June 29, 2016

Elyria
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Division II regional softball: Keystone sails past Maumee and into state tourney behind 5 homers, Lauren Shaw no-hitter

BUCYRUS — Keystone winning another regional championship is hardly surprising, after all, the Wildcats are set to make their 15th trip to the state tournament. What made Sunday’s win one for the ages was the way Keystone so thoroughly dominated Maumee in the Division II regional final at Bucyrus High School. Lauren Shaw pitched her Read More…

Division I regional softball final: All-around effort carries Amherst past Brecksville and to first trip to state tournament

CLYDE — The Amherst Comets are blazing a trail all the way to Akron. Behind the hitting of junior Madison Cruzado and senior Ashlee Dahman and a four-hit shutout by freshman Madison O’Berg, Amherst won the first regional title in school history Saturday, defeating Brecksville 3-0 in the Division I final at Clyde High School. Read More…

Clearview’s Antonio Bennett, a force just about everywhere on the field, picks up Lorain County Mr. Baseball award

OBERLIN — Clearview senior Antonio Bennett earned a baseball scholarship to Toledo not long before his final season. Then he proved to the Rockets he was worth it with a dominating senior year. Bennett, a shortstop and pitcher, batted .652 (43-of-66) with 11 doubles, three triples, 35 RBIs and 43 runs to lead Clearview to Read More…

Division II regional track and field: Vermilion’s Kole Johnson and Keystone’s Mitchell Coe spring big upsets, capture titles

LEXINGTON — Underdogs proved to be big dogs at Saturday’s Division II regional track meet at Lexington High School as Vermilion senior Kole Johnson and Keystone junior Mitchell Coe performed well above their seedings to win regional titles. Johnson won the 400 meters from lane No. 1 as the No. 8 seed with a school-record Read More…

Division III regional baseball: Mistakes cost Elyria Catholic lead, shot at making state as Panthers fall to Waynedale in 8

MASSILLON — Baseball can be a cruel and unforgiving game as Elyria Catholic found out Friday in a Division III regional final at Carl “Ducky” Schroeder Field. Waynedale took advantage of seven Panthers errors, 11 walks, a balk and two wild pitches to come from four runs down to beat EC 13-8 in eight innings. Read More…

Division I regional track: Amherst’s Madison Reynolds and Taylor Hooks come up big; Lorain’s Zion Cross wins 100, 200

AMHERST — Madison Reynolds had a hectic 10 minutes, but she was more than happy with the results. The Amherst senior had to leave the long jump in the middle of Friday’s Division I regional track and field meet at Amherst High School, in between her second and third jumps in the finals, to compete Read More…

Division III regional baseball semifinal: Elyria Catholic runs past defending state champ Canton Central Catholic

MASSILLON — Sean Darmafall never hesitated as he rounded third base on his way to scoring what proved to be the winning run for Elyria Catholic in the fifth inning against defending Division III state champion Canton Central Catholic. A great pitching performance from junior ace Andrew Abrahamowicz, good defense and Darmafall’s daring baserunning proved Read More…

Division I regional baseball semifinal: Four-run inning too much for Amherst to overcome in loss to Anthony Wayne

BOWLING GREEN — One bad inning can do a team in. Amherst learned that the hard way Thursday at Stellar Field, falling 4-2 to Whitehouse Anthony Wayne in a Division I regional semifinal. The Comets (23-9) gained an early 1-0 advantage when Evan Shawver and Mark Harris had back-to-back doubles to start the bottom of Read More…

Division II regional track and field: Vermilion’s boys 4×800 relay makes state; Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis wins discus

LEXINGTON — Vermilion’s 4×800-meter relay team of Justin Carlson, Ryley Miller, Jeremy Brinker and Austin Carlson set a number of goals for themselves prior to the season. On Thursday, they accomplished one of the biggest, earning a trip to the state tournament. The Sailors finished second with a time 8:08.47 at the Division II regional Read More…

Division III regional softball semifinal: Columbia has rough ending to stellar season, gets bounced 10-0 by Northwestern

MASSILLON — There was no clutch rally, big hit or shutdown pitching performance for Columbia on Thursday afternoon. The Raiders’ magical postseason run ended in the Division III regional semifinals, and it ended with a frustrating 10-0 defeat in six innings to the Northwestern Huskies. Northwestern (25-4) had an all-around dominating performance as freshman Hannah Read More…