May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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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…

High school softball: Dierra Hammons’ big defensive play sparks Elyria in sectional final win over Olmsted Falls

ELYRIA TWP. — Dierra Hammons didn’t throw a pitch in Elyria’s 7-0 win over Olmsted Falls on Tuesday. She deserved a save just the same. Hammons’ stellar defensive play at second base in the top of the fourth inning kept the game scoreless and seemed to provide the spark the Pioneers offense needed as second-seeded Read More…

Track and field: Elyria native Tianna (Madison) Bartoletta wins long jump and 100 meters at meet in Japan

KAWASAKI, Japan — Elyria native Tianna (Madison) Bartoletta tuned up for the upcoming Rio Olympics with a pair of wins at the Golden Grand Prix on Sunday. Bartoletta, a 2003 Elyria High graduate, won the 100 meters with a time of 11.23, .07 seconds ahead of Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria. Barbara Pierre, also of the 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…