April 25, 2014

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High school baseball: Westlake bounces back from early deficit, downs Olmsted Falls in SWC showdown

OLMSTED FALLS — Westlake and Olmsted Falls both lost Wednesday afternoon, making Thursday’s clash of Southwestern Conference contenders just a little more important. After all, it wouldn’t do to slip too far off the league pace, now would it? That’s something the Demons don’t have to worry about, not after doubling up the Bulldogs 14-7. Read More…

High school baseball notebook: Columbia and North Ridgeville know how to play fast

Columbia and North Ridgeville must not like each other. It seems they don’t want to spend much time together. The Raiders and the Rangers played baseball for one hour and 15 minutes on Tuesday. It was the second straight game between the teams, dating from last season, to last only 75 minutes. Columbia won both. Read More…

Briefs: Elyria’s Cabbil, King to play in All-Star Classic

Elyria High basketball standouts Promis Cabbil and Honesty King have been selected to play in Sunday’s North-South All-Star Classic at Capital University in Columbus. Cabbil was named Mr. Basketball and King was named Miss Basketball as Lorain County’s top senior basketball players. The Division III-IV girls game is at noon and the Division I-II game Read More…

Ace in a deep hole: C.C. Sabathia hammered again as Tigers hand Indians their sixth loss in last seven games

CLEVELAND — C.C. Sabathia and the Indians saw their fortunes remain the same Wednesday night at Progressive Field. That was bad news where both parties were concerned. With Sabathia continuing to sputter and his teammates following suit, Cleveland was drubbed 13-2 in the first of its head-to-head matchups with Detroit, losing for the sixth time Read More…

Tribe notes: Indians, Tigers in unexpected battle … for last place in AL Central

CLEVELAND — The Indians and Tigers, the two teams expected to challenge for Central Division supremacy, were in the same boat as they opened their first head-to-head series Wednesday at Progressive Field — a sinking one. “I’m not going to speak about Detroit, but (our players are) not pleased with how they’re playing and we’re Read More…

High school softball: Elyria’s 3-0 win over Hudson nice, even if a state title doesn’t come with it

ELYRIA — According to Elyria coach Ken Fenik, Hudson got the win that counted in June when the Explorers downed the Pioneers 4-0 in the Division I state championship game. Wednesday, whether Fenik wanted to admit it or not — and he wouldn’t — the Pioneers had a cleansing of sorts when they turned back Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion pulls out comeback win over Midview with gutsy squeeze play in seventh

VERMILION — A pitchers’ duel — with their bats, not their arms — ended on the most dramatic of plays … a squeeze bunt. Vermilion’s Adam Beach was the winning pitcher and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday in the Sailors’ exciting 8-7 West Shore Conference victory over Midview. After Read More…

GM Phil Savage says Day 1 of NFL Draft will be a slow one for the Browns

BEREA — Browns fans don’t have a reason to miss their afternoon tee time April 26. They also don’t have an excuse to get out of cutting the grass or painting the garage. General manager Phil Savage said Wednesday in his predraft news conference that the Browns won’t make a trade to obtain a draft Read More…

Cavaliers fall to Pistons in a truly sub-par effort

CLEVELAND — The NBA record book will show that the Detroit Pistons beat the Cavaliers 84-74 in their regular-season finale Wednesday. Each team, however, was claiming victory after the game because none of their players were hurt in the meaningless matchup at Quicken Loans Arena. “Both teams accomplished what they set out to do,” Pistons Read More…

High school softball: Busy ‘Beez’ spurs Midview past Vermilion

EATON TWP. — They call her “Beez,” a lighthearted corruption of her first and last names — Elizabeth Fazekas. It could just as well be “Bees,” as in the busy and productive little insects. Whatever you call her, Fazekas’ animated and productive nature paid dividends for Midview’s softball team Wednesday. The junior shortstop produced three Read More…