Sports Category

First state champ in school history, softball star, headline NOHS athletic HOF Class

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Some of the best athletes in the history of North Olmsted High will be honored when they are inducted into the school’s sports hall of fame.

The 2016 HOF class includes the team which won the school’s first state title in any sport and a softball/soccer player who went on to become the head softball coach at a Division I college program, as well as two …Read More

Run of late-inning losses results in bad flashback for longtime Tribe fan

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Nothing can torment the soul of a baseball fan more than seeing their team go down to defeat in a last-inning loss.

As a diehard Cleveland Indians fan dating back to the 1973 season I’ve experienced my share of tough-to-swallow, walk-off losses, as they are now called. None made one gag more than that Game Seven walk-off, extra-inning loss to the Florida Marlins in the 1997 …Read More

Area athletes give all at competitive Comet Relays

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Westshore
By Joe Ostrica

With 49 teams – 25 for boys and 24 for girls – competing at the 61st Comet Relays at Amherst High School last Saturday, there was plenty of talent on display for fans of local high school track and field. Magnificat placed the highest among area schools, finishing fourth overall in girls action. Avon’s Lady Eagles tied Brunswick for seventh. Westlake led area …Read More

Rangers defy odds, reach district final

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Division I Playoffs
By Joe Ostrica

 

The North Ridgeville boys basketball team wasn’t supposed to do much in the Division I bracket. Seeded seventh, the Rangers were the favorite to win its first round matchup, but after a 63-61 win over No. 9 Westlake, the Rangers were fortunate to advance to play in round two.

Facing No. 2 seed Elyria in the sectional finals, North Ridgeville shocked hoops …Read More

Rockets blast way to first district title since 1993

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Division II Playoffs

By Joe Ostrica

The Division II district finals contest between the top two seeds was about as big as a game gets for the Bay Rockets boys basketball team, shooting for their first district championship in 23 years. Playing at North Ridgeville High School, the No. 1 seed Rockets faced off with No. 2 seed Keystone. Bay came out on fire, taking a 36-23 …Read More