June 26, 2016

Elyria
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College signing: Amherst’s Madison Reynolds taking up new event … the heptathlon … at Division I High Point University

Madison Reynolds is going to compete in the heptathlon for a Division I college. This is significant for a number of reasons, but the primary one is probably this: She has never competed in a heptathlon before. “I definitely like the combination of events,” said Reynolds, a recently graduated Amherst High School track and field Read More…

State Track and Field: Lorain sophomore Zion Cross wins 100 meters, takes 2nd in 200

COLUMBUS — Lorain’s Zion Cross’ present is golden and has him looking ahead to the future. After all, he’s just a sophomore. Cross brought home Lorain’s first boys state title since 1947 with a victory Saturday in the Division I 100 meters. He capitalized on a strong start to get a jump on the field, Read More…

State Track and Field: Keystone seniors Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo set personal and school records

COLUMBUS — It’s almost a cliche when athletes say they did their best but for Beth Plas and Shannon Wargo it’s simply a fact. The Keystone seniors set personal and school records Saturday at the Division II state track and field meet at Ohio State, Plas clearing 11 feet, 6 inches to take third in Read More…

High school track and field: Vermilion boys 4×800 relay finishes strong to set school record, finish fourth at state meet

COLUMBUS — Their eyes were on one prize — the school record — but the members of the Vermilion boys 4×800 relay got something even better Friday on the first day of the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Senior Justin Carlson, senior Ryley Miller, junior Jeremy Brinker and senior Austin Carlson finished Read More…

State Track: Lorain sophomore Zion Cross ready to roll as No. 1 seed in 100 and 200 meters

Zion Cross was a fast freshman. He’s an experienced, driven sophomore. Oh, yeah, he’s faster, too. Lorain’s Cross is the No. 1 seed for the Division I 100 and 200 meters for the two-day state meet that begins today in Columbus. He’s better prepared for his second trip south. “I’m very confident with both events, Read More…

Division II regional track and field: Vermilion’s Kole Johnson and Keystone’s Mitchell Coe spring big upsets, capture titles

LEXINGTON — Underdogs proved to be big dogs at Saturday’s Division II regional track meet at Lexington High School as Vermilion senior Kole Johnson and Keystone junior Mitchell Coe performed well above their seedings to win regional titles. Johnson won the 400 meters from lane No. 1 as the No. 8 seed with a school-record Read More…

District Track: Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo lead Keystone to record-breaking day

ORRVILLE — The Keystone girls broke records Saturday like it was Disco Demolition Day. The Wildcats won a school-record six events at the Division II district meet at Orrville High School. Senior Beth Plas accounted for four victories, becoming the first Keystone girl to win more than two events at the district level. Senior Shannon Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Keystone girls reclaim PAC supremacy, take 8th title in 9 years

OBERLIN — For the eighth time in nine years, the Keystone girls rule track and field in the Patriot Athletic Conference. Keystone defeated defending champ Lutheran West 135-103 Thursday in the 11th annual PAC championship meet held at Oberlin College. It wasn’t easy. The two teams had nearly identical success for the top three places. Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: In 2003, Pioneers girls track team went from runner-up to state champ

Thirteen years later, the Pioneers still stand alone. The 2003 Elyria High School team owns the only girls state track and field championship in Lorain County history. The Pioneers defeated two-time defending champ Cleveland Heights Beaumont to take home the Division I crown. Elyria was motivated, and liked its chances, after finishing runner-up in 2002. Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: To Elyria High’s Mike Inge, track lessons were life lessons

Track taught Mike Inge a lot about life. Things like never giving up and that helping people is more important than winning. Of course, he did plenty of winning, too. Inge, an Elyria High School graduate, will be inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Read More…