September 2, 2015

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High school softball: Clearview finds some positives in losses to tough teams

LORAIN — With the postseason right around the corner, Denny Myers wanted to challenge his Clearview Clippers, so he brought in two highly competitive teams for a tri-tournament Saturday. And even though his team lost both games, the Clippers coach was far from unhappy with the experience. “We battled them,” Myers said after the Clippers Read More…

High school track: AuBree LaForce leads way as Vermilion girls defend title at own invite

VERMILION — Last year was great. This year was better. A year ago, the Vermilion girls won their annual track and field invitational for the first time. Friday, even without the services of their graduated star Emily Cunningham, the Sailors made it two in a row. Dominating the event from the get-go and buoyed by Read More…

High school baseball: Raiders rally in 6th inning, prevail in 9th

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COLUMBIA STATION — The Patriot Athletic Conference game between Columbia and Clearview on Wednesday had all the ebbs and flows of a great prize fight. After the Raiders tied it with a two-out, two-run single by junior Michael Boey in the bottom of the sixth, every at-bat for the remaining three innings was pressure-packed. That’s Read More…

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…