May 24, 2016

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High school softball: Amherst all in with pair of aces

Coming into the season, Amherst knew it had a strong defense and a lineup filled with talented hitters. The question was how far would the Comets’ pitching be able to take them? The Comets got their answer: Junior Madison Spataro and freshman Madison O’Berg combined to take Amherst where it hasn’t been in a long Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Shaw a perfect fit for second-ranked Keystone … and she has the perfect games to prove it

Perfection is something a lot of people strive for but rarely, if ever, achieve. Keystone’s Lauren Shaw is the exception. She’s perfect with amazing regularity. The junior pitcher and University of Iowa recruit threw three perfect games in April and has four perfect games in her career. Even when she’s not perfect she’s been nearly Read More…

District Track: EC’s Ted Achladis wins shot put and discus, sees room for improvement at regional

ORRVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis put on a show Thursday at the Division II district meet. And the bad news for his competition next week at the regional is that Achladis didn’t feel like he was at the top of his game. Achladis shattered the meet record in the discus twice in a matter Read More…

District Softball: Amherst knocks off Elyria, returns to regional for first time since 1999

AVON LAKE — For Amherst fans, the Division I district championship game Tuesday against Elyria was truly the “Game of the Century.” The Comets needed a three-run rally in the sixth inning to win their first district title since 1999, defeating the Pioneers 6-3. Amherst (23-5) trailed 3-1 heading in the bottom of the fifth Read More…

Division III district baseball: Fast start, strong outing from Andrew Abrahamowicz carry Elyria Catholic past Trinity

LAKEWOOD — With ace pitcher Andrew Abrahamowicz on the mound, Elyria Catholic didn’t figure to need much offense to get past Trinity in its Division III district semifinal matchup at Lakewood High School. So when the top-seeded Panthers were able to get to Trojans starter Clay Anderson for four runs in the first inning it Read More…

Rite Aid Cleveland Races: Westlake’s Kristy Hill makes last-day decision to enter, then wins half marathon

CLEVELAND — Westlake resident Kristy Hill didn’t decide until Saturday to enter the Rite Aid Cleveland Half Marathon. On Sunday she went out and showed the rest of the field that preparation is vastly overrated. Hill won her first Cleveland half marathon with a time of 1:24.14. She was a half-second ahead of runner-up Tammy Read More…

Sectional Softball: Elyria Catholic hurries back to district with 7-0 win over Oberlin

ELYRIA — Everything happened so fast Thursday in the Division III sectional final between Elyria Catholic and Oberlin that the Panthers might have needed a little while to realize they’re on their way back to the district tournament. Elyria Catholic (16-11) needed only 61 minutes to defeat the Phoenix 7-0 and advance to Wednesday’s district Read More…

High school softball: North Olmsted ends postseason drought with win over Lorain

LORAIN — North Olmsted senior Nettie Fandrich, one of four seniors on the Eagles’ roster, has been waiting her entire high school career for her team to have its moment of postseason glory. It came Monday in a 10-3 mild upset of a win over Lorain. No. 9 seed North Olmsted got three RBIs each Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria tops Elyria Catholic in Classic, as rivalry showcases sport in city

ELYRIA — The final day of the Elyria Softball Classic turned into a celebration of softball in the city. Elyria met rival Elyria Catholic in the final game of the six-team event and players from both teams had the chance to return to the Little League East fields where they first learned to play the Read More…

Elyria Softball Classic: Carly Bachna supplies the power as Pioneers fight back for a split; Midview rolls over Columbia

ELYRIA — Carly Bachna provided the fireworks Friday for the opening day of the Elyria Softball Classic. Bachna hit a pair of solo home runs to lead Elyria to a 10-0, five-inning win over Revere in a game played at Vic Janowicz Memorial Park. It was the second two-homer game for Bachna in less than Read More…