May 2, 2016

Elyria
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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

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

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

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…

High school swimming: Avon’s Stark, Brooks there for each other, in and out of pool

Training for high school swimming is tough. Putting in thousands of yards in the pool every day during the 16-week season can be grueling. An athlete’s endurance is challenged and maintaining one’s sanity isn’t always easy. Top-flight swimmers like senior Rachel Stark and junior Ben Brooks of Avon know the ropes. They train year round Read More…

High school cross country: Simon Perales, Alex Holtz, Shannon Wargo and Erin Laird named Lorain County MVPs

Oberlin senior Simon Perales just wrapped up a long cross country season with a trip to state. Time to kick back and relax, right? Well, maybe not. “It makes me hungry for track,” Perales said. “I’m looking forward to indoor state and outdoor state. I want to win an award in track (all-state). This gives Read More…

High school cross country: Oberlin’s Perales making the most of second chance

Redemption, not notoriety, was the carrot Oberlin High senior Simon Perales dangled in front of himself as motivation to earn a ticket to Saturday’s Division III state cross country meet. Perales was a state contender for the first half of his regional race in Boardman as a junior. Things fell apart in the second half Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West’s Michaela Bierly pulls away in middle of race to win Division II district title

ELYRIA — Michaela Bierly went with her instincts and it paid off. The Lutheran West senior from North Ridgeville surged midrace at Saturday’s Division II district girls cross country meet at Lorain County Community College and went on to defeat Keystone senior Shannon Wargo. Bierly clocked 19 minutes, 40.96 seconds to Wargo’s 19:49.68. It was Read More…

Posing a threat: Yoga workouts working out for Avon runners

Core training has become a fitness buzzword. Yoga is a medium that the Avon High boys and girls cross country teams have plugged into in order to work and support core strength and development. Instead of running seven days a week, the team takes Wednesdays off to attend a yoga class at 3sisters yoga + Read More…