May 31, 2016

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About Shaun Bennett

Shaun Bennett is a sportswriter for The Chronicle-Telegram, with primary beats of Ohio State football and high school wrestling. He can be reached at 329-7137 or SBennett@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Division III regional softball semifinal: Columbia has rough ending to stellar season, gets bounced 10-0 by Northwestern

MASSILLON — There was no clutch rally, big hit or shutdown pitching performance for Columbia on Thursday afternoon. The Raiders’ magical postseason run ended in the Division III regional semifinals, and it ended with a frustrating 10-0 defeat in six innings to the Northwestern Huskies. Northwestern (25-4) had an all-around dominating performance as freshman Hannah Read More…

Division II regional softball semifinals: Lauren Shaw throws two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead Keystone past Defiance

BUCYRUS — Lauren Shaw made sure that all eyes were on KKKKKKKKKKKKKKeystone. The junior allowed just two hits — a two-out bloop single in the sixth inning and a leadoff double in the seventh — and struck out 14 as the Wildcats rolled to a 5-0 win over Defiance in the Division II regional semifinals. Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Coach Brian Behrendt steps down from Brookside program due to health issues

Brian Behrendt spent the last decade elevating a Brookside wrestling program that was once painful to watch. After last season, the veteran coach decided it had become too painful to continue at the level he desired. “I have some health issues,” said Behrendt, who’s set to turn 50. “I’ve been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for Read More…

Division III softball: Elyria Catholic downs Wellington, looks to defend first district championship today against Columbia

AVON LAKE — The Elyria Catholic softball team has learned how to do a few things the past couple of seasons — play good defense, come up with clutch hits and find its way into the Division III district championship game. The Panthers held off Wellington on Wednesday afternoon for a 6-3 victory that put Read More…

Cavaliers: Second unit, with huge assist from LeBron James, starts big run in second quarter that paves way for blowout

CLEVELAND — A quick look at the box score and it’s easy to see that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were the stars of Cleveland’s 115-84 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals. But the second unit received a ton of praise for taking a five-point lead Read More…

Division I district softball: Elyria gets revenge on Westlake

AVON LAKE — The battle between Elizabeth Ellis’ Elyria Pioneers and Katie Lew’s Westlake Demons had a familiar feel. The two pitchers dueled on the same field last year in the district final, with Lew and the Demons taking advantage of five Elyria errors and blistering Ellis for 10 hits to end the Pioneers’ district Read More…

High school softball: Westlake turns tables on Midview, wins sectional after two losses to Middies during regular season

EATON TWP. — Midview appeared to be a heavy favorite heading into Tuesday’s Division I sectional championship game against Westlake. The Middies were 17-5 and had defeated the Demons, who were 11-11, in two regular-season meetings. But both of those losses were by one run and Westlake had All-Ohio pitcher Katie Lew in the circle. Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Inductees share spotlight with families

ELYRIA — It’s normal at the annual Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet for inductees to talk about and thank their family members, yet the 2016 class took the family theme to another level Saturday night. That’s because the 45th class included three Elyria High members who joined family members who’d already been enshrined — Read More…

Stunned Hawks have no answers after Cavs’ 3-point barrage

CLEVELAND — The locker room scene resembled that of a heavyweight boxer’s after he had been knocked out early in a title fight. The Atlanta Hawks sat on their stools looking dazed and confused, trying to figure out what happened during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 123-98 win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Read More…

New coaster Valravn plays like Cedar Point’s greatest hits, but is worth the trip

SANDUSKY — If you’ve enjoyed the plethora of roller coasters Cedar Point has offered over the past couple of decades, then there’s a good chance you’ll love Valravn. The two-minute, 23-second ride on the park’s newest roller coaster is like a medley of the amusement park’s greatest hits. There’s the comfortable seating of the Rougarou, Read More…