May 28, 2016

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H.S. Cross Country: Amherst girls coach Terry Kemp receives national honor

Terry Kemp was caught off-guard when he received a flood of congratulatory texts and emails last month while recovering from surgery in the hospital. Apparently he was the last to know he was a national recipient of the 15th annual Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on Read More…

Six get call for Lorain County track and cross country hall

The Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame will induct six at its eighth enshrinement on April 16. The ceremony will take place at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators meet at Avon Middle School. The inductees are “Jimmie” James David Barnes, Charles Parkhurst, Matt Botos, Henry Patterson, Michael Inge and Bob Slager. “Jimmie” Read More…

EC’s Price, Lester ready for state swimming/diving tourney

The season was long and the postseason battle tough, but Elyria Catholic juniors Will Price and Jacqueline Lester emerged with tickets to the Division II state swimming and diving tournament in Canton. Price makes his second straight state appearance in Division II boys diving. He’s the No. 17 seed in the field of 24. He Read More…

District Bowling: North Olmsted girls earn return trip to state with 2nd-place finish

BEDFORD — Consistency carried the North Olmsted girls to their second straight Division I state berth, as the Eagles finished second Sunday at the Northeast district tournament at Roseland Lanes. North Olmsted finished with 3,470 pins, 59 behind Mentor. The Eagles moved into second place after the second regular game and held their spot the Read More…

District Swimming: Avon’s Ben Brooks wins 200 IM, Avon Lake’s Libby Smith 2nd in 100 breaststroke

BOWLING GREEN — Avon junior Ben Brooks and Avon Lake junior Libby Smith went on a bit of a roller-coaster ride at the Division I district meet, but they hung on tight to earn automatic berths to next weekend’s state championships in Canton. No. 2-seeded Brooks won the 200-yard individual medley, defeating Findlay freshman Max Read More…

Swimming: Westlake girls roll into district meet, led by senior Becca Prexta, freshman Erica Francesconi

No major overhaul was necessary. Just a few well-timed tweaks designed to return the Westlake girls team to a top district contender. Mission accomplished. The Demons advanced all three relays and swimmers in all eight individual events to the Division I district meet Saturday at Bowling Green. Senior Becca Prexta and freshman Erica Francesconi were Read More…

High school bowling: Elyria boys win sectional, make district for 1st time; North Olmsted girls roll to 3rd title in 4 years

NORTH OLMSTED — The Elyria High boys found the magic and rolled with it. The North Olmsted girls kept their magic going. The result Sunday was the same for both teams: They won Division I sectional bowling titles at Buckeye Lanes. It’s the first time Elyria has advanced to districts since the program began in Read More…

High school swimming: Avon’s Ben Brooks, Avon Lake girls 200-meter relay have big days at Division I sectional meet

CLEVELAND — Ben Brooks did what he did last year and the Avon Lake girls 200-meter relay did what no other Lorain County team has ever done. All in all, it wasn’t a bad day for area swimmers at Saturday’s Division I Northeast sectional at Cleveland State. Brooks, an Avon junior, matched his sophomore sweep Read More…

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…