May 27, 2015

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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…

Division II district track and field: Elyria Catholic boys and Keystone girls pull off surprises with second-place finishes

ORRVILLE — It’s a bit of an understatement to say the runner-up finishes by the Elyria Catholic boys and Keystone girls at Saturday’s Orrville Division II district track meet were big surprises. Although both teams are certainly talented, neither the Panthers nor the Wildcats did anything spectacular during the regular season to suggest that kind Read More…

Second time around yields another second for Westlake doubles team of Connor Michelich and Cal Craven

OBERLIN — Westlake seniors Connor Michelich and Cal Craven were taking a similar journey through the Division I district tennis doubles tournament as the one they took as sophomores. They were hoping to change the ending, however, and bring home the district championship they were denied two years ago. Unfortunately, it was deja vu all Read More…

High school softball: Westlake’s Katie Lew shuts out Avon 2-0 as Demons win pitchers duel, capture first district title

AVON LAKE — In a classic pitchers battle, Westlake won the first softball district championship in school history Friday afternoon. Katie Lew, the Demons’ junior right-hander, hurled a three-hitter in a tough 2-0 victory over Avon. She struck out five and walked none, outdueling Avon senior southpaw Anna Edwards, who allowed just six hits, fanned Read More…

Division I district track: Lorain freshman sprinter Zion Cross, Amherst senior distance runner Alexis Szivan have big days

AMHERST — Lorain freshman Zion Cross served notice to not only the area, but to the rest of the state Friday with wins in the100- and 200-meter dashes at the Division I district track meet at Amherst. Meanwhile, Amherst senior Alexis Szivan continued to shine on her home track, winning the 800 and picking up Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…

District Softball: Westlake beats Elyria 8-3, snaps Pioneers’ streak of 11 straight district titles

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AVON LAKE — There was a long list of things that might help Westlake end Elyria’s dominance in the Division I district tournament. A quick start could provide a boost. A dominant performance in the pitcher’s circle from Katie Lew wouldn’t hurt. An off day by the Pioneers defense would certainly be welcomed. The Demons Read More…

District Softball: Anna Edwards lifts Avon over Amherst, into matchup with Westlake

AVON LAKE — Anna Edwards, Avon’s southpaw pitcher, has thrown one no-hitter this year. It came in the Eagles’ win over Westlake in the season opener. What a coincidence. Edwards will get a chance to do it again at 4:30 this afternoon when Avon (19-8) tangles with Westlake for the Division I district championship. If Read More…

District Baseball: Robbie Bliss pitches, hits Wellington past Rootstown and into final

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COPLEY TWP. — Wellington applied pressure early and never faltered Thursday in a 6-3 Division III district semifinal victory over Rootstown. The Dukes will face Akron Manchester today after it knocked off Elyria Catholic 10-1. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. back at Copley High School. At the heart of the win for Wellington Read More…

District Tennis: Avon’s Nico Mostardi has stress-free day, qualifies for state tournament again

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OBERLIN — There wasn’t any district drama this year for Avon junior Nico Mostardi. Which is just the way he likes it. No three-set marathon matches. No playing through injuries. No having to go through the consolation bracket and win a do-or-die match just for one of the bottom two qualifying spots to state. Mostardi Read More…