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Bowling: Vermilion defends boys, girls Division II sectional titles

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Madison Shreve thought she just might have a chance to one-up boyfriend Dylon Wilson in the first game at Sunday’s Lorain County Division II sectional bowling tournament at Brunswick Zone. She rolled a season-high 268, after all. But Wilson made sure she didn’t beat him by making sure no one could beat Read More…

Swimming: Avon’s Ben Brooks successfully defends 200 title

Avon’s Ben Brooks swims in the backstroke portion of the 200-yard individual medley relay at Saturday’s Division I Northwest sectional swimming championship at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium at Cleveland State University. Brooks successfully defended his title in the event. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Pressure didn’t phase Ben Brooks at Saturday’s Division I Northwest sectional swimming championship. The Avon senior defended his meet title in the 200-yard individual medley, defeating St. Edward junior Mason Beck, 1:58.13 to 2:02.29 at the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium at Cleveland State University. The pressure race was the 100 breast where Brooks Read More…

Swimming: North Olmsted’s Ismary Puente glad she jumped in the pool at an early age

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Ismary Puente is obviously comfortable in a swimming pool. It’s been that way since she was 6 years old. “I had asthma when I was very young,” Puente said. “Our doctor told my mom (Ruth) that I have to take up swimming or gymnastics. So because I was a girl, I first picked gymnastics. My Read More…

Bowling: Elyria boys finish strong to win first North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament title

MEDINA — There was no shortage of drama at the 12th annual North Shore Bowling Conference Tournament at Medina AMF Lanes on Sunday, even if it was limited to one division. The Elyria boys won their first NSBC Tournament Division I title as it pulled away from Berea-Midpark to win by just 86 pins, 3,573-3,486. Read More…

Swimming: Avon falls short in West Shore Conference title quest

Avon’s Ben Brooks breaks the meet record in the 200-yard freestyle at the West Shore Conference championships at Lakewood High School on Saturday.  RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

LAKEWOOD — Ben Brooks didn’t mince his words about the outcome of Saturday’s 10th and final West Shore Swimming and Diving Championship. The Avon sophomore was disappointed to say the least. High hopes didn’t translate out as Bay prevailed over the Avon boys, 100-84. Nine-time winner Rocky River (75) didn’t or share the conference title Read More…

High school swimming: Avon sophomore wins Elyria Catholic Pentathlon

Avon High School's Ben Brooks speeds to the finish line in the 50-yard back stroke heat. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — The moment didn’t escape Avon sophomore Ben Brooks Saturday evening after he won the fifth annual Elyria Catholic Pentathlon over Bay senior Trevor Lake. It was no small task. Lake is the reigning Division II state champ in the 50 free and 100 free. Diversity of stroke is what carried Brooks. “It’s a Read More…

High school gymnastics: Julia Corrao putting broken leg in the past

Corrao’s junior year ended with a broken fibula, an injury the Avon resident is looking to put in her past.

Julia Corrao knows a little something about overcoming obstacles. In the world of gymnastics, it kind of comes with the territory. Corrao’s senior season at Magnificat will present a bit of a different challenge as the two-time All-Ohioan in floor exercise tries to rebound from a broken left fibula she suffered in early May. “My coach Read More…

High school swimming: Avon’s Brooks looks to better successful freshman season

Avon’s Ben Brooks is back as a sophomore, looking to improve on a successful freshman season for the Eagles. Below, Avon’s Rachel Stark has teamed with fellow move-in Erin Pettegrew to give the Eagles a talented duo. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Ben Brooks stepped in to the Avon High boys swim program last year like no swimmer before him. A grasp of his many accomplishments sometimes isn’t easy for his friends from the non-aquatic background. It was a pretty dramatic upturn. The freshman set school records for the 200 free (1:51.52), 100 fly (54.74), 100 free Read More…

High school swimming: Stark, Pettegrew give Avon girls a talented duo

Avon’s Rachel Stark has teamed with fellow move-in Erin Pettegrew to give the Eagles a talented duo. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

East meets west? Well, for the Avon High swim program that’s more or less happened, as the paths of senior Erin Pettegrew and junior Rachel Stark collided in Lorain County. The Eagles as a result have reaped tremendously. By coincidence, Pettegrew and Stark each moved to Avon in the summer prior to freshman year. Both Read More…

Ray Armstrong, Katie Kay win Turkey Trot titles

Elyria’s Ray Armstrong ran away from the field en route to winning the title at Thursday’s 46th annual Penton Memorial 10K Turkey Trot at LCCC. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Course conditions were very soggy and slow but it didn’t stop Elyria’s Ray Armstrong and Fairview Park’s Katie Kay from tearing up the competition at Thursday’s 46th annual Penton Memorial 10K Turkey Trot at Lorain County Community College. Armstrong, a 2003 Elyria High graduate, won by over 90 seconds in a time of Read More…