April 21, 2014

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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…

Wellington rescue crews respond to rail emergencies

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WELLINGTON — Wellington firefighters were called to two unrelated incidents involving CSX trains within 18 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday. The first occurred about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when fire broke out in a locomotive of a CSX freight train at the Webster Road crossing, according to Wellington Fire Chief Mike Weatherbee. The fire was confined Read More…

Wellington employee earnings

WELLINGTON — Village Administrator Steven Pyles, who was the top paid employee in 2011, is again at the top of the list with a salary of $83,179 in 2012. Other top earners included Mark Rosemark, the wastewater superintendent, Police Chief Steve Rollins and David Bealer, electric superintendent, each earning more than $65,000. Wellington’s mayor, Barbara Read More…

Boys basketball: Wellington fights back, still falls

WOOSTER — When one team shoots well and takes care of the basketball, and the other shoots poorly and is careless when it has possession, the result is pretty predictable. Northwestern (12-11) shot a blistering 57 percent in the first half and turned the ball over just four times to build a lead it held 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…

Girls basketball: Panthers win big; Dukes dominated

BARBERTON — It was domination Thursday at the Barberton Division III district where Elyria Catholic and Rootstown faced little resistance on their way to sectional titles. In the opener, top seed Elyria Catholic coasted to a 65-24 win over Oberlin, while Rootstown jumped out to an early 16-point lead in the second game and cruised Read More…

Wellington grad wants district to update school logo

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WELLINGTON — That classy fellow with the stylish top hat and monocle might disapprove of people fighting over him. But that’s what appears to be brewing because of a recent effort by Columbus artist and 1992 Wellington High School grad Scott Marion, who wants to see the school’s vintage logo brought back or a newer Read More…