April 2, 2015

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Amateur boxing: Freddie’s fighters go undefeated at North Olmsted event

NORTH OLMSTED – It was a clean sweep for Freddie`s Boxing Club at the Saturday Night Fights event at St. Clarence Hall on Saturday night, as all four fighters from the Lorain gym had their hands raised after their bouts. Southview senior Johnny Colon won a high school championship match; Chris Hanczaryk and Jose Guerra Read More…

High school track and field: Westlake girls win their own relays for third straight year; North Olmsted boys second to Hudson again

WESTLAKE – Depth and balance carried the Westlake girls to their third straight title at Saturday`s 44th annual Westlake Relays. The Demons won five of 16 events and were second in five others as they outdistanced St. Joseph Academy, 110-100. For the third straight year, the North Olmsted boys finished second to Hudson. The Explorers Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: White takes modified 30-lapper

SOUTH AMHERST – – When the likes of Jeff Fade Jr. and Steven Klinect are in your rearview mirror, it could make for some uneasy moments behind the wheel of a modified car at Lorain County Speedway. However, John White did not mind the view. In fact, he embraced the challenge. White started the 30-lap Read More…

Indians: Tigers steal win from Tribe with great catch

CLEVELAND – Even when the Indians do things right, they turn out oh, so wrong. Cliff Lee offered up another Cy Young-like performance Friday night and Grady Sizemore hit what appeared to be the winning home run in the ninth inning. Still, the Indians were on the losing end again, gagging on another heavy dose Read More…

Cavaliers: Everything’s going right during playoff run

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers have been so good in the playoffs, especially in taking a 2-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, they`re starting to resemble a video game. Even coach Mike Brown, who watched superstar LeBron James make a 36-foot 3-pointer at the end of the first half in Game Read More…

H.S. Softball: Pioneers blank Bears, clinch share of NOC crown

ELYRIA – Behind five extra-base hits and a 14-strikeout one-hitter by Tess Sito, Elyria assured itself of at least a tie for the Northeast Ohio Conference softball crown Friday. The Pioneers pounded three triples and two doubles to rout the Bears, 5-0, for their 21st victory of the season against two losses. At 7-0 in Read More…

H.S. Track: Southview stands out at Vermilion Invitational

VERMILION – A glitch in the computer system prevented the schools participating in the 36th annual Vermilion Invitational from knowing what teams claimed boys and girls championships and who the meet Most Valuable Players were, but most teams were happy with their performances Friday. The Southview Saints may have been the happiest, as they made Read More…

Tribe notes: Slumping Peralta sent to bench

CLEVELAND – Jhonny Peralta is headed to the bench for a spell. The struggling shortstop was not in the lineup Friday night for the opener of a three-game series against Central Division rival Detroit, and Indians manager Eric Wedge gave no indication when Peralta would return. “It`s something we`ve done with him before and it`s Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Westlake edges Brecksville for SWC title

MEDINA – Billy Barnes and Dave Fleischer claimed not to have known how critical it was that they win their match. “No, but from your tone of voice I`d say it was very important,” said Barnes in response to the question of whether he and Fleischer, his partner at No. 1 doubles, were aware of Read More…

H.S. Softball notes: Freshman pitchers making early impact

They`re young, but softball fans already know their names: Jennifer Sutton of Amherst, Brittany Fowler of Avon, Keystone`s Kenzie Conrad and Bee Shaw, Avon Lake`s Caitlin Shelar, Meghan Kvesdy of Bay. And there are others. They`re part of what seems to be an unusually large group of freshman pitchers who are already skilled enough to Read More…