June 29, 2016

Elyria
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Tigers draft Keystone grad Brandyn Sittinger in 17th round

Brandyn Sittinger turned out to be a great fit at Ashland University. Now it looks like the Detroit Tigers believe he’s a great fit for them. The former Keystone High School standout — who transferred to Division II after two years at Division I Marshall — was selected in the 17th round, No. 505 overall, Read More…

High school softball: Keystone’s Summer Constable and Destiny Weber close careers with top Lorain County awards

LAGRANGE — Keystone’s seniors had another chance to dominate on their home field Tuesday night and they did, sweeping the awards at the annual Lorain County Senior All-Star Games. Shortstop Summer Constable was named Lorain County Miss Softball and catcher Destiny Weber won the Lorain County Coaches Association Senior Player of the Year award. It Read More…

High school softball: Elyria’s Carly Bachna and Keystone’s Sammie Stefan area’s only first-team All-Ohio selections

Elyria’s Carly Bachna and Keystone’s Sammie Stefan set the single-season home run record at their schools this spring with 13 each. Now they have something else in common — they’re first-team All-Ohio softball players. Bachna and Stefan were the area’s lone first-team selections Monday when the Ohio High Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association teams were announced. Read More…

State Softball: Early hole sinks Keystone, which rallies but falls to Hebron Lakewood 7-4 in championship game

AKRON — Keystone ran out of innings in its bid for a fourth state softball championship Saturday at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats couldn’t quite make up for a six-run second inning from unbeaten and top-ranked Hebron Lakewood (29-0) in falling 7-4 in the Division II title game. Keystone (28-5) took home its seventh runner-up trophy. Read More…

State Track and Field: Keystone seniors Beth Plas, Shannon Wargo set personal and school records

COLUMBUS — It’s almost a cliche when athletes say they did their best but for Beth Plas and Shannon Wargo it’s simply a fact. The Keystone seniors set personal and school records Saturday at the Division II state track and field meet at Ohio State, Plas clearing 11 feet, 6 inches to take third in Read More…

(UPDATED) Division II state softball semifinal: Keystone shatters softballs, records on way to 18-0 victory over Ross

AKRON — Before the dogs were hot and the corn popped, Keystone was well on its way to another state final appearance at Firestone Stadium. The Wildcats had a record-setting Friday morning in routing Hamilton Ross 18-0 in the Division II state semifinals. Keystone (28-4), ranked second in the state, will play top-ranked and unbeaten Read More…

High school track and field: Vermilion boys 4×800 relay finishes strong to set school record, finish fourth at state meet

COLUMBUS — Their eyes were on one prize — the school record — but the members of the Vermilion boys 4×800 relay got something even better Friday on the first day of the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Senior Justin Carlson, senior Ryley Miller, junior Jeremy Brinker and senior Austin Carlson finished Read More…

Graduates leave Keystone as friends

CARLISLE TWP. — Proud parents and friends packed First Baptist Church on Thursday to relish in pomp and circumstance with Keystone High School’s class of 2016. As the 134 graduates waited for diplomas and listened to a senior choral presentation of Michael W. Smith’s “Friends” one thing was clear — Keystone students value the friendships Read More…

Former high school trainer indicted on sex charge

ELYRIA — A former Keystone High School football personal trainer has been indicted for sexual battery for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a female student at the school. Mark Febel, 44, was caught with the girl in a car in a local church parking lot by LaGrange police Dec. 12. At the time, Febel Read More…

Division II State Softball: Keystone once again powered by the long ball

When Keystone set a state record by hitting 45 home runs during its 2012 state championship season, it seemed likely the mark would stand the test of time. It might be only a few years. After a five-homer barrage in a Division II regional final 11-0 win over Maumee on Sunday, this year’s Keystone team Read More…