April 24, 2014

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Sectional baseball: Avon Lake goes down to Westlake

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AVON LAKE — Westlake has had one of those up-and-down seasons. Fortunately for the Demons, Thursday was one of those up days as they defeated Avon Lake 7-1 to win the Division I sectional title. For the Shoremen, they got down and could never get back up. “Everything they hit, and they hit the ball Read More…

High School Softball: Early homer carries North Ridgeville past EC

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – With one swing of the bat in the first inning, Brittany Helmink provided all the runs North Ridgeville ended up needing Saturday in a 6-2 win over Elyria Catholic. Helmink’s three-run home run gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead that starter Rachel Jalowiec made sure stood up. The homer was Helmink’s second Read More…

Boys basketball: Clearview ties ’Horns for PAC Stripes title

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OBERLIN — Clearview arrived Monday with a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division championship on the line. Oberlin countered with Senior Night and a chance to play spoiler. It was a meaningful makeup game all the way around. After a three-day delay after a weather postponement Friday, Clearview (10-10, 9-4 PAC) earned a Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview rolls North Ridgeville early, then hangs on

EATON TWP. – It’s always big when Midview and North Ridgeville meet. Friday was no exception. But when it came time to play big, well, the Middies got the job done on this night, turning in a 64-57 win in West Shore Conference matchup that didn’t lack for intensity. Two technical fouls and an intentional Read More…

Boys basketball: Clutch free throws carry Avon past North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – It got a little dicey for highly touted Avon against winless North Ridgeville on Friday night. The Eagles needed a flurry of late free throws to break open a close game and top the Rangers 60-46 in the West Shore Conference. Led by junior Claude Gray (20 points) and senior Marvin Coleman Read More…

High school football: Ridgeville rallies to win rivalry game

EATON TWP. — It didn’t take long for Midview to jump out to a 14-0 lead over North Ridgeville on Friday night. Not that the Rangers let it bother them too long. “We weren’t scared when Midview scored those two touchdowns,” North Ridgeville senior lineman Bryon Blagg said. “We had confidence and we knew what Read More…

High school football: Rangers gamble, lose heartbreaker to Rocky River

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – On Senior Night, and with a lot riding on the outcome, North Ridgeville cane up a yard short Friday night in a 28-27 overtime loss to Rocky River. The loss dimmed the Rangers’ hopes of making the postseason and deprived them of any chance of gaining a share of the West Shore Read More…

High school football: Ridgeville rolls over Bay

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — After a tough loss last week, North Ridgeville refused to go underground. Instead, they went to the ground game. The Rangers rushed for 369 yards Friday night in a 38-13 bounce-back win over Bay. The win kept the Rangers (4-2, 2-1) one game behind Avon in the West Shore Conference. Bay dropped Read More…

Avon flexes its muscles, rolls over North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Avon showed why it’s ranked fifth in Division II and why its defense is one of the better – if not the best – ones in the area. The Eagles (5-0) manhandled North Ridgeville 34-8 Friday night in a West Shore Conference showdown to stake their claim to the league lead. “We Read More…

LeBron makes appearance in Akron

AKRON – The turnout was smaller, but the support was still there. Not a negative word was heard and no derogatory signs were seen Saturday morning at LeBron James’ fourth annual “King for Kids Bikeathon” in his hometown. “This is the most precious, best day of the year,” James told the crowd before the start Read More…