April 17, 2014

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Midview coach Bill Albright named Big 33 coach

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Bill Albright hasn’t had much chance to unwind after guiding the Midview football team to an 8-2 record last season, but you can bet he’s not complaining. Not that he’s had any time to complain even if he wanted to. Such is life as the head coach for the Ohio team in the Big 33 Read More…

High school football: Special years for Firelands, Avon pay off in top awards

Good players, good teams, good coaches and good seasons pretty much go together. Just ask Avon and Firelands, two of the top football teams in Lorain County this season and the teams that dominated the special awards in this year’s All-Lorain County voting. Avon, which is 12-1 and playing in the Division II state semifinals Read More…

High school golf: Beau Titsworth has game in shape

Beau Titsworth is digging the 60s again. Just don’t bother looking for anything tie-dyed in the St. Ignatius senior and Avon Lake resident’s closet or expect him to sprinkle groovy or far out into his conversation. No, his retro love is not about the Swinging ’60s but the scores his golf swing is once again Read More…

High school golf: Aussem’s top goals: Play smart, contend

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AVON LAKE — Brendan Aussem believes he learned something valuable at last week’s Division I district golf tournament and he hopes it will pay dividends for him at the state tournament at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. It wasn’t the mostly steady way he played in shooting a 2-over 74 at Red Hawk Run in Findlay, Read More…

High school golf: Pressure no drag for freshman Niki Schroeder

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AVON LAKE — When she was 9, Niki Schroeder spent back-to-back weekends winning national drag racing championships in Tennessee and Illinois, driving at speeds of 80-85 miles per hour. So, really, how terrorizing could a downhill 3-foot par putt possibly be after that? Probably not very. Still, Schroeder traded in her lead foot for a Read More…

District golf: Avon Lake’s Brendan Aussem survives playoff

The clock was ticking on Brendan Aussem’s season. Literally. The Avon Lake junior had just hooked his drive into the heather and almost out of bounds on the first playoff hole at Thursday’s Division I district golf tournament at Red Hawk Run Golf Course in Findlay. If that wasn’t bad enough, now he couldn’t find Read More…

Boys golf: ‘Off’ round can’t keep Shoremen from 4th straight district

Andrew Lombardi of Avon Lake lines up a putt during the Division I sectional golf tournament in Huron on Wednesday. Lombardi shot a 79 to lead the Shoremen to third place. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

HURON — There were definite lessons to be learned from Avon Lake’s performance at Wednesday’s Division I boys sectional golf tournament. Important, life-affirming lessons such as avoiding overconfidence and not giving up even when you think you’ve hit three balls out of bounds. But the most important lesson learned might be this: Never, ever forget Read More…

High school golf notes: Lake Ridge’s Mitchell Rice staying hungry

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Hey, what are you going to do? Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes, well, he eats you. Lake Ridge senior Mitchell Rice did just about everything he could have hoped to do Wednesday in his bid to win a third straight Division III sectional tournament at Pine Hills. Not only was his even-par 72 Read More…

High school golf 2011: Talent delaying Titsworth’s senior season

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It’s like Beau Titsworth just walked up to the tee of a water-lined par 5 and found three foursomes waiting on the tee, two in the fairway and another on the green. No sense getting angry. All he can do is wait. Two weeks of his final year of high school golf are already in Read More…

Longtime EC coach and supporter Lou Rotunda dies at age 85

Lou Rotunda

ELYRIA — Lou Rotunda graduated from Elyria High School, worked 44 years at The Chronicle-Telegram, was a lifelong member of St. Mary Church, was heavily involved in CYO, belonged to the Knights of Columbus, the Elyria United Polish Club and the Elyria Senior Fellowship and was both a Moose and an Elk. While he was Read More…