March 29, 2015

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Boys golf: Westlake, Patrick Steffen survive tough conditions to win Ranger Invitational

Westlake’s Patrick Steffen chips Thursday at the Ranger Invitational at Avon Oaks. Steffen won individual honors with an even-par 72 and led the Demons to the team title. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — What a difference a day can make. And a golf course. Westlake’s score Thursday at the Ranger Invitational was two strokes worse than it shot Wednesday at the Pioneer Invitational. But the Demons’ 330 was good enough for the win Thursday on a chilly and windy day at Avon Oaks Country Club, while Read More…

Boys golf: Elyria’s Dylan Edgell wins Pioneer Invitational; Avon rolls to another team title

Elyria’s Dylan Edgell sends a putt on its way Wednesday at Forest Hills Golf Course. Edgell shot a 2-over 72 to win the Pioneer Invitational, a day after shooting a 99. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Dylan Edgell knew he had to do something different. Avon, on the other hand, didn’t see the need to change anything. Both were winners Wednesday at the Pioneer Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Course. Elyria High’s Edgell won medalist honors with a 2-over 72, one day after shooting 99 at the Grey Hawk Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake off to a another winning start

Westlake's Patrick Steffen watches his shot fly to the green Thursday during the North Olmsted Invitational. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Beware area boys high school golf teams: There are some scary Demons lurking out there this season. The Westlake Demons, that is. They opened the season Thursday with an impressive 301 team score at the 12th Annual North Olmsted Invitational at Springvale Golf Course, edging Brecksville by a shot for the title. Read More…

Baseball: Lorain County All Stars split doubleheader

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VERMILION — All-star games are usually all about offense, as players concentrate on having fun —and that means scoring runs. But the annual Lorain County Baseball Senior All-Star doubleheader Saturday at Vermilion High School had the pitchers in the spotlight on a beautiful, sunny late-spring day. Consider Amherst’s Justin Mott—announced as Lorain County’s “Mr. Baseball” Read More…

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…