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ALL-STAR EVENTS AT FIRESTONE STADIUM

The Akron Racers are proud to host two high school softball All-Star events each year following the conclusion of the OHSAA State Softball Championships at Firestone Stadium.

BARNEY ELLIS ALL-STAR SERIES

The Barney Ellis All-Star Series brings together the best softball players from Summit, Portage, Stark and Medina counties in high school, from sophomores to seniors.  Named after “Mr. Softball” Barney Ellis (as dubbed by sports writer Tim Rogers), who paired with Dennis Smith to begin the Series in 1988 to honor the best players in the area.  Ever since, the Barney Ellis All-Star Series has capped off the high school softball season.  The All-Stars compete in one of three games pitting the Portage All-Stars vs the City All-Stars, the Suburban All-Stars vs Metro All-Stars and the Stark All-Stars vs the Summit All-Stars.

NORTHEAST OHIO SENIOR ALL-STAR GAMES

The NEO Senior All-Star Games are a set of all-star games played by some of the best high school senior softball players in Northeast Ohio.  The NEO Senior All-Star Games give the selected players one more chance to put on their high school uniforms and represent their school.  The NEO Senior All-Star Games serve as the final high school event held at Firestone Stadium each year.

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