September 20, 2014

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Prospect League: Mistakes continue Lorain County skid

Ironmen center fielder Addison Rospert fields a bouncing ball Tuesday against  Champion City at The Pipe Yard. The Ironmen committed four errors and lost 
their fourth in a row. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Each team had nine hits and four errors at The Pipe Yard on Tuesday night. Close game, right? Not exactly. Champion City turned two double plays and minimized its mistakes in turning back Lorain County 6-1 in Prospect League play. The Ironmen have dropped four games in a row after winning their first Read More…

Prospect League: Butler’s Dennis Lyman shuts down Ironmen, who lose 2nd straight

Lorain County's Tyler Greiner was just one of many Ironmen batters that couldn't figure out Butler's Dennis Lyman on Sunday afternoon. AMANDA RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other side. That pretty much spelled out Sunday afternoon’s Prospect League outing as Butler’s Dennis Lyman was just short of sensational in shutting out Lorain County, 6-0, at The Pipe Yard. Butler (4-1) swept the two-game set to hand the Ironmen their first Read More…

High school baseball: Avon Lake loses big lead, still gets win in 12 innings to salvage doubleheader split with Elyria

Avon Lake’s Matt Gottshall makes it to third base before the ball gets to Elyria third baseman Zack Minney on Saturday at Avon Lake. The teams split a doubleheader. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — David Winkel, Avon Lake’s center fielder, figured enough was enough Saturday. He stepped in with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the 12th inning against Elyria with his teammates and fans pleading with him to end the marathon second game and salvage a split for Avon Lake right then Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: EC’s Krol starred in the classroom, on the field

Dr. David Krol

The term student-athlete is thrown around these days like a ball in a game of pepper, but Dr. David Krol certainly fits that mold as well as anyone. Krol, an outstanding pitcher with a 4.0 GPA for Elyria Catholic, is being inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night along with Elyria Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: 1964 Pioneers football team was tough, talented

The 1964 Pioneers lost their first game of the season then won nine straight to claim the Buckeye Conference title and end up ranked third in the state. PHOTO PROVIDED

Harry Gonso had to be wondering what the heck was going on. “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Gonso on over,” the Elyria High defense chanted in unison. Gonso was Findlay High’s quarterback in 1964 and he would go on to lead Indiana to its only Rose Bowl appearance four years later. He had brought his Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst gets two shutouts in non-conference sweep of Lorain

Amherst's Rees Rua squares up to make a sacrifice bunt. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — In baseball, setting the table, finding ways to score and keeping your opponent off the board guarantee success. Amherst did just that Saturday in sweeping Lorain in a non-conference doubleheader at The Pipe Yard. The Comets shut out the Titans 7-0 and 6-0 to improve to 9-2. Lorain fell to 5-4. “I just Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Defense deciding factor in North Olmsted’s win over Elyria

Elyria's Zack Rosenkoetter gets a triple in the bottom of the sixth against Olmsted Falls. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — With the way North Olmsted played defense, no one would believe the Eagles have practiced only one time outdoors this spring. The Eagles managed to make a couple key plays in the field when they needed to and came away with a 5-4 win over Elyria on Saturday afternoon at George Day Field Read More…

High school baseball: Good, bad for both teams on display as Elyria, Elyria Catholic split doubleheader

Elyria Catholic's Colt Schuler tags out Elyria's Jaeger Shaffstall at third base during Saturday's doubleheader. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Splitting doubleheaders sometimes brings out the best and worst in teams and Saturday’s city rivalry clash at George Day Field was a perfect example. Elyria Catholic and Elyria High had plenty of highs and lows on a sun-splashed but cool day on the south side of the city. Joe Begany’s three-run homer and Read More…

Boys Basketball: Bob Walsh got call to come to Lorain County, and that was the beginning of the road to Clearview’s 1974 Class A state championship

Larry Harris (35), Randy Dlugosz (41) and their Clearview teammates celebrate the 
1974 Class A state championship at Ohio State’s St. John Arena. CHRONICLE FILE

Bob Walsh and Clearview basketball. Forty years ago, it was a match made in heaven … and it still is. Walsh guided the Clippers to the 1974 Class A boys basketball state title at St. John Arena in Columbus. Walsh, who won 642 games and two state titles over his Hall of Fame career at Read More…

Boys basketball: Berea-Midpark turns tight game into romp over Olmsted Falls

Olmsted Falls senior Alex Mitchell is tied up by Berea-Midpark senior Devin Smith (left) and junior Nolan Gerrity during Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal at Midview. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Eight minutes and two seconds. That’s all it took for Olmsted Falls to completely unravel Wednesday night against an opportunistic and lightning-quick Berea-Midpark, 72-48, at the Midview Division I district semifinal. The Titans rolled up a 25-2 advantage from the 1:07 mark of the third quarter to 1:05 left in the game Read More…