November 25, 2014

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Volleyball: Avon Lake’s serving ensures they get revenge on Brecksville

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AVON LAKE — Now that’s more like it. After suffering a loss to Brecksville in the season and conference opener last month, Avon Lake gained a little sweet revenge Thursday night and, in doing so, reduced the number of teams in the top spot in the Southwestern Conference to two. The Shoregals (8-2 overall) are Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria coach blasts sloppy play

ELYRIA — The pride that Elyria coach Jodie Johnson has for Pioneers volleyball is unquestioned. She was a leader in her playing days on very good Elyria High teams, and has guided the Elyria program successfully since taking over as head coach. So it would be a huge understatement to say that Johnson was a Read More…

Soccer: Amherst’s Perkins scores 3 goals in dominating win over Avon Lake

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AVON LAKE — For most soccer players, scoring three goals in a match against your archrival would be a career highlight. For Amherst freshman Ally Perkins, well, it may just be a sign of things to come. Perkins scored once in the first half, helping the Comets erase a 1-0 deficit against Avon Lake, and Read More…

Volleyball: Shoregals strike first vs. Comets

AVON LAKE — Chalk Round 1 up to Avon Lake, but make sure to circle Oct. 2 on the calendar — that’s when the Shoregals visit Amherst for Round 2. In a match that had a late-season-showdown feel, Avon Lake used the play of seniors Christine Bohan, Whitney Craigo and Isabelle Wagner to hold off Read More…

High school football 2012: Vermilion has high hopes

VERMILION — After years of uncertainty and no clear direction for its football program, Vermilion may have found the perfect fit as leader of the Sailors in first-year coach Rob Duray. Duray, who also teaches social studies at Vermilion High, knows the Sailors’ history and the kids he has to work with. Now he just Read More…

Boys soccer: Young Falcons open season with rout of Sandusky

SOUTH AMHERST — Without a senior on the roster, Firelands coach Kennie Searight could not have scripted a better season opener for his young Falcons on Saturday against Sandusky. Behind a pair of two-goal performances from sophomores Tristan Clark and Cole Lewis, the Falcons cruised to an 8-0 win over the visiting Blue Streaks. Junior Read More…

High school football 2012: Numbers are down, but Oberlin’s upbeat

OBERLIN — If there’s any truth to the old phrase that “good things come in small packages,” then the big smile on third-year Oberlin coach Fred Howery’s face may tell the tale of the Phoenix football season. Despite the fact he has just 32 players on his roster and his team is coming off a Read More…

Wrestling: Lorain nabs title thanks to Devin Hill’s pin

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LORAIN — Prior to Thursday’s final match at the Lorain Holiday Classic, the name Devin Hill wasn’t a part of the city’s long and illustrious wrestling tradition. But the Titan senior changed all of that in just 28 seconds. With Lorain trailing Clyde for the overall team title by just three points, the Titans needed Read More…

Boys soccer: Oberlin fails to finish, falls to Independence

OBERLIN — For more than 70 minutes, Oberlin had Independence right where it wanted it. Only one problem: The Phoenix couldn’t close the deal. Oberlin wore down the much quicker Blue Devils and took their best shot for most of the match, only to come up empty on eight shots in the final 10 minutes Read More…

Boys sectional soccer: Oberlin doesn’t dazzle, but still wins easily

OBERLIN — At tournament time, it doesn’t really matter how you get it done — as long as it gets done. On Saturday, in a Division III boys sectional soccer final, Oberlin got it done. It may not have been a work of art, or exactly how Oberlin coach Matt Fox drew it up, but Read More…