May 26, 2016

Elyria
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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…

H.S. Softball Notes: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan one big swing from tying two homer records

Sammie Stefan’s next home run will be one for the record book. The Keystone junior entered play Thursday with 10 home runs this season, one homer shy of equaling both the Wildcats’ single-season and career records. “I have just been focusing on better pitch selection this year and watching the ball hit the bat,” said Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Family ties drove Elyria High basketball and volleyball standout Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz

Sports were always a family affair for Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz. Whether she was playing volleyball or basketball at Elyria High, continuing her basketball career at Indiana State University or as basketball coach at Lake Ridge Academy, she’s almost always been surrounded by family. So it’s only fitting Verhoff-Medvetz will join two of her sisters in the Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Elyria Catholic blows open tight game with 10-run sixth inning, improves to 9-0 in GLC

OBERLIN — When the sixth inning of Monday’s Great Lakes Conference game between Elyria Catholic and Bay began Monday, fans were discussing the possibility of extra innings. A few minutes and 13 Elyria Catholic batters later, the game was over. The Panthers scored 10 runs in the sixth inning to turn a tie game into Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington jumps on Lake Ridge early

OBERLIN — Wellington had three days off prior to Sunday’s non-league game against Lake Ridge Academy. Coming to the ballpark on the traditional day of rest was just what the doctor ordered to wake up the Dukes’ offense. Sophomore third baseman Tristan Arno drove in five runs and Wellington took advantage of seven Royals errors Read More…

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…