June 29, 2016

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Regional baseball: Seniors Darmafall, Rickard lead EC to first district title since 2003

It’s often said that actions speak louder than words. Elyria Catholic seniors Sean Darmafall and James Rickard have let their actions in the batter’s box do the talking this spring as they’ve helped lead a young Panthers team to its first district title since 2003. Darmafall, an all-Ohio outfielder last season, will be leading off Read More…

Regional baseball: Comets always ready to rally

If Amherst finds itself trailing late in tomorrow’s Division I regional semifinal against Whitehouse Anthony Wayne at Bowling Green State University, the Comets can turn to each other in the dugout and say, “We’ve got them right where we want them.” The Comets have been the kings of the comeback victory this season — rallying nine Read More…

High school softball: Amherst all in with pair of aces

Coming into the season, Amherst knew it had a strong defense and a lineup filled with talented hitters. The question was how far would the Comets’ pitching be able to take them? The Comets got their answer: Junior Madison Spataro and freshman Madison O’Berg combined to take Amherst where it hasn’t been in a long Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Shaw a perfect fit for second-ranked Keystone … and she has the perfect games to prove it

Perfection is something a lot of people strive for but rarely, if ever, achieve. Keystone’s Lauren Shaw is the exception. She’s perfect with amazing regularity. The junior pitcher and University of Iowa recruit threw three perfect games in April and has four perfect games in her career. Even when she’s not perfect she’s been nearly Read More…

High school softball: Elyria loses to Medina in season finale, finishes in a 3-way tie for Greater Cleveland Conference title

ELYRIA — An outright conference title was on the line Friday afternoon when Elyria and Medina met in the season finale for both teams. It was only fitting then that the game, just like the season, went right down to the wire. Elyria fell 11-5 as the Bees pulled away in the final two innings Read More…

District Baseball: Amherst blindsides Avon with two-out rally, advances to regional with 8-4 win

LORAIN — Avon’s Frank DeSmit never saw it coming. Two outs, nobody on, top of the fifth inning and his Eagles leading Amherst by four runs. The fifth-seeded Comets (22-8) then erupted for six runs and won 8-4 over No. 1 seed Avon (21-8) to advance to Thursday’s regional semifinal at Bowling Green against an Read More…

District Softball: Columbia beats Elyria Catholic in 9 innings behind pitcher Riley Thomas

AVON LAKE — Columbia needed a late rally and nine innings Thursday, but the Raiders are going to the Sweet 16 after a scorching line-drive sacrifice fly to right by Emily Berg scored Taylor Napoli for a 3-2 walk-off victory over Elyria Catholic at Avon Lake High School. The Raiders (18-9) will head to Massillon Read More…

Division III baseball: Elyria Catholic relies on defense, strong pitching to get past Beachwood, claim district championship

LAKEWOOD — A little defense went a long way for Elyria Catholic against Beachwood on Wednesday in the Division III district baseball championship at Lakewood High School. The Panthers flashed the leather behind steady Jeff Spencer to edge the Bison 3-1 and advance to next week’s regional at Massillon’s Ducky Schroeder Field. It’s Elyria Catholic’s Read More…

Division II softball: Keystone shakes off early deficit, powers past Cloverleaf to win 3rd consecutive district championship

LAGRANGE — The new kid on the block landed the first knockdown Wednesday. However, the experienced fighter connected on the haymaker that ultimately won the fight. Top-seeded Keystone got the KO, downing third-seeded Cloverleaf 7-1 in a Division II district softball final. The Wildcats (25-4) move on to play the Miller City district winner in Read More…

Division III softball: Elyria Catholic downs Wellington, looks to defend first district championship today against Columbia

AVON LAKE — The Elyria Catholic softball team has learned how to do a few things the past couple of seasons — play good defense, come up with clutch hits and find its way into the Division III district championship game. The Panthers held off Wellington on Wednesday afternoon for a 6-3 victory that put Read More…