May 1, 2016

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Division I regional track: Lorain girls overcome DQ on way to championship

AMHERST — While the rain and lightning put a damper on the Division I regional track meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track on Friday, it certainly didn’t put a damper on Lorain’s girls. Despite a costly disqualification in the 800-meter relay, the Titans, led by seniors Melody Farris and Alicia Arnold, won Read More…

Ex-Keystone star to coach Firelands boys basketball

One of the best boys basketball players in Lorain County history is hoping to find similar success as a coach. Brett Bartlett, the all-time leading scorer at Keystone, was named the head coach at Firelands during this week’s board of education meeting. “I have a lot of roots and connections at Firelands,” Bartlett said. “Both Read More…

Softball: Keystone captures its 12th straight title

LAGRANGE — Unheralded Firelands, which had knocked off the second- and third-seeded teams in its Division II bracket, played one of its best softball games of the season Wednesday. Even so, the Falcons couldn’t stop first-seeded, top-ranked and undefeated Keystone in a district tournament final at LaGrange Community Park. With a three-run first inning and Read More…

Baseball: Matt Wentz wraps up a win for Avon

LORAIN — The way Matt Wentz described it, you would have thought he collapsed like a house of cards in the seventh inning. Wentz did lose his no-hitter and his shutout in the seventh, but not the complete-game victory as Avon defeated Amherst, 7-2 in a district semifinal Tuesday at The Pipe Yard. “I knew Read More…

Softball: District win extra sweet for Falcons

LAGRANGE — In her eight seasons at Firelands, Judy Dostall never had a feeling like she had Tuesday as she watched her Falcons win a district tournament game for the first time in her coaching career. With her daughter Samantha leading the way — she pitched a two-hit shutout and drove in the game’s only Read More…

Bank to close Amherst branch

An Amherst branch is one of eight FirstMerit Corp. bank branches that will close in August as part of a major cost-cutting plan announced Monday. The Leavitt Road branch is slated to close Aug. 11, according to FirstMerit spokesman Rob Townsend. It was not immediately known how many employees work at the branch, but Townsend Read More…

Softball: Seventh is heaven again for Demons

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — There was more seventh-inning magic for the Westlake Demons on Monday against Amherst. With the score tied at 4 in the Division I district semifinals at North Ridgeville High School, Mackenzie Gambetta sent a shot deep into right field for a two-run double. Sarah Turgeon brought her home and Westlake held off Read More…

Police log for May 15, 2012

Lorain police Saturday, May 12 3:11 p.m. — 1600 block Root Road, Angela Hall, 36, same address, charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest after an officer allegedly saw her punch her mother in the face. Police said Hall resisted being handcuffed and pounded her forehead against his police cruiser and banged her head against Read More…

High school track: Amherst girls end drought, win first SWC title since 2001

AMHERST — Balance, depth and record-setting performances by their two sprint relays propelled the Amherst girls to their first Southwestern Conference championship since 2001 on Friday at Richard S. Cooley Track. Amherst scored 124 points as it held off second-place Avon Lake (108). Brecksville was third (98). Junior Sher Champe lit the spark for the Read More…

Firelands Schools narrows superintendent search to 3

Firelands school district has narrowed down the search for a superintendent. Following the Firelands Superintendent Selection Committee’s interviews with five candidates Thursday night, three were selected as finalists. They will be interviewed for a second time on May 22. The three candidates are Dr. Robert Hill, Geoffrey Palmer and Leigh Ann McCray. Hill received a Read More…