April 29, 2016

Elyria
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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…

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

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

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…