May 1, 2016

Elyria
Rain
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High school softball: Prestigious Prebis Memorial Classic a lot of fun and a lot of hard work for Keystone, Jim Piazza

It’s that time of year again. The best softball players in Ohio will gather in Lorain County this weekend for the 11th annual Prebis Memorial Classic. This year’s Classic has grown to 40 teams which will play a total of 60 games today and Saturday at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Community Park. For Keystone Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone capitalizes on Oberlin mistakes for win

PENFIELD TWP. — One of the fundamental rules of baseball is that you have to play every inning, every game in order to be victorious. That rule has been the stickler for the 2016 Oberlin Phoenix and it was yet again as they dropped a 7-3 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division battle to Keystone at Penfield Read More…

Softball: Keystone freshman Sydney Campbell shuts out Buckeye

LAGRANGE — After facing one of the area’s top pitchers Monday in Lauren Shaw, the Buckeye Bucks were hoping to get their bats going in the second day of their back-to-back games against Keystone. The Wildcats’ Sydney Campbell only extended their futility. The freshman was dominant, shutting out Buckeye while giving up just four hits Read More…

High school softball: Keystone shuts out Black River to improve to 7-0 in PAC, while outscoring opponents 98-0

LAGRANGE — Keystone was back in its comfort zone Monday — rolling through the Patriot Athletic Conference. After losing to a pair of state-ranked Division I teams over the weekend, the Wildcats got back into the win column by blasting Black River 10-0 in five innings in the first game of home-and-home Stars Division series. Read More…

Teen’s logo design chosen for Lorain County Pride Day shirts

LAGRANGE — Keystone High School student Sara Wargo took vision in her mind and brought it to life using digital imaging. On May 21, volunteers for the annual Lorain County Pride Day will be donning the image on T-shirts. Sara’s representation of “Pride Day” earned her first place out of 550 entries for a design 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: Keystone freezes Firelands behind Lauren Shaw’s perfect game in far from perfect conditions

LAGRANGE — With a game-time temperature of 30 degrees and intermittent snow flurries falling from the sky, some may have wondered if Keystone and Firelands playing their softball game Monday was crazy or possibly even inhumane. For Wildcats pitcher Lauren Shaw, it was just perfect. Shaw tossed a five-inning perfect game as Keystone defeated Firelands Read More…

High school softball: Keystone has plenty of returning talent

Keystone advanced to the state softball Final Four last spring with one senior on the roster — catcher-outfielder Liz Hayes. The Wildcats went no further than a 4-0 Division II semifinal loss to Hebron Lakewood, in which they managed just one hit and sent the minimum 21 batters to the plate. It was a disappointing Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt named Division I wrestler of year and Lorain County’s top senior at all-star meet

ELYRIA — The two seniors stepped onto the mat for the 195-pound championship match at the 36th annual Lorain County Wrestling All-Star Meet on Thursday night with different views on what was about to happen. Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt was five days removed from capturing his second Division I state championship and two days away from Read More…

Boys District Basketball: Keystone puts up fight but can’t bottle up Bay Rockets

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Jeff Holzhauer thought he drew up the best game plan he could think of for his Keystone Wildcats against Bay in the Division II district title game Saturday at North Ridgeville. It fell short. Bay, for the first time since 1993, claimed a district title by getting past the stubborn Wildcats 71-59. Read More…