August 4, 2015

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Keystone’s Austin Conrad commits to play football at Ohio University

Keystone’s Austin Conrad has an extra reason to celebrate over the holiday weekend. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound senior orally committed Thursday to continue his football career at Ohio University, where he will play tight end. Although Conrad has never stepped foot on the Athens campus, he attended a camp run by the Bobcats coaches last week Read More…

More than a year after crash, Kyle walks to receive diploma

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Kyle Delligatti didn’t move when his name was called. From his place in a wheelchair just off to the side of the graduation stage, he sat for a beat before moving his hands slowly to the arm rests and pushing himself upward. An aide helped him stand — offering support until he was firmly on Read More…

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Wellington crash victim mourned

Samantha May, left, and Josh Gfell. PHOTO PROVIDED

PENFIELD TWP. — Samantha May spoke in a soft voice about the way she and Joshua Gfell, a fellow graduate of Keystone High School who died in a one-car crash Thursday, came back into each other’s lives. “We re-connected on Facebook after graduation and at the beginning of this year we got together,” May, 25, Read More…

High school softball: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan and Summer Constable pick up All-American honors

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Only 48 high school softball players across the country earn a spot on the All-American team each season and this year two of those players call Keystone home. Sophomore third baseman Sammie Stefan was named to the second team and junior shortstop Summer Constable to the third team Thursday when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association 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…

H.S. Softball: Elyria’s Elizabeth Ellis, Keystone’s Summer Constable, Westlake’s Katie Lew named first-team All-Ohio

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When Elyria pitcher Elizabeth Ellis and Westlake pitcher Katie Lew battled in the Division I district semifinals, everyone in attendance presumed they were watching two of the best pitchers in Ohio. It turns out they were right. Ellis, Lew and Keystone shortstop Summer Constable led the list of local players who earned their way onto 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 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…

UPDATED: Bill banning caffeine powder passes state Senate

COLUMBUS — Pure powdered caffeine couldn’t be sold in Ohio under legislation headed to the governor for his expected signature. The measure that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday also would prohibit sales of powdered alcohol. Passage of the bill follows the anniversary of a northeast Ohio teen’s overdose death from caffeine powder. Eighteen-year-old Logan Read More…