June 27, 2016

Elyria
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Knights do it all to sweep twin bill

LORAIN — Baseball fans at The Pipe Yard were treated to a pitching gem and an offensive explosion as the NorthCoast Knights used one of each to sweep a doubleheader against the Slippery Rock Sliders on Sunday. Rusty Shellhorn threw a three-hit shutout — striking out 15 Sliders in seven innings — to help lead Read More…

Elyria lineman Isaiah Byler commits to BG

If you saw Elyria High offensive tackle Isaiah Byler in action last season, you’d probably scoff when told you might not recognize him this year. After all, Byler stood 6-foot-5 and weighed nearly 330 pounds — the definition of standing out on a high school football field. “I had a talk with him about losing Read More…

Lucas Ball starring in wrestling, football and pole vault

Those who have seen Lucas Ball in action know the 14-year-old is going to be a star when he gets to high school. The only question is: Which sport will he excel in the most? Ball has been a standout football player on both sides of the ball at South Amherst Middle School, reached the Read More…

Elyria High tennis star is back as coach

ELYRIA — Elyria High won’t have to teach its new girls tennis coach about the program’s history, mainly because she was a big part of it. Sarah Kaminski — who went by Sarah Simmons when she starred for the Pioneers — was a four-year varsity letterwinner who won MVP, all-conference and player of the week Read More…

TNBA on way to another girls basketball title

AVON — What could be better than winning a national championship? Easy … winning two national championships. That’s the answer coach Kevin McNamara and his TNBA West Elite 15U team can give after defending their USSSA basketball national title in Tampa, Fla., earlier this month. “The nice thing about (the titles) is that I had Read More…

Mariners 3, Indians 1: Ohka OK, but support lacking

CLEVELAND – With their pitching rotation in tatters, the Indians were hoping for a big game out of starter Tomo Ohka against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Ohka gave up just four hits through seven innings, but one of those hits was a two-run home run by former Indian Franklin Gutierrez, which sparked the Read More…

Tribe notes: Could Carmona be back this week?

CLEVELAND –  The Indians had an ominous “TBD” under their half of the probable pitchers for Thursday’s game at Toronto in Saturday night’s game notes. They are expected to possibly have David Huff or Fausto Carmona in the lineup for that start, but will again need a starter for Saturday’s game in Seattle. “We’re just Read More…

Keystone wrestler stars as Team Ohio gets national title

Keystone freshman Brian Spangler made a spirited run at a state championship last season, finishing fourth in the Division II 103-pound weight class. He’ll take another shot at it during his sophomore season this winter, but this time he’ll already have a national championship under his belt. Spangler served as Team Ohio’s 105-pounder during the Read More…

Plenty of reasons for Crushers loss to Rascals

AVON — Erratic pitching, inconsistency at the plate, wild pitches, passed balls and errors all cost Lake Erie on Friday night, but the Crushers really couldn’t pinpoint a major reason for their 8-6 loss to the River City Rascals at All Pro Freight Stadium. Manager John Massarelli didn’t have any problems with his team’s offensive Read More…

North Olmsted lineman Rotheram headed to Pitt

Lining up across from 6-foot-6, 350-pound Matt Rotheram of North Olmsted must have been scary enough for most Southwestern Conference defenders, but their knees had to absolutely weaken when they saw the fire in his eyes. “He plays with an attitude,” Eagles coach Mike Ptacek said. “He’s relentless, he makes vicious blocks and he had Read More…