April 21, 2014

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H.S. Bowling: Keystone sweeps North Shore Tournament

LORAIN — For the third straight year, a team champion for the North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament was decided by two pins or less. Unlike the last two years, this year’s battle to the wire was on the boys side. And what a classic it was Sunday at the Rebman Recreation Center. The Keystone boys Read More…

High school swimming: Elyria Catholic doesn’t just win, it dominates North Coast League meet

OBERLIN — Victory was never the question for Elyria Catholic at Saturday’s second annual North Coast League Swimming and Diving Championships. The only question was just how much the Panthers would dominate. Easy answer. EC completely dominated in defending its title. The Elyria Catholic boys team won nine of 12 events and the girls captured Read More…

Bowling notebook: Vermilion boys looking to get North Shore Conference championship back

Vermilion has won the last two Lorain County Division I sectional titles even though it’s only won one of the last two North Shore Bowling Conference tournaments. Last year, Vermilion finished third (3,738) behind North Ridgeville (3,948) and Keystone (3,741) in the league tournament. Part of the reason for the Sailors’ off day was that Read More…

High school swimming notebook: Maddock, Ward shine for Elyria at Northeast Ohio Conference championships

Senior Courtney Maddock won two events for Elyria on Saturday at the Northeast Ohio Conference swim championships in the Lake Division. The meet was held at the University of Akron. Maddock took top honors in both the 200 IM (2:24.53) and 500 free (5:41.31). EHS senior Jacque Hawes was second in the 50 free (25.97) Read More…

Track coach Jack Wilhelm leaves long-running legacy

For nearly five decades, it was impossible to be involved in track and field or cross country in Lorain County without running across Jack Wilhelm. The longtime teacher and coach left his mark on the sports over half a century, and he taught innumerable young runners how to be the best at their sport and Read More…

H.S. swimming: Avon’s Louis Runge stars at WSC meet

FAIRVIEW PARK — Louis Runge threw in a dash of Olympic magic at the fourth annual West Shore Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. It paid dividends, as the Avon senior was the only boy to win four events. “I told my coach (Sarah Anders) this morning that I just wanted to win half Read More…

High school bowling notes: Sheppard’s big day leads Keystone past Vermilion in roll-off for league title

Junior Heather Sheppard had a career day for the Wildcats on Thursday afternoon at Brunswick Zone as the Keystone girls team defeated Vermilion 2,126-2,068, to win a roll-off for the North Shore Bowling Conference championship. Sheppard opened with a season-high game of 236, finishing the game with seven straight strikes. She bowled 197 for her Read More…

H.S. Swimming notes: Srail diving to new depths for Avon Lake

Avon Lake sophomore diver Morgan Srail is having quite a season. Srail broke the school’s six-dive record set in 1999 by Jackie Nowak of 260.63 with a score of 266.925 Tuesday night against Amherst. Srail also broke Nowak’s 11-dive school mark from 2000 of 386.55 on Jan. 24 at the Northeast Ohio Classic at Canton’s Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: 2 titles give Admiral King 2nd place at Firelands Invite

HENRIETTA TWP. — One small win and one big win got Admiral King a second straight second-place finish at the Firelands Wrestling Invitational on Saturday. Freshman 103-pounder Johnny Spinkston and senior heavyweight Quentin Watson won championships for the Admirals, who placed in nine of 14 weight classes en route to scoring 154 points. Maple Heights Read More…

High school bowling notes: North Ridgeville boys on a real roll, notch season’s best league game

North Ridgeville was on fire Wednesday at Lake Erie Lanes, ringing up the season’s high scratch game in North Shore Bowling Conference competition with a 1,344 en route to a 2,552-1,917 win over Open Door. Junior Joe Sas had a 472 series and senior Justin Harnden a 471 to lead the Rangers, while junior Collin Read More…