May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
79°F
 

Elyria’s James Troy bounces back from slow start, picks up top-20 finish at Ohio Open

WESTFIELD CENTER — It was a roller-coaster kind of day for Elyria’s James Troy on Wednesday at the 90th Ohio Open, but at least he was smiling at the end and not screaming. A pair of bogeys on the front side at Westfield Group Country Club’s South Course got him off on the wrong foot, Read More…

All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

Success is contagious at Columbia High School: Softball leading the way for a whole slate of winning teams

COLUMBIA STATION — The smallest public high school in Lorain County packed quite an athletic punch this school year. While the Columbia High School softball team will play Columbus Bishop Ready today in a Division III state semifinal, that success is just the latest, and the biggest, in an impressive list of athletic accolades earned Read More…

State softball: Emma Sullivan, Raiders finally make big dance

It’s only fitting that Columbia senior Emma Sullivan will end her high school career playing in the state tournament because for most of the past three seasons she has already been performing at a championship level. Sullivan and the rest of the Raiders will take on Columbus Bishop Ready in the Division III state semifinals Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

High school softball: Nicolette Kunath’s big day at the plate keeps Columbia rolling right into regional finals

MASSILLON — If Nicolette Kunath is running for office back in Columbia Township today, she’s got a lock on it. She’s probably not, but that makes her no less popular on the home front. In her first two at-bats in Columbia High’s first regional appearance in 21 years, Kunath faced an even dozen pitches and Read More…

Pitching in to win: Columbia well-armed for regional thanks to its trio of talented hurlers

Even before Columbia advanced to regionals as one of 16 Division III teams still having championship aspirations, coach Ken Lugo was in a position that would leave many of his peers envious. You see, most teams have one pitcher capable of leading her team at this point of the season. Lugo’s Raiders go into today’s Read More…

High school softball: Columbia holds off Independence, wins first district title since 1992

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Seven years of tournament frustration ended for Columbia on Saturday in a cloud of dust. The Raiders defeated Independence in a 2-1 thriller to win a Division III district title for the first time since 1992. It was their third overall. They had lost district finals four of the previous five years Read More…

High school: Weather shakes up baseball, softball tournament schedules

It had to happen, right? There couldn’t be a spring sports postseason in Northeast Ohio without some weather worries, could there? Apparently not, because Thursday, for the first time this postseason, rain messed up the best-laid plans of tournament officials and baseball and softball coaches. The result was a pair of Division I district baseball Read More…

High school softball: Columbia downs Keystone to wrap up unbeaten PAC season

LAGRANGE — With a big fifth inning, Columbia turned a close game into a big win over Keystone on Tuesday for the first time in seven years. The Raiders’ bat-around fifth produced four runs and a 6-2 victory in what was expected to be the Patriot Athletic Conference game of the season. Both teams are Read More…