June 25, 2016

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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…

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 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…

(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…

Division I state softball semifinal: Clutch hitting, chance at title eludes Amherst in 1-0, nine-inning loss to Teays Valley

AKRON — Amherst and Teays Valley played what appeared to be a high-scoring game Friday night in a Division I state semifinal at Firestone Stadium — they just didn’t get around to the scoring. In a game that lasted over three hours and featured 24 runners left on base — 14 for the Comets and Read More…

Division I State Softball: Amherst’s defense has delivered all season

The best offense is a good defense is a phrase not usually heard on the softball field. The way Amherst has played defense this year, that could change. The Comets have committed only 25 errors in 30 games and their defense is one of the big reasons the team is headed to Akron today to Read More…

Division II State Softball: Keystone once again powered by the long ball

When Keystone set a state record by hitting 45 home runs during its 2012 state championship season, it seemed likely the mark would stand the test of time. It might be only a few years. After a five-homer barrage in a Division II regional final 11-0 win over Maumee on Sunday, this year’s Keystone team Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic’s Sean Darmafall repeats as first-team All-Ohio selection in Division III

Sean Darmafall capped his career with another first-team All-Ohio baseball honor Wednesday and three other area players joined him as first-teamers. The Elyria Catholic senior and his junior teammate Andrew Abrahamowicz were named first-team All-Ohio selections in Division III by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Clearview senior shortstop/pitcher Antonio Bennett moved up one Read More…

High school softball: Madi Cendrosky, Paige Hartley not always in spotlight, but they’re key Keystone contributors

On a roster filled with Division I college-bound athletes, Keystone juniors Madi Cendrosky and Paige Hartley have had the unique experience of being Division I recruits without the pressure and scrutiny that usually goes along with that exalted status. Cendrosky and Hartley have orally committed to Cleveland State but on a team with six Division Read More…