June 30, 2015

Elyria
Cloudy
62°F

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 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: Steven Frye’s Pipe Yard power surge leads Midview past Lorain

LORAIN — The Pipe Yard has never been considered a hitter’s park. The fences are deep and the ball never seems to carry … especially in the damp spring air. Midview designated hitter Steven Frye probably wonders what all the fuss is about. Frye became the first batter in Pipe Yard history to hit multiple Read More…

High school tennis: Lake Ridge wins final match to edge Avon for LCAAA championship

AVON LAKE — As expected, this year’s Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament was wide open. It turned out to be so wide open, in fact, it was almost too close to call. The race for the team championship Saturday at Avon Lake High School was decided by just two points and, to Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Three from area grab seconds; seven moving on to state

CLEVELAND — All three Lorain County wrestlers who reached Division I district championship matches at Cleveland State on Saturday night lost, but they all feel confident after strong performances against top-tier opponents. Elyria junior Armando Torres lost a 3-1 decision to Brecksville senior Aaron Assad in the 113-pound final, Elyria freshman Ben Darmstadt lost 11-6 Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon back on top, downs Midview to break long league-title drought

AVON — The last time Avon won a conference title “The Silence of the Lambs” was No. 1 at the box office, Adam Sandler had just made his debut on “Saturday Night Live” and it was 14 years before the West Shore Conference even came into existence. The Eagles cut down the nets for the Read More…

Division I district wrestling: Disappointing day as two of area’s best don’t get to compete

CLEVELAND — The opening day of the Division I district tournament at Cleveland State was as memorable for the wrestlers who were missing as for those who battled their way into the championship semifinals. Lorain County saw a pair of sectional champions — Elyria’s Brandon Egnor at 132 pounds and Lorain’s Luther Washington at 160 Read More…

Division I sectional wrestling: Midview’s Zach Frambach hands St. Edward its only loss

LORAIN — Midview’s Zach Frambach put the lone blemish on another stellar opening night for St. Edward at the Division I sectional tournament Friday at Lorain High School. Tied at 1 after regulation, Frambach took down Robbie Rodgers with 20 seconds left and piled up five points for a 6-1 overtime decision at 160 pounds Read More…

Baron Cup III hockey: Defending champ Midview cruises past Cleveland Heights

BROOKLYN — There was no defending champion misstep this time around. After Baron Cup II champion Amherst fell in a rugged battle Monday night to Solon, defending Baron Cup III champion Midview unleashed a five-to-one advantage in shots on goal in rolling past Cleveland Heights 11-2 on Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Read More…

High school hockey: Midview rolls over Avon Lake for 20th win of year and fourth in a row

ELYRIA — Midview tuned up for this week’s Baron Cup III tournament Sunday with a 10-0 win over undermanned Avon Lake at North Park. With their fourth straight win, the Middies improved to 20-7 overall, 13-2 in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League’s Blue West Division. The Shoremen fell to 3-25, 2-13 with their Read More…