May 22, 2015

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Two area high school football teams look to finish with 10-0 regular-season records

Perfection doesn’t come easy in the world of sports. In thousands upon thousands of attempts, only 17 pitchers in major league history have managed to throw a perfect game. In 88 years of the NFL’s existence, only one team has managed to produce a perfect season. The NBA and NHL haven’t even bothered to create Read More…

Two more options added to mix in Avon-baseball-team-naming poll

Two more names were added to the list Wednesday for the new Frontier League baseball team in Avon. The Woollies and the Walleyes were added to the list, which already included the Groove, the Ironmen, the Red Tails, the Artichokes and the Crushers. Fans can read more about the regional significance of each and vote Read More…

Names winnowed for Avon ballclub

AVON — Sluggers from the new Frontier League expansion baseball team could trot out onto the field next spring as the Ohio Groove, Lorain County Ironmen, Avon Red Tails, Cleveland Artichokes or the Lake Erie Crushers. Those are the top five, or shall we say four real and one pretend, finalists in the Avon Professional Read More…

High school football Week 9: Avon Lake still grounding it out

 Don’t bother reading the name across the shoulders or trying to catch a glimpse of the number on the jersey. If you’re looking in Avon Lake’s backfield, you’re looking at one of the best football players in Lorain County. That’s the way it has been for years, as the Shoremen have easily been the class Read More…

When dream meets reality: Edwards excels in his first game in Monday Night Football spotlight

CLEVELAND — Receiver Braylon Edwards had a to-do list of goals for his first appearance in a Monday Night Football game. “It’s been a dream of mine just to play on Monday night in the NFL,” Edwards said. “You want to play on that stage in front of the world, you want to have a Read More…

District tennis: Avon Lake’s Chiricosta, Elyria Catholic doubles team finish third

OBERLIN — For the second straight season, Avon Lake junior Nikki Chiricosta suffered a loss in the Division I district semfinals, but the defeat Saturday morning didn’t seem to have the same sting as last season’s did. “I felt I really played well in that match,” said Chiricosta, who lost 6-0, 6-2 to Willoughby South Read More…

High school tennis notes: Luck of the draw eases pain of sectional-final loss for Avon Lake’s Chiricosta

Avon Lake junior Nikki Chiricosta has had a blessed high school tennis career. She captured the Division I state doubles championship with her sister Christine during her freshman season, and blasted her way into the state singles tournament last year as a sophomore. It looked as though her luck took a turn for the worse Read More…

Division I sectional tennis: For the first time, Avon Lake’s Chiricosta has to settle for second

OBERLIN — Now, it’s a rivalry. Nikki Chiricosta from Avon Lake and Stephanie Hollis from Magnificat — both juniors — have met many times during their high school tennis careers, but the series has been one-sided with Chiricosta coming away with victory after victory. That changed Saturday afternoon at Oberlin College as Hollis rallied for Read More…

O’Connor brothers helping Black River football thrive

Black River senior quarterback Anthony O’Connor knows he’s picked the perfect play. The ball is hiked, the pass sails down the field and the receiver runs into the end zone for a touchdown. O’Connor’s younger brother, Jacob, the Pirates’ sophomore running back, grabs his gloating brother in a headlock and takes him to the ground. Read More…

High school tennis notes: Avon Lake’s Chiricosta on top of her game heading into sectional tournament

Avon Lake’s Nikki Chiricosta has already won a Division I state title in doubles and has a year of experience in the state singles tournament under her belt. So it’s no surprise the junior was awarded the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye at this week’s sectional tournament at Oberlin College. The hurdles, however, Read More…