August 2, 2015

Elyria
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Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Shootout: Anna Schatschneider leads Avon to team title with tournament-record 4-under 68

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AVON — Anna Schatschneider showed Monday that she’s ready for the upcoming high school golf season. Schatschneider, a senior at Avon High School, shot a tournament-record 4-under 68 to win the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Shootout at Avon Oaks Country Club. She became the first player in the 13-year history of the event Read More…

Hot Stove state tournament: Midview Maniacs go 25-0, win Class H title; North Ridgeville Rays rally for Class E crown

ALLIANCE — The Midview Maniacs completed their perfect season in grand fashion Sunday. The Maniacs hit three home runs — two by second baseman Mason Tackett — and Ryan Runser pitched the final three innings in relief to pick up the win and the MVP award as Midview defeated the Ravenna Warriors 17-4 to win Read More…

OGSO: Three Lorain County teams take state titles

ROOTSTOWN — The finals of the Ohio Girls Softball Organization tournament featured more intrigue off the field than on it and ended with Lorain County bringing home the most state championship trophies since 2008. All three Lorain County teams that took the field Saturday won titles. In Class D, South Amherst defeated Spencer Triple G Read More…

Hot Stove Baseball: Youngsters leading way to state

If the state semifinal brackets of the Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League tournament are any indication, the future of baseball is bright in Lorain County. Twelve local teams, including four in classes I, H and HH, which comprise the youngest players in the tournament, will take the field today at Butler-Rodman Park in Alliance with Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East Juniors head to regional tourney with return to World Series on their minds

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ELYRIA — Elyria East Junior Softball All-Star coach Len Howser fondly recalls the day two summers ago when his team was at the airport in Portland, Ore., returning home from the Little League World Series. The girls made a commitment to themselves, then and there, that they would return to the World Series within the Read More…

OGSO: Lightning wins county title; Dynasty comes up short

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GRAFTON — Ending the season with a county championship is good. Scoring nearly two dozens runs in the process is even better. That’s exactly what the Amherst Lightning did Tuesday night by defeating the Wellington Heat 22-8 in the Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class C Lorain-Medina County championship game at Reservoir Park. The Lightning, who Read More…

OGSO state tournament: North Ridgeville Dynasty avenges only loss of season, advances to Class B championship game

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ROOTSTOWN — The North Ridgeville Dynasty and Lorain Xplosion split two Ohio Girls Softball Organization games during the regular season. Sunday, the Dynasty won the most important meeting between the teams — the Class B state semifinal. Mackenzie Seidl led off the game with a single and came home to score and Hailey Gunvalsen scored Read More…

Lorain County teams go 6-0 at OGSO state tournament

ROOTSTOWN — North Ridgeville Crushers pitcher Katie Barnhart was battling nerves at the start of Saturday’s Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class A state quarterfinal against Ellet. Once Barnhart settled down, the Racers didn’t have a chance. After walking the first three batters, Barnhart recovered to throw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a 3-1 win. Read More…

Little League baseball: Solid pitching, seven-run inning help Avon knock off Elyria East in 9-10 consolation bracket final

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AVON — The Avon Little League All-Stars played Wednesday like a team that didn’t want its season to be over. Behind the strength of a complete-game five-hitter from Landon Wescott and a seven-run fourth inning, Avon defeated Elyria East 13-3 in five innings in the 9-10 consolation bracket final. Elyria East took a brief 3-2 Read More…

Dynasty dominates, rolls to OGSO state tournament

OBERLIN — To be a championship team you need to hit well, field even better and have a dominating pitcher. It was check, check and check for the North Ridgeville Dynasty on Monday as it took home an Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class B (ages 11-12) district title. First baseman Mallory Dunlap had three hits Read More…