June 30, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
80°F
 

Volleyball: Avon sweeps Magnificat to end district final drought, but top-seeded Olmsted Falls falls to St. Joseph

EATON TWP. — Two matches, two upsets. One a doozy. Third-seeded Avon ended a 26-year district final drought Tuesday night by beating an experienced and second-seeded Magnificat team 26-24, 25-14, 25-22. The Eagles will play for the Division I district championship Thursday night at 7:30 against St. Joseph Academy. Wait, what? Not Olmsted Falls? Nope. Read More…

High school volleyball: Sloppy win for Bulldogs; Comets get swept

EATON TWP. — Even when Olmsted Falls isn’t playing its best volleyball, it finds a way to come out on top. The top-seeded Bulldogs had more than enough to battle through some stagnant play, down North Olmsted 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 on Thursday night and advance to the Division I district semifinals at Midview High School. Read More…

Division I sectional volleyball: Midview, Avon roll in openers

EATON TWP. — Midview made a run to the Division I district semifinals last year. Monday they began a similar trek. The Middies opened a big lead early in the first set and then used late runs in the final two for a 25-11, 25-23, 25-15 win over Rocky River in a Division I sectional Read More…

Volleyball: Olmsted Falls finishes unbeaten in SWC

AVON — Olmsted Falls and Avon played an instant classic in the regular-season finale for both as the Eagles pushed the Bulldogs to five games for the first time this year. Falls withstood an incredible defensive effort by Avon and had just enough at the end to grab a 25-19, 25-16, 23-25, 23-25, 15-13 victory to Read More…

Volleyball: Lutheran West stays perfect in PAC with win over Columbia

ROCKY RIVER — Lutheran West continued its winning ways in the Patriot Athletic Conference, but Columbia pushed the Longhorns to the limit before they pulled away for a 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16 victory on senior night. Lutheran West, 18-3 overall, has won 33 straight in league play dating back to late 2013 and can clinch Read More…

High school volleyball: Olmsted Falls sweeps past Amherst again, takes a two-game lead in Southwestern Conference

OLMSTED TWP. — Perfect and rolling. Olmsted Falls, the seventh-ranked team in the state in Division I, remained unbeaten Tuesday with a second three-set sweep of No. 19 Amherst this season to assert its Southwestern Conference supremacy. The Bulldogs rolled past the Comets 25-13, 25-21 and 25-18 to improve to 16-0, 13-0 in the SWC. Read More…

High school football: Vermilion gets on scoreboard, but not enough in loss to Valley Forge

VERMILION — Vermilion won the battle, but lost the war against Valley Forge on Friday night. The Sailors ended a 10-quarter scoreless streak by exploding for 29 second-half points against the Patriots, but it wasn’t enough as Vermilion fell 34-29. “The offense was jump-started by all 11 players tonight by firing off the ball in Read More…

Volleyball: Firelands finds the right mix for win over Brookside

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands and Brookside each had its share of unforced errors in their Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division match Tuesday night. Fortunately for the Falcons, they pulled together at the right time to post a 25-23, 20-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-10 victory to stay within shouting distance of division-leading Buckeye, which moved to 7-1 Read More…

Volleyball: Olmsted Falls beats Avon in battle of state-ranked teams

OLMSTED FALLS — Senior leadership was the difference for Olmsted Falls on Monday night. The Bulldogs took the first two sets against Avon in a Southwestern Conference showdown between state-ranked teams, but dropped their first set of the year in the third and trailed 23-19 in the fourth. That’s when seniors Katie Edgington and Lexi Read More…

High school volleyball: Hearts for Jesus sweeps Open Door

ELYRIA — Hearts for Jesus and Open Door met for the second time in three days and the Guardians took care of business for the second straight match, but Monday night’s meeting had a little more drama than the first. Open Door lost in two at the Western Reserve Tournament and were swept again Monday, Read More…