June 27, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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High school softball: Westlake turns tables on Midview, wins sectional after two losses to Middies during regular season

EATON TWP. — Midview appeared to be a heavy favorite heading into Tuesday’s Division I sectional championship game against Westlake. The Middies were 17-5 and had defeated the Demons, who were 11-11, in two regular-season meetings. But both of those losses were by one run and Westlake had All-Ohio pitcher Katie Lew in the circle. Read More…

High school baseball: Top-seeded and state-ranked Elyria Catholic has to rally to beat Brooklyn in sectional final

ELYRIA — Bruce Lisicky had a look of relief on his face as he came to the dugout from the third base coaching box. He had just seen his state-ranked and highly favored Elyria Catholic Panthers rally for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a two-run lead on scrappy Brooklyn in a Read More…

High school softball: Dierra Hammons’ big defensive play sparks Elyria in sectional final win over Olmsted Falls

ELYRIA TWP. — Dierra Hammons didn’t throw a pitch in Elyria’s 7-0 win over Olmsted Falls on Tuesday. She deserved a save just the same. Hammons’ stellar defensive play at second base in the top of the fourth inning kept the game scoreless and seemed to provide the spark the Pioneers offense needed as second-seeded Read More…

High school softball: North Olmsted ends postseason drought with win over Lorain

LORAIN — North Olmsted senior Nettie Fandrich, one of four seniors on the Eagles’ roster, has been waiting her entire high school career for her team to have its moment of postseason glory. It came Monday in a 10-3 mild upset of a win over Lorain. No. 9 seed North Olmsted got three RBIs each Read More…

High school baseball: Midview blanks Avon Lake to capture outright Southwestern Conference title in first year in league

EATON TWP. — Midview hit the Southwestern Conference trifecta Monday night. With a 2-0 win over Avon Lake, the Middies sewed up the outright baseball championship of the newly expanded Southwestern Conference, joining the football and the basketball teams as champions in their first year in the league. Midview is 16-8 overall, 14-4 in the Read More…

High school softball: One out of three works just fine for Olmsted Falls, which downs Avon Lake in sectional opener

AVON LAKE — The adage is that the third time is “the charm,” but when it comes to sports and rivalries it’s probably closer to say “three is the hardest number.” Avon Lake found that out Monday afternoon. After winning both of their regular-season matchups with Southwestern Conference foe Olmsted Falls, the Shoregals couldn’t make Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria tops Elyria Catholic in Classic, as rivalry showcases sport in city

ELYRIA — The final day of the Elyria Softball Classic turned into a celebration of softball in the city. Elyria met rival Elyria Catholic in the final game of the six-team event and players from both teams had the chance to return to the Little League East fields where they first learned to play the Read More…

Elyria Softball Classic: Carly Bachna supplies the power as Pioneers fight back for a split; Midview rolls over Columbia

ELYRIA — Carly Bachna provided the fireworks Friday for the opening day of the Elyria Softball Classic. Bachna hit a pair of solo home runs to lead Elyria to a 10-0, five-inning win over Revere in a game played at Vic Janowicz Memorial Park. It was the second two-homer game for Bachna in less than Read More…

H.S. Softball Notes: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan one big swing from tying two homer records

Sammie Stefan’s next home run will be one for the record book. The Keystone junior entered play Thursday with 10 home runs this season, one homer shy of equaling both the Wildcats’ single-season and career records. “I have just been focusing on better pitch selection this year and watching the ball hit the bat,” said Read More…

High school baseball: Midview edges Olmsted Falls to maintain SWC lead

OLMSTED TWP. — Even the most balanced victory needs to have a leader. Midview and senior Dylan Brister proved that in a key 3-1 Southwestern Conference victory over Olmsted Falls on Tuesday afternoon that helped solidify the Middies’ hold of the league lead. Brister limited Olmsted Falls to one run on three hits in a Read More…