June 27, 2016

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Division I regional softball: Amherst comes up big in the clutch, scores run in seventh to edge Anthony Wayne

CLYDE — Amherst showed a flair for the dramatic Wednesday in its first regional tournament appearance in 17 years. A wild seventh inning culminated in a walk-off single by first baseman Madison Spataro that gave the Comets a 3-2 win over Whitehouse Anthony Wayne in a Division I semifinal at Clyde High School. “This is Read More…

Division II regional softball semifinals: Lauren Shaw throws two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead Keystone past Defiance

BUCYRUS — Lauren Shaw made sure that all eyes were on KKKKKKKKKKKKKKeystone. The junior allowed just two hits — a two-out bloop single in the sixth inning and a leadoff double in the seventh — and struck out 14 as the Wildcats rolled to a 5-0 win over Defiance in the Division II regional semifinals. Read More…

Regional baseball: Seniors Darmafall, Rickard lead EC to first district title since 2003

It’s often said that actions speak louder than words. Elyria Catholic seniors Sean Darmafall and James Rickard have let their actions in the batter’s box do the talking this spring as they’ve helped lead a young Panthers team to its first district title since 2003. Darmafall, an all-Ohio outfielder last season, will be leading off Read More…

Regional baseball: Comets always ready to rally

If Amherst finds itself trailing late in tomorrow’s Division I regional semifinal against Whitehouse Anthony Wayne at Bowling Green State University, the Comets can turn to each other in the dugout and say, “We’ve got them right where we want them.” The Comets have been the kings of the comeback victory this season — rallying nine Read More…

High school softball: Amherst all in with pair of aces

Coming into the season, Amherst knew it had a strong defense and a lineup filled with talented hitters. The question was how far would the Comets’ pitching be able to take them? The Comets got their answer: Junior Madison Spataro and freshman Madison O’Berg combined to take Amherst where it hasn’t been in a long Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Shaw a perfect fit for second-ranked Keystone … and she has the perfect games to prove it

Perfection is something a lot of people strive for but rarely, if ever, achieve. Keystone’s Lauren Shaw is the exception. She’s perfect with amazing regularity. The junior pitcher and University of Iowa recruit threw three perfect games in April and has four perfect games in her career. Even when she’s not perfect she’s been nearly Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Coach Brian Behrendt steps down from Brookside program due to health issues

Brian Behrendt spent the last decade elevating a Brookside wrestling program that was once painful to watch. After last season, the veteran coach decided it had become too painful to continue at the level he desired. “I have some health issues,” said Behrendt, who’s set to turn 50. “I’ve been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for Read More…

District Track: Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo lead Keystone to record-breaking day

ORRVILLE — The Keystone girls broke records Saturday like it was Disco Demolition Day. The Wildcats won a school-record six events at the Division II district meet at Orrville High School. Senior Beth Plas accounted for four victories, becoming the first Keystone girl to win more than two events at the district level. Senior Shannon Read More…

Division I district track and field: Elyria’s Blake Furcron and Kyle Ringer jump right in to new sport, qualify for regionals

AMHERST — The greatest pressure Kyle Ringer and Blake Furcron face at a track meet is the pressure they put on each other. Both Elyria high jumpers made regionals on their first try Friday at Amherst High School. Furcron won the event by clearing a height of 6 feet, 2 inches while Ringer finished third Read More…

High school softball: Elyria loses to Medina in season finale, finishes in a 3-way tie for Greater Cleveland Conference title

ELYRIA — An outright conference title was on the line Friday afternoon when Elyria and Medina met in the season finale for both teams. It was only fitting then that the game, just like the season, went right down to the wire. Elyria fell 11-5 as the Bees pulled away in the final two innings Read More…