August 3, 2015

Partly sunny
Diamond Report
  • Thursday April 16 Amherst at Avon Lake
  • Wednesday April 22 Midview at Avon
  • Thursday April 23 EC at Vermilion
  • Saturday April 25 Keystone vs. Poland Seminary (10a softball LIVE at Prebis)
  • Saturday April 25 Midview vs. Westlake (12p softball LIVE at Prebis)
  • Saturday May 2 Elyria vs. Columbia (12p softball LIVE at Elyria Classic)
  • Monday May 4 Buckeye at Keystone
  • Thursday May 7 Clearview at Firelands

Games will be streamed on

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


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…

High school softball: Westlake’s Katie Lew shuts out Avon 2-0 as Demons win pitchers duel, capture first district title

AVON LAKE — In a classic pitchers battle, Westlake won the first softball district championship in school history Friday afternoon. Katie Lew, the Demons’ junior right-hander, hurled a three-hitter in a tough 2-0 victory over Avon. She struck out five and walked none, outdueling Avon senior southpaw Anna Edwards, who allowed just six hits, fanned Read More…

District Softball: Westlake beats Elyria 8-3, snaps Pioneers’ streak of 11 straight district titles


AVON LAKE — There was a long list of things that might help Westlake end Elyria’s dominance in the Division I district tournament. A quick start could provide a boost. A dominant performance in the pitcher’s circle from Katie Lew wouldn’t hurt. An off day by the Pioneers defense would certainly be welcomed. The Demons Read More…

District Softball: Anna Edwards lifts Avon over Amherst, into matchup with Westlake

AVON LAKE — Anna Edwards, Avon’s southpaw pitcher, has thrown one no-hitter this year. It came in the Eagles’ win over Westlake in the season opener. What a coincidence. Edwards will get a chance to do it again at 4:30 this afternoon when Avon (19-8) tangles with Westlake for the Division I district championship. If Read More…

District Baseball: Robbie Bliss pitches, hits Wellington past Rootstown and into final


COPLEY TWP. — Wellington applied pressure early and never faltered Thursday in a 6-3 Division III district semifinal victory over Rootstown. The Dukes will face Akron Manchester today after it knocked off Elyria Catholic 10-1. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. back at Copley High School. At the heart of the win for Wellington Read More…

District Baseball: Tie turns into lopsided loss for Elyria Catholic after 9-run 7th inning by Akron Manchester


COPLEY TWP. — A slow drip into a raging current, a whisper into a scream or a spark that turned into a roaring fire. There are many ways to describe what happened to Elyria Catholic on Thursday in the top of the seventh inning of its Division III district semifinal at Copley High School. Once Read More…

District Softball: Ally Kamody’s clutch double in 7th lifts Elyria Catholic to 1st district title


AVON LAKE — Trailing by a run with two outs and two runners on in the seventh inning — and history knocking on Elyria Catholic’s door — it was no surprise that Ally Kamody felt the pressure of the moment. “Ally came up to me and said, ‘I’m nervous, Coach,’” Ryan Minney said. “I said, Read More…

District Baseball: Missed opportunities haunt Amherst in defeat to St. Edward


LORAIN — Amherst had plenty of opportunities, but in the Division I district final game against St. Edward the Comets were left waiting for the big hit that never came. St. Edward sophomore starter Quinn Lavelle gave up nine hits and walked a pair of batters, but Amherst could never take advantage, stranding 11 runners Read More…

District Baseball: Miscues sink Vermilion in loss to Padua

PARMA HTS. — Vermilion was its own worst enemy in Wednesday’s Division II district semifinal game against Padua at Tri-C West, dropping a 3-2 decision, despite allowing just three hits. Padua (14-13) advances to an all-Parma district championship after Holy Name knocked off Firelands, 4-3, in the first game of the night. The Bruins only Read More…