December 19, 2014

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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…

High school baseball: Wellington tops Oberlin in eighth on infield single

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WELLINGTON — Sometimes a big hit doesn’t have to be well-struck. Daryn Broadwater’s one-out infield single went about 20 feet, but it was enough to drive home JuJuan Howard and give Wellington a 5-4 win in eight innings over Oberlin in a sectional opener of the Division III Parma District. Brock Waltz had a pair Read More…

Bank robber gets six years in federal prison

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The Wellington man who robbed Sun Center Federal Credit Union last year was sentenced Tuesday to six years in federal prison. Aaron Fortier pleaded guilty earlier this year to a federal bank robbery charge in connection with the Oct. 23 robbery of the Wellington bank in which he stole around $11,118. According to an FBI 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…

Police log for May 8, 2013

Elyria police Monday, May 6 2:15 p.m. — 700 block S. Abbe Road, Jason Peters, 40, Grafton, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Peters’ wife told police Peters said he only showed up to an appointment with her at Psych and Psych Associates so he could kill her, and he later sent her a text Read More…

Police log for May 1, 2013

Wellington police Friday, April 5 11:03 p.m. — Elm Street, a resident said someone was lying in the grass. An officer arrived and found Patrick Graham, 22, 100 block Jones Street, Wellington, lying on the ground, unresponsive. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol and his speech was slurred. He also was unable to Read More…

Prebis Memorial Classic: Elyria’s tough day includes two losses, injury to star pitcher

LAGRANGE — Sinister forces in the cosmos were notably unkind to Elyria on Saturday. The Pioneers (13-4) lost twice to top-ranked teams as the eighth annual Prebis Memorial Classic wound down at LaGrange Community Park. They surrendered five unearned runs in the eighth inning of a 7-2 morning loss to North Canton Hoover (19-0), the 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…

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…

Softball: Amherst shows Dukes no mercy

AMHERST — Nothing cute intended, but the Amherst battery put a charge in the Comets that sparked their 10-0 non-conference, mercy-rule win over Wellington on Wednesday. Amherst’s Mallory Harrell, a junior making her first varsity pitching start, allowed a single to Dukes leadoff batter Erin Reisinger. Harrell didn’t allow another hit the rest of the Read More…