August 1, 2015

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Joey Burney’s blast lifts Crushers past Miners for first win

Trevor Stevens of the Crushers makes the play at second base and throw to first Sunday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

AVON — The offensive woes that plagued the Lake Erie Crushers on Friday and Saturday disappeared in Sunday’s home-opening series finale. A huge three-run home run from cleanup hitter Joey Burney — the Crushers’ first homer of the season — highlighted a four-run third inning. That proved to be enough for a 5-2 win over Read More…

Sectional Tennis: Oberlin’s Claudi Olaes takes runner-up among boys, headed to district tourney

ROCKY RIVER — Oberlin sophomore Claudia Olaes has been a trailblazer of sorts this year. A female competing in boys tennis, Olaes emerged as one of the area’s top players regardless of gender, holding her own and then some against boys her age and older. After going 4-1 at this week’s Division II sectional tournament, Read More…

Three veterans prepared to lead as Lake Erie Crushers open season tonight

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AVON — When Jeff Isom took over as manager of the Lake Erie Crushers in 2013, three of the first players he signed were shortstop Juan Sanchez, catcher/infielder Emmanuel Quiles and infielder Anderson Hidalgo. Isom left for Joliet after one year, but the Latino trio stayed with the Crushers and helped them reach the postseason Read More…

H.S. Football: Coach Thom Lesiecki leaves Brookside for Uhrichsville Claymont

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With uncertainty surrounding a new levy for the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake School District, the district decided early this year to eliminate 17 teaching positions. One of those positions belonged to Brookside football coach Thom Lesiecki. Even though the levy passed recently, ensuring that no further cuts to the athletic or extracurricular programs would be made, Lesiecki’s Read More…

Boys Basketball: John Srnis steps down as Amherst coach

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Amherst is in the market for a boys basketball coach. John Srnis recently submitted his resignation to athletic director Casey Wolf and principal Michael May, Wolf confirmed. Srnis noted his son, Adam, was about to graduate from the high school and he was ready to take a break. Srnis did not return messages seeking comment. Read More…

H.S. Softball: Avon freshman Tina Clark beats Midview with 3-run homer in 7th inning

Avon's Dani Austinson hits an RBI double in first inning of a game at Midview on April 22. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Down to its last out and down by a run, Avon was about out of chances to stay unbeaten in the West Shore Conference. But freshman Tina Clark seized the final opportunity, making her first career home run even more memorable. Aided by a strong wind that contributed to home runs by Read More…

High school baseball: Lorain hands Bedford first loss of season, stays undefeated in Lake Erie League

Lorain’s Julien Walker slides in to third safely Monday during a 7-4 win over undefeated Bedford. The win left the Titans unbeaten in the Lake Erie League. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Something had to give, that much was obvious. Turned out it was Bedford’s defense. Lorain and Bedford entered Monday’s Lake Erie League game with identical 4-0 records, but five Bedford errors — and eight Titans hits — did the job for the Titans, who picked up a 7-4 win at The Pipe Yard. Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Boys tennis: Avon Lake set to defend LCAAA tourney title

Avon Lake surprised itself last year. With the ACT on the same day as the annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Tournament, Avon Lake’s lineup took a big hit. Relying on a few call-ups from the junior varsity, the Shoremen stunned the field, sweeping the doubles championships and snagging two other runner-up trophies at second Read More…

High school baseball: Streaks end as Keystone, Firelands split

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PENFIELD TWP. — Firelands came into Tuesday sporting an undefeated record. Keystone came in not having not lost a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2013. Thanks to Monday’s rain, which caused a suspended game at Firelands High School to resume prior to Tuesday’s regularly scheduled affair at Penfield Community Park, both streaks came to an Read More…