June 25, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain County Football Classic: Stripes pull out victory in exciting all-star game

ELYRIA — All-star games aren’t usually filled with suspense, but the Lorain County Football Classic lived up to its name Friday at Elyria Catholic’s K of C field by coming down to the final seconds. Midview’s Logan Bolin hooked up with Elyria Catholic’s Cole Virgin with nine seconds left and then found Brookside’s Dudley Taw Read More…

State Softball: Early hole sinks Keystone, which rallies but falls to Hebron Lakewood 7-4 in championship game

AKRON — Keystone ran out of innings in its bid for a fourth state softball championship Saturday at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats couldn’t quite make up for a six-run second inning from unbeaten and top-ranked Hebron Lakewood (29-0) in falling 7-4 in the Division II title game. Keystone (28-5) took home its seventh runner-up trophy. Read More…

(UPDATED) Division II state softball semifinal: Keystone shatters softballs, records on way to 18-0 victory over Ross

AKRON — Before the dogs were hot and the corn popped, Keystone was well on its way to another state final appearance at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats had a record-setting Friday morning in routing Hamilton Ross 18-0 in the Division II state semifinals. Keystone (28-4), ranked second in the state, will play top-ranked and unbeaten Read More…

Division III regional baseball: Mistakes cost Elyria Catholic lead, shot at making state as Panthers fall to Waynedale in 8

MASSILLON — Baseball can be a cruel and unforgiving game as Elyria Catholic found out Friday in a Division III regional final at Carl “Ducky” Schroeder Field. Waynedale took advantage of seven Panthers errors, 11 walks, a balk and two wild pitches to come from four runs down to beat EC 13-8 in eight innings. Read More…

Division III regional baseball semifinal: Elyria Catholic runs past defending state champ Canton Central Catholic

MASSILLON — Sean Darmafall never hesitated as he rounded third base on his way to scoring what proved to be the winning run for Elyria Catholic in the fifth inning against defending Division III state champion Canton Central Catholic. A great pitching performance from junior ace Andrew Abrahamowicz, good defense and Darmafall’s daring baserunning proved Read More…

Steve Bankson, Bob Walsh adding to their Hall of Fame haul

COLUMBUS — Two of the area’s most renowned basketball coaches are receiving another well-deserved honor tonight at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in Columbus. Steve Bankson, of Baldwin Wallace fame, and Bob Walsh, who led Clearview (1974) and Oberlin (1986) to state championships, will be among the Class of 2016. They and 14 other Read More…

District Baseball: Amherst blindsides Avon with two-out rally, advances to regional with 8-4 win

LORAIN — Avon’s Frank DeSmit never saw it coming. Two outs, nobody on, top of the fifth inning and his Eagles leading Amherst by four runs. The fifth-seeded Comets (22-8) then erupted for six runs and won 8-4 over No. 1 seed Avon (21-8) to advance to Thursday’s regional semifinal at Bowling Green against an Read More…

Division III baseball: Elyria Catholic relies on defense, strong pitching to get past Beachwood, claim district championship

LAKEWOOD — A little defense went a long way for Elyria Catholic against Beachwood on Wednesday in the Division III district baseball championship at Lakewood High School. The Panthers flashed the leather behind steady Jeff Spencer to edge the Bison 3-1 and advance to next week’s regional at Massillon’s Ducky Schroeder Field. It’s Elyria Catholic’s Read More…

District Softball: Keystone executes plan perfectly, blanks Buckeye 9-0 to advance

LAGRANGE — Jim Piazza’s philosophy is a simple one. “We talk about right now,” said Piazza, the 14-year coach at softball power Keystone. “Every game, we want to score first. The first inning is very important. If we’re home, 1-2-3 and come up and score runs, execute and then the rest of the game we’ve Read More…

Division II sectional baseball: Clearview comes through for injured teammate, beats Brookside to advance to district

OBERLIN — Forget winning one for the “Gipper,” Clearview won one for the Clipper on Monday in a Division II sectional final at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. That would be Andrai Wright, the Clippers’ first baseman and clean-up hitter, who was struck in the face by a baseball in a freak pregame accident and taken Read More…