August 1, 2015

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Avon’s Anna Edwards named Lorain County Miss Softball

Lorain County Miss Softball Anna Edwards. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — It was just a month ago that Anna Edwards helped lead Avon’s softball team to its first conference championship in 39 years. Tuesday, the senior pitcher-first baseman ended another long school drought when she became the first player from Avon to be named Lorain County Miss Softball. Edwards was presented with the award, Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria’s Marques Inman, Elyria Catholic’s Sean Darmafall earn first-team All-Ohio honors

Elyria’s Marques Inman and Elyria Catholic’s Sean Darmafall could not be more different physically. Inman is a big, strapping power hitter, 6-foot-2 with a powerlifter’s build and the ability to hit baseballs a long way. Darmafall is a few inches shy of 6-0, with a wiry physique. He’s a line-drive hitter that pounds the outfield Read More…

Regional Softball: Keystone crushes Edison, reaches Final Four for 14th time

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BUCYRUS — Keystone turned up the offense Saturday afternoon and drilled No. 5 Milan Edison 7-1 to win its 14th softball regional championship. As the numbers indicate, this is not unusual. The Wildcats are accustomed to winning regional championships, which qualify them for the state semifinal round in Division II. In this case, the second-ranked Read More…

Regional Softball: Elyria Catholic’s hot bats go cold in 4-0 loss to Warren Champion

MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic’s dream season came to an end Saturday in a shutout. After relying on their bats throughout a magical tournament run, the Panthers had no answer for the change-ups and dropballs from Warren Champion senior Haylee Gardiner in a 4-0 loss to the Flashes in the Division III regional final. Elyria Catholic Read More…

Regional Softball: Westlake loses lead late, falls just short of first trip to state tournament

CLYDE — Destiny played a cruel trick on Westlake on Saturday at Joe Wilson Field in the Division I regional championship. Freshman Kelsey Uhl’s home run in the bottom of the sixth inning sparked No. 1-ranked Holland Springfield (29-1) to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Westlake. The fourth-ranked Demons finished with a school-best 26-6 record, Read More…

High school softball: Riley Schill’s bat and Ally Kamody’s glove lead Elyria Catholic to Division III regional final

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MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic has had different players step up in the biggest moments all season long. Thursday it was Riley Schill and Ally Kamody who took their turns in the spotlight. Schill’s first-inning, two-run home run set the tone and Kamody made two highlight-reel catches in center field to save the day as the Read More…

High school softball: Youth movement carries Keystone to win over Perkins and into Division II regional title game

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BUCYRUS — Underclassmen came through in a big way for Keystone’s young Wildcats on Thursday. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Shaw earned her 19th victory and juniors Summer Constable and Destiny Weber formed the core of a 16-hit offense as the Wildcats defeated Sandusky Perkins 11-6 in a Division II regional semifinal at Bucyrus High. Constable and Read More…

High school softball: Resilient Danielle Dill gets clutch hit as Westlake tops Brecksville, makes Division I regional final

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CLYDE — Westlake’s Danielle Dill is a quick healer. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Dill was in the Demons’ dugout trying to gain her bearings and stay conscious after dehydration set in. Two innings and plenty of Gatorade later, Dill drove in what turned out to be the winning run with a two-out Read More…

Regional Softball: EC exceeding expectations, and improved offense deserves much of the credit

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ELYRIA — If you would have polled the Elyria Catholic softball team prior to the start of the season and asked the players where they expected to spend the final week of May, they may have responded the beach, studying for finals or cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The one place the Panthers didn’t expect Read More…

Regional Softball: Senior Liz Hayes serves as leader for young Keystone Wildcats

Senior-heavy softball teams have faced less daunting tasks than the one Keystone’s young Wildcats will take on this afternoon. Six sophomores, including their No. 1 pitcher, two juniors and a freshman are expected to start against Sandusky Perkins when the second-ranked Wildcats take the field in a 5 p.m. Division II regional semifinal at Bucyrus Read More…