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Class of 2014 Archive


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On to Columbus: Bears' tournament run continues

Over the last two weeks, the North Royalton baseball team has put together a tournament run that most teams can only dream of. But for the Bears, it\'s all very real. And that reality will surely intensify this coming Friday morning when they step out of the dugout and onto the field at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus. North Royalton earned its first trip to the OHSAA Division I baseball final four in school history by winning the Bowling Green Regional championship. The Bears defeated St. Edward, 4-1, Thursday at Cuyahoga Community College\'s Ron Mottl Field, then traveled out to...    (4609 reads)

Bears best Mustangs, Wildcats to win district title

The North Royalton baseball team is headed to the regional tournament. The Bears, the third-seeded team in the Strongsville District, defeated the second-seeded Mustangs, 7-2, on Tuesday in the district semifinals. On Wednesday, they stunned top-seeded St. Ignatius, 5-2, to win the district championship and advance to the Bowling Green Regional Tournament. Next up for North Royalton is St. Edward, the winner of the Lorain District. The two teams...    (3249 reads)

Mustangs rally late, survive slugfest with Royalton

Through the first four innings, everything seemed to be going North Royalton\'s way. The Bears put up a 5-run second inning Tuesday against Mustang ace Alex Barnes, who had previously given up just one run in 18 innings of work. Then in the bottom of the fourth, first baseman Dominic Pissini blasted a 3-run homer over the right field wall to give the home team a 9-4 lead. Even trailing 11-9 in the sixth, the Bears put up three more runs to retake the lead. But Strongsville got a pair of runs in the seventh and made them stand to come away with a 13-12 win in a key Northeast Ohio Conference...    (4115 reads)

Titans get the big inning, hold on to down Demons

Just two games into the season, Berea-Midpark head coach Chuck Salata was still waiting for his Titans to come up with a big inning at the plate. While they didn\'t exactly break out the heavy lumber, Thursday\'s second-inning output at Westlake was a step in the right direction. On a warm, windy afternoon, Berea-Midpark scratched out a four-run second inning and made the most of it. The Titans went on to build a 6-0 lead, then held off the host Demons in the final frames for a 6-4 Southwestern Conference win. \"We\'ve been waiting for that big inning,\" said Salata, whose team moved to 2-1 on the season. \"We had a couple more chances...    (5564 reads)

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