August 4, 2015

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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…

Regional Softball: EC exceeding expectations, and improved offense deserves much of the credit

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ELYRIA — If you would have polled the Elyria Catholic softball team prior to the start of the season and asked the players where they expected to spend the final week of May, they may have responded the beach, studying for finals or cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The one place the Panthers didn’t expect Read More…

Regional Softball: Westlake powered by pair of pitchers, Katie Lew and Gina Campo

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Having one star pitcher can take a team a long way in high school softball, but having a pair of aces can provide the ultimate winning hand. Westlake coach Tom Shiban loves the cards he’s been dealt as the Demons embark on the first trip to the Division I regional tournament in school history. All-Ohio Read More…

Elyria’s Marques Inman named Lorain County Mr. Baseball

VERMILION — All season long, Elyria’s Marques Inman was treated like the best baseball player in Lorain County by opponents who chose to pitch around the power-hitting first baseman-pitcher. On Saturday, Inman got the hardware to match that respect when he was presented with the 2015 Mr. Baseball award in between games of the annual Read More…

H.S. Track: Firelands coach Greg Northeim gets PAC title as retirement gift

OBERLIN — Greg Northeim’s final regular-season meet after 25 years as Firelands coach had a little bit of everything — intrigue, controversy and,  most importantly, a Patriot Athletic Conference title. With a win in the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — the Falcons clinched their third consecutive boys PAC championship Thursday, finishing with 131.5 Read More…

High school softball: Third-ranked Keystone finds way to win, slips past Vermilion with unearned run, just two hits

LAGRANGE — Keystone has aspirations of playing softball into the month of June, but Wednesday the Wildcats’ dreams nearly ended in the middle of May. Though the Wildcats (22-5) were able to get just two hits off Vermilion sophomore Becca Oates, they still scratched out a 1-0 win thanks to an unearned run in the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: EC’s Petrus was two-sport college standout

Brent Petrus

When Brent Petrus was a junior at Elyria Catholic, he knew he was a good athlete. After all, he had already lettered in football, basketball and baseball for the Panthers. But Petrus figured his athletic career was winding down. While some of his friends were getting looked at by Division I colleges, he was still under Read More…