June 28, 2016

Elyria
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High school baseball: Elyria Catholic follows script, fights back from early deficit to top Lutheran West, win sectional

OBERLIN — Elyria Catholic has had a tendency this season to fall behind in games and then fight back to win. It was no different Saturday afternoon as the Panthers climbed out of a hole with a five-run second inning to come back and defeat Lutheran West 7-4 in a Richfield Division III sectional final Read More…

Sectional Softball: North Ridgeville pitcher uses season-best outing to blank Lorain

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nicole Andrews picked the perfect day to have her best pitching performance of the season. Andrews came within three outs of pitching a five-inning perfect game, but settled for a one-hitter in North Ridgeville’s 13-0 mercy-rule win over Lorain in a Division I sectional opener Friday. Andrews befuddled Lorain’s hitters, striking out Read More…

High School Baseball: Senior hits two-out single to give Avon Lake win, sectional title

AVON — Avon Lake’s Kyle Kuhar didn’t want Wednesday’s game to be his last. So the senior delivered a game-winning two-out RBI single in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Shoremen past Avon 2-1 in a Lorain Division I sectional final played at All Pro Freight Stadium. “I just wanted to get Read More…

College signing: Keystone standout tight end C.J. Conrad headed to Kentucky, powerful Southeastern Conference

LAGRANGE — C.J. Conrad wanted his 18th birthday to be a memorable one. So he decided to announce to everyone on his special day that Kentucky will be where he has agreed to continue his football career after graduating from Keystone in 2015. “I knew where I was going about a week ago, but I Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria walks off with a win over Midview thanks to Jacob Csizmadia’s 7th-inning grand slam

ELYRIA — Jacob Csizmadia turned his worst game into his most memorable one Thursday afternoon. With Elyria trailing Midview by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Csizmadia blasted a walk-off grand slam to beat the Middies 6-4 in non-conference action. The Pioneers (8-13) opened the last inning down 4-0. Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Michael Velez goes all 10 innings as Lorain beats Euclid, moves into first-place tie in Lake Erie League

LORAIN — The Titans were all-in Tuesday at The Pipe Yard. Facing first-place Euclid and in need of a win to stay in the Lake Erie League title race, Lorain was able to escape with a 2-1 win after a bases-loaded walk-off walk by sophomore Branden Gaines in the 10th inning. Lorain (12-7, 9-1) tied Read More…

Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn to play basketball at Baldwin Wallace

VERMILION — After making it official Monday that he would be continuing his academic and basketball career at Baldwin Wallace, Vermilion senior Cameron Kuhn planned to celebrate. By playing basketball, of course. “I can just play basketball now, a lot of the stress is gone,” said Kuhn, who will major in physical education. “I’m very Read More…

Columbia’s Heidecker picks Toledo to continue football career

Columbia’s Brandon Heidecker won’t have anything to worry about his senior year. His college plans are already made. Heidecker, a 6-foot-6 tackle for the Raiders, has orally agreed to play football at the University of Toledo. “The whole process was fun, but it went by really fast,” said Heidecker, who will major in engineering or Read More…

High school basketball: Westlake’s Gavin Skelly earns MVP award in junior tournament in Italy

Gavin Skelly considers his recent trip to Italy life changing. Skelly, a senior at Westlake High School, returned home Thursday after a nine-day stay, while playing with Team Ohio in the APL Junior International Tournament in Citta’ Di Lissone, Italy, where he was named Most Valuable Player and his team went 5-0, winning gold medals. Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic rallies past Midview

EATON TWP. — Never count out Elyria Catholic. Down all game, the Panthers tied the score in the sixth inning and scored the game-winning run in the top of the seventh to defeat Midview 5-4 in West Shore Conference action. Midview jumped on Elyria Catholic starting pitcher Joey Begany for a run in the first Read More…