May 5, 2016

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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…

Middle school track and field: Avon girls repeat as state champs

The right ingredients were there for the Avon girls as they ruled Division I for the second straight year at the 11th annual Ohio Middle School State Championships on May 28 at Dublin Scioto High School. It was a much tighter finish than last year as Avon held off Hilliard Heritage 82-79 for the championship. Read More…

Division II state track and field: Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis breaks his personal best, finishes third in discus

COLUMBUS — Ted Achladis finally found the performance he knew he had in him. The Elyria Catholic junior notched a personal-record toss of 171 feet, 4 inches in the discus Saturday en route to a third-place finish at the Division II state track meet at Ohio State. Achladis’ performance was the best for an Elyria Read More…

State Track: Lorain freshman Zion Cross reaches finals of 100- and 200-meter dashes

COLUMBUS — Lorain’s Zion Cross is one cool customer. The lone freshman in the Division I 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet, he held his own Friday in the semifinals and notched qualifying berths for today’s finals in both events. Cross earned the No. 4 seed in both races with times of 10.70 Read More…