July 4, 2015

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Keystone’s Austin Conrad commits to play football at Ohio University

Keystone’s Austin Conrad has an extra reason to celebrate over the holiday weekend. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound senior orally committed Thursday to continue his football career at Ohio University, where he will play tight end. Although Conrad has never stepped foot on the Athens campus, he attended a camp run by the Bobcats coaches last week Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East rallies, beats Avon in sixth inning

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AVON — Elyria East’s Alexis Qualls didn’t want to come back out to pitch extra innings. Catcher Emma Barnes made sure she didn’t have to. Barnes led off the bottom of the sixth inning by reaching base on an Avon error and slid into home with the winning run after a wild pitch to cap Read More…

Ironmen bounce back with Steam sweep

LORAIN — If you’re going to have a long day at the ballpark, you might as well make it a productive one. That’s exactly what the Lorain County Ironmen did Tuesday, sweeping a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League doubleheader from Cincinnati (6-13). Lorain County won the first game 5-3 and needed a run in the bottom Read More…

Clearview’s Lance Billings to play football at Iowa

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Clearview senior Lance Billings is the second Clippers football player in seven years who is going to become a Hawkeye. Billings, a two-time first-team Division IV All-Ohio player, orally committed Monday to continue his football career at the University of Iowa. “I visited the Iowa campus about two months ago and I knew right away Read More…

Crushers 4, Otters 3: Lineup change pays off as Jose Barraza sparks offense from cleanup spot

AVON — After watching Lake Erie struggle to score — six runs in the last three games — manager Chris Mongiardo shuffled the batting order Sunday against Evansville. Catcher Jose Barraza made Mongiardo look like a genius. Barraza responded to the move to the cleanup spot by going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles as Read More…

Nightmares lose despite outstanding defensive effort

EATON TWP. — If you could have selected the Lorain County defense in your one-day fantasy league you would probably be counting your winnings right now. In the real world, winning isn’t quite that simple. The Nightmares defense forced five turnovers, scored three touchdowns and blocked an Indianapolis field goal in the closing minutes of Read More…

High school softball: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan and Summer Constable pick up All-American honors

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Only 48 high school softball players across the country earn a spot on the All-American team each season and this year two of those players call Keystone home. Sophomore third baseman Sammie Stefan was named to the second team and junior shortstop Summer Constable to the third team Thursday when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Read More…

High school baseball: Area all-stars enjoy game despite result

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AKRON — A select group of local players got a chance to put their high school uniforms on one final time and get a brief taste of what it’s like to play on a professional field Wednesday at the 2015 Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Elyria coach Ed Piazza led the Lorain-Ashland-Medina all-stars Read More…

Chris Henning, Amanda Morrow earn top bowler awards

AVON — What does it take to be the best bowler in the Elyria Bowling Association? For Chris Henning, it took a season-record seven 300 games and a pair of 800 series. Amanda Morrow needed a record 20 700 series and a 300 game of her own. On Thursday night, Henning and Morrow were named Read More…

College Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw picks Iowa, adds to list of Wildcats headed for Big Ten

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Keystone High School may want to put in a bid to host future Big Ten softball tournaments. After all, it is providing a disproportionate amount of the talent. On Wednesday, Wildcats sophomore Lauren Shaw orally committed to the University of Iowa, joining Summer Constable (Purdue) and Destiny Weber (Penn State) as Big Ten recruits on Read More…