July 5, 2015

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Division II state track and field: Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis breaks his personal best, finishes third in discus

COLUMBUS — Ted Achladis finally found the performance he knew he had in him. The Elyria Catholic junior notched a personal-record toss of 171 feet, 4 inches in the discus Saturday en route to a third-place finish at the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Achladis’ performance was the best for an Elyria Read More…

State Track: Lorain freshman Zion Cross reaches finals of 100- and 200-meter dashes

COLUMBUS — Lorain’s Zion Cross is one cool customer. The lone freshman in the Division I 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet, he held his own Friday in the semifinals and notched qualifying berths for today’s finals in both events. Cross earned the No. 4 seed in both races with times of 10.70 Read More…

Boys basketball: Alan Januzzi leaving Lutheran West for Firelands

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Firelands new boys basketball coach won’t need much of an introduction in the community, in Lorain County or around the Patriot Athletic Conference. Alan Januzzi, former Lutheran West coach and one-time Firelands assistant, will take over the Falcons, pending final board of education approval Tuesday. Januzzi said the chance to coach in the school district where Read More…

High school soccer: Tony Rozanc, who led Elyria Catholic’s girls to the state tournament, named Brookside’s boys coach

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After becoming the first Lorain County soccer coach to lead a team to the state tournament, Tony Rozanc is going home. Rozanc, who guided the Elyria Catholic girls to the Division III state semifinals in November, was named Brookside boys soccer coach Monday, replacing Kyle Pohl. Rozanc, who played college soccer at Waynesburg University, started Read More…

Regional Softball: Elyria Catholic’s hot bats go cold in 4-0 loss to Warren Champion

MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic’s dream season came to an end Saturday in a shutout. After relying on their bats throughout a magical tournament run, the Panthers had no answer for the change-ups and dropballs from Warren Champion senior Haylee Gardiner in a 4-0 loss to the Flashes in the Division III regional final. Elyria Catholic Read More…

Regional Track: Vermilion’s Annie Rossi and Lutheran West’s 1,600 relay find redemption, earn spots at state meet

LEXINGTON — With the stakes as high as they were — a trip to the state meet was on the line — the range of emotions for local athletes was broad Saturday at the Division II track and field regional. Juniors Michaela Bierly of Lutheran West and Annie Rossi of Vermilion were on the top Read More…

High school softball: Riley Schill’s bat and Ally Kamody’s glove lead Elyria Catholic to Division III regional final

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MASSILLON — Elyria Catholic has had different players step up in the biggest moments all season long. Thursday it was Riley Schill and Ally Kamody who took their turns in the spotlight. Schill’s first-inning, two-run home run set the tone and Kamody made two highlight-reel catches in center field to save the day as the Read More…

Regional Softball: EC exceeding expectations, and improved offense deserves much of the credit

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ELYRIA — If you would have polled the Elyria Catholic softball team prior to the start of the season and asked the players where they expected to spend the final week of May, they may have responded the beach, studying for finals or cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers. The one place the Panthers didn’t expect Read More…

Division II district track and field: Elyria Catholic boys and Keystone girls pull off surprises with second-place finishes

ORRVILLE — It’s a bit of an understatement to say the runner-up finishes by the Elyria Catholic boys and Keystone girls at Saturday’s Orrville Division II district track meet were big surprises. Although both teams are certainly talented, neither the Panthers nor the Wildcats did anything spectacular during the regular season to suggest that kind Read More…

District Baseball: Tie turns into lopsided loss for Elyria Catholic after 9-run 7th inning by Akron Manchester

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COPLEY TWP. — A slow drip into a raging current, a whisper into a scream or a spark that turned into a roaring fire. There are many ways to describe what happened to Elyria Catholic on Thursday in the top of the seventh inning of its Division III district semifinal at Copley High School. Once Read More…