August 1, 2015

Elyria
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Hot Stove baseball: Firelands Storm lives up to its name with big first inning, win over Midview Special Scapes in Class FF

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fresh off claiming a county championship last week, the Class FF Firelands Storm took the first step Sunday toward reaching their next goal — winning the state championship. The Storm used a five-run first-inning to propel themselves to a 19-2 win over Midview Special Scapes in an Ohio Hot Stove Baseball district Read More…

Returning competitors challenge themselves, each other at Kerstetter 5K

ELYRIA — Not even a stress fracture in her hip could stop Michaela Foisy from defending her title Saturday at the sixth annual James A. Kerstetter 5K Memorial Run. In her first competitive race since being sidelined for two and half months this spring, Foisy won the women’s division with a time of 19:48, almost Read More…

OGSO: South Amherst, Amherst win Class C district titles

OBERLIN — It took South Amherst an entire season to play its way into the Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class C district championship game. It took them an inning to win it. South Amherst (11-1) scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back on its way to a 15-1, five-inning win over Read More…

Elyria Catholic hires Tim Ertle as athletic director

Tim Ertle’s first memory of high school sports was as a young boy in the press box at Lakewood Stadium with his father, Karl, who was the public-address announcer for St. Ignatius football games. Fast-forward two decades, and Ertle has the keys to his own press box. The 26-year-old Ertle was named the athletic director Read More…

Crushers fizzle in 7-0 loss to ThunderBolts

AVON — The only fireworks at All Pro Freight Stadium on Saturday night came well after the final out. The Lake Erie offense managed four hits, all singles, in a 7-0 loss to Windy City in front of a crowd of 4,016 that came out for a holiday doubleheader of baseball and the city of Read More…

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…