Archive for May, 2011

Ready, set … DQed

Ready, set … DQed

| May 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

We’re in the middle of the track and field postseason, and I’ve witnessed several false starts — some by local standouts. It seems a little unfair that after all the hard work and dedication an athlete puts into their craft, one misstep can be the difference between going on and going home. I know thinclads […]

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The real boys and girls of summer taking infield!

Wrapping up another year!

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the high school sports season for 2010 – 2011 is coming to an end, I can’t help but think back through the year and have to say overall it was yet another successful season for all area schools and their respective sport programs. Another great crop of seniors are going through the halls for […]

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one to forget

one to forget

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Perfect weather, perfect seats at Progressive Field. A sweet young lady by the name of Sarah Turner delivered a stirring (if a bit drawn out) version of the National Anthem. Then Mitch Talbot threw his first pitch, Jacoby Ellsbury lined it up the middle, and it was all downhill from there. By the time the […]

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Regionals and DR All-Star games

Regionals and DR All-Star games

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

  The high school baseball and softball seasons are quickly coming to an end, but there are some big contests left to be played. REGIONAL BASEBALL, SOFTBALL In softball, Loudonville will play Norwayne in a Div. III Massillon Regional Semifinal at Massillon Community Park at 5 p.m. Wednesday. In baseball, Rittman takes on New Washington […]

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Area down to 5 baseball teams, 2 softball

Area down to 5 baseball teams, 2 softball

| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The area is down to 5 baseball teams left in the OHSAA tournament and just 2 softball teams. I had a chance to watch an impressive showing by Rittman today, beating Windham 8-0 at Copley in a Barberton District semifinal. Lance Horner struck out 15 in a one-hitter as he hit 88 mph on the […]

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from winter to summer

from winter to summer

| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

I know I’m not breaking any news here, but this spring has been, by far, the worst I can remember. April showers have brought May downpours. It was funny for the first week or so, but it’s been beyond ridiculous for some time. All of us here have long ago ran out of ways to […]

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Apology?

Apology?

| May 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

An apology? I about choked when I saw this and heard it. More kind of disbelief, anger and a simple case of “What the heck?” “I couldn’t do it by myself against that team,” James said. “I apologize for the way it happened, but I knew this opportunity was once in a lifetime.” This was […]

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Track and field league meets

Track and field league meets

| May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

We’re lucky to have such strong track and field competition in our own backyard, and there’s plenty of local action in Wayne and Holmes counties this weekend as the Ohio Cardinal Conference, Principals Athletic Conference and Wayne County Athletic League championships are all hosted by area schools. The OCC championships are at Knights Stadium in […]

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scoreboard 5/10/2011

scoreboard 5/10/2011

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Baseball Rittman 7, Kingsway Christian 1 (Div. IV Barberton Sectional) Brecksville 6, Cloverleaf 2 (Div. I Hudson Sectional) Hiland 13, Tuscarawas Central Catholic 1 (regular season) Orrville 16, Mansfield 0 (regular season)   Softball Smithville 9, Chippewa 5 (Div. III Norwayne Sectional) Hillsdale 10, Mapleton 0 (Div. III North Ridgeville Sectional) West Branch 5, Triway […]

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Daily Record sports editor Aaron Dorksen takes a break from the action between the Rays and Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland Tuesday night.

Ranking the most surprising Indians

| May 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

CLEVELAND — It’s good to be up at Progressive Field reporting on the Indians, baseball’s most surprising team this season, even if it did take a 1-hour, 35-minute rain delay until the game against the Tampa Bay Rays started here Tuesday night. The Tribe’s AL-best 22-11 record to start this homestand has been unexpected for […]

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