May 28, 2015

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Sectional Tennis: Oberlin’s Claudi Olaes takes runner-up among boys, headed to district tourney

ROCKY RIVER — Oberlin sophomore Claudia Olaes has been a trailblazer of sorts this year. A female competing in boys tennis, Olaes emerged as one of the area’s top players regardless of gender, holding her own and then some against boys her age and older. After going 4-1 at this week’s Division II sectional tournament, Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic’s Andrew Abrahamowicz feels good, pitches better vs. Lutheran West

ELYRIA — Andrew Abrahamowicz knew he had his good stuff as he warmed up to take the mound for Elyria Catholic at Friday’s Division III sectional final at Knights of Columbus Field. “I felt it in the bullpen,” he said after shutting out Lutheran West 6-0 on three hits. “I felt like I was throwing Read More…

High school softball: Alex Kozich comes up with big hit as Avon claims sectional with third win over Midview this year

AVON — Until two weeks ago, Avon second baseman Alex Kozich had never had a game-winning hit. She finally broke the streak when she knocked in the winner against Vermilion during the regular season. But Friday, with the Eagles fighting from behind in a classic struggle with Midview, Kozich hit a winner she might never Read More…

Doubly grand finale: Avon sweeps last WSC track meet

AVON — The final West Shore Conference championship track meet could not have gone any better for Avon. The Eagles won the girls and boys team championships while boys coach Scott Lanham and girls coach Sam Ulery picked up coach of the year honors. The victories meant more to the Eagles since the meet was Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Firelands brings bats, wins title, sends Keystone home

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands coach Dan Ransom wanted his team to do one thing against Keystone: Hit the ball hard. The Falcons did that and overcame a late-inning deficit to defeat the Wildcats 9-7 in a Division II sectional final Thursday. The win snapped a string of six consecutive sectional titles for the Wildcats (18-8) Read More…

H.S. Track: Firelands coach Greg Northeim gets PAC title as retirement gift

OBERLIN — Greg Northeim’s final regular-season meet after 25 years as Firelands coach had a little bit of everything — intrigue, controversy and,  most importantly, a Patriot Athletic Conference title. With a win in the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — the Falcons clinched their third consecutive boys PAC championship Thursday, finishing with 131.5 Read More…

High school softball: Third-ranked Keystone finds way to win, slips past Vermilion with unearned run, just two hits

LAGRANGE — Keystone has aspirations of playing softball into the month of June, but Wednesday the Wildcats’ dreams nearly ended in the middle of May. Though the Wildcats (22-5) were able to get just two hits off Vermilion sophomore Becca Oates, they still scratched out a 1-0 win thanks to an unearned run in the Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst follows plan, beats Westlake

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AMHERST — Matt Rositano has had a formula he’s wanted his Amherst Comets to follow all season. Wednesday they finally did … and the result was a 7-0 win over Westlake in a Division I sectional final. All season, Rositano has asked his team to jump on its opponents early, asked his starters to keep Read More…

High school softball: Elyria Catholic gets off to a fast start, finishes off Wellington in Division III sectional championship

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WELLINGTON — You’re the home team, you’re on defense to start the game and you retire the opponent’s first two hitters routinely. Not a desired outcome, then, if you allow a rally that produces enough runs to win the game. But it happened to Wellington on a cold, gloomy Wednesday afternoon at Community Park. With Read More…

High school baseball: Midview squeezes past Elyria

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EATON TWP. — Elyria coach Ed Piazza stared out over the field for a couple of seconds, sighed deeply, shook his head and walked out to meet his team. The nonsensical had just ended his team’s season. Midview pulled off the first successful two-out suicide squeeze since “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” when Pioneers first Read More…