April 23, 2014

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High school baseball: Black River avenges loss to Wellington

Wellington's Max Carevic runs toward third base during a run-down as Black River second baseman Glen Crabtree  lunges to tag him. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — What a difference 24 hours can make. After getting mercy-ruled by Wellington on its home field Monday, Black River returned the favor on Tuesday with an 8-2 win over the Dukes a Patriot Athletic Conference game at Wellington Community Park. Black River’s Tyler Sexton (3-0) pitched his third complete game in a row, Read More…

High school baseball: Westlake starts fast, slows Midview

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WESTLAKE — The Demons have had a tough time getting going offensively. That wasn’t the case Friday when Westlake scored seven runs in the first three innings and staved off a Midview comeback to win 8-5 in non-conference play. Ryan Nebraska led off with a single and scored on Kent Axcell’s deep shot to the Read More…

Local student-athletes sign to play in college


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 — 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

Dave Dlugosz

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


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…