January 31, 2015

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High school golf: Avon sweeps boys, girls West Shore Conference tournament titles

Avon’s Ryan Sikora watches his tee shot Thursday at Sweetbriar on the way to a tournament-best 3-over 75 that helped the Eagles win the team championship, too. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Avon made it a memorable final West Shore Conference golf tournament. The conference is disbanding after this school year following 10 years of existence, so the Eagles decided to go out strong, winning the boys and girls golf tournament titles Thursday afternoon on a sunny but cool day at Sweetbriar’s Legacy Golf Read More…

Volleyball: Avon continues successful ways against Midview

Avon’s Elizabeth Zollos serves Tuesday during a sweep of West Shore Conference rival Midview. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — The Avon Eagles are soaring. Avon ran its overall record to 10-1, while improving to 7-0 in the West Shore Conference, with a three-game sweep — 25-12, 25-23, 25-19 — at Midview’s Kubuski Gym on Tuesday night. To Midview’s credit, after being routed in the opening game it rallied to make the Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake captures Midview Invitational team title

Westlake's Patrick Steffen drives the ball during the Midview Invitational at Columbia Hills on Tuesday. He shot a 75 to help the Demons win the title. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

COLUMBIA STATION — Westlake continues being one of the top area boys golf teams and a threat to go far in the post-season tournaments. The Demons won their third big tournament of the still-young season by capturing the Midview Invitational Tuesday with a 309 score at Columbia Hills Country Club. Because school classes have begun Read More…

High school volleyball: Lutheran West has Keystone’s number

Lutheran West’s Margaux Thompson has her shot blocked by Keystone’s Summer Constable and Camryn Smith during Thursday’s match at Keystone. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Twelve was a magic number for the Lutheran West Longhorns on Thursday night, thanks in large part to sophomore Margaux Thompson. First of all, that’s Thompson’s number, and she was a key factor in the Longhorns’ sweeping past Keystone 25-14, 25-21, 25-19 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover match. Thompson got the match-winning Read More…

Boys soccer: Joshua Lewis scores four goals, leads Elyria past Keystone

Elyria goalkeeper Sabastian Delcorral dives to make a save on a shot on goal by Keystone's Steven Speck. Elyria's Gabriel Negron trails behind. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Elyria boys soccer coach Brett Heighberger and junior midfielder Joshua Lewis think alike. If three goals is a “hat trick,” what do you call it when one player scores four goals in a game? “A hat trick plus one,” both answered Thursday after Lewis poured in four goals in the Pioneers’ 6-4 non-conference Read More…

Oley foursome tops at Lorain County Community College golf benefit

Long-drive professional Mike Ziegler hits a drive off one foot at Elyria Country Club on Monday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — There were some doctors in the house Monday afternoon at Elyria Country Club for the 24th Annual Jack Nicklaus-Lorain County Community College scholarship benefit golf outing. Ed Oley, CEO of Lorain’s Mercy Hospital, and teammates Jim Stephens, Scott Pember and Jon Avellone, all associated with the hospital, shot a combined 118 to win Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake, Patrick Steffen survive tough conditions to win Ranger Invitational

Westlake’s Patrick Steffen chips Thursday at the Ranger Invitational at Avon Oaks. Steffen won individual honors with an even-par 72 and led the Demons to the team title. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — What a difference a day can make. And a golf course. Westlake’s score Thursday at the Ranger Invitational was two strokes worse than it shot Wednesday at the Pioneer Invitational. But the Demons’ 330 was good enough for the win Thursday on a chilly and windy day at Avon Oaks Country Club, while Read More…

Boys golf: Elyria’s Dylan Edgell wins Pioneer Invitational; Avon rolls to another team title

Elyria’s Dylan Edgell sends a putt on its way Wednesday at Forest Hills Golf Course. Edgell shot a 2-over 72 to win the Pioneer Invitational, a day after shooting a 99. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Dylan Edgell knew he had to do something different. Avon, on the other hand, didn’t see the need to change anything. Both were winners Wednesday at the Pioneer Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Course. Elyria High’s Edgell won medalist honors with a 2-over 72, one day after shooting 99 at the Grey Hawk Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake off to a another winning start

Westlake's Patrick Steffen watches his shot fly to the green Thursday during the North Olmsted Invitational. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Beware area boys high school golf teams: There are some scary Demons lurking out there this season. The Westlake Demons, that is. They opened the season Thursday with an impressive 301 team score at the 12th Annual North Olmsted Invitational at Springvale Golf Course, edging Brecksville by a shot for the title. Read More…

Baseball: Lorain County All Stars split doubleheader

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VERMILION — All-star games are usually all about offense, as players concentrate on having fun —and that means scoring runs. But the annual Lorain County Baseball Senior All-Star doubleheader Saturday at Vermilion High School had the pitchers in the spotlight on a beautiful, sunny late-spring day. Consider Amherst’s Justin Mott—announced as Lorain County’s “Mr. Baseball” Read More…