February 1, 2015

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Division II district track: Keystone, Vermilion girls have big days, combine for seven wins

EATON TWP. — The Keystone and Vermilion girls flexed their muscles Saturday, combining for seven first-place finishes to lead area teams at the Division II district track and field championships. The Keystone girls chalked up four firsts and three seconds as they qualified 10 out of 17 events to next week’s Bedford Regional. Vermilion had Read More…

Division II district softball: Firelands stuns defending state champion Keystone

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LAGRANGE — Amanda Spears’ 60-foot sprint to the plate in the heat and blowing dust of Wednesday afternoon will likely live in the memories of Firelands softball fans for a long, long time. The Falcons’ second baseman took off after a wild pitch in the fifth inning and scored what was probably the most significant Read More…

District baseball: Keystone scores early, often in rout of Clearview

PARMA — With Elyria Catholic having secured a spot in the Division III district final, it was up to Keystone and Clearview to battle for the other in the nightcap at Ron Mottl Field. And the Wildcats wasted no time in making it theirs for the third straight year. Keystone will be back at Mottl Read More…

Prebis Memorial Classic: Keystone picks up wins, along with some needed confidence

LAGRANGE — After winning its first two games in the Prebis Memorial Classic in walk-off fashion, Keystone decided to ditch the drama vs. Twinsburg. Julie Plas smashed a third-inning grand slam to cap off a nine-run inning and give the Wildcats all its offense in a 9-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Plas, making Read More…

High school softball notes: Keystone’s Prebis Classic continues to attract top talent

The Prebis Memorial Classic is in its eighth year and keeps getting better with age. This year’s edition will feature 40 games played over two days on nine fields at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Recreation Park. The 30-team field includes seven teams that played in the state tournament last year in Akron and seven Read More…

High school softball: Elyria, Keystone win some, lose some, learn a lot at Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria and Keystone each scored a comeback victory Saturday as the 20th Wendy’s Classic wrapped up at Brookside Park. Playing in separate eight-team pools, the Lorain County schools also lost a Saturday game to split for the day and finish 2-1 for the tournament. Keystone’s first win was an administrative victory, decided by Read More…

High school track and field: North Ridgeville boys start strong, win Howe Invitational

HENRIETTA TWP. — It’s early in the high school track season, but the North Ridgeville boys are already in midseason form. Sophomore Jonah Bowden won the shot put and finished second in the discus, while also anchoring a second-place relay as the Rangers took first place at the Nelson Howe Invitational at Firelands High School. Read More…

High school wrestling: Elyria’s Armando Torres enjoying the view as a state finalist

COLUMBUS — The only thing Elyria junior Armando Torres struggled to control Friday was keeping the smile off his face. Torres escaped with a 4-3 victory over Mount Vernon senior Dakota Riley in the morning’s quarterfinal, then breezed to a 5-0 win over Cincinnati Moeller sophomore Conner Ziegler in the semifinals to earn a spot Read More…

Division III district wrestling: Black River’s Sebastian Vidika repeats, leads eight to state

GARFIELD HTS. — When the dust settled for Lorain County at the Division III district tournament at Garfield Heights High, the numbers went as follows: Eight state qualifiers, four wrestling programs and one district champion. Black River junior 106-pounder Sebastian Vidika, who became a two-time district champion Saturday night, highlighted the list of the area’s Read More…

OGSO state tournament: Six Lorain County teams make it to semifinals

WELLINGTON — The Ohio Girls Softball Organization state tournament is back in Lorain County for the first time in three years and the teams from Columbia and LaGrange made the most out of the home-field advantage. Columbia advanced teams in Class B (12-and-under) and C (14-and-under) and LaGrange advanced two Class B teams in Saturday Read More…