February 9, 2016

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High school softball: Avon’s Anna Edwards second to win coaches’ player of the year award and Miss Softball

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WELLINGTON — Avon’s Anna Edwards has to love Tuesdays in June. On Tuesday last week, Avon’s star pitcher-slugger-first baseman was presented the Lorain County Miss Softball award at the team’s annual banquet. This week, it was the county’s other major softball honor. Edwards was announced Tuesday evening as Senior Player of the Year, an award Read More…

Baseball: Elyria High’s Marques Inman has bright future on the diamond

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Marques Inman isn’t sitting around home, waiting for the phone to ring. In fact, the Elyria graduate isn’t even at home, he’s living in Springfield for the first part of the summer because that is where his travelling team is based. When he comes home he will have to get ready to leave for West Read More…

State Softball: Keystone’s run ends with no luck, 1 hit in 4-0 loss to Hebron Lakewood

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AKRON — You have to think it’s not your lucky day when your No. 5 hitter skims a line drive off the pitcher’s head and it becomes a double play. It happened to Keystone on Thursday in Firestone Stadium and it foreshadowed the end of the Wildcats’ season. Hebron Lakewood pitcher Courtney Vierstra faced the Read More…

High school softball: Keystone gloving every minute of its run to the state tournament since making defense a top priority

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After Keystone struggled defensively early in the season, four little words might have changed its fortunes and started its run to the state tournament: fast feet, slow glove. With those words the Wildcats solidified their infield defense and turned a good team into a team on the verge of greatness. “We had a rough start Read More…

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…