August 31, 2015

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Little League Softball: Elyria East Juniors head to regional tourney with return to World Series on their minds

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ELYRIA — Elyria East Junior Softball All-Star coach Len Howser fondly recalls the day two summers ago when his team was at the airport in Portland, Ore., returning home from the Little League World Series. The girls made a commitment to themselves, then and there, that they would return to the World Series within the Read More…

OGSO: Lightning wins county title; Dynasty comes up short

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GRAFTON — Ending the season with a county championship is good. Scoring nearly two dozens runs in the process is even better. That’s exactly what the Amherst Lightning did Tuesday night by defeating the Wellington Heat 22-8 in the Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class C Lorain-Medina County championship game at Reservoir Park. The Lightning, who Read More…

OGSO state tournament: North Ridgeville Dynasty avenges only loss of season, advances to Class B championship game

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ROOTSTOWN — The North Ridgeville Dynasty and Lorain Xplosion split two Ohio Girls Softball Organization games during the regular season. Sunday, the Dynasty won the most important meeting between the teams — the Class B state semifinal. Mackenzie Seidl led off the game with a single and came home to score and Hailey Gunvalsen scored Read More…

Lorain County teams go 6-0 at OGSO state tournament

ROOTSTOWN — North Ridgeville Crushers pitcher Katie Barnhart was battling nerves at the start of Saturday’s Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class A state quarterfinal against Ellet. Once Barnhart settled down, the Racers didn’t have a chance. After walking the first three batters, Barnhart recovered to throw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a 3-1 win. Read More…

Little League baseball: Solid pitching, seven-run inning help Avon knock off Elyria East in 9-10 consolation bracket final

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AVON — The Avon Little League All-Stars played Wednesday like a team that didn’t want its season to be over. Behind the strength of a complete-game five-hitter from Landon Wescott and a seven-run fourth inning, Avon defeated Elyria East 13-3 in five innings in the 9-10 consolation bracket final. Elyria East took a brief 3-2 Read More…

Dynasty dominates, rolls to OGSO state tournament

OBERLIN — To be a championship team you need to hit well, field even better and have a dominating pitcher. It was check, check and check for the North Ridgeville Dynasty on Monday as it took home an Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class B (ages 11-12) district title. First baseman Mallory Dunlap had three hits Read More…

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…