June 30, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
77°F
 

Elyria Catholic student wins International Festival Princess Pageant

LORAIN — With 33 girls from Lorain County competing for the crown Thursday night at the Lorain Palace Theater, Chloe Mieras, an 18-year-old Elyria Catholic High School student, came out on top at the 50th Lorain International Festival Princess Pageant and will represent the festival at other festivals throughout the state in the coming year. Read More…

Locals spark victory in high school all-star baseball game

AKRON — It was an afternoon of fun in the sun for the Lorain County all-stars at Tuesday’s Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Canal Park. Lorain’s Brandon Bartlome and Brookside’s Dudley Taw each scored twice as the Blue team, which included all-stars from Lorain and Ashland counties, defeated the Green team 10-1. Read More…

Elyria Catholic grad MacKenzie Tweardy eyes Olympic berth

MacKenzie Tweardy is on the doorstep of the 2016 Olympics. Not bad for someone who initially didn’t even like diving. The former Purdue and Elyria Catholic standout will be competing at the U.S. Olympic Team Diving Trials which began Saturday at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis natatorium. She is one of 27 vying for two Read More…

Lorain County Football Classic: Stripes pull out victory in exciting all-star game

ELYRIA — All-star games aren’t usually filled with suspense, but the Lorain County Football Classic lived up to its name Friday at Elyria Catholic’s K of C field by coming down to the final seconds. Midview’s Logan Bolin hooked up with Elyria Catholic’s Cole Virgin with nine seconds left and then found Brookside’s Dudley Taw Read More…

Elyria Catholic, St. Jude to get new principals

ELYRIA — Leadership shakeups are taking place at the Roman Catholic schools of St. Jude School and Elyria Catholic High School. St. Jude Principal Suzanne Lester will become the new principal at Elyria Catholic effective July 1. Lester started her career at St. Jude in 1998 as a fifth-grade teacher and served as assistant principal Read More…

Elyria Catholic valedictorian tells class to ‘be on fire and be a light for all to see’

ELYRIA — Banners with uplifting phrases such as “Unleash Your Destiny” and “Begin with the end in mind!” hung inside the Elyria Catholic Coliseum on Friday night as the 109 graduates walked in, surrounded by family and friends. It was a night worth waiting for after four years of high school. During the 67th commencement Read More…

Division III regional baseball: Mistakes cost Elyria Catholic lead, shot at making state as Panthers fall to Waynedale in 8

MASSILLON — Baseball can be a cruel and unforgiving game as Elyria Catholic found out Friday in a Division III regional final at Carl “Ducky” Schroeder Field. Waynedale took advantage of seven Panthers errors, 11 walks, a balk and two wild pitches to come from four runs down to beat EC 13-8 in eight innings. Read More…

Division III regional baseball semifinal: Elyria Catholic runs past defending state champ Canton Central Catholic

MASSILLON — Sean Darmafall never hesitated as he rounded third base on his way to scoring what proved to be the winning run for Elyria Catholic in the fifth inning against defending Division III state champion Canton Central Catholic. A great pitching performance from junior ace Andrew Abrahamowicz, good defense and Darmafall’s daring baserunning proved Read More…

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…