August 5, 2015

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Elyria looks to alumna Shouse to run volleyball program

Jennifer Shouse

ELYRIA — The start of the high school volleyball season is just about a month away and Elyria High School will have a new coach roaming the sideline. Elyria native Jennifer Shouse was approved as the new volleyball coach at the school board meeting Wednesday night replacing Jodie Johnson, who spent the last eight years Read More…

College Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw picks Iowa, adds to list of Wildcats headed for Big Ten

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Keystone High School may want to put in a bid to host future Big Ten softball tournaments. After all, it is providing a disproportionate amount of the talent. On Wednesday, Wildcats sophomore Lauren Shaw orally committed to the University of Iowa, joining Summer Constable (Purdue) and Destiny Weber (Penn State) as Big Ten recruits on Read More…

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…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: EC’s Justin Rankin steals show after running at state track meet

OBERLIN — Elyria Catholic senior Justin Rankin spent the early part of his Friday competing in the 200-meter dash in the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Rankin then drove to Oberlin College, getting to the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex just 10 minutes before the annual Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic Read More…

State Softball: Keystone’s run ends with no luck, 1 hit in 4-0 loss to Hebron Lakewood

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AKRON — You have to think it’s not your lucky day when your No. 5 hitter skims a line drive off the pitcher’s head and it becomes a double play. It happened to Keystone on Thursday in Firestone Stadium and it foreshadowed the end of the Wildcats’ season. Hebron Lakewood pitcher Courtney Vierstra faced the Read More…

High school softball: Keystone gloving every minute of its run to the state tournament since making defense a top priority

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After Keystone struggled defensively early in the season, four little words might have changed its fortunes and started its run to the state tournament: fast feet, slow glove. With those words the Wildcats solidified their infield defense and turned a good team into a team on the verge of greatness. “We had a rough start Read More…

Lorain freshman Zion Cross blazing new trail to state

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE 
Lorain High School's Zion Cross practices for the state track meet. He won the 100 and 200 at regionals.

Zion Cross is quiet and unassuming off the track. On the track? Well, that’s another matter entirely. It’s almost impossible not to notice the Lorain freshman when he’s blazing down the track. Cross accomplished things this spring never before achieved by a track athlete from Lorain. He is the first Lorain boy to win regional Read More…

District Softball: Anna Edwards lifts Avon over Amherst, into matchup with Westlake

AVON LAKE — Anna Edwards, Avon’s southpaw pitcher, has thrown one no-hitter this year. It came in the Eagles’ win over Westlake in the season opener. What a coincidence. Edwards will get a chance to do it again at 4:30 this afternoon when Avon (19-8) tangles with Westlake for the Division I district championship. If Read More…

District Tennis: Avon’s Nico Mostardi has stress-free day, qualifies for state tournament again

Nico Mostardi

OBERLIN — There wasn’t any district drama this year for Avon junior Nico Mostardi. Which is just the way he likes it. No three-set marathon matches. No playing through injuries. No having to go through the consolation bracket and win a do-or-die match just for one of the bottom two qualifying spots to state. Mostardi Read More…