April 18, 2014

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Local student-athletes sign to play in college

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AVON LAKE — There are several student-athletes that can finally exhale. Making it official Wednesday, Avon Lake’s Tyler Nock, Wyatt Ohm, David Winkel, Logan Montague, Seth Muck and Emily Krause can all breathe a little easier after signing letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the next level. The process wasn’t easy as Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Westlake defeats Shoremen, wind to continue dominance in SWC

Westlake freshman Aris Jhaveri reaches for the ball Thursday during a 6-1, 6-4 win at second singles over 
Avon Lake’s Tim Villari. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Westlake has ruled the Southwestern Conference, winning 15 straight league titles. The Demons kept that SWC dominance going Thursday afternoon, defeating Avon Lake 3-2 on a windy day on the Avon Lake tennis courts. Westlake’s Cal Craven, who was a state qualifier in doubles last season, defeated James Darkow, 6-1, 6-4, but Read More…

Dave Dlugosz excited to be back as Avon Lake football coach

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AVON LAKE — The man is back. Longtime Avon Lake football coach Dave Dlugosz will return to lead the Shoremen this season. First reported last week in The Chronicle-Telegram, the move was made official Tuesday at the Avon Lake school board’s monthly meeting. “It’s like a rebirth,” said Dlugosz, who has won 18 conference championships, Read More…

Prep football: Dave Dlugosz to take Avon Lake reins again; ex-Midview coach Bill Albright to be offensive coordinator

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There will be two familiar faces on the Avon Lake sideline this coming football season. Longtime Shoremen head coach Dave Dlugosz will return to the helm and former longtime Midview coach Bill Albright will be his offensive coordinator, The Chronicle-Telegram has learned. The pair will be recommended for the positions Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Avon plays clean game, takes advantage of sloppy inning by Elyria

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AVON — It wasn’t anything spectacular, but the Eagles will take it. Avon took advantage of four Elyria miscues in the fourth inning to open the season with a 3-0 non-conference win over the Pioneers at All Pro Freight Stadium on Monday afternoon. Elyria’s Jaeger Shaffstall, who was making his debut at third base, made Read More…

Boys basketball all-star game: Former middle school teammates lead way as Red rolls

Elyria’s Isaiah Walton throws down a dunk during the Red Team’s 124-113 win. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Elyria’s Isaiah Walton and Clearview’s Gerrell Williams showed what could’ve been Sunday night. The pair combined to score 48 points and gave the crowd plenty to cheer about in the Red Team’s 124-113 win over the Blue Team in the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic at Oberlin College. Walton and Williams, along with Read More…

Longtime Chronicle sportswriters inducted into Hall of Fame

Chronicle sports writers Tim Gebhardt, left, and Roger Negin were inducted into the Lorain County Boys Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — Longtime Chronicle-Telegram sportswriters Roger Negin and Tim Gebhardt were inducted into the Lorain County Boys Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday night. They were honored before the annual Gene Legeza Cage Classic for their outstanding service on the high school sports scene. Negin, a retired full-timer at The Chronicle, was humbled Read More…

H.S. Baseball Season Preview: EC ace Joey Begany motivated by district loss, wants to lead Panthers on deep postseason run

Joey Begany is Elyria Catholic’s top pitcher and hitter. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany isn’t satisfied. Fresh off a season in which he was first-team All-Ohio, All-Lorain County and All-West Shore Conference — along with helping the Panthers into a district championship game against Keystone — Begany wants more. “I’m still bitter,” he said. The Panthers blew a sixth-inning lead in a 7-6 loss to Read More…

Boys basketball: Holy Name has answer for every Clearview comeback, ousts Clippers in Division II district semifinal

Clearview's Eric Burkey takes a shot as Holy Name's Jack Ehrbar falls trying to block on Thursday  at Westlake High School. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — Clearview got stuck playing catch-up against Holy Name on Thursday night. They never did. The Clippers got down early and kept fighting back, but just couldn’t get over the hump in a 73-58 loss in a Westlake Division II district semifinal. Holy Name (18-5), which advances to play Vermilion in the district final Read More…

Division II boys basketball: Cameron Kuhn leads way as Vermilion KO’s Keystone with dominating fourth quarter

Keystone's CJ Conrad drives between Vermilion's Cameron Kuhn, left, and Zach Myracle. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Cameron Kuhn may have a new nickname after his performance Saturday night. Kuhn, or “Mr. Fourth Quarter,”scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the final quarter to lead Vermilion to a come-from-behind 45-39 win over Keystone in a Division II sectional final. Vermilion (17-7) advances to the district semifinal Wednesday against Buckeye Read More…