April 24, 2014

Mostly clear

Local student-athletes sign to play in college


AVON LAKE — There are several student-athletes that can finally exhale. Making it official Wednesday, Avon Lake’s Tyler Nock, Wyatt Ohm, David Winkel, Logan Montague, Seth Muck and Emily Krause can all breathe a little easier after signing letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the next level. The process wasn’t easy as Read More…

Track and Cross Country: Lorain County Hall of Fame to induct 5 stars, 1 legendary coach Thursday

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The sixth induction class for the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame brings something special to the table. Two of the six enshrinees have a distance background. One specialized in sprints, one in middle distance and another in pole vault. The last is a longtime coach. Each made fantastic achievements in their Read More…

High school baseball: Brookside defeats Black River in rainy conditions after mix-up leads to late start

Brookside’s Ryan Blotzer dives in safely at home as Black River catcher Brock Waltz checks out the other runners during the third inning Monday at Black River High School. Brookside overcame rainy conditions to win and hand the Pirates their first Patriot Athletic Conference loss of the year. AARON JOSEFCZYK / CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Well, that was awkward. Weekday high school baseball games almost always start around 4:30 p.m., but a communication mix-up Monday caused Brookside to arrive at 5:21 for its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Black River. Dudley Taw didn’t seem to mind, as the left-hander led the Cardinals to an easy Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Molly Maloney scores 3 goals but Avon Lake comes up short following Brecksville’s scoring flurry

Avon Lake's Molly Maloney moves downfield with ball against Brecksville on Monday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Molly Maloney did everything she could to keep Avon Lake’s girls lacrosse team in the game Monday, but in the end, Brecksville was just too much to handle. Brecksville scored six unanswered goals in a 14-minute span to pull away for a 9-6 win. Maloney, a co-captain and one of seven seniors Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Elyria Catholic comfortable at Progressive Field, gives Highland big league beatdown

Elyria Catholic second baseman Christian Stanziano tags out Highland's Zac Melchiorre attempting to steal Sunday during the Panthers' 12-2 win at Progressive Field. AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Progressive Field has tamed many a baseball team during its time on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Not Elyria Catholic. Playing for the second year in a row in the Cleveland Indians Hardball Classic, the Panthers once again rose to the occasion in another easy win. On Sunday, it came at the Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria freshman Kevin Vough puts state loss behind him, takes national title


Elyria freshman Kevin Vough was disappointed with his third-place finish in the Division I state wrestling tournament a month ago. So to help soothe the pain of falling short in his quest to win a state title, the heavyweight went out and captured a national championship last weekend. Vough pounded his way through the 285-pound Read More…

Girls AAU Basketball: Lissy Roggenburk hits buzzer-beater to lift TNBA to tourney title in open division

ELYRIA — It was a mixed bag for local teams Sunday at the 2nd Adidas North Coast Cup basketball tournament. In the open division host TNBA pulled out a 61-59 win over Toledo Thunder in the championship game. With the score tied and 1.4 seconds to play, Olmsted Falls’ Kerry Gasper inbounded the ball to Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Defense deciding factor in North Olmsted’s win over Elyria

Elyria's Zack Rosenkoetter gets a triple in the bottom of the sixth against Olmsted Falls. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — With the way North Olmsted played defense, no one would believe the Eagles have practiced only one time outdoors this spring. The Eagles managed to make a couple key plays in the field when they needed to and came away with a 5-4 win over Elyria on Saturday afternoon at George Day Field Read More…

High school tennis: Avon Lake understudies come out on top as Shoremen win LCAAA without many of top players

Avon Lake’s Austin Goetz jumps for a shot during the Shoremen’s win at second doubles against Avon on Saturday at Avon Lake. Teammate James Moore is in the background. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Talk about passing the test. Despite missing two of its top players because they had to take the ACT and two others because they were competing in a track meet, the Avon Lake Shoremen still found a way to win the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament Saturday at Avon Read More…

High school softball: Tough weekend at Wendy’s Classic could be good learning experience for Elyria, Columbia

Elyria's Alex Dick is tagged out at second while teammate Madison Fullmer makes a break for home at Brookside West Park in Ashland. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ASHLAND — Elyria’s softball team is undefeated no longer. The Pioneers lost twice Saturday in the 21st Wendy’s Spring Classic that was rearranged by wet grounds from Brookside Park and Brookside West to other diamonds in Ashland County. Columbia, playing in Loudonville 20 miles south, split its two Saturday games in the 24-team invitational that Read More…