July 7, 2015

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High school softball: Riley Schill’s bat and Ally Kamody’s glove lead Elyria Catholic to Division III regional final

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MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic has had different players step up in the biggest moments all season long. Thursday it was Riley Schill and Ally Kamody who took their turns in the spotlight. Schill’s first-inning, two-run home run set the tone and Kamody made two highlight-reel catches in center field to save the day as the Read More…

High school softball: Youth movement carries Keystone to win over Perkins and into Division II regional title game

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BUCYRUS — Underclassmen came through in a big way for Keystone’s young Wildcats on Thursday. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Shaw earned her 19th victory and juniors Summer Constable and Destiny Weber formed the core of a 16-hit offense as the Wildcats defeated Sandusky Perkins 11-6 in a Division II regional semifinal at Bucyrus High. Constable and Read More…

High school softball: Resilient Danielle Dill gets clutch hit as Westlake tops Brecksville, makes Division I regional final

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CLYDE — Westlake’s Danielle Dill is a quick healer. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Dill was in the Demons’ dugout trying to gain her bearings and stay conscious after dehydration set in. Two innings and plenty of Gatorade later, Dill drove in what turned out to be the winning run with a two-out Read More…

Regional Softball: EC exceeding expectations, and improved offense deserves much of the credit

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ELYRIA — If you would have polled the Elyria Catholic softball team prior to the start of the season and asked the players where they expected to spend the final week of May, they may have responded the beach, studying for finals or cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The one place the Panthers didn’t expect Read More…

Regional Softball: Senior Liz Hayes serves as leader for young Keystone Wildcats

Senior-heavy softball teams have faced less daunting tasks than the one Keystone’s young Wildcats will take on this afternoon. Six sophomores, including their No. 1 pitcher, two juniors and a freshman are expected to start against Sandusky Perkins when the second-ranked Wildcats take the field in a 5 p.m. Division II regional semifinal at Bucyrus Read More…

Regional Track: Amherst girls 3,200 relay headed back to state meet

AMHERST — It was a bit nerve-racking, but the Amherst girls hung in and hung on to earn a second straight state berth in the 3,200-meter relay Wednesday at the Division I regional track and field championships. Senior Alexis Szivan, freshman Marisa Gillam, sophomore Brianna Sekerak and sophomore Cara Giannuzzi combined for a fourth-place qualifying Read More…

Regional Softball: Westlake powered by pair of pitchers, Katie Lew and Gina Campo

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Having one star pitcher can take a team a long way in high school softball, but having a pair of aces can provide the ultimate winning hand. Westlake coach Tom Shiban loves the cards he’s been dealt as the Demons embark on the first trip to the Division I regional tournament in school history. All-Ohio Read More…

Elyria’s Marques Inman named Lorain County Mr. Baseball

VERMILION — All season long, Elyria’s Marques Inman was treated like the best baseball player in Lorain County by opponents who chose to pitch around the power-hitting first baseman-pitcher. On Saturday, Inman got the hardware to match that respect when he was presented with the 2015 Mr. Baseball award in between games of the annual Read More…

Division II district track and field: Elyria Catholic boys and Keystone girls pull off surprises with second-place finishes

ORRVILLE — It’s a bit of an understatement to say the runner-up finishes by the Elyria Catholic boys and Keystone girls at Saturday’s Orrville Division II district track meet were big surprises. Although both teams are certainly talented, neither the Panthers nor the Wildcats did anything spectacular during the regular season to suggest that kind Read More…

Second time around yields another second for Westlake doubles team of Connor Michelich and Cal Craven

OBERLIN — Westlake seniors Connor Michelich and Cal Craven were taking a similar journey through the Division I district tennis doubles tournament as the one they took as sophomores. They were hoping to change the ending, however, and bring home the district championship they were denied two years ago. Unfortunately, it was deja vu all Read More…