July 23, 2014

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State Track: Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome takes 2nd in long jump after close foul call costs her title

Vermilion's Hannah Bartlome clears 5' 5" on her first attempt in high jump OHSAA state championship. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

COLUMBUS — Hannah Bartlome was the No. 1-ranked long jumper in Division II. She was trying to win Vermilion’s first state championship since 1975. She gave it everything she had. She missed by the smallest of margins. Bartlome nailed what appeared to be the winning jump Saturday, but it was ruled a foul — barely. Read More…

MLB Draft: Midview’s Cody Callaway picked by Indians in 34th round

Cody Callaway

Cody Callaway’s mom went rooting through the family pictures a few days ago and came up with one of him around age 2 all decked out in Cleveland Indians gear. “That was kind of cool,” Callaway said. Even cooler for the recent Midview graduate and his family is the news they received Saturday: Callaway was Read More…

High school track and field: Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome finishes second in the high jump at the Division II state meet

Vermilion's Hannah Bartlome took second in the Division II state track meet Friday in Columbus.

COLUMBUS — Certain things you just expect in spring. Like flowers blooming, grass growing and Hannah Bartlome finishing in the top three in the high jump at the Division II state track meet. The Vermilion senior was runner-up Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, tying New Richmond senior Hannah Hall with a height Read More…

High school football: Stripes team dominates Stars in county all-star game; Elyria Catholic’s Conner Riddell team MVP

Elyria Catholic's Conner Riddell of the Stripes team makes a catch for a touchdown, breaking a tackle attempt by Stars' Wyatt Ohm of Avon Lake. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — If it was a sibling rivalry, the Stripes gave the Stars a wedgie, patted them on their butts and sent them on their way during the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic on Friday night. “Coach (Polevacik) was talking all week about how he wants us to have fun, but he did Read More…

Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Ohio Athletic Conference connection helps Stripes team bond

ELYRIA — The Stripes players truly have a league of their own. Twelve of the team’s 35 players will be playing college football in the Ohio Athletic Conference next season. The Stripes team will face the Stars team tonight in the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic at Midview High School. The Division III next-level Read More…

Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stars team has versatile group of running backs … plans to use them

EATON TWP. — The Stars team has a plan going into tonight’s game at Midview High School — use big plays for big success. There’s no position the team is stocked with more big playmakers than running back. Actually, one of the biggest playmakers on the team is only 5-foot-2 — Oberlin’s Kiylan Bugg. “The Read More…

High school baseball: Avon Lake’s Brad Hamilton, Keystone’s Tyler Gullett, Lake Ridge’s Jack Spellman named All-Ohio

For some players, being named first-team all-state by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association is a nice footnote to their high school careers as they head to college to play at the next level. For others, it’s a final honor as the curtain closes on their competitive baseball careers. For Lake Ridge Academy’s Jack Read More…

High school softball: Elyria overpowered, sees championship hopes end with 9-1 semifinal loss to Grove City

Elyria High's Alex Dick hugs teammate Kaitlyn Laseke while fighting back tears after the Pioneers lost in the state softball semifinals Thursday.

AKRON — It only took one pitch for Elyria to realize it might be in trouble Thursday in the Division I state semifinals against Grove City. Greyhound catcher Delaney Mixer smashed Elizabeth Ellis’ opening pitch into the left-field corner of Firestone Stadium for a double to set the tone in what ended up a 9-1 Read More…

Elyria twins Kaitlyn, Kandis Laseke love having fun, but they’re serious about winning another state softball title

Not only are Elyria High’s Kaitlyn and Kandis Laseke identical twins, they also share an identical dream — to win a state softball championship. Kaitlyn will be behind the plate today for the Pioneers when they battle Grove City in the Division I state semifinals at Firestone Stadium in Akron. Kandis, as she has for Read More…

High school softball: Clearview strikeout specialist Sarah Kaya repeats as first-team Division II All-Ohio selection

Clearview’s Sarah Kaya had the same reaction Wednesday to being named first-team All-Ohio in Division II by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association as she did last season when she got the same news. Disbelief. “I didn’t expect it last year and I really didn’t expect it this year either,” said Kaya, who Read More…