May 3, 2016

Elyria
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Sectional baseball: Black River ousts Columbia for the second straight season

COLUMBIA TWP. — If his team wins a third straight Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title next year, Columbia baseball coach Justin Ramsey would be wise to avoid playing Black River in the first round of the tournament for the third straight time. Hitless through five innings and still down a run after six, the Read More…

High school softball notes: Avon Lake reaching some lofty heights … goals, too

With nine seniors on the roster, there’s no question Avon Lake was expecting big things this season. But even Shoregals coach Buzz Mullen admits that a No. 3 ranking in the Division I Ohio High School Fastpitch Association Coaches poll is “like a dream come true.” With the start of sectional tournament just a few Read More…

High school baseball: Columbia wins again in extra innings

COLUMBIA TWP. — One night after going nine innings and cranking out 15 hits in a win over Clearview to stay in the hunt for the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title, the Columbia Raiders were at it again Thursday. The Raiders pounded out 12 hits in eight innings, and it was junior John Cordell Read More…

Columbia Schools to try for levy again

Columbia Schools will seek a levy in November after Tuesday’s levy rejection. “There’s no way for us to move forward, from a financial standpoint, without new money,” Superintendent Graig Bansek said after Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. “If the levy fails in November it will be devastating to this community.” Bansek said the new levy Read More…

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

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

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

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…