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Lacrosse season hits the ground running in 2015

Varsity lacrosse preview: From the April 15, 2015 issue of West Side Sports (page B5) By Ryan Kaczmarski The snow has melted and the flowers are blooming in Northeast Ohio. The rain as of late has spoiled a lot of the early spring season games for baseball and softball, but in the lacrosse world, all […]

Sportsmanship a priority for Westlake Baseball League

Courtesy of John S. Alfes The phrase “Good game” echoes throughout the night sky as Westlake Baseball League (WBL) players shake hands after an early June game. This display of sportsmanship dates back to when the league first began and has continued as a lasting tradition for baseball programs around the world. The WBL offers all […]

Westlake’s Bata stands out in East-West game

Football By Jeff Gallatin Friday’s East-West All-Star game at George Finnie Stadium typified what Westlake linebacker Chad Bata loves about the game of football. Even though the West came out on the short end of the 34-22 final score, Bata led the West defenders with three individual tackles, tied Adam Kantor of North Royalton for […]

Local talent shines in loss at GCFCA East-West All-Star game

Lowry named West MVP Football By Ryan Kaczmarski It was another rough night for the West squad at the annual Greater Cleveland Football Coaches Association (GCFCA) East-West All-Star football game, as the East won for the fourth year in a row, this time 34-22, Friday night at Baldwin Wallace University’s George Finnie Stadium. Out of […]