May 1, 2016

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Student majority sends anti-drug message at Elyria High

ELYRIA — Heroin took a back seat Thursday morning at an anti-drug rally at Elyria High School attended by hundreds of students. Opioids may be dominating conversations in Lorain County for their destructive powers affecting families and communities, but as area students crowded into the Elyria High gymnasium, the message conveyed was not one of Read More…

High school softball: Elyria rocks Solon

ELYRIA TWP. — The engine sputtered early, but after a couple innings Elyria was hitting on all cylinders as all nine spots in the lineup contributed to the 17 hits for the Pioneers as they beat Solon 12-2 in a Greater Cleveland Conference softball game. Elyria (13-3, 9-1 GCC) is tough enough to beat at Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet ticket sales end Friday

The last day to purchase tickets for the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be Friday. The banquet will take place May 7, at LCCC’s Spitzer Center and will honor the 2016 class consisting of Mike Inge, Jessica Patton, Jenn Snyder-Larrick, Tom Ternes, Lisa Verhoff-Medvetz and the 2002 and ’03 Elyria High track teams. Read More…

High school softball: Elyria wins two at Wendy’s Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria made the most of a rain-shortened Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers brought home two victories, first prevailing 7-3 against Pickerington Central and then pulling away late from Clear Fork 4-1. All teams were originally supposed to play three games in a bracket-style tournament, but because Friday’s session was Read More…

Ohio State: Elyria’s Tracy Sprinkle, Lorain’s Rashod Berry make good impression on defensive line during spring game

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State football team was hit hard by graduation and defection to the NFL, and coach Urban Meyer said Saturday’s spring game was going to be an opportunity for many players to audition for starting roles and increased playing time. One of the areas of need is defensive line, and a pair Read More…

Elyria High senior given state honor by Boys and Girls Clubs

ELYRIA — An Elyria High School senior has been named Ohio Youth of the Year by the Ohio-Michigan Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Rosetta Shepherd, 18, was honored during the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year Ohio/Michigan State Regional Competition April 8 and 9 in Troy, Mich. Shepherd was chosen Read More…

Five All-Ohio athletes and a legendary coach: Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame welcomes eighth class

Five all-state athletes and a legendary coach make up the latest Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame class. The Hall’s eighth class will be enshrined Saturday during a 30-minute ceremony at noon at Avon’s Joe Firment Stadium during the Lorain County Athletic Administators Association Track and Field Invitational. The ceremony will be Read More…

High school softball: Elyria sends message to Greater Cleveland Conference with 8-0 win over Medina

MEDINA — In a battle of Greater Cleveland Conference giants, the Elyria softball team proved it had the haymakers to stay a step ahead Wednesday. In the process, the Pioneers reminded all involved they’re still the best of the bunch in an 8-0 league win over Medina. It marked the first time in exactly a Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria breaks out the big bats, hits 3 homers in 3rd inning, routs Strongsville

ELYRIA — The Pioneers’ offense has been strong thus far this season but it did something Tuesday that impressed even coach Ken Fenik. Elyria hit three home runs in a span of four batters, blowing open a close game in a 12-4 victory over Strongsville on a chilly but sun-filled afternoon. “The three home runs Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/12/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Gordon tests positive, AGAIN. Robert Griffin III or Read More…