April 16, 2014

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High school hockey: Young Comets improving with win over Avon

Amherst’s Kevin Burgett beats Avon goalie Joe Sefchick for one of his four goals Sunday. (CT photo by Ray Riedel.)

ELYRIA — Whatever the remainder of the season holds for Amherst and its many newcomers to this year’s hockey team, it’s clear that as far as Lorain County is concerned, the Comets are still the boss. Amherst, the dominant team in Lorain County for the past few years, defeated Avon 8-2 Sunday in the Lorain Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon Lake cuts down on turnovers to cut down undefeated Westlake

WESTLAKE — It’s early in the season, which means Avon Lake’s win over Westlake on Friday night had more going for it than just the knocking off of the Southwestern Conference favorite. Avon Lake (2-2, 1-2 SWC) defeated previously unbeaten Westlake (4-1, 2-1) at the Demons’ home. The Shoremen held Westlake to 27-percent field-goal shooting, Read More…

Avon Lake’s Whitney Craigo named Lorain County Miss Volleyball

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ELYRIA — Whitney Craigo thought about being named Lorain County’s Miss Volleyball for 2012. It was in the back of her mind. Way, way in the recesses of her mind. “I wasn’t thinking about it much,” said Craigo, Avon Lake’s 6-foot setter. “I’ve been concentrating on getting ready for (the University of) Maryland. Maybe I Read More…

Vermilion trying to decide if it should join a conference or stay independent

VERMILION — A tough decision has been made harder, Vermilion Schools superintendent Phil Pempin said Wednesday night at a community meeting to discuss the district’s future athletic conference affiliation. The meeting in the Vermilion High School auditorium was held to solicit input from the public about whether the district’s interscholastic athletic teams should rejoin the Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Avon picks up pace and victory, 28-11 over Perrysburg

AVON — Zack Torbert got the first interception of his varsity career Friday night, and he will likely have more before he graduates from Avon High School. If any of those pickoffs of the future is more memorable than the one he had in the fourth quarter against Perrysburg, it will have to be remarkably Read More…

High school football: Avon’s David Zeh handled loss, thrived

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The defining moment in David Zeh’s varsity football career didn’t come in the most important game of the year — Avon’s resounding victory over previously unbeaten Midview in Week 7. If you listen to Zeh’s coach, Mike Elder, it was in the Eagles’ only loss of the regular season that the Avon coaching staff knew Read More…

H.S. Football: Defense allows Columbia to pull away in 2nd half, win PAC Stripes, host playoff game

SHEFFIELD — Columbia could score often enough in the first half of Friday night’s game against Clearview. What the Raiders couldn’t do in the first half was keep Clearview from scoring. In the second half, however, Columbia could do both and the Raiders pulled away from a three-point halftime lead with 23 unanswered points for Read More…

Volleyball: Avon Lake upended by Brunswick

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EATON TWP. — Avon Lake came out of the gate in Thursday’s Division I district championship the way it did in its semifinal match two nights earlier. The Shoregals jumped on Brunswick for a 13-5 lead. From there, momentum deserted Avon Lake and Brunswick defeated the Shoregals 26-24, 25-21, 29-27 to win the school’s first Read More…

District volleyball: Focused Shoregals blow away Pioneers

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EATON TWP. — Isabelle Wagner is a player her coach, Dan Berkheimer, has long held up as an example of someone who elevates her game during the district tournament. On Tuesday, every player on the Avon Lake team was Isabelle Wagner. The Shoregals raised the level of their play and had an easy time advancing Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon and Douglas have answer to Rocky River’s test

ROCKY RIVER — Avon got tested Friday night. The Eagles passed. Not so much literally. Avon went to the air only 13 times against West Shore Conference foe Rocky River. The Eagles passed in the figurative sense. “This was a good experience for our kids, because we have bigger goals down the road,” said Mike Read More…