September 1, 2015

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sopko throws all over Strongsville in Avon win

STRONGSVILLE — Someone had to fill the void in Avon’s high-powered passing offense created by wide receiver Zack Torbert’s graduation. That someone looks like Darrin Davis. Davis caught five passes for 94 yards while Jake Sopko had a near-perfect night with 302 yards on 27-of-40 passing, and Avon rolled to a 41-24 victory over Strongsville Read More…

High school football 2015: Black River feeling healthy, confident it can get back to its usual winning ways

Black River Pirates

Black River had a very un-Black River-like season in 2014. The Pirates went 4-6, failing to reach .500 for the first time since 2007, while also snapping a five-year streak of winning at least six games. But that record can be deceiving. Black River started 3-2 and won its two cross-division Patriot Athletic Conference games. Read More…

EC’s Abrahamowicz chooses Nebraska to play baseball

Andrew Abrahamowicz pitches for Elyria Catholic earlier this sesason. CHRONICLE FILE

Even though Nebraska gave him all the time he wanted, Andrew Abrahamowicz didn’t take long to make his decision. Abrahamowicz, who just completed his sophomore year with Elyria Catholic, has orally committed to pitch for Nebraska in the spring of 2018, accepting a scholarship offer from the school. He said the coaches were one of Read More…

High school football 2015: Wellington is speedy but young, will need to be fast learners, as well

Wellington Dukes

Wellington may be young this season, but coach Sean Arno expects them to be fast. So it only makes sense for the Dukes to run a fast-paced offense to capitalize on the speed of their skill position players. “The kids have trained hard and we have a lot of two-sport athletes who have come together Read More…

High school football 2015: Keystone wants to keep the good times rolling

Keystone Wildcats

Keystone may have said goodbye to the top senior class in school history, but don’t tell the Wildcats to lower expectations this season. Fresh off its first playoff appearance last year and winning a piece of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title in 2013, Keystone is hungry for more. Gone, however, is a senior class Read More…

North bats come alive to deny Avon state tournament bid

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Avon had two chances to win the Little League District 3 Majors championship, but couldn’t close the deal against Cuyahoga Falls North on Monday. North’s bats came alive for the second straight game, scoring in all but one inning in a 16-7 win to clinch a spot in the state tournament which Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-12 all-stars fall to Cuyahoga Falls North, but still have one more chance to make state

AVON — Cuyahoga Falls North got its revenge Saturday night, forcing a decisive game for the Little League 11-12 double-elimination championship with an 18-5 win against Avon. The teams will play again Monday at 6 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls for the Ohio District 3 title and a berth in the state tournament, which begins July Read More…

Little League baseball: Elyria East Majors run into tough Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher, bow out of district tournament

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Elyria East had its chances early, but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow against Kyler Tepus on Wednesday. The Cuyahoga Falls South pitcher delivered four strong innings, striking out 10 and leading his Majors (ages 12U) team to a 12-2 victory in the Little League district tournament. South will play Cuyahoga Falls North Read More…

Little League baseball: Mason Bingham’s big blast lifts Avon 12-U team past Cuyahoga Falls and into championship game

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Mason Bingham only got one at-bat but he made the most of it Saturday. Avon’s 12-U Little League team entered the top of the sixth tied with Cuyahoga Falls when Bingham crushed a pitch to the parking lot for the decisive two runs in a 4-2 win, sending Avon to the championship Read More…

Little League Baseball: Strong arms carry Avon to district win over Tallmadge

TALLMADGE — A baseball team can never have enough pitching depth, and all three of Avon’s arms were on display Thursday night against Tallmadge in an 11-12-year-old district game. Mason Bingham, Jason Clay and Nathan Hergenroeder combined for 11 strikeouts and Avon did not allow a hit until the fourth inning in its 9-2 win Read More…