April 1, 2015


Boys basketball: Heated Avon, Midview rivalry continues on court

Midview's Dimitri Redwood, center, grabs a rebound between Jacob Wells, left, and Jeffrey Laraway of Avon. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Fresh off two highly entertaining and nerve-wracking football games this fall, Midview and Avon renewed their rivalry on the basketball court Friday night in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. This time, the game wasn’t nearly as close, but it had the same result — a Midview win. The Middies, Read More…

High school wrestling: Numbers, solid performances add up to 2 North Ridgeville wins

North Ridgevile’s David DiFilippo, top, has control against Elyria Catholic’s Paul Hruby in a 152-pound match Thursday at Vermilion. DiFilippo won 14-6 and was 2-0 on the night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — North Ridgeville won the numbers game … and both of its matches Thursday night. The Rangers were the only team that competed in the West Shore Conference wrestling double dual that had all but one of its weight classes filled. While that alone helped translate into victories over Elyria Catholic (70-4) and the Read More…

High school wrestling: Avon wins its first K of C title in dominating fashion

Avon’s Joe Travagliante downs Midview’s David Croftcheck 11-3 in the 195-pound final Saturday at Avon Lake. The win was Travagliante’s second K of C tourney title. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — After winning a West Shore Conference championship a year ago, Avon coach Mark Porter had good reason to expect big things for his wrestling team this season. He has even better reasons today after what the Eagles did at the 34th Annual Knights of Columbus tournament at Avon Lake High School. With Read More…

Wrestling: Avon nabs Day 1 lead at Knights of Columbus tournament

Avon High School's Robert Canterbury wrestles and pins Port Clinton High School's Deegan Beach in the 152lbs weight class on Friday evening, Dec. 5.

AVON LAKE — Wrestling season is officially underway, and it’s looking very good for Avon. The 34th annual Knights of Columbus Wrestling Tournament kicked off Friday night at Avon Lake High with a three-round, round-robin format in each weight class. Wrestlers were broken up into pools of two, three or four, depending on the number Read More…

High school football: 18 Lorain Countians will be playing for the D-I title

A large contingent of Lorain Countians will be part of St. Edward High School’s team which will take on Huber Heights in Saturday’s Division I championship game. Seven of them are, front row from left, Sean Powers (Elyria), Kyle Tomshack (Vermilion), Ben Gauthier (Avon), Scott Koney (Avon Lake) and Drake Morris (Avon); back row from left, Alex Stump (Avon) and Matt Carandang (Avon). STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

When Avon’s Ben Gauthier and Matt Carandang and Elyria’s Sean Powers were shadowing students as eighth graders at St. Edward High School, the place was abuzz. The football team had just finished the season 15-0 and were celebrating a 35-28 win over Huber Heights Wayne in the Division I state football championship. The trio got Read More…

Keystone’s C.J. Conrad wins Golden Helmet award


LAGRANGE — C.J. Conrad’s senior football season was one that players dream about. Conrad began the year by accepting a Division I scholarship and orally committing to play for Kentucky. Then the 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end/linebacker had a fantastic season on the field — both as an individual and as a member of the Keystone Read More…

Midview dominates All-Lorain County football team

Midview quarterback Dustin Crum rushes for a touchdown while defended by Avon's Austin Lewis. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Midview’s dream season came to a halt Friday in the Division II regional championship game. But while the season is over, the accolades continue to pour in for the Middies. Midview — the only Lorain County school to go undefeated during the regular season and reach a regional final — dominated the individual honors in Read More…

High school football: 3 area players, 4 coaches pick up top district honors


Midview has a big football game coming up Friday, but the Middies were able to do some celebrating Wednesday. As were a bunch of area football players and teams thanks to the All-Northeast Ohio District Football Team which was released by The Associated Press. The Middies, who play Nordonia in the regional final Friday night Read More…

Men’s college basketball: Avon grad Jack Poyle scores 26, leads Oberlin past Wittenberg for first time in 36 years

Oberlin’s Jack Poyle drives in for a layup against Wittenberg on Saturday at Oberlin College. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It had been 36 years and 50 games since Oberlin College’s men’s basketball team defeated Wittenberg. Trailing by 10 at halftime in their season opener, the Yeomen methodically battled back in the second half. And when all was said and done Saturday afternoon at Philips Gym, Oberlin’s raucous student section was ready to Read More…

Frontier League: Crushers unveil 2015 schedule


AVON — The Frontier League 2015 regular season schedule was released this week, and the Lake Erie Crushers got a favorable draw. For the fourth straight year, the Crushers will open the regular season at home. This summer, the Southern Illinois Miners will come to All Pro Freight Stadium for the season-opening three-game series on Read More…