April 30, 2016

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High school softball: Prestigious Prebis Memorial Classic a lot of fun and a lot of hard work for Keystone, Jim Piazza

It’s that time of year again. The best softball players in Ohio will gather in Lorain County this weekend for the 11th annual Prebis Memorial Classic. This year’s Classic has grown to 40 teams which will play a total of 60 games today and Saturday at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Community Park. For Keystone Read More…

High school lacrosse: New venue, same result as Kenston beats Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The venue was different but the result was almost exactly the same. Avon Lake entered Wednesday’s non-league game against Kenston looking for revenge against the team that knocked it out in the opening round of last season’s Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division II tournament. Instead, the Bombers went home with their first Read More…

College signing: Hard work pays off for Amherst’s Sydney Roule, who will continue her basketball career at D-I IUPUI

AMHERST — Sydney Roule’s talent and work ethic is well-known in the Amherst basketball program and across the Southwestern Conference. Last week it earned her a Division I college scholarship when Roule orally committed to continue her basketball career at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. “Sydney is the hardest-working kid I’ve ever been around,” Amherst coach Read More…

High school softball: Amherst uses big bats to cruise to SWC win

AMHERST — There was a power surge at Sliman’s Diamond on Wednesday, courtesy of the Amherst Comets. Amherst pounded out 13 hits, including a two-run Madison Cruzado home run, in a 10-5 win over Midview in a battle for first place in the Southwestern Conference. The Comets, who have scored 40 runs in their last Read More…

High school softball: Keystone shuts out Black River to improve to 7-0 in PAC, while outscoring opponents 98-0

LAGRANGE — Keystone was back in its comfort zone Monday — rolling through the Patriot Athletic Conference. After losing to a pair of state-ranked Division I teams over the weekend, the Wildcats got back into the win column by blasting Black River 10-0 in five innings in the first game of home-and-home Stars Division series. Read More…

H.S. Softball: Amherst freshman Madison O’Berg blanks Avon in SWC showdown for 1st place

AVON — Amherst traveled to Avon for a rare Sunday Southwestern Conference game, and the teams took advantage of the spotlight to produce an instant classic. Eagles sophomore Tina Clark and Comets freshman Madison O’Berg took turns dominating in the pitcher’s circle before Amherst finally broke out the bats in the seventh inning to escape Read More…

Boys lacrosse: Big finish lifts Olmsted Falls past Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Olmsted Falls entered the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Avon Lake trailing by a goal. Then the Bulldogs turned up the heat. Olmsted Falls scored the final five goals of the game on its way to a 10-6 win over the Shoremen. Sophomore attack Daniel Candow scored three of his team-high Read More…

Signing day: Firelands trio of teammates to go separate ways but keep playing in college

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands seniors Dalaney Rogala, Keely Hall and Katie Michener have been friends and teammates since middle school and Wednesday, they sat side-by-side to sign their National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers on the college level. Hall is heading to Gannon University to play basketball, Rogala will continue her track Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst uses offense to down Avon

AVON — Amherst finally found its offense Monday at All Pro Freight Stadium. After averaging just over three runs in their first seven games, the Comets put together one of their best offensive efforts of the year in an 8-4 Southwestern Conference win over Avon. Senior left fielder Isaac Walts had three hits and drove Read More…

High school softball: Big second inning leads Avon Lake past North Ridgeville and to first conference victory of the season

AVON LAKE — For Avon Lake, Friday’s matchup against North Ridgeville was the breakout game it was waiting for. For the Rangers, it was just another speed bump on the road to the future. The Shoregals used a nine-run second inning to propel them to a 19-4, five-inning Southwestern Conference win. Avon Lake (5-3, 1-3) Read More…