August 1, 2015

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Little League Softball: Elyria East Junior All-Stars start regional tourney with pair of wins

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — The Elyria East Little League Junior All-Stars got off to a perfect start Saturday in the regional tournament. Elyria beat Indiana 7-0 in the opener, then topped Michigan 4-0. April Howser pitched both games, allowing a total of seven hits. Elyria scored quickly vs. Indiana when Lexi Reinhardt singled up the Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East Juniors head to regional tourney with return to World Series on their minds

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ELYRIA — Elyria East Junior Softball All-Star coach Len Howser fondly recalls the day two summers ago when his team was at the airport in Portland, Ore., returning home from the Little League World Series. The girls made a commitment to themselves, then and there, that they would return to the World Series within the Read More…

Elyria East rolls over Avon; date with Tallmadge looms

ELYRIA — Pitching, timely hitting and a bit of wildness from the opposing pitcher all added up to an 11-1 win for the Elyria East All-Stars (9-10) in the consolation bracket final over the Avon All-Stars in the District 3 Little League softball tournament. Elyria East will have its hands full Thursday night when it Read More…

North bats come alive to deny Avon state tournament bid

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Avon had two chances to win the Little League District 3 Majors championship, but couldn’t close the deal against Cuyahoga Falls North on Monday. North’s bats came alive for the second straight game, scoring in all but one inning in a 16-7 win to clinch a spot in the state tournament which Read More…

Avon wins deciding game against Cuyahoga Falls, advances to state

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AVON — Josh Putka is affectionately called “Pudding Cup” by his teammates. And Monday he delivered an early treat with a bases-clearing double to the fence to get Avon’s 10-11 all-stars going in an 11-8 District 3 championship win over Cuyahoga Falls North at Veterans Memorial Park. “They were just joking around,” Putka said of Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/20/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. I wonder if the writer from Office Space, Mike Judge, who came up with the “somebody’s got a case of the Mondays” line is super smug about the fact that he created a cultural phenomenon. I bet he is. We have Read More…

Little League softball: Elyria East Juniors win state

Elyria East players pose after winning the Little League Juniors state title Sunday. PHOTO PROVIDED

Elyria East turned in a pair of convincing wins over Coal Grove on Sunday to win the Little League Junior state softball title in Portsmouth. East rolled to a 7-1 win in the first game then came back with a 10-0 mercy-rule win in the second. The wins send East to the Junior (ages 13-14) Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-12 all-stars fall to Cuyahoga Falls North, but still have one more chance to make state

AVON — Cuyahoga Falls North got its revenge Saturday night, forcing a decisive game for the Little League 11-12 double-elimination championship with an 18-5 win against Avon. The teams will play again Monday at 6 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls for the Ohio District 3 title and a berth in the state tournament, which begins July Read More…

Little League baseball: Elyria East Majors run into tough Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher, bow out of district tournament

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Elyria East had its chances early, but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow against Kyler Tepus on Wednesday. The Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher delivered four strong innings, striking out 10 and leading his Majors (ages 12U) team to a 12-2 victory in the Little League district tournament. South will play Cuyahoga Falls North Read More…

Little League softball: Elyria East Juniors roll over Cuyahoga Falls South in district championship, head to state tourney

ELYRIA — Two years ago, the 12-U Elyria East All-Star team made it all the way to the Little League World Series. Now, the same all-stars, just in a different age bracket, earned a trip to the Juniors state tournament with a 12-0 win over Cuyahoga Falls South in the district championship game Saturday. April Read More…