April 24, 2014

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Volleyball: Elyria Catholic wins opener over Brookside in four games

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SHEFFIELD — Elyria Catholic starting quarterback Jeremy Holley had a dilemma when he walked into Brookside’s gym for the Panthers’ volleyball season opener against the Cardinals. On one side of the gym sat his school friends — kids he goes to class with and who play on the football team with him — and on Read More…

Semi-pro football: Nightmares look to win title in first year

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The evolution of the Lorain County Nightmares has been accelerated. It is also what team owner and defensive end Sonny Hazelwood expected. The Nightmares, in their first season as a franchise in the semi-professional Ohio Football League, will square off with the Akron-based Ohio Golden Knights on Saturday night with the league Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares fight back from halftime deficit, down Greensburg to advance to title game

EATON TWP. — The Greensburg Panthers had a three-hour drive from their home 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh to Midview High School for their Cardinal Conference championship matchup with the Lorain County Nightmares. Nightmares tight end Troy Davila was not impressed. Davila woke up at 4 a.m. to start his journey from Myrtle Beach, S.C., Read More…

High school football: Amherst ready to return to winning ways

AMHERST — Amherst is hoping to bring its football program back to where it was just a few years ago, perennially contending for the Southwestern Conference crown. The Comets have a plan in place to accomplish the goal. “‘Comet Pride’ is our motto … we say it every break, and it isn’t about just saying Read More…

Baseball: Vermilion’s Oliver bidding to get back to big leagues

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TOLEDO — It’s been a strange couple of years for Vermilion graduate Andy Oliver, but odd things seem to happen to the Class AAA Indianapolis Indians left-hander. After his high school baseball career was over, Oliver was drafted in the 17th round by the Minnesota Twins. Like most high school draftees, Oliver sought legal advice Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon opens with big win

AVON — Avon showed why it is the two-time defending Little League Majors District 3 champion, using patience at the plate, aggression on the bases and power arms on the mound Monday in a 16-1 win over Elyria North at Veterans Park. Avon scored three in the top of the first before blowing the game Read More…

Division I district baseball: Lauer powers Midview past Lakewood

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LORAIN — Midview coach Scott Jalowiec got to see a different side of his ace starting pitcher, Eric Lauer. After watching his senior breeze through the regular season and early playoff games without giving up as much as an unearned run, Jalowiec got to see how his left-hander responded to an opposing player crossing the Read More…

Division III district baseball: Keystone defends title with seventh-inning rally against Elyria Catholic

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PARMA — Keystone won its third consecutive Division III district championship, but it needed some late magic to pull it off. Junior Korey Horne’s two-run single capped a three-run rally in the top of the seventh inning to give Keystone a lead it would make stand up in a 7-6 win over Elyria Catholic. Keystone Read More…

District baseball: Defensive woes cost Firelands lead, game against Holy Name

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LORAIN — Holy Name might want to consider sending thank you cards to Firelands after the gifts the Falcons handed the Green Wave on Monday. Firelands committed five errors and uncorked three wild pitches to hand Holy Name six unearned runs in the Green Wave’s 7-4 Division II district semifinal win over the Falcons at Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington tops Oberlin in eighth on infield single

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WELLINGTON — Sometimes a big hit doesn’t have to be well-struck. Daryn Broadwater’s one-out infield single went about 20 feet, but it was enough to drive home JuJuan Howard and give Wellington a 5-4 win in eight innings over Oberlin in a sectional opener of the Division III Parma District. Brock Waltz had a pair Read More…