July 5, 2015

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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…

H.S. Softball: Elyria’s Elizabeth Ellis, Keystone’s Summer Constable, Westlake’s Katie Lew named first-team All-Ohio

Elizabeth Ellis

When Elyria pitcher Elizabeth Ellis and Westlake pitcher Katie Lew battled in the Division I district semifinals, everyone in attendance presumed they were watching two of the best pitchers in Ohio. It turns out they were right. Ellis, Lew and Keystone shortstop Summer Constable led the list of local players who earned their way onto Read More…

Boys basketball: Lutheran West names Drew Senney next coach

Drew Senney

The name Drew Senney is already synonymous with success at Lutheran West High School. Now the 2005 alumnus is going to have the chance to guide the next generation of Longhorns who hope to leave their mark in the school’s record book. Senney was recently named the school’s boys basketball coach, replacing Alan Januzzi, who Read More…

High school softball: Keystone gloving every minute of its run to the state tournament since making defense a top priority

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After Keystone struggled defensively early in the season, four little words might have changed its fortunes and started its run to the state tournament: fast feet, slow glove. With those words the Wildcats solidified their infield defense and turned a good team into a team on the verge of greatness. “We had a rough start Read More…

Boys basketball: Alan Januzzi leaving Lutheran West for Firelands

Alan Januzzi

Firelands new boys basketball coach won’t need much of an introduction in the community, in Lorain County or around the Patriot Athletic Conference. Alan Januzzi, former Lutheran West coach and one-time Firelands assistant, will take over the Falcons, pending final board of education approval Tuesday. Januzzi said the chance to coach in the school district where Read More…

Avon’s Anna Edwards named Lorain County Miss Softball

Lorain County Miss Softball Anna Edwards. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — It was just a month ago that Anna Edwards helped lead Avon’s softball team to its first conference championship in 39 years. Tuesday, the senior pitcher-first baseman ended another long school drought when she became the first player from Avon to be named Lorain County Miss Softball. Edwards was presented with the award, Read More…

High school soccer: Tony Rozanc, who led Elyria Catholic’s girls to the state tournament, named Brookside’s boys coach

Tony Rozanc

After becoming the first Lorain County soccer coach to lead a team to the state tournament, Tony Rozanc is going home. Rozanc, who guided the Elyria Catholic girls to the Division III state semifinals in November, was named Brookside boys soccer coach Monday, replacing Kyle Pohl. Rozanc, who played college soccer at Waynesburg University, started Read More…

Regional Softball: Elyria Catholic’s hot bats go cold in 4-0 loss to Warren Champion

MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic’s dream season came to an end Saturday in a shutout. After relying on their bats throughout a magical tournament run, the Panthers had no answer for the change-ups and dropballs from Warren Champion senior Haylee Gardiner in a 4-0 loss to the Flashes in the Division III regional final. Elyria Catholic Read More…

High school track: Amherst senior Alexis Szivan and Lorain freshman Zion Cross have big days at Division I regional

AMHERST — For Amherst senior Alexis Szivan, her final appearance on her home track was one she won’t soon forget. For Lorain freshman Zion Cross, his first regional track meet was equally as memorable not just for him but for all of his fellow runners who will be chasing him down in the coming years. Read More…

High school softball: Riley Schill’s bat and Ally Kamody’s glove lead Elyria Catholic to Division III regional final

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MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic has had different players step up in the biggest moments all season long. Thursday it was Riley Schill and Ally Kamody who took their turns in the spotlight. Schill’s first-inning, two-run home run set the tone and Kamody made two highlight-reel catches in center field to save the day as the Read More…