May 26, 2016

Elyria
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Softball notes: Diamond Dolls picky about players’ parents

The Lorain Diamond Dolls made news two weeks ago when they won their 20th game of the summer along with the Loudonville Youth Tournament’s 16-and-under championship. What followers of area fastpitch softball probably don’t know is that coach Bob Renney and his Diamond Dolls are noteworthy in a more ethereal way. It has nothing directly Read More…

Tribe notes: Shin-Soo Choo off DL, Aaron Laffey on it

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo was activated from the disabled list on Friday. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Choo took the roster spot of starting pitcher Aaron Laffey, who was placed on the DL with left shoulder fatigue. Laffey, who has pitched well since joining the rotation – 2-2, 3.60 ERA in Read More…

Indians 3, Rays 1: Tribe keeps Tampa down in rain-shortened win

CLEVELAND – The streak survives. With a rain-shortened 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the series opener Friday night at Progressive Field, the Indians beat the Rays for the 18th consecutive time at home. The last time Tampa won on Cleveland’s turf was Sept. 28, 2005. Since then, the Indians have swept four straight series Read More…

Indians notes: Choo activated; Laffey placed on DL

CLEVELAND – Shin-Soo Choo was activated from the disabled list on Friday. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Choo took the roster spot of starting pitcher Aaron Laffey, who was placed on the injured list with left shoulder fatigue. Laffey, who has pitched well since joining the rotation – 2-2, 3.60 ERA Read More…

Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy signs 4-year deal with Browns

Colt McCoy won’t have any catching up to do. The Browns rookie quarter­back beat the clock, agreeing to a four-year deal Thursday, according to several reports. Cleveland rookies are scheduled to report to Berea today and take the field Sunday. The veter­ans report July 30 with practice starting July 31. The Browns didn’t have a Read More…

Carl DelCorral, founding father of Elyria soccer, Hall of Fame bound

ELYRIA — Pick a level of soc­cer competition. Any level. Youth, high school, college, pros. If it had something to do with soccer in Lorain County and Northeast Ohio, Elyria’s Carl DelCorral was most likely involved somewhere, some­time and in some way, either directly or indirectly. He founded the boys soccer program at Elyria High Read More…

Little League softball: Elyria denied state crown

PORTSMOUTH — The Elyria All-Stars scored a run in the bot­tom of the first inning Thursday morning to take a lead in the finals of the 11-12-year-old state softball tournament. That was the end of the good news for Elyria, as Poland won 6-1 to win the state champi­onship. Poland beat Elyria 5-4 in seven Read More…

Little League softball: Howser in total control, gives Elyria shot at title

ELYRIA — If pitching is the name of the game, then getting the ball over the plate is the definition of winning pitching. April Howser had it while Jessica Herman didn’t in the Elyria All-Stars’ 9-1 win over Tallmadge on Thursday in the losers bracket final of the 9-10-year-old district softball tournament at Vic Janow­icz Read More…

Police chief praises Rogers for helping nab DUI driver

On the same day he avoided jail time with a plea bargain fol­lowing a gun arrest at the air­port, Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers endeared him­self to the police. According to Fox 8 News, Rogers called the police July 15 while driving on Interstate 71 in Middleburg Heights because someone was driving erratically. Rogers told Read More…

Rain suspends Crushers

AVON — The rainstorms which swept through Northeast Ohio on Thursday night took a toll on the Crushers (29-25). Steady rain picked up through the early innings, finally causing umpires to wave teams off the field at 8:15 p.m. with East Divi­sion- leading Oakland County leading Lake Erie 2-0 through four innings. After a delay Read More…