October 23, 2014

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Forget the sac fly, how about a smack fly? Mike Aviles hits grand slam in ninth as Indians beat Tigers, snap losing skid

DETROIT — Mike Aviles initially was looking for a sacrifice fly that would snap a scoreless tie. He ended up with a game-breaking grand slam. Aviles homered in the ninth inning to give the Cleveland Indians a much-needed 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, moments after he hoped one of his pop flies Read More…

Crushers use crazy ninth inning to rally past Greys, reduce magic number to make playoffs to one

AVON — All Frontier Greys second baseman Ryan Kiesel had to do was take the ball out of his glove and toss it over to first. But sometimes, when Freight Magic interferes, the simplest task goes awry for visiting teams and leads to a wild celebration for the Lake Erie Crushers. Kiesel, who moved to Read More…

Boys cross country 2013: Avon’s Austin Fasciana has healthy outlook on senior season, chance to make state a fourth time

Avon's Austin Fasciana on his way to a 17th-place finish at last year's Division I state cross country meet. The senior's time of 15:46 was the fastest ever for a Lorain County athlete. He's looking to make it to a state for a fourth time. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Austin Fasciana understands the highs and lows that come with running. The Avon High senior has experienced the extremes. The highs? That’s an easy one. A three-time state qualifier in cross country, Fasciana took Division I All-Ohio honors last year by finishing in the top 25 at the state meet. His 17th-place finish in 15:46.12 Read More…

Girls cross country 2013: Proof’s in the improving for Amherst junior Alexis Szivan

High expectations can be a burden, but Amherst junior Alexis Szivan doesn’t see it that way. Getting better is her only concern. Szivan set a high standard for herself at last year’s state cross country meet, finishing 49th in the Division I race in 19:00.41. It was a personal best for her by nearly 18 Read More…

Despite winning opener by 20, Ohio State has its share of problems to clean up before San Diego State comes to town

COLUMBUS — The coaches at San Diego State and Ohio State have two things in common. First, their teams meet Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Second, neither was particularly thrilled with the way their teams played in the opener. That’s about where the similarities end. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer repeatedly told everyone he saw that, although Read More…

Union workers saluted at Black River Landing

Harry Williamson, the new Lorain County AFL-CIO president, speaks to a crowd during the annual Lorain County Labor Day Festival Sunday at Black River Landing in Lorain. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Solidarity was preached at Sunday’s 19th annual Lorain County Labor Day Festival, as well as the first salvos of the fall election season. Speakers said the rights of union and nonunion workers are under attack in Ohio and nationally. “We need to keep up the fight,” state Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, told a Read More…