Falcons News · 2019 Spring Sports Wrap- Up

The spring athletic season for 2019 is officially in the books and once again The Falcons had many great accomplishment over the past few months.
Softball finished their season as District Runner-Up after losing to Keystone in the District Championship. The girls pulled off a 19 win season which may be the best of all time. I will be dusting off the history books to see if that hold true, but never the less, 19 wins is the most wins in a Dostall coached season which has had many terrific finishes over the years. The girls were awarded for their season with many post season accolades in the Conference, Country and All- District Teams. The elusive All-Ohio Softball player is still not found a home in the hallowed halls of FHS, but the girls all return and look to change that next season.
Baseball also finished the year with a 19 win season and in most years we would have been elated. The season come to an abrupt end as the extremely talented Falcons were not able to move past the 1st round as the lost to Padua in 11 innings 2-1. This is an example of why sports are so important in life as it teaches all of us so many great life lessons during our athletic journey. No other extra-curricular experience can help mold and shape the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow. This is why 85% of fortune 500 CEO participated in athletics in high school and beyond. There is no better proving ground in dealing with adversity than the athletic fields. Bo Shembeckler once said when asked about how his Michigan Football team was going to be that fall “come back in 15 or 20 years and let’s see how many of the boys are good fathers and husbands. That will determine how good of a team we have created”. Knowing these boys., I can’t wait to look at the men that they all become in 15 years. I believe they will all be people we can all be proud of.
Track once again had great numbers and continues to be ultra-competitive not only in the conference, but the county, district, regional and state level. The season ended with Blake Ruffner jumping 6’5” and placing 6th at the OHSAA State Track Meet in Columbus. This is the second year in a row that Blake has made it down to state and amazingly enough made it in a different event as a junior (400m). Blake also become the first Falcon in school history to become All-State in both Football and Track. Blake was joined at Regionals by a flock of Falcons as the boys 4×200, boys 4×400 and boys 4×800 all qualified. Sophomore Jacob Farley also qualified in the 800m for the boys. On the girls side Alessandra Davis qualified in the 1600m and senior Peyton Phillips qualified in both the 300m hurdles as well as the 100m hurdles. All in all it was a great year for track as the Boys captured the final PAC Championship in the history of the league by a single point over Keystone. The teams will reload and look to become Lorain County League Champions in 2020 with many terrific Falcons returns for 2019 PAC Coach of the Year Steve Lias.


All PAC Baseball

  • Alex Brill- 1st Team- PAC Player of the Year
  • Austin Urban- 1st Team
  • Grant Price- 1st Team
  • Aaron Urban- 2nd Team
  • Jacob Mullins- 2nd Team
  • Zack Brill- HM

All PAC Softball

  • Ashley Struass- 1st Team
  • Larren Rounds- 1st Team
  • Emily Stewart- 2nd Team
  • Lexy Coggins- 2nd Team
  • Abby Aslaksen- HM