April 29, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
44°F
 

H.S. Softball: Midview shakes off slow start, rallies for 2-1 win over Westlake

EATON TWP. — Midview didn’t have a hit Wednesday in the first three innings against Westlake, but senior Morgan Hamker wasn’t discouraged. When she led off the fourth inning she had a feeling she was about to get the offense going. She was right. Hamker doubled and scored the first Midview (2-1, 2-1) run as Read More…

High school softball: Keystone freezes Firelands behind Lauren Shaw’s perfect game in far from perfect conditions

LAGRANGE — With a game-time temperature of 30 degrees and intermittent snow flurries falling from the sky, some may have wondered if Keystone and Firelands playing their softball game Monday was crazy or possibly even inhumane. For Wildcats pitcher Lauren Shaw, it was just perfect. Shaw tossed a five-inning perfect game as Keystone defeated Firelands Read More…

High school softball: Freshman Madison Oberg has day to remember on mound, at plate to lead Amherst past Middies

EATON TWP. — Madison Oberg’s first varsity start was one she won’t soon forget. Facing a high-powered Midview offense, the Amherst freshman held the Middies to five hits as the Comets rolled to an 8-2 Southwestern Conference win. Amherst (2-0, 2-0) fell behind early when Midview scored a pair of first-inning runs but nothing fazed Read More…

High school softball: Elyria pounds Euclid in season opener

ELYRIA — Dominating pitching, timely hitting and aggressive base running — Elyria couldn’t have asked for a much better way to kick off the 2016 season. Except maybe for doing all of the above on a warm, sunny day. Pioneers senior Elizabeth Ellis pitched a three-hit shutout and also contributed to her own cause with Read More…

High school lacrosse 2016: Avon Lake junior Sarah Lucas’ stick-to-it attitude has made her one of area’s top players

Sarah Lucas showed up at her first Avon Lake lacrosse practice two years ago having never played the game before and proudly sporting a boys stick in her hands, unaware boys and girls use different equipment. Lucas quickly learned the equipment requirements of her new sport, while also finding she had not only the perfect Read More…

High School Baseball Preview: Clearview’s Antonio Bennett can steal bases — and do so much more

Clearview senior Antonio Bennett is known for his base stealing prowess. He has stolen 63 consecutive bases and has 81 over his first three years in a Clippers uniform. What area fans may not realize is that Bennett is also a .500 hitter and has been among the area leaders in most offensive categories for Read More…

H.S. Softball: Maranda Morrison, Avon Lake get off to fast start with doubleheader sweep of Wellington

AVON LAKE — When Avon Lake needed a big hit Saturday, shortstop Maranda Morrison was there. When the Shoregals needed a big defensive play, Morrison was there. When Morrison was on the base paths, she moved so fast no one was sure where she was. Morrison’s defense helped send Game 1 into extra innings and Read More…

High school softball: Midview hopes to again be one of county’s top offensive teams

Remember all those old notions about softball being a game of defense and pitching? Well, Midview is busy smacking them down one base hit at a time. The Middies return the bulk of their offensive firepower from a group that hit .396 as a team in 2015 as they prepare to make a run at Read More…

Cleveland Gladiators media day: Midview grad Josiah Holt adjusting to indoor game, looking for more playing time

When Josiah Holt showed up at a Cleveland Gladiators open tryout in 2014, the Midview grad and former two-sport standout at Baldwin Wallace University was trying to hold on to his dream of playing professional football. A little more than a year later, Holt is in training camp trying to earn a starting spot with Read More…

Gladiators notes: Road warrior mentality needed

LORAIN — The Cleveland Gladiators have one of the more unique schedules in Arena Football League history this season. Because the Republican National Convention will take over Quicken Loans Arena in late June, Cleveland plays six of its first seven games and eight of its first 10 at home. The Gladiators will end the season Read More…