July 1, 2016

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Amherst’s Rua has fought his way back from injury and into the major leagues

CLEVELAND — Ryan Rua’s MLB career appears to be back on track. Last year, after four seasons in the minor leagues, Rua began the season as the starting left fielder for the Texas Rangers. The good times lasted just five games as an ankle injury in the team’s home opener cost him a significant portion Read More…

College baseball: Western Michigan turns to its ace on short rest, knocks off top seed Kent State to win MAC tourney title

AVON — One coach approached the Mid-American Conference title game at All Pro Freight Stadium like there was no tomorrow. The other coach approached it like tomorrow was all that mattered … especially for his top starting pitcher. Keegan Aiken, pitching on three days rest, struck out nine in six shutout innings to lift seventh-seeded Read More…

Division I regional track: Amherst’s Madison Reynolds and Taylor Hooks come up big; Lorain’s Zion Cross wins 100, 200

AMHERST — Madison Reynolds had a hectic 10 minutes, but she was more than happy with the results. The Amherst senior had to leave the long jump in the middle of Friday’s Division I regional track and field meet at Amherst High School, in between her second and third jumps in the finals, to compete Read More…

Division I district track and field: Elyria’s Blake Furcron and Kyle Ringer jump right in to new sport, qualify for regionals

AMHERST — The greatest pressure Kyle Ringer and Blake Furcron face at a track meet is the pressure they put on each other. Both Elyria high jumpers made regionals on their first try Friday at Amherst High School. Furcron won the event by clearing a height of 6 feet, 2 inches while Ringer finished third Read More…

SWC track championships: Freshman Taylor Hooks has big day as young Amherst girls team finishes a strong second

AMHERST — Berea-Midpark clinched the boys and girls titles, but Amherst coach Rob Glatz was more than satisfied with how his Comets fared at the Southwestern Conference track meet Friday. The Titans took the boys title with 199 points and claimed the girls championship with 165.5, but the young Amherst girls were right on their Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain can’t complete rally vs. Lima in regional semifinals

TOLEDO — Lorain hoped to take at least one step further this season, but Lima Senior stopped the Titans in their tracks. Early jitters put the Titans, who fell in the regional semifinals for the second consecutive season, in a hole they couldn’t climb out and the Spartans advanced with a 46-38 victory at the Read More…

The tournament trail: Lorain’s Kevin Davis faces tough task in Division I regional semis

LORAIN — Lorain senior guard Kevin Davis is getting exactly what he wanted. When his Titans tip off against Lima Senior in the Division I Akron/Toledo regional semifinal, Davis will be defending one of the top high school players in the nation, 6-foot-1 shooting guard Xavier Simpson — a University of Michigan recruit. Simpson has Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Lorain repeats as district champ, looks to make run in regional

ELYRIA — Lorain is back in familiar territory. And this year hopes to take things at least one step further. The Titans captured a Division I district title Saturday and moved on to the regional semifinals courtesy of a 58-40 win over North Ridgeville at Elyria Catholic High School. Senior guard Da’vierre Andrews scored 20 Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Lorain keeps calm, turns up heat, pulls away from Avon

ELYRIA — Lorain advanced to the Division I district final for one simple reason. The Titans don’t panic. After the top-seeded Titans let sixth-seeded Avon creep back into the game, they methodically pulled away again, using a pair of big runs in the second half to put away a 76-57 win over the Eagles at Read More…

High school wrestling: Brookside’s Packard wins title at Division II sectional

SHEFFIELD — Brookside’s Greg Packard keeps rolling along. The 220-pound junior improved to 42-1 and captured a sectional championship with a win over Clearview’s Clinton Cooper in the final of the Division II sectional tournament Saturday. The end came with just three seconds left in the final period. “That was the seventh time I’ve faced Read More…