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Panthers beat Coventry, win sectional title

Norton’s baseball team defeated Coventry for the third time this season in the sectional finals, 5-1 at home, to improve to 19-1 this season. Luke Bosley pitched a complete game and allowed just four hits and one earned run while striking out six. Norton scored first in the opening frame as Clay Borrelli walked and…

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Magics fall to Copley in playoff opener

Barberton’s baseball team was defeated by Copley in the sectional semifinals for the second straight season. The Indians won in Barberton this time, 5-0. Nick Plucinski started and pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, three walks and four earned runs with five strikeouts. Billy Goble finished the game with 1 2/3 innings, allowing two…

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Magics win night game in Hudson

Barberton’s baseball team improved to 6-15 with a 2-1 win under the lights in Hudson. The Magics took the first lead in the top of the third inning. Gavin Krska and Billy Goble singled with one out, and Krska came around to score on a Hudson error. Goble then scored on a Charlie Hornacek base…

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Lady Magics close out season

Barberton’s softball team closed out the 2019 season with a 7-5 loss to Kent at home. Madison Harshbarger singled twice and drove in two while Haylee Marr singled twice, scored twice and drove in one. Laney Kaisk singled and had two RBIs, Amanda Hrabusa singled and scored, Amber Hughes singled and scored and Karlie Klemons…

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Comets upset Panthers in playoff opener

Norton’s softball team defeated Coventry twice in the regular season, but the Comets got revenge in the OHSAA Tournament opener. The Comets beat the second-seeded Panthers in Norton, 10-1. Norton, who fell to 17-6 with the loss, scored their only run in the bottom of the sixth. Kylie Lewis, Macie Norris and Sarah Nauer each…

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Panthers complete perfect season in PTC

Norton’s baseball team finished 12-0 in the Portage Trail Conference with wins at Coventry May 7 and Streetsboro May 8. They dominated Coventry 16-3 in five innings. Junior Evan Cefalo pitched four innings and allowed three hits while striking out five Comets. C.J. Griffin closed the game with one inning, allowing four hits and zero…

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