May 24, 2016

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High school baseball: Midview blanks Avon Lake to capture outright Southwestern Conference title in first year in league

EATON TWP. — Midview hit the Southwestern Conference trifecta Monday night. With a 2-0 win over Avon Lake, the Middies sewed up the outright baseball championship of the newly expanded Southwestern Conference, joining the football and the basketball teams as champions in their first year in the league. Midview is 16-8 overall, 14-4 in the Read More…

High school softball: One out of three works just fine for Olmsted Falls, which downs Avon Lake in sectional opener

AVON LAKE — The adage is that the third time is “the charm,” but when it comes to sports and rivalries it’s probably closer to say “three is the hardest number.” Avon Lake found that out Monday afternoon. After winning both of their regular-season matchups with Southwestern Conference foe Olmsted Falls, the Shoregals couldn’t make Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Inductees share spotlight with families

ELYRIA — It’s normal at the annual Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet for inductees to talk about and thank their family members, yet the 2016 class took the family theme to another level Saturday night. That’s because the 45th class included three Elyria High members who joined family members who’d already been enshrined — Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria tops Elyria Catholic in Classic, as rivalry showcases sport in city

ELYRIA — The final day of the Elyria Softball Classic turned into a celebration of softball in the city. Elyria met rival Elyria Catholic in the final game of the six-team event and players from both teams had the chance to return to the Little League East fields where they first learned to play the Read More…

High school track and field: Sailors honor fallen teammate by sweeping boys and girls titles at own Vermilion Invitational

VERMILION — The track and field community came together Friday night at the annual Vermilion Invitational to honor and remember one of the Sailors’ athletes who recently died. Both the boys and girls teams from Vermilion dedicated the meet to the memory of freshman Morgan Wojciechowski, who died April 19 in an accident at home, Read More…

Elyria Softball Classic: Carly Bachna supplies the power as Pioneers fight back for a split; Midview rolls over Columbia

ELYRIA — Carly Bachna provided the fireworks Friday for the opening day of the Elyria Softball Classic. Bachna hit a pair of solo home runs to lead Elyria to a 10-0, five-inning win over Revere in a game played at Vic Janowicz Memorial Park. It was the second two-homer game for Bachna in less than Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: In 2003, Pioneers girls track team went from runner-up to state champ

Thirteen years later, the Pioneers still stand alone. The 2003 Elyria High School team owns the only girls state track and field championship in Lorain County history. The Pioneers defeated two-time defending champ Cleveland Heights Beaumont to take home the Division I crown. Elyria was motivated, and liked its chances, after finishing runner-up in 2002. Read More…

H.S. Softball Notes: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan one big swing from tying two homer records

Sammie Stefan’s next home run will be one for the record book. The Keystone junior entered play Thursday with 10 home runs this season, one homer shy of equaling both the Wildcats’ single-season and career records. “I have just been focusing on better pitch selection this year and watching the ball hit the bat,” said Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Family ties drove Elyria High basketball and volleyball standout Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz

Sports were always a family affair for Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz. Whether she was playing volleyball or basketball at Elyria High, continuing her basketball career at Indiana State University or as basketball coach at Lake Ridge Academy, she’s almost always been surrounded by family. So it’s only fitting Verhoff-Medvetz will join two of her sisters in the Read More…

North Ridgeville football team gets $25,000 in new helmets from Browns … and quite a shock from RG3

The state-of-the-art white helmets with the intense Rangers logo were the first spectacular surprise. The mystery model masquerading as a mannequin sent the crowd of football players into a full-blown frenzy. North Ridgeville High School received $25,000 worth of new Riddell helmets Tuesday through the Cleveland Browns’ HELMETS program. The grant was a surprise and Read More…