May 3, 2016

Elyria
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H.S. Tennis: Westlake continues dominance of SWC with ninth straight title

AVON LAKE — Westlake had lost five seniors to graduation, including state placers Connor Michelich and Cal Craven. The Southwestern Conference had expanded from seven to 10 teams. So a ninth straight league title for the Demons seemed far from a certainty when the season started. Westlake put any doubts to rest in resounding fashion. 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…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: To Elyria High’s Mike Inge, track lessons were life lessons

Track taught Mike Inge a lot about life. Things like never giving up and that helping people is more important than winning. Of course, he did plenty of winning, too. Inge, an Elyria High School graduate, will be inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer 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: Seasoned Keystone rides homers from Summer and Autumn to pair of victories at Prebis Classic

LAGRANGE — Who needs spring when Summer and Autumn are in the lineup? Keystone senior Summer Constable and freshman Autumn Acord hit solo homers Saturday to provide all the muscle needed to grab a 3-1 opening-round win over Columbus Bishop Hartley in the 11th annual Prebis Memorial Classic at LaGrange Community Park. The Wildcats, the Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: Adversity was no match for Elyria volleyball and basketball standout Jenn Snyder-Larrick

Long, lean, athletic and intelligent, Jenn Snyder-Larrick had it all as a junior at Elyria High School in 1997. An outstanding volleyball and basketball player, the sky seemed to be the limit for her until a freak injury occurred during a basketball game against Warrensville Heights on Dec. 10, 1997. “We were 4-0,” said Mike Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic feels right at home at Progressive Field, rolls over Kenston to extend winning streak

CLEVELAND — Just about every high school baseball player dreams of making it to the big leagues. Elyria Catholic’s players fulfilled part of that dream Friday. They made it to a big league stadium, taking on Kenston in the Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic at Progressive Field. The Panthers looked right at home, scoring eight Read More…

High school baseball: Playing everyone works out great for Olmsted Falls in win over St. Edward at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Olmsted Falls coach Dan Largent said his main goal for Friday night’s game in the annual Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic at Progressive Field was to play as many of his players as he could. That he was able to empty his bench, using five pitchers and five pinch hitters, was impressive enough, 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 baseball: Keystone capitalizes on Oberlin mistakes for win

PENFIELD TWP. — One of the fundamental rules of baseball is that you have to play every inning, every game in order to be victorious. That rule has been the stickler for the 2016 Oberlin Phoenix and it was yet again as they dropped a 7-3 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division battle to Keystone at Penfield Read More…