July 4, 2015

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Boys basketball: Alan Januzzi leaving Lutheran West for Firelands

Alan Januzzi

Firelands new boys basketball coach won’t need much of an introduction in the community, in Lorain County or around the Patriot Athletic Conference. Alan Januzzi, former Lutheran West coach and one-time Firelands assistant, will take over the Falcons, pending final board of education approval Tuesday. Januzzi said the chance to coach in the school district where 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…

High school soccer: Tony Rozanc, who led Elyria Catholic’s girls to the state tournament, named Brookside’s boys coach

Tony Rozanc

After becoming the first Lorain County soccer coach to lead a team to the state tournament, Tony Rozanc is going home. Rozanc, who guided the Elyria Catholic girls to the Division III state semifinals in November, was named Brookside boys soccer coach Monday, replacing Kyle Pohl. Rozanc, who played college soccer at Waynesburg University, started Read More…

Nationals success story: Elyria High’s Kevin Vough adds freestyle championship to his list of big-time victories

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AKRON — There are good years, there are great years and then there’s the kind of year Elyria High sophomore Kevin Vough is experiencing. Since winning a folkstyle national championship at the Flo Nationals in April of 2014, Vough has checked off every major title on an elite wrestler’s to-do list. He added to the 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…

Regional Track: Vermilion’s Annie Rossi and Lutheran West’s 1,600 relay find redemption, earn spots at state meet

LEXINGTON — With the stakes as high as they were — a trip to the state meet was on the line — the range of emotions for local athletes was broad Saturday at the Division II track and field regional. Juniors Michaela Bierly of Lutheran West and Annie Rossi of Vermilion were on the top Read More…

High school track: Amherst senior Alexis Szivan and Lorain freshman Zion Cross have big days at Division I regional

AMHERST — For Amherst senior Alexis Szivan, her final appearance on her home track was one she won’t soon forget. For Lorain freshman Zion Cross, his first regional track meet was equally as memorable not just for him but for all of his fellow runners who will be chasing him down in the coming years. Read More…