August 30, 2014

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Division III regional softball: ‘Strange’ first inning costs Wellington against Youngstown Ursuline

TODAY’S REGIONAL SOFTBALL GAMES Division I WHO: Elyria vs. Brecksville TIME: 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Clyde H.S. Division II WHO: Keystone vs. Toledo Central Catholic TIME: 5 p.m. WHERE: Bucyrus H.S. ♦ Both games were rained out Thursday. MASSILLON – A few occurrences not often seen during Wellington`s softball season happened on Thursday. “There were no Read More…

High School Tennis: Westlake freshman Buffington falls to familiar foe, still gets third place, trip to state

ROCKY RIVER – Colton Buffington had beaten Tommy Marx the last time they played.  That was in a USTA match. But Saturday in the Division I district semifinal at Tri-City Park, it was all Marx. The Shaker Heights sophomore, who finished third at the 2008 state championships, played a near flawless match to defeat Westlake`s Read More…

High school baseball notes: Vermilion’s Tim Clark on the mend after getting hit by line drive

Tim Clark didn`t make it in time to see his teammate, Anthony Labondono, pitch his beauty of a game against Norton on Monday. While Labondono was tossing a no-hitter and striking out 16, Clark, a senior left-handed pitcher for Vermilion, was busy having 47 staples taken out of his head, the result of surgery he Read More…

Sectional baseball: Poskocil worth his wait in gold for Pioneers

ELYRIA – Good things come to those who wait, so the saying goes. And sometimes, those who wait make good things happen. “It was a long wait since my last outing,” said Dan Poskocil after he pitched Elyria to a 6-2 victory over Avon Lake in a Division I sectional championship game Friday. “I was Read More…

H.S. Baseball notes: Open Door’s Phillips makes big impact — early

Matt Loescher called Preston Phillips a five-tool player back in the preseason, and we printed the Open Door coach`s assessment of Phillips in our baseball preview. “Someone said to me, ‘Are you sure (the reporter) didn`t misunderstand you?`” Loescher said. “Was ‘a 5-2 player` what you really said?” OK, Phillips isn`t very tall. He is, Read More…

Division II sectional baseball: Bay takes advantage of Elyria Catholic’s pitching problems

BAY VILLAGE – If it was a secret before, it`s certainly one no longer. “The bottom line is, we`re very low on pitchers,” Tom Kubuski said after his Elyria Catholic team was trounced 17-1 by Bay in a Division II sectional game Monday. “That`s no secret, and we need pitchers to get through the week.” Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Westlake edges Brecksville for SWC title

MEDINA – Billy Barnes and Dave Fleischer claimed not to have known how critical it was that they win their match. “No, but from your tone of voice I`d say it was very important,” said Barnes in response to the question of whether he and Fleischer, his partner at No. 1 doubles, were aware of Read More…

H.S. Baseball notes: Midview’s Gunselman pitches way into record book

Cody Gunselman has gotten himself into the Ohio High School Athletic Association`s record book. Gunselman, a senior right-handed pitcher for Midview, is 21st on the list of Ohio high school players for most consecutive innings pitched without allowing a run. Gunselman achieved that earlier this season by throwing 212/3 straight innings before he allowed a Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone KOs Elyria Catholic with seven-run first inning

PENFIELD — An overcast, chilly, windy afternoon didn’t stop Tom Kubuski from keeping on the sunny side. “I was pleased with a lot of things,” the Elyria Catholic  coach said after watching Keystone beat his Panthers 13-6 in a non-conference game. “I saw a lot I liked, despite the score.” For Keystone (8-7) it was Read More…

High school hockey: Bay drops Baron Cup III game

 BROOKLYN — With about 4:30 to play in the overtime period, Bay goalie Dan Scheufler made a beautiful stop on a breakaway by Aurora’s Aaron Jaskiewicz. Schuefler could not do the same thing two minutes and 40 seconds later. Jaskiewicz made good on another clear shot at the goal, lofting the puck over Scheufler’s left Read More…