October 25, 2014

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Two matches, two sweeps: Teams 1 and 3 roll to wins in Lorain County Senior All-Star volleyball matches

LORAIN — It was an odd night. That is, the teams with odd numbers were the winners Wednesday in the 2008 Lorain County Volleyball Coaches Association’s Senior All-Star matches at Southview High. In the first match, Team 1 prevailed 25-16, 25-15 and 25-21 over Team 2. Team 3 defeated Team 4 25-23, 27-25 and 25-10 Read More…

Girls Division II regional soccer: Avon’s season ends in semis again

 LYNDHURST — Avon’s second straight trip to a Division II regional semifinal unfortunately had the same result — a loss and a long ride back home to Lorain County. Senior midfielder Lee Bachouros scored three goals to lead defending state champion Hathaway Brown to a 4-2 win over the Eagles on Wednesday night at Brush Read More…

Boys soccer: Amherst tops Avon Lake, wins first district title

AMHERST — Amherst withstood a wild and woolly ending Saturday and came away with a 3-2 win over Southwestern Conference foe Avon Lake in a Division I boys district soccer final. With their first-ever district championship, the Comets (10-7-2) advance to a regional semifinal against North Royalton on Tuesday at Bay High at 7 p.m. Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon blows away Lake Ridge with balance

AVON — Avon’s top-seeded girls soccer team showed its versatility Monday as the Eagles came away with an 8-1 victory over Lake Ridge in a Division II district semifinal. Seven girls scored for Avon, with career goal-scoring leader Megan Repas finding the net only once and getting just one assist. The Eagles (16-3) host Firelands Read More…

College football: Area capsules of today’s games

 TODAY’S GAMES No. 14 Ohio State at No. 18 Wisconsin TIME: 8 p.m. WHERE: Camp Randall, Madison TV/RADIO: ABC will televise the game. On radio, the game can be found on WEOL-930 AM and WKNR-850 AM. RECORDS: This is the sixth game of the season for the Buckeyes (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) and the fifth Read More…

Madison new man for Elyria High track: Father of former Pioneer stars hired as boys coach

ELYRIA — Elyria High has hired a person whose name is synonymous with its track and field program to be its new boys coach. Robert Madison, whose daughters Tianna and Christina helped lead the Pioneers to the 2003 girls Division I state championship, has been hired to replace Daryl Nalle. Nalle stepped down to spend Read More…

College football preview: Tough schedule awaits Baldwin-Wallace this season … starting today

BEREA — Challenging is the word that best describes the outlook for Baldwin-Wallace’s season. The Yellow Jackets open with a game at Franklin (Ind.) College today. This will be the first-ever meeting with the Grizzlies, who are a perennial Heartland Athletic Conference powerhouse and participated in the Division III playoffs last year. “This will be Read More…

Hot Stove Baseball: Columbia Station Precision Installs falls in state title game

 ALLIANCE — Tough team, tough loss. Columbia Station Precision Installs fell just short of a Class G (ages 11-12) Hot Stove state title Sunday when it lost 2-0 to Alliance Pizza Hood at Butler-Rodman Park. Pizza Hood scored single runs in the third and fifth innings and Columbia had no answers offensively, managing just three Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Five area teams, three from Columbia Station, heading to state tournament in Alliance

GRAFTON — Columbia Station pulled off the trifecta Sunday as three teams representing that community won Hot Stove regional championships at Reservoir Park, earning trips to the state tournament in Alliance this coming weekend. J&J Greenhouses (Class F, ages 13-14), Precision Installs (Class G, ages 11-12) and Viccarone Heating and Cooling (Class H, ages 9-10) Read More…

Little League baseball: Rain merely delays Avon win over Cuyahoga Falls North, title celebration

AVON — A 30-minute delay to the start of Monday’s game didn’t deter Avon’s 11-year-olds from accomplishing their mission. Alex Stump walked with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Eagles an 11-1 mercy-rule victory over Cuyahoga Falls North and the District 3 championship. With their Read More…