September 3, 2014

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College sports roundup: Catch up with Elyria High grad Amanda Medvetz and others

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A year ago, Amanda Medvetz was a freshman trying to become a starter on the Cleveland State volleyball team. Now the Elyria High product is a permanent fixture in the rotation as the Vikings’ defensive specialist. After starting just four times last year, she’s been in the starting lineup for 22 of 23 matches this Read More…

Elyria grads give Baldwin-Wallace defense a boost, help Jackets turn things around

Beat a champion to become a champion. Baldwin-Wallace College has a chance to do that today in a matchup with the No. 2-ranked and 18-time defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Mount Union Purple Raiders at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea. Elyria graduates Mitch Tulk and Sonny Hazelwood will be in the middle of the Read More…

College notes: Amherst’s Kish in midst of senior season at B-W

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Ryan Kish did not start his college football career at Baldwin-Wallace College, but that is where he will finish it during the 2010 season. Kish, an Amherst High product and senior middle linebacker for the Yellow Jackets, originally went to Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, but transferred to B-W after a red-shirt season with Read More…

Girls soccer: Westlake rolls over Amherst after early scare

AMHERST – Thirty seconds into the game, Westlake goalkeeper Stephanie Poeppelman was already feeling the heat. She did exactly what she was supposed to do – keep the ball out of the net – but she couldn’t help being surprised at how fast the Amherst Comets came out of the gate Wednesday night. After breaking Read More…

Crushers fall to Otters after disastrous 9th inning

AVON – The real fireworks display at All Pro Freight Stadium happened after the Crushers’ Fourth of July game against the Evansville Otters. In front of the third-largest crowd in Lake Erie history – 4,781 fans – the Otters got an early jump on the festivities. With back-to-back-to-back home runs to left-center field leading to Read More…

American Legion baseball: Elyria scores five in ninth to edge Avon Lake

ELYRIA – Elyria Post 12 needed every one of the nine at-bats it had in the ninth inning to forge a 10-9 come-from-behind win over Avon Lake Post 211 on Tuesday night at George Day Field. Trailing 9-5 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Post 12 (6-6) delivered some timely hitting, capped off by Read More…

Walk’s a big hit as Ironmen top Miners

LORAIN – Winning can be as simple as taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented during key situations in a game. The opportunity for the Lorain County Ironmen to break a four-game losing streak manifested itself in a bases-loaded, one-out situation with Lorain native J.T. Feldkamp at the plate in the bottom of the Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: Avon Lake’s Penn has huge night

SOUTH AMHERST – Last weekend’s storms made Saturday night a double feature racing event for three divisions at the 3/8th-mile Lorain County Speedway. The Enduro, Pure Stock and Charger divisions started the evening with feature races and ended the night in the same fashion. Veteran Bill Penn worked  through mechanical problems to sweep the card Read More…

Several area athletes earn trips to state track meet

AMHERST — There’s no place like home. Magnificat’s Madeline Chambers (Westlake) and sisters Clare and Abby Fischer (Avon) came to the Division I regional track meet in Lorain County as contenders and headed back to their Rocky River campus as team champions. They also left as individual state qualifiers in the 1,600-, 800- and 3,200-meter Read More…

Regional softball preview: Success no surprise for consistent Keystone

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LAGRANGE — A pinch of experience and a roster full of youth is not usually a recipe for success in the postseason, but it’s working out just fine for the Keystone Wildcats, who open play today in their 10th consecutive regional and their 21st in the last 22 years. The Wildcats (25-4 and ranked third Read More…