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No baseball teams headed to Columbus

By admin Published: May 28, 2007

No baseball teams from the Beacon Journal's five-county coverage area advanced to the state tournament.

Highland (Division II) and Canton Central Catholic (Division III) made it the farthest but both lost in regional finals.

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Five area softball teams headed to state

By admin Published: May 27, 2007

Five softball teams from the Beacon Journal's five-county coverage area have won regional titles and advanced to the state final four in their respective divisions.

Here are the teams:

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Player of the Game

By admin Published: May 24, 2007

BASEBALL

Galion Division II Regional

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Baseball: Division IV regional tournament

By admin Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

Division IV

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Baseball: Division III regional tournament

By admin Published: May 22, 2007

Division III

Where:
Ed Sandy Field at Elida Middle School.

Schedule:
Canton Central Catholic (24-5) vs. New London (22-3), 2 p.m. Thursday; Defiance Ayersville (19-5) vs. Bloomdale Elmwood (23-6), 5 p.m. Thursday.

Outlook:
Junior Grant McCoury had a double, a triple and two RBI, and junior Rob Hoagland had two singles and a double to lead Canton Central Catholic to its second consecutive district title with a 10-6 win over St. Thomas Aquinas. New London beat defending district champion Elmore Woodmore 7-5 in its district final.


Where:
Carl ‘‘Ducky’’ Schroeder Field at Massillon High School.

Schedule:
LaGrange Keystone (22-6) vs. Burton Berkshire (18-9), 2 p.m. Thursday; Youngstown Ursuline (20-4) vs. Woodridge (26-2), 5 p.m. Thursday.

Outlook:
Junior Jordan Wilhite (8-1) pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Woodridge to its second consecutive district title with a 10-0 win over East Palestine. Senior Fred Guerra had two singles, a triple and three RBI, and junior Joe Lewandowksi had two doubles and three RBI for the Bulldogs in their district final. Youngstown Ursuline was a state runner-up last season.

Note: Regional finals are at 2 p.m. Friday

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Baseball: Division II regional tournament

By admin Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

Division II

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Baseball: Division I regional tournament

By admin Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

Here are scouting reports for baseball regional tournaments:

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Highland makes history

By admin Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

The Highland baseball team defeated Brookside 10-0 last Friday to claim its first district title in school history.

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Same teams next season?

By mikeb Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

It would not be a shock to see Kenmore and Ellet back in the City Series Baseball Playoff Championship game next season.

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Harris ends Kenmore career a champion

By mikeb Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

It was nice to see Kenmore senior Adam Harris conclude his high school athletic career as a champion.

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Player of the Game

By mikeb Published: May 22, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

BASEBALL

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Player of the Game

By mikeb Published: May 19, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

BASEBALL

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Joy, frustration for Firestone

By mikeb Published: May 19, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Firestone boys track and field team experienced excitement and disappointment Friday night at the Division I district meet at Ravenna.

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District champions

By admin Published: May 19, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

Here is a list of area baseball and softball teams that won district titles and are still alive in the state playoffs:

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Canton South, Minerva win district semifinals

By mikeb Published: May 18, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Canton South and Minerva baseball teams each won Division II district semifinal games Thursday at GlenOak High School.

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Tallmadge advances to district final

By mikeb Published: May 18, 2007

Posted by Bryan Fair for the Beacon Journal 

The Tallmadge Blue Devils defeated the Archbishop Hoban Knights 4-3 in 10 innings in a Akron Division II district semifinal on Thursday at Summit Lake Park.

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Johnston leads Highland to district final

By admin Published: May 17, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

Junior Cory Johnston continued to prove that he's one of the area's elite aces.

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Teams need more than just momentum

By admin Published: May 17, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

When high school teams make successful playoff runs, their wins are often attributed to the players becoming hot at the right time.

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Walsh Jesuit baseball No. 1 in poll

By mikeb Published: May 17, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Walsh Jesuit baseball team is ranked No. 1 in the final Division II Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association poll.

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Aurora wins wild game

By mikeb Published: May 16, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Aurora baseball team won their Division II district semifinal game over Parma Padua Franciscan in exciting fashion Wednesday night at Bedford High School.

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Player of the Game

By admin Published: May 16, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

BASEBALL 

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Player of the Game

By admin Published: May 15, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

BASEBALL

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Lucas Walsh commits to John Carroll

By admin Published: May 14, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

Walsh Jesuit senior pitcher Lucas Walsh has committed to continue his academic and baseball career at Division III John Carroll University.

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Player of the Game

By admin Published: May 14, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

SOFTBALL

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Player of the Game

By admin Published: May 14, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

SOFTBALL

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Walsh Jesuit wins Catholic meet

By mikeb Published: May 14, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Walsh Jesuit girls track and field team won the All-Catholic meet contested on Saturday. Archbishop Hoban came in fourth place.

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Wadsworth dominates Suburban League meet

By mikeb Published: May 14, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal 

The Wadsworth boys and girls track and field teams won the Suburban League meet Saturday at Green. Each squad scored 163 points to win.

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Federal League Track and Field Champions

By mikeb Published: May 12, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Federal League held its track and field championships Friday night at Austintown Fitch and the Isles siblings from Jackson showed their sprinting ability is among the best in the area.

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Hoban freshman is perfect

By admin Published: May 11, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

Lauren McNeil has quickly made a name for herself as the Archbishop Hoban softball team's ace pitcher.

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Highland senior Ben Klafczynski on fire

By admin Published: May 11, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

There was a lot of hype surrounding Highland senior center fielder Ben Klafczynski before the 2007 high school baseball season began.

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WRC Track and Field Champions

By mikeb Published: May 11, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Western Reserve Conference held their track and field championship meet at Stow Thursday night and Solon won both the boys and girls team title.

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Green on a roll

By mikeb Published: May 10, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

The Green baseball team has rebounded after a dismal start to win a Division I sectional championship and advance to a Canton district semifinal matchup with Jackson 2 p.m. Tuesday at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.

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Evans commits to Wright State

By mikeb Published: May 8, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

North Canton Hoover senior N'Gai Evans has made an oral commitment to attend Wright State University on a basketball scholarship.

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New coaching era at Buchtel

By admin Published: May 8, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter David Lee Morgan Jr.

The announcement hasn't been made officially regarding the new football coach at Buchtel but one source told me that it will be former Buchtel star Ricky Powers. The other candidate was former St. Vincent-St. Mary head football coach Jay Brophy, another former Buchtel star.

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Ellet baseball clinches regular-season title

By admin Published: May 7, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich

The Ellet baseball team clinched its second consecutive City Series regular-season title. The Orangemen (14-8, 12-0 in the City Series) defeated the Kenmore (14-5, 9-3) Cardinals 5-4 on Saturday and 2-0 on Monday.

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Walsh Jesuit baseball reloads

By admin Published: May 7, 2007

Posted by Beacon Journal sportswriter Nate Ulrich 

Walsh Jesuit baseball coach Chris Kaczmar appears to be running a program that is able to win year after year - no matter what.

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Hoban honors

By RonPreps Published: May 7, 2007

Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal

Archbishop Hoban sophomore sprinter Brittany Brown and coach Joe Lutz received awards after the Knights won the North Coast League Championship girls track and field meet May 5.

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More high school news, we got it.

By RonPreps Published: May 7, 2007

If there is one phone call we receive every day here at the Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, it is one asking for more high school coverage.

Now sometimes, the caller means their high school, not all of our coverage area.

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