June 25, 2016

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Three from area to play in prestigious lacrosse tournament

The burgeoning Northeastern Ohio lacrosse scene will receive a boost next month when three local high school players take part in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Magnificat senior goalkeeper and Westlake resident Reagan Hardy, Magnificat sophomore midfielder and Avon resident Grace Jenny and Avon midfielder Joey Allen will be members of Team Ohio squads in Read More…

Locals spark victory in high school all-star baseball game

AKRON — It was an afternoon of fun in the sun for the Lorain County all-stars at Tuesday’s Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Canal Park. Lorain’s Brandon Bartlome and Brookside’s Dudley Taw each scored twice as the Blue team, which included all-stars from Lorain and Ashland counties, defeated the Green team 10-1. Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Brookside promotes Seth Houston to head coach

After eight years as an assistant, Seth Houston has taken the reins as Brookside wrestling coach. He replaces Brian Behrendt, who stepped down after 11 years due to health issues. Houston is a lifelong resident of Lorain County and works at the JVS, providing career assessment services for the last 15 years. He was a Read More…

Lorain County Football Classic: Stripes pull out victory in exciting all-star game

ELYRIA — All-star games aren’t usually filled with suspense, but the Lorain County Football Classic lived up to its name Friday at Elyria Catholic’s K of C field by coming down to the final seconds. Midview’s Logan Bolin hooked up with Elyria Catholic’s Cole Virgin with nine seconds left and then found Brookside’s Dudley Taw Read More…

High school softball: Keystone’s Summer Constable and Destiny Weber close careers with top Lorain County awards

LAGRANGE — Keystone’s seniors had another chance to dominate on their home field Tuesday night and they did, sweeping the awards at the annual Lorain County Senior All-Star Games. Shortstop Summer Constable was named Lorain County Miss Softball and catcher Destiny Weber won the Lorain County Coaches Association Senior Player of the Year award. It Read More…

High school softball: Elyria’s Carly Bachna and Keystone’s Sammie Stefan area’s only first-team All-Ohio selections

Elyria’s Carly Bachna and Keystone’s Sammie Stefan set the single-season home run record at their schools this spring with 13 each. Now they have something else in common — they’re first-team All-Ohio softball players. Bachna and Stefan were the area’s lone first-team selections Monday when the Ohio High Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association teams were announced. Read More…

State Track and Field: Lorain sophomore Zion Cross wins 100 meters, takes 2nd in 200

COLUMBUS — Lorain’s Zion Cross’ present is golden and has him looking ahead to the future. After all, he’s just a sophomore. Cross brought home Lorain’s first boys state title since 1947 with a victory Saturday in the Division I 100 meters. He capitalized on a strong start to get a jump on the field, Read More…

State Softball: Early hole sinks Keystone, which rallies but falls to Hebron Lakewood 7-4 in championship game

AKRON — Keystone ran out of innings in its bid for a fourth state softball championship Saturday at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats couldn’t quite make up for a six-run second inning from unbeaten and top-ranked Hebron Lakewood (29-0) in falling 7-4 in the Division II title game. Keystone (28-5) took home its seventh runner-up trophy. Read More…

State Track and Field: Keystone seniors Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo set personal and school records

COLUMBUS — It’s almost a cliche when athletes say they did their best but for Beth Plas and Shannon Wargo it’s simply a fact. The Keystone seniors set personal and school records Saturday at the Division II state track and field meet at Ohio State, Plas clearing 11 feet, 6 inches to take third in Read More…

(UPDATED) Division II state softball semifinal: Keystone shatters softballs, records on way to 18-0 victory over Ross

AKRON — Before the dogs were hot and the corn popped, Keystone was well on its way to another state final appearance at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats had a record-setting Friday morning in routing Hamilton Ross 18-0 in the Division II state semifinals. Keystone (28-4), ranked second in the state, will play top-ranked and unbeaten Read More…