May 26, 2016

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Regional baseball: Seniors Darmafall, Rickard lead EC to first district title since 2003

It’s often said that actions speak louder than words. Elyria Catholic seniors Sean Darmafall and James Rickard have let their actions in the batter’s box do the talking this spring as they’ve helped lead a young Panthers team to its first district title since 2003. Darmafall, an all-Ohio outfielder last season, will be leading off Read More…

District Softball: Columbia beats Elyria Catholic in 9 innings behind pitcher Riley Thomas

AVON LAKE — Columbia needed a late rally and nine innings Thursday, but the Raiders are going to the Sweet 16 after a scorching line-drive sacrifice fly to right by Emily Berg scored Taylor Napoli for a 3-2 walk-off victory over Elyria Catholic at Avon Lake High School. The Raiders (18-9) will head to Massillon Read More…

District Track: EC’s Ted Achladis wins shot put and discus, sees room for improvement at regional

ORRVILLE — Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis put on a show Thursday at the Division II district meet. And the bad news for his competition next week at the regional is that Achladis didn’t feel like he was at the top of his game. Achladis shattered the meet record in the discus twice in a matter Read More…

Division III baseball: Elyria Catholic relies on defense, strong pitching to get past Beachwood, claim district championship

LAKEWOOD — A little defense went a long way for Elyria Catholic against Beachwood on Wednesday in the Division III district baseball championship at Lakewood High School. The Panthers flashed the leather behind steady Jeff Spencer to edge the Bison 3-1 and advance to next week’s regional at Massillon’s Ducky Schroeder Field. It’s Elyria Catholic’s Read More…

Division III softball: Elyria Catholic downs Wellington, looks to defend first district championship today against Columbia

AVON LAKE — The Elyria Catholic softball team has learned how to do a few things the past couple of seasons — play good defense, come up with clutch hits and find its way into the Division III district championship game. The Panthers held off Wellington on Wednesday afternoon for a 6-3 victory that put Read More…

Division III district baseball: Fast start, strong outing from Andrew Abrahamowicz carry Elyria Catholic past Trinity

LAKEWOOD — With ace pitcher Andrew Abrahamowicz on the mound, Elyria Catholic didn’t figure to need much offense to get past Trinity in its Division III district semifinal matchup at Lakewood High School. So when the top-seeded Panthers were able to get to Trojans starter Clay Anderson for four runs in the first inning it Read More…

Sectional Softball: Elyria Catholic hurries back to district with 7-0 win over Oberlin

ELYRIA — Everything happened so fast Thursday in the Division III sectional final between Elyria Catholic and Oberlin that the Panthers might have needed a little while to realize they’re on their way back to the district tournament. Elyria Catholic (16-11) needed only 61 minutes to defeat the Phoenix 7-0 and advance to Wednesday’s district Read More…

High school baseball: Top-seeded and state-ranked Elyria Catholic has to rally to beat Brooklyn in sectional final

ELYRIA — Bruce Lisicky had a look of relief on his face as he came to the dugout from the third base coaching box. He had just seen his state-ranked and highly favored Elyria Catholic Panthers rally for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a two-run lead on scrappy Brooklyn in a Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Inductees share spotlight with families

ELYRIA — It’s normal at the annual Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet for inductees to talk about and thank their family members, yet the 2016 class took the family theme to another level Saturday night. That’s because the 45th class included three Elyria High members who joined family members who’d already been enshrined — Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria tops Elyria Catholic in Classic, as rivalry showcases sport in city

ELYRIA — The final day of the Elyria Softball Classic turned into a celebration of softball in the city. Elyria met rival Elyria Catholic in the final game of the six-team event and players from both teams had the chance to return to the Little League East fields where they first learned to play the Read More…