October 23, 2014

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Avon’s Ana Lopez takes third at Division I sectional tennis tournament, advances to district

Avon’s Ana Lopez returns a shot Tuesday on her way 
to qualifying to next week’s district tourney in singles. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Ana Lopez moved to Avon from North Dakota after the tennis season began. The sophomore primarily played first doubles and just a handful of singles matches, so despite winning championships at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association and West Shore Conference tournaments, she went unseeded at the Division I sectional draw. It’s safe Read More…

High school football: Avon senior Ohradzansky making up for lost time

Avon senior inside linebacker Cory Ohradzansky is leading an Eagles defense that has allowed just 20 points during the first four games of the season. The unbeaten Eagles meet unbeaten Midview tonight. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

After bursting on the scene as a sophomore inside linebacker and leading Avon in tackles, Cory Ohradzansky was poised for an even bigger junior season. But he suffered a knee injury that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery just three games in, and had to watch from the sideline as Avon made a second straight Read More…

High school football: Avon, Midview ready for tonight’s huge game

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A few minutes after coaching his team to a wild 83-50 West Shore Conference victory over Rocky River, first-year Midview coach D.J. Shaw turned his thoughts to the Middies’ next opponent … Avon. The Eagles (4-0, 1-0) bring a 30-game WSC winning streak — and four straight conference titles — into Adelsberg Stadium tonight, while Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria holds on late against Olmsted Falls

Elyria’s Abbey Ramirez advances the ball Monday as Falls’ Meredith Ashton pursues. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It wasn’t easy, but it was satisfying for the Elyria Pioneers. Elyria scored three early goals in Monday’s non-conference game against Olmsted Falls and four in the first half, but still needed a late defensive play to hold off the Bulldogs 5-4 at Pioneer Field. “It’s hard not be excited after this game,” Read More…

High School Football: Rocky River at Midview

EATON TWP. — The numbers were simply staggering and better suited for a video game. Midview and Rocky River combined for 1,116 yards of offense and 133 points Friday night on the turf at Ross Field. In what turned into a game of can-you-top-this, it was the Middies that reached 80 points first, holding off Read More…

Midview’s Crum filling QB hole left by Callaway

Midview sophomore quarterback Dustin Crum has thrown for 722 yards and nine TDs in leading the Middies to a 3-0 start this season. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

First-year Midview coach D.J. Shaw knew he inherited some talent, but there was one key position that needed to be filled … and he wanted to be sure he made the right choice. Sophomore Dustin Crum, who had been the quarterback on the freshman team and for the final two games for the junior varsity Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon Lake springs upsets, wins first SWC tournament since 2006

Avon Lake’s Lexi Krieg eyes a return Monday on the way to winning the SWC Tournament’s second singles title. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — A seven-year run of dominance came to an end Monday at the Southwestern Conference girls tennis tournament. And, for the first time since 2006, when coach Christine Dieken was playing for the Shoregals, Avon Lake was crowned tournament champion. The Shoregals withstood rain, an extra day of tennis, a change of venue and Read More…

High School Football: Galion at Keystone

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Keystone quarterback Denny Szalai pushes the ball up the field on the carry as Galion's Jacob Fryer goes for the tackle in the first half Friday night at Keystone High School.

  LaGRANGE — Galion coach Chris Hawkins wasn’t going to let Keystone senior tight end and Kentucky recruit C.J. Conrad beat his team Friday night. Double-teamed the entire game, Conrad was held without a catch by the Tigers. The rest of the Keystone offense made some plays, but wasn’t able to put any points on Read More…

Boys golf 2014: Area players key to St. Edward’s run at a third straight trip to state

St. Edward’s golf team is counting on three players from the area to lead it to a third straight trip to the Division I state tournament. They are, from left to right, Wil Bethune (Avon Lake), Anton Krecic (Columbia Station) and Danny Zahn (North OImsted).  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

It’s been almost a year since the St. Edward golf team qualified for the Division I state tournament for the second-consecutive time. Last year, the Eagles, who had four golfers with local ties in their top four — Joey and Anton Krecic (Columbia Station), Wil Bethune (Avon Lake) and Danny Zahn (North Olmsted) — found Read More…

High school football: Keystone’s C.J. Conrad always willing to do more to help team win

Keystone senior tight end and safety C.J. Conrad, who will play for Division I Kentucky next year, has added returning punts to his duties this season, already breaking one for 80 yards. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

C.J. Conrad came into his senior year at Keystone already armed with a Division I football scholarship to Kentucky and a conference championship. Don’t expect him to feel satisfied. The 6-foot-5 tight end and safety used that scholarship and last year’s three-way tie with Buckeye and Black River atop the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…