July 28, 2014

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Softball: Columbia’s perfectly placed popups down Clearview

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COLUMBIA STATION — Location, location, location. Columbia demonstrated Wednesday that line drives aren’t always necessary to win a game. The Raiders, ranked eighth in Division III, scored four of their five runs on perfectly placed popups to beat Clearview 5-1 at Cole Ross Field in a showdown of the premier Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Clearview in 10 innings, stays perfect in PAC

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — It was everything and more you could expect in a showdown for first place in the Stripes Division of the Patriot Athletic Conference. Columbia held on to first place Tuesday by beating Clearview 5-2 in an epic battle that went three extra innings on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. The game was nearly Read More…

Man arrested after Lorain National Bank robbery

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Police and investigators scaled an apartment building on Berkshire Drive as Lorain County sheriff’s deputies positioned themselves around a wooded area nearby in search of a man suspected of robbing Lorain National Bank on Monday afternoon. An hour after the robbery was reported at the bank, 42835 North Ridge Road, deputies apprehended Read More…

Softball: Clippers edge Pirates in pitchers’ duel

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — With Clearview’s Sarah Kaya and Black River’s Dagmar Smith in the pitcher’s circle Tuesday it was a given that runs would be hard to come by. What nobody realized was that one run would win it all. Clippers catcher Angelica Flecha doubled to lead off the first inning and scored on a 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…

Baseball: Sailors jump on Clippers’ miscue

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VERMILION — After three hours and 10 innings, and with the sun starting to set, Thursday’s Clearview-Vermilion game came down to which team would make a mistake first. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th, Clippers catcher Jack Bennett appeared to catch the Sailors’ Ryan Barnes straying too far 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…

Division III district wrestling: Five of 35 from area go unbeaten on first day of tournament

GARFIELD HTS. — It was a tough progression to watch. Lorain County entered the Division III district wrestling tournament at Garfield Heights High with 35 wrestlers Friday night. A dozen managed to win their opening round, five were able to advance to the semifinals and 12 more were eliminated after 0-2 performances. The five semifinalists Read More…

Clearview Schools superintendent resigns

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LORAIN — Clearview Schools Superintendent Stanley Mounts is resigning due to family obligations. School board members at their Monday meeting approved Mounts’ resignation, which takes effect March 29. “We will really miss you,” board member Richard Marcucci said after the unanimous vote. Mounts was superintendent of Clyde/Green Springs Schools from 1985 to 1994 before moving Read More…