July 31, 2014

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District softball: Magical win for Middies

Midview gathers on the field to celebrate its 5-4 district title victory Thursday after scoring three runs in the seventh inning against Olmsted Falls. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

PARMA — Vanessa Williams once sang about saving the best for last, and that’s exactly what Midview did Thursday afternoon in the Division I district champi­onship game against the Olm­sted Falls Bulldogs at James Day Park. With three runs in their final at­bat, the Middies (23-5) won the district title and clinched a spot in Read More…

District softball: Olmsted Falls edges Parma, advances to district final

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PARMA — No matter how good you are, there’s always somebody better. That advice could be given to the Parma softball team after its 3-1 loss to Olmsted Falls in the Parma district semifinal at James Day Park on Wednesday night. Parma (16-9) started the game with hits in its first two at-bats, but Olmsted Read More…

College tennis: Elyrian Mittler lifted Jackets into NCAAs

Athletes do not find them­selves in more pressure­-packed situations than having the game or match on the line with the outcome in their hands. How they respond to that pressure, no matter what they had done before or will do after, is often how they will be remembered. That is a very good thing for Read More…

Sectional softball: EC jumps on Wellington’s mistakes

Elyria Catholic’s Lexi Kaczay tracks down a fly ball to end the top of the second inning Monday in a Division III sectional tournament opener at Wellington. The Panthers took advantage of several Duke errors to pick up a 3-1 win and advance to today’s sectional final at Loudonville. (CT photo by Linda Murphy.)

WELLINGTON — When the host offers you an invitation, it would be downright rude to say no. At least, that’s the way Elyria Catholic coach Brian Daw saw it Monday when two costly Wellington errors helped the Panthers claim a 3-1 win in a Division III softball opener. “It’s what you’ve got to do,” Elyria Read More…

EC track seizes silvers: Runner-up finishes at NCL for boys, girls

PARMA — Elyria Catholic senior Evan Foreman left Padua Franciscan High School Sta­dium on Thursday evening with a problem — how to fit all of his new hardware on the shelf at home. Foreman won the 110- and 300-meter hurdle events and helped the Elyria Catholic boys to a second-place finish in the White Division Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion beats Avon, closes in on title

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VERMILION — Avon right fielder Matt Eckhardt spoiled Cameron Zima’s bid for a no-hitter, but four walks in the third inning thwarted any chance the Eagles had of splitting the season series with the Vermilion Sailors. Those four walks all turned into runs as the Sailors scored seven times in the inning and cruised to Read More…

High school tennis: Elyria too strong for EC

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ELYRIA — The sun was out in full force for Tuesday’s Elyria vs. Elyria Catholic tennis match at Ely Stadium. It only seemed like it was shining on just one side of the net. The Pioneers (7-5) earned straight-set wins in all three of the singles matches and got a come-from-behind victory at second doubles Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake wins LCAAA title with team effort

AVON LAKE – It was an impressive double the Avon Lake boys pulled off during the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association tournament Saturday afternoon. First, Avon Lake was the only team that had a player qualify for the finals in each of the five divisions. Second, despite struggling in the championship rounds and coming up Read More…

High school softball: Scrappy Elyria cooks up Wendy’s win

ASHLAND – Elyria’s only juniors, pitcher Kristen Boros and shortstop Cynthia Woodard, came up with big plays in the Pioneers’ 2-1 win over Bartlett (Ill.) in the first round of the 17th annual Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational at Brookside Park on Friday. Boros allowed one run on six hits and struck out seven in Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion sails by Middies in WSC

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VERMILION — Vermilion junior pitcher Cory Fox had a good day — both on the mound and at the plate — as he helped the Sailors (7-2, 3-0) clinch a 9-3 victory over the visiting Midview Middies (4-6, 1-2) in West Shore Conference action Thursday. Fox needed 126 pitches to shut down the Middies offense, Read More…