May 30, 2016

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Division II regional softball: Keystone sails past Maumee and into state tourney behind 5 homers, Lauren Shaw no-hitter

BUCYRUS — Keystone winning another regional championship is hardly surprising, after all, the Wildcats are set to make their 15th trip to the state tournament. What made Sunday’s win one for the ages was the way Keystone so thoroughly dominated Maumee in the Division II regional final at Bucyrus High School. Lauren Shaw pitched her Read More…

Indians fight back but falter late against Orioles, fall out of first

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ stay atop the American League Central Division lasted exactly one day. Hyun Soo Kim belted his first major league home run — a solo shot off Jeff Manship in the seventh inning — as the Baltimore Orioles pulled out a 6-4 victory over the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland had come Read More…

College baseball: Western Michigan turns to its ace on short rest, knocks off top seed Kent State to win MAC tourney title

AVON — One coach approached the Mid-American Conference title game at All Pro Freight Stadium like there was no tomorrow. The other coach approached it like tomorrow was all that mattered … especially for his top starting pitcher. Keegan Aiken, pitching on three days rest, struck out nine in six shutout innings to lift seventh-seeded Read More…

Indianapolis 500: Fuel’s gold? Not for rookie Alexander Rossi, whose gamble not to make late stop for gas pays off

INDIANAPOLIS — A new era for the Indianapolis 500 arrived in the form of a most unfamiliar driver. An American, no less. Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals — and his fuel tank — for a stunning victory Sunday in the historic 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” The unlikely win allowed the Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco almost ready to return

CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco could return to the Indians’ rotation during their current 10-game homestand. The right-hander will throw a side session this afternoon at Progressive Field, two days after making his first rehabilitation appearance with Double-A Akron. If his strained left hamstring shows no ill effects, his next outing could be on the mound Read More…

Indians power past Orioles and into first place

CLEVELAND — When Ubaldo Jimenez pitched for the Indians from 2011-13 he was called “Good Ubaldo” or “Bad Ubaldo” — among other things — in reference to his inconsistent ways. Jimenez was back on the mound in Cleveland on Saturday, starting for the Orioles in the second of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Fortunately Read More…

Commentary: Cavs give Cleveland something to believe in

So what we have here is the greatest all-around player on the planet, maybe — probably — ever, playing at peak efficiency, surrounded by a cast of players playing, as a unit, as great as they’ve played all season. This is so not Cleveland. Except that it is. Believe THAT, Believeland. The NBA Finals can’t Read More…

Division I regional softball final: All-around effort carries Amherst past Brecksville and to first trip to state tournament

CLYDE — The Amherst Comets are blazing a trail all the way to Akron. Behind the hitting of junior Madison Cruzado and senior Ashlee Dahman and a four-hit shutout by freshman Madison O’Berg, Amherst won the first regional title in school history Saturday, defeating Brecksville 3-0 in the Division I final at Clyde High School. Read More…

Clearview’s Antonio Bennett, a force just about everywhere on the field, picks up Lorain County Mr. Baseball award

OBERLIN — Clearview senior Antonio Bennett earned a baseball scholarship to Toledo not long before his final season. Then he proved to the Rockets he was worth it with a dominating senior year. Bennett, a shortstop and pitcher, batted .652 (43-of-66) with 11 doubles, three triples, 35 RBIs and 43 runs to lead Clearview to Read More…

Division II regional track and field: Vermilion’s Kole Johnson and Keystone’s Mitchell Coe spring big upsets, capture titles

LEXINGTON — Underdogs proved to be big dogs at Saturday’s Division II regional track meet at Lexington High School as Vermilion senior Kole Johnson and Keystone junior Mitchell Coe performed well above their seedings to win regional titles. Johnson won the 400 meters from lane No. 1 as the No. 8 seed with a school-record Read More…