June 26, 2016

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High school wrestling: Avon has successful SWC debut

AVON LAKE — Avon had the date circled on the calendar then made its mark in the opening of the Southwestern Conference dual-meet season Thursday night at Avon Lake High School. After winning the West Shore Conference championship the last two years, Avon made its SWC debut with a 73-6 drubbing of Berea-Midpark and then Read More…

High school hockey: Jacob Scheetz scores three goals and defense pitches shutout as Midview rolls over Westlake

ELYRIA — Midview needed a division win and got a big one Sunday, knocking off White West division foe Westlake 7-0 in a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League game at North Park Rec. Neither Avon nor Westlake had won in league play coming in and neither could afford to fall any further behind North Read More…

Goalkeeping is in his DNA: Westlake senior Joe Guay took a chance and now he excels at the same position his dad played

Three years ago, Westlake needed a new goalie after Matt Russell graduated and went on to play the same position at John Carroll University. In stepped freshman Joe Guay. Guay’s journey from freshman year to senior year has been interesting, but not nearly as interesting as how he became the Demons’ goalie in the first Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview pressure proves too much for Wellington

SHEFFIELD TWP – Clearview’s first 12 minutes ended up being a little better than Wellington’s final 20 minutes as the Clippers improved to 4-0 on the year with an 82-77 Patriot Athletic Conference crossover win Friday night. In the first 12 minutes of the game, Clearview was unstoppable, forcing 19 turnovers and converting them into Read More…

High school hockey: North Olmsted rolls over Midview

ELYRIA — North Olmsted showed why it just might be the team to beat in the White West Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League with a dominating 4-1 win over Midview on Sunday at North Park Rec. The Eagles pressured the Middies all over the ice and were able to hold the Read More…

Boys basketball: High-flying Lorain soars past Vermilion

VERMILION — The heart was willing, the jump shot — not so much. Vermilion knew it faced tough odds just to hang with high-flying Lorain in a non-conference matchup Friday night, but the Sailors’ hustling effort couldn’t make up for their 33 percent shooting as the Titans breezed to a 92-40 win. Lorain (2-0) opened Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic tops Brooklyn behind big game from new goalie Kevin Hahn, David Kukucka hat trick

CLEVELAND — Elyria Catholic might not have a big hole in the net after all. The Panthers’ goalie job looked to be up in the air this season after four-year starter Luke Farmer graduated. Never fear, EC fans, St. Edward transfer Kevin Hahn, is here. Hahn posted his second straight shutout Thursday as the Panthers Read More…

Turning it around: LCCC volleyball team rides midseason surge to return to nationals

ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College’s volleyball team had one goal this year — return to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III national championship tournament in Rochester, Minn. It seemed like a tall task for the Commodores with just two members of last year’s national runner-up returning to the team and the squad Read More…

High school football: Firelands gets past Keystone, secures spot in playoffs

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands was in win-and-wait mode in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division finale Friday against Keystone with a playoff appearance on the line. Things did not look good for the Falcons after giving up 25 points to the Wildcats in the second quarter and trailing by three at the half. But a Read More…

High school volleyball: St. Joseph blocks Avon’s title hopes

EATON TWP. — The 25-year old Cinderella story is over. Avon’s run toward its first district volleyball championship since 1990 came to an end Thursday night when the Eagles’ youth simply couldn’t handle St. Joseph Academy’s experience in a 25-16, 25-17, 25-20 loss in the Division I final at Midview. The fifth-seeded Jaguars (21-4) advance to Read More…