More…

High school softball: Elyria Catholic fights off Lorain, wind for victory

Elyria Catholic's Kenzie Roznac hits an RBI double during the second inning Tuesday against Lorain. The Panthers downed the TItans, 8-0, in a non-conference matchup. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Written on the Wind. No, it wasn’t the popular movie from the 1950s. It was a softball game Tuesday at Elyria Catholic. Cold gusts of wind out of the north — reaching between 20-30 mph — made it tough for Elyria Catholic, visiting Lorain and their fans to sit through the non-conference matchup. Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria not at its best, but gets past St. Joseph Academy

Elyria third baseman Sybil Roseboro, left, rushes in and picks up a grounder Thursday. The pitcher is Carly Bachna. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The Pioneers got all they could handle Thursday from Cleveland St. Joseph Academy. Yes, the Pioneers prevailed 6-2 in the non-conference game, but it wasn’t that easy. The Jaguars entered with a 1-5 record, but didn’t look the part. They outhit the Pioneers 7-6, left 10 runners stranded and committed only one error Read More…

H.S. Softball: Clearview brings its bats, crushes Brookside

Clearview's Sarah Kaya slides safely into third for an RBI triple as Brookside third baseman Kirsten Lara catches the throw. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — With All-Ohio pitcher Sarah Kaya back, Clearview entered this season expecting lots of strikeouts and low-scoring games as it makes a run at a Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title and postseason success. Thursday afternoon the Clippers got just what they expected from Kaya, a contender for the Lorain County Miss Softball Read More…

High school baseball: Midview rides fast start, Cody Callaway’s hot bat to 8-3 win over Elyria Catholic

Midview's Cody Callaway gets ready to tag out Elyria Catholic's Lukas Redmond as Redmond tries to steal second during Wednesday's West Shore Conference game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Midview took the first step toward its goal of a third straight West Shore Conference title Wednesday with a convincing 8-3 victory at Elyria Catholic. The Panthers (4-2, 0-1 WSC) outhit the Middies 9-7 but didn’t get the clutch hits the winners did. Cody Callaway led Midview (1-0, 1-0) with a homer, double Read More…

Niki Schroeder shoots 70 to win third straight Southwestern Conference title, lead Avon Lake to second straight

Niki Schroeder

AVON LAKE — It’s business as usual, you know, same ol’, same ol’, in area girls golf. Need proof? Just take a look at Niki Schroeder — even if looks are misleading. The Avon Lake junior is small in stature. But when it comes to area girls golf, she’s huge, as in amazing. Wednesday afternoon Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria loses in four games to Solon

Elyria's Alexis Middlebrooks tries to spike the ball past Solon's Mia Bonsignore.

ELYRIA — For three games it was a close, terrific volleyball match Tuesday night before visiting Solon finally took command in the fourth to beat Elyria 25-27, 25-23, 25-22, 25-17 in a Valley Division match of the Northeast Ohio Conference. Solon improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the division, while Elyria fell to 3-4 and Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria Catholic sweeps Midview

EC Midview

ELYRIA — It was sweltering in the Coliseum on a humid late-summer Tuesday night, and though it was a West Shore Conference sweep for Elyria Catholic over Midview, the action on the court was hot as well. The defending WSC champ Panthers won 25-21, 25-23, 25-14, but the Middies were close in the first two Read More…

Boys golf: Avon wins WSC Preview

MEDINA — Avon served notice it was ready to defend its West Shore Conference championship. But it might not be that easy. The Eagles, just a few days after winning the Ranger Invitational at Avon Oaks Country Club, were led by Alex Tomko’s career-best 72 Tuesday in claiming the WSC Preview title at Bunker Hill Read More…