May 24, 2016

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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…

Cross country: Rivalry between Lutheran West’s Michaela Bierly and Keystone’s Shannon Wargo stays on course

Things can get intense and even a bit chippy when two well-matched athletes clash face each other time and time again, even in non-contact sports such as running. Despite always being contenders in the races they run, seniors Shannon Wargo of Keystone and Michaela Bierly of Lutheran West have maintained a friendly rivalry dating back Read More…

Boys cross country: Open Door building for success

Open Door Christian School has had a solid cross country program over the years, but many times the Patriots have been just a runner or two shy of putting it all together. Open Door’s boys have advanced to the Division III regional meet only twice in the program’s history — in 1992 and 2008. It’s Read More…

Cross country: Black River senior Tanner Hawley finally beats his top foe on way to school-record run at home invite

SULLIVAN — This was no ordinary cross country meet for Black River’s Tanner Hawley. It was the Mount Everest of meets for the senior. But Hawley wasn’t just out to conquer the course and the field at Saturday’s home invite, the J.B. Firestone Invitational at Black River High School, he also wanted to break 16 Read More…

High school cross country: Black River girls program hoping to parlay return to state rankings into postseason success

Black River’s girls cross country team is in a resurgence and the state is taking notice. The Pirates were ranked 15th in Division III in last week’s Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches state poll. It’s the first time the Black River girls have made the poll in more than 10 years. While Read More…

High school boys cross country 2015: Making state is great, but Black River senior Tanner Hawley wants more this year

Tanner Hawley rarely minces his words. The Black River senior has made it to state in cross country twice and knows what he wants this season. “My goal is to do way better at state than I have the last two years,” Hawley said. “I was pretty disappointed with my performance after the conference meet. Read More…

High school girls cross country 2015: Keystone’s Shannon Wargo ready to make run at making state three years in a row

Shannon Wargo is thrilled about this cross country season for one simple reason: she’s healthy. That’s key for the Keystone senior, who despite starting the last two seasons following significant layoffs due to injury, still managed to qualify to the Division II state meet both years. Last year her offseason was affected when she twisted Read More…

Avon Lake’s Schasfoort stays cool in the pool

Nelya Schasfoort’s journey to the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto has been nothing short of amazing. But then, the same can be said of her life. The 12-year-old swimmer from Avon Lake was adopted at age 4 from Ukraine. Born with arthrogryposis, a developmental disability, she is an S7 para-athlete, S1 being the most Read More…