May 27, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Division I sectional baseball: Evan Shawver shows he has the right stuff in battle of left-handers as Amherst tops Elyria 1-0

AMHERST — A pair of lefties were much better than all right Wednesday in Amherst’s 1-0 win over Elyria in a Division I sectional opener. One run in the bottom of the first held up for Amherst and sophomore Evan Shawver as the Comets got past Elyria and hard-luck junior Jamaris Cook at the Comets’ Read More…

High school baseball: Top-seeded and state-ranked Elyria Catholic has to rally to beat Brooklyn in sectional final

ELYRIA — Bruce Lisicky had a look of relief on his face as he came to the dugout from the third base coaching box. He had just seen his state-ranked and highly favored Elyria Catholic Panthers rally for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a two-run lead on scrappy Brooklyn in a Read More…

High school baseball: Midview blanks Avon Lake to capture outright Southwestern Conference title in first year in league

EATON TWP. — Midview hit the Southwestern Conference trifecta Monday night. With a 2-0 win over Avon Lake, the Middies sewed up the outright baseball championship of the newly expanded Southwestern Conference, joining the football and the basketball teams as champions in their first year in the league. Midview is 16-8 overall, 14-4 in the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: EC’s Patton made right choice en route to winning track state title

Decisions, decisions. After qualifying for both the 1,600- and 800-meter runs at the 1995 state meet, Elyria Catholic’s Jessica Patton strategized on how to compete in both distances with just under an hour between races. “I didn’t think she was strong enough to do both,” longtime Panthers distance coach Chuck Lynch said. “She wanted to Read More…