August 23, 2014

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Boys basketball: Vermilion pulls off comeback in regulation, then slips by Firelands in OT to earn rivalry bragging rights

Vermilion's Cameron Kuhn drives past Firelands' Cole Sklarek. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — The Vermilion-Firelands boys basketball rivalry hit new heights Monday night. Both teams played their hearts out, both crowds were vocal and to top it off, the game went into overtime where a single free throw made the difference as the Sailors pulled out a 57-56 win over the Falcons in non-conference action. “That’s Read More…

District Hockey: Avon last local team standing after easy win, double-overtime loss by Westlake

BROOKLYN — And then there was one. Avon became the last remaining area team alive in the Brooklyn district hockey tournament with a convincing 11-1 win Saturday over Bay. The Eagles will meet Holy Name, the ninth-ranked team in the state, next Saturday at 3 p.m. The Eagles became the lone local survivor after Westlake Read More…

District Hockey: Midview’s failure to finish periods leads to season-ending loss

BROOKLYN — The Middies just couldn’t get away from giving up late goals and it cost them dearly in a 5-4 loss to Lakewood in the district tournament Wednesday at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The evening was also not kind to North Olmsted, as the Eagles fell 4-3 to Brecksville-Broadview Heights in double overtime. In Read More…

District hockey: Midview scores goals in bunches, bashes Normandy in opener; Olmsted Falls slips past Parma

2-10-14 linda murphymidview's #11 Kyle Kudela takes the puck down the ice.

BROOKLYN — After a tough first period, Midview scored three goals in 40 seconds in the second period Monday on the way to a 9-1 win over Normandy in the opening round of the district tournament at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Middies (12-14) will face West Shore Conference foe Lakewood on Wednesday at 8 Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Avon outscored in third period, loses Baron Cup II final

Avon's Eric Novakovic passes the puck against Western Reserve Academy in the first period of the Baron Cup II championship game Sunday afternoon at the John M Coyne Recreation Center in Brooklyn. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — The third period was not kind to Avon on Sunday, and it cost the Eagles the Baron Cup II championship. Western Reserve Academy posted a pair of goals in the final period to pull away for a 3-1 win at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. “I felt the game was going to be close Read More…

Baron Cup: Olmsted Falls’ rally not enough

Olmsted Falls' Steve Wilks and West Geauga's Tom Karlsson battle for control of the puck as Wilks skates toward the goal. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Olmsted Falls put together a furious third-period rally in its Baron Cup III semifinal against Blue East champion West Geauga, but it just wasn’t enough. The Bulldogs fell 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. “The main thing we took away was our heart in the third period,” Bulldogs coach Brett Thompson Read More…

High school hockey: Joe Sefchik’s stellar play in goal ensures Avon gets by Hoover, heads to Baron Cup II title game

Avon goalie Joe Sefchik makes a save on a shot after Hoover's Dylan Onfy evades Avon's Dominic Bowlin. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Not much can beat a hot goalie in the playoffs. Avon senior Joe Sefchik continued his solid run in the Baron Cup II playoffs Friday, allowing only a single goal as the Eagles posted a 2-1 win over North Canton Hoover at Brooklyn Recreation Center. Avon, 26-3-1 in just its second year in Read More…

Hockey: Olmsted Falls advances in Baron Cup

Olmsted Falls' Joey Egan  takes control of the puck from Twinsburg's Zach Blackburn in a match at Brooklyn Recreation Center. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — The drought is over for Olmsted Falls. The Bulldogs played solid from start to finish against Twinsburg in the Baron Cup III Tournament at the Brooklyn Recreation Center and rode a pair of goals from Zach Sadowski and the hot goaltending of Zach Snyder to win 4-1. Olmsted Falls (20-7) advances to play Read More…

High school hockey notes: Avon Lake might have only one win, but just having a team makes this season a success

There are plenty of hockey teams that start the year with visions of Baron Cup or state playoff championships dancing in their head. Other teams just want to keep their hockey programs alive. Avon Lake falls into the latter category. It didn’t even know if it would have a team this season until several members Read More…

Hockey Notes: Westlake’s only female player mixes it up among the guys

Westlake’s Grace Jenkins slaps a shot toward the net during a recent practice.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

When this hockey season started, Westlake found itself in the upper Red Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League after the defection of several state-powers to start their own conference. It took the Demons a few weeks to find their legs, but now they are on a roll, winning 10 of 11 games Read More…