September 2, 2015

Elyria
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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…

Hot Stove regionals: North Ridgeville Dentistry pulls one out

For the second time in the tournament, North Ridgeville Family Dentistry had to mount a comeback to stay alive in Ohio Hot Stove tournament play. This latest time was in a Class G (ages 11-12) semifinal Saturday at Palmer Field. North Ridgeville trailed the Medina Indians 4-0 and 8-3 before rallying for three runs in Read More…

Hot Stove: Lots of Brad Hughes and lots of offense carry Sheffield Venom to Class F district title

The Venom was too strong for the Drug. No team this summer has been a match for the Sheffield Venom, which ran its record to 21-0 with a 11-0 victory over Midview Drug in a Class F (ages 13-14) Ohio Hot Stove district championship game Saturday. Brad Hughes pitched his second straight no-hitter. Hughes faced Read More…

Keystone’s Jim Piazza named national coach of the year

Jim Piazza, who led undefeated Keystone to the Division II state softball championship last month, is the national high school coach of the year. The honor was announced Friday by ESPNHS, the cable TV network’s high school sports website. “Jim Piazza has coached Ohio’s winningest softball program for the last decade,” the announcement said. “And Read More…

Celebrating success: Party, parade honor Keystone’s state championship softball teams

LAGRANGE — Poland Seminary and Greenville couldn’t do it and neither could 30 other Keystone softball opponents this season. Mother Nature did it Friday night when she rained on the Wildcats’ parade. But like the softball opposition’s, her efforts also failed. Rain, thunder and lightning couldn’t discourage a crowd of perhaps 400 from attending the Read More…

She’s the one: Keystone’s Kenzie Conrad named country’s top high school softball player by MaxPreps website

LAGRANGE — Another day, another honor. They just keep coming for Keystone’s state championship softball team. Kenzie Conrad, a major force in the Wildcats’ unbeaten run to the Division II state title June 2, was named national high school player of the year Tuesday by MaxPreps, an online affiliate of CBS Sports.com. It is the Read More…