November 26, 2014

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Division I regional track: North Olmsted’s Price knocks off defending champ on way to long jump title

AMHERST – It`s been a long time coming, but the wait was well worth it for Josh Price. The North Olmsted senior won the boys long jump title at Wednesday`s Division I regional track meet at Richard S. Cooley Track. Price jumped 22 feet, 8¼ inches to defeat defending champ Shaun Joplin of Sylvania Southview Read More…

High school track notes: Area athletes turn in big-time performances at district meets

Several area athletes enjoyed stellar performances at last week`s district meet. Keystone junior Anthony Chizmadia won the Orrville district with a discus toss of 159 feet, 8 inches. He is seeded No. 6 for today`s Lexington regional and remains in the hunt for a state-qualifying berth. “I`m seeded only four feet from the last qualifying Read More…

Elyria Catholic Outstanding Female Athlete Award: Heidersbach made plenty of memories

ELYRIA – In some rare downtime Friday afternoon, EC senior Evann Heidersbach was putting some cherished high school memories in a scrapbook with her mom, Annie. It gave her a chance to pause and reflect. Undoubtedly best known for her talents in the pool, success hasn`t spoiled the two-time All-American and 16-time All-Ohio swimmer. The Read More…

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon: Westlake’s McConville takes 5th, honors grandpa

CLEVELAND – It was a special day in more ways than one for Westlake`s Shannon McConville on Sunday at the 32nd annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. McConville dropped 15 minutes from her previous best marathon time to finish fifth in the women`s division in three hours, 10 minutes and six seconds. Read More…

Dad sets the pace, she tries to keep up: Elyria Catholic grad Jennifer Sirken piling up the marathons

Like father, like daughter. Jennifer Sirken is following in her dad`s big footsteps in the marathon and she couldn`t have a better role model. Bruce Schmidt has 58 marathons under his belt, but Jennifer`s five marathons aren`t exactly chopped liver. All five of Sirken`s marathons have been in Chicago, which is has had hot, uncomfortable Read More…

Track and field notes: OHSAA rules Elyria’s Jones ineligible

Elyria junior Burgundy Jones trained with the varsity track team all season with the hopes of regaining her eligibility. Those hopes ended this week when the Ohio High School Athletic Association ruled her ineligible for the rest of the school year. An Elyria High student and member of the track team the past two years, Read More…

High school track and field: Westlake girls win their own relays for third straight year; North Olmsted boys second to Hudson again

WESTLAKE – Depth and balance carried the Westlake girls to their third straight title at Saturday`s 44th annual Westlake Relays. The Demons won five of 16 events and were second in five others as they outdistanced St. Joseph Academy, 110-100. For the third straight year, the North Olmsted boys finished second to Hudson. The Explorers Read More…

Track and field notebook: Avon likely moving up to Division I next year

Avon High School track fans should be prepared for some changes next year when the OHSAA releases information for its divisional breakdowns for sports during the 2009-10 school year. According to athletic director Erich Frombach, the boys and girls track teams are likely to move up to Division I. Other Avon sports potentially impacted by Read More…

Swimming: EC’s Heidersbach picks Ohio State

Many college swim programs would be a great fit for Evann Heidersbach, but the Elyria Catholic senior finally decided Ohio State was the perfect fit. Heidersbach orally committed to Ohio State on Thursday and announced her intentions at the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame banquet Saturday. Heidersbach plans to sign her letter of intent at Read More…

Eagles flying high: North Olmsted boys, Avon girls have strong performances at Avon Jim Reynolds Relays

AVON — To compete and win at the Avon Jim Reynolds Relays takes something a little different than other meets. Track athletes need “sea legs” of sorts to adjust to the jumbled order of running events. The North Olmsted boys and Avon girls handled the task very well Saturday. North Olmsted was the class of Read More…