May 27, 2015

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All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

One more double: Elyria High’s Caitlyn Minney first to win Miss Softball and Lorain County coaches’ top player award

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WELLINGTON — She spent two seasons with Elyria, pitched the Pioneers to two conference and two district championships, led them through two regionals into a pair of Division I Final Four appearances and, this year, to the state championship game. On Tuesday night at Wellington Community Park she received two prestigious awards at the annual Read More…

High school baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer, Firelands’ Joe San Felippo, Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany and Keystone’s Tyler Gulett make first team All-Ohio

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Four area high school baseball players received All-Ohio first-team honors this week from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Midview’s Eric Lauer made it in Division I, Joe San Felippo of Firelands in Division II, and Keystone’s Tyler Gullett and Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany in Division III. The All-Ohio award caps a terrific career Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone’s third straight trip to regionals sparks high expectations

When most people think of Keystone spring sports, the softball team is the first one that comes to mind. Countless regional and state tournament berths, along with several state championships, have given the Wildcats softball team a legacy that has stood the test of time. Now their counterparts on the baseball diamond are building a Read More…

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…