February 9, 2016

Elyria
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High school bowling: Keystone boys and Firelands girls headed back to district tournament for third straight year

MEDINA — The third time was the norm for the Keystone boys and Firelands girls bowling teams in Sunday’s Division II Northeast sectional at Medina AMF Lanes. Both teams advanced to districts for the third straight year, continuing their seasons at the Bedford Division II district on Feb. 20 at Roseland Lanes. Keystone finished second Read More…

High school bowling: All four 2015 NSBC champs defend titles

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Repeat business was the theme at Sunday’s 13th annual North Shore Bowling Conference tournament at Brunswick Zone as all four returning team winners were successful in their title defenses. The Elyria High boys won their second straight NSBC tournament Division I title, pulling away from 2014 winner North Ridgeville in the three Read More…

H.S. Swimming: Avon Lake girls, Amherst boys capture SWC titles

WESTLAKE — Impressive in their own ways, the Avon Lake girls and Amherst boys ruled the 35th annual Southwestern Conference Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday at the Westlake Recreation Center. The Shoregals won the SWC title for the first time since 2001 and it was their first outright crown since 1998. The Avon Lake Read More…

H.S. Swimming: Amherst’s continued success fueled by family legacies

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Family is a big reason the Amherst swim program has been solid and consistent over the years. It’s also a major factor in the boys team’s 7-0 start and status as top contender for the Southwestern Conference championship. Senior Matthew Pecze is the youngest of four siblings to swim for Amherst. He follows in the Read More…

High school bowling: Cousins have been on the lanes for years

Kennedy Shreve

Bowlers Kennedy Shreve of Vermilion and Elizabeth Haught of Midview are cousins. They could likely pass for sisters. The two have been very tight since birth. But for as long as they’ve known each other, the current high school bowling season is a first of sorts. A 16-year-old junior, Shreve is in her third year Read More…

High school swimming: Amherst sweeps Eagle Open

NORTH OLMSTED — They did it in different ways but, in the end, the Amherst boys and girls pulled off a sweep Saturday at the 16th annual North Olmsted Eagle Swim Open at North Olmsted Rec Center. The boys dominated with depth, chalking up five firsts and six second-place awards as they defended their title Read More…

Double feature: Pair of Avon freshmen gymnasts look to do big things for Magnificat

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Avon residents and Magnificat freshmen Emily Connor, left, and Julia Pompeani are great friends on and off the gymnastic mats.

The bond of friendship has carried gymnasts Emily Connor and Julia Pompeani a long way the past nine years as teammates for Great Lakes Gymnastics and classmates at Holy Trinity in Avon. The strong relationship bodes well for the Magnificat High gymnastics program. The Level 9 freshmen bring a wealth of talent to the high Read More…

Boys bowling: North Ridgeville’s Austin Smith eyes big year

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Resilient is perhaps the best word to describe Austin Smith. The North Ridgeville bowler slugged it out with the best high school bowlers last winter at the Division I state tournament, finishing eighth with a 613 at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. The top 10 finish earned him Division I second-team All-Ohio honors. Justin Harnden and Read More…

Girls bowling: Selena Frazier has new team, same goals

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Selena Frazier has a new team. Not a new school, but a new team this bowling season. Frazier bowled for the Open Door boys team the last two years because the Patriots didn’t have a girls team. This year she was the only Open Door student to sign up for bowling so she opted to Read More…

Penton Memorial 10K Turkey Trot: Amherst grad Nina Hill wins female division

ELYRIA — Eight straight appearances finally paid off for Nina Hill as the 21-year-old Carnegie Mellon senior won Thursday’s 47th annual Penton Memorial 10K Turkey Trot for the first time. The 2012 Amherst Steele graduate clocked 44 minutes, 46 seconds and finished 22nd overall in a record-tying field of 295 runners. She defeated Ashland University’s Read More…