April 16, 2014

Elyria
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High school baseball: Raiders rally in 6th inning, prevail in 9th

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COLUMBIA STATION — The Patriot Athletic Conference game between Columbia and Clearview on Wednesday had all the ebbs and flows of a great prize fight. After the Raiders tied it with a two-out, two-run single by junior Michael Boey in the bottom of the sixth, every at-bat for the remaining three innings was pressure-packed. That’s Read More…

Softball: Columbia’s perfectly placed popups down Clearview

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COLUMBIA STATION — Location, location, location. Columbia demonstrated Wednesday that line drives aren’t always necessary to win a game. The Raiders, ranked eighth in Division III, scored four of their five runs on perfectly placed popups to beat Clearview 5-1 at Cole Ross Field in a showdown of the premier Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division Read More…

Columbia Schools levy fails; superintendent calls it his ‘lowest day’

There comes a time in every public school superintendent where they feel like they are losing. For Columbia Schools Superintendent Graig Bansek, he thought that moment was in the early spring of this year when he had to borrow $600,000 just to get through the school year without running into the red — a big Read More…

Police say man on bath salts attacked deputy

COLUMBIA STATION — Police said a man under the influence of bath salts attacked an officer after he made threats about killing “the devil,” which he referred to as a neighbor. Officers were sent to 24731 Sprague Road at 12:15 p.m. Sunday to check on a man whose family reported he had been acting delusional Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Clearview in 10 innings, stays perfect in PAC

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — It was everything and more you could expect in a showdown for first place in the Stripes Division of the Patriot Athletic Conference. Columbia held on to first place Tuesday by beating Clearview 5-2 in an epic battle that went three extra innings on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. The game was nearly Read More…

Prebis Memorial Classic: Elyria’s tough day includes two losses, injury to star pitcher

LAGRANGE — Sinister forces in the cosmos were notably unkind to Elyria on Saturday. The Pioneers (13-4) lost twice to top-ranked teams as the eighth annual Prebis Memorial Classic wound down at LaGrange Community Park. They surrendered five unearned runs in the eighth inning of a 7-2 morning loss to North Canton Hoover (19-0), the Read More…

High school softball notes: Keystone’s Prebis Classic continues to attract top talent

The Prebis Memorial Classic is in its eighth year and keeps getting better with age. This year’s edition will feature 40 games played over two days on nine fields at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Recreation Park. The 30-team field includes seven teams that played in the state tournament last year in Akron and seven Read More…

Softball: Raiders’ Christine Lyzen and Pirates’ Dagmar Smith get along … off the diamond

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SULLIVAN — Pitchers Christine Lyzen of Columbia and Dagmar Smith of Black River are summertime travel ball teammates and friends of longstanding. But put them in opposite dugouts during the high school season and all that teammate and buddy-buddy stuff goes on the back burner. They faced each other again Tuesday in a Patriot Athletic Read More…

High school track and field: North Ridgeville boys start strong, win Howe Invitational

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s early in the high school track season, but the North Ridgeville boys are already in midseason form. Sophomore Jonah Bowden won the shot put and finished second in the discus, while also anchoring a second-place relay as the Rangers took first place at the Nelson Howe Invitational at Firelands High School. Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia nearly pulls off miracle comeback

PAINESVILLE — Columbia came close to mounting a comeback for the ages, but the initial hole the Raiders dug for themselves turned out to be just a little too deep. Columbia trailed by 22 points with 4:49 remaining in the third period, then rallied to pull within one late before finally falling to Gilmour Academy Read More…