June 30, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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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…

High school softball: Elyria’s Carly Bachna and Keystone’s Sammie Stefan area’s only first-team All-Ohio selections

Elyria’s Carly Bachna and Keystone’s Sammie Stefan set the single-season home run record at their schools this spring with 13 each. Now they have something else in common — they’re first-team All-Ohio softball players. Bachna and Stefan were the area’s lone first-team selections Monday when the Ohio High Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association teams were announced. Read More…

Elyria High principal challenges class to ‘fiercely protect your integrity’

ELYRIA — Elyria High School Principal Timothy Brown said it was perseverance and character. Superintendent Thomas Jama went with genuine. And senior class speaker Robert Henes called on the EHS class of 2016 to have hope — much like Gwen Stacy in the “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” (How many caught the speech similarity?) Friday night’s 168th Read More…

Division I district track and field: Elyria’s Blake Furcron and Kyle Ringer jump right in to new sport, qualify for regionals

AMHERST — The greatest pressure Kyle Ringer and Blake Furcron face at a track meet is the pressure they put on each other. Both Elyria high jumpers made regionals on their first try Friday at Amherst High School. Furcron won the event by clearing a height of 6 feet, 2 inches while Ringer finished third Read More…

High school softball: Elyria loses to Medina in season finale, finishes in a 3-way tie for Greater Cleveland Conference title

ELYRIA — An outright conference title was on the line Friday afternoon when Elyria and Medina met in the season finale for both teams. It was only fitting then that the game, just like the season, went right down to the wire. Elyria fell 11-5 as the Bees pulled away in the final two innings Read More…

District Softball: Amherst knocks off Elyria, returns to regional for first time since 1999

AVON LAKE — For Amherst fans, the Division I district championship game Tuesday against Elyria was truly the “Game of the Century.” The Comets needed a three-run rally in the sixth inning to win their first district title since 1999, defeating the Pioneers 6-3. Amherst (23-5) trailed 3-1 heading in the bottom of the fifth Read More…

District tour, parade honor standout EHS cheer squad

A citywide celebration is set today for Elyria Schools’ state champion cheerleaders that will include a parade of thanks by district students and staff. The team will visit each building and meet for the formal recognition at Elyria High School. A decorated Lorain County Transit bus will chauffeur cheerleaders from one location to the next. Read More…

Division I district softball: Elyria gets revenge on Westlake

AVON LAKE — The battle between Elizabeth Ellis’ Elyria Pioneers and Katie Lew’s Westlake Demons had a familiar feel. The two pitchers dueled on the same field last year in the district final, with Lew and the Demons taking advantage of five Elyria errors and blistering Ellis for 10 hits to end the Pioneers’ district Read More…

State champion Elyria cheerleaders to be honored by school district

ELYRIA — The Elyria School District will recognize its state championship cheerleaders with a series of appearances, culminating in a parade along West Avenue to Elyria High School. The cheerleaders, who won the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators state meet in March, will be chauffeured by a Lorain County Transit bus decorated for the occasion Read More…

Division I sectional baseball: Evan Shawver shows he has the right stuff in battle of left-handers as Amherst tops Elyria 1-0

AMHERST — A pair of lefties were much better than all right Wednesday in Amherst’s 1-0 win over Elyria in a Division I sectional opener. One run in the bottom of the first held up for Amherst and sophomore Evan Shawver as the Comets got past Elyria and hard-luck junior Jamaris Cook at the Comets’ Read More…