April 19, 2014

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Avon Lake downs Hawken in its first-ever varsity lacrosse game

Avon Lake’s Colin McGeorge looks to pass 
as Hawken’s Sam Woods, left, and 
Ethan Scully  look to take control of the ball Thursday 
in Avon Lake. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake knew 2014 would be a season of firsts as the lacrosse team makes the transition from a club sport to full varsity status, but even the most optimistic of the Shoremen may not have expected the first win of the year to come this soon. Avon Lake scored five first-quarter Read More…

Firelands’ Casey Morrissette wins Miss Basketball award

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AVON LAKE — Casey Morrissette won more than her share of awards during her stellar high school career at Firelands, but she’ll have to make room for one more. And it’s a big one: Lorain County Miss Basketball. Morrissette was named the winner of the county’s most prestigious girls basketball award Wednesday night during the Read More…

High school football: Showcase lets players display their skills

BEREA — The Cleveland Browns turned their facilities over to high school athletes Sunday as more than 250 sophomore and junior football players from across Ohio and Pennsylvania took part in the annual Cleveland Browns High School Showcase. The event, which was held in the Browns’ indoor practice facility, not only allowed high school players Read More…

Midview’s Jake Schneider misses out on hero status not fun as one of several locals in all-star hockey game at The Q

Midview's Jake Schneider moves the puck down the ice for the West team during Friday's Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League all-star game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — Midview’s Jake Schneider was almost the hero. Then Kenston’s Alex Petre stole Schneider’s title along with the show. Petre scored the game-winning goal with three seconds to play Friday to lift the East to a 5-4 win over the West in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League’s senior all-star game at Quicken Read More…

Boys basketball: Long-shot Columbia can’t upset towering Villa Angela-St. Joseph

Columbia's Kevin Simon drives against Villa Angela St. Joseph's  Tre'Von Williams, left, and Carlton Bragg during a game at Garfield Heights High School on Tuesday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

GARFIELD HEIGHTS — Columbia learned a lesson Tuesday that other area teams have known for more than three decades: It’s tough to beat Villa Angela-St. Joseph in March. The Raiders gave it their best shot, hanging close to the Vikings for two and a half quarters before falling 74-46 in a Division III district semifinal. Read More…

High school basketball: Four area boys, four area girls earn first-team All-Northeast Lakes district honors

Cameron Kuhn

Westlake’s Gavin Skelly and Vermilion’s Cameron Kuhn may play different positions but they have a lot in common. Skelly, a 6-foot-9 senior center, and Kuhn, a 6-0 senior guard, have been among the top players in their respective conferences all season, play on teams that are still harboring district title hopes and lead a contingent Read More…

Lake Erie Crushers hire “Super Joe” Charboneau as hitting coach

Joe Charboneau has joined the Lake Erie Crushers as a batting coach, and will be working with the team in several capacities this season. He was with new  manager Chris Mongiardo and general manager Rick Muntean at  press conference Thursday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON — There was a surprise announcement Thursday by the Crushers regarding a man who needs no introduction in Northeastern Ohio. In fact, most people already know him by his nickname, “Super Joe.” Lake Erie named former Indians outfielder and 1980 American League Rookie of the Year Joe Charboneau as the new hitting instructor. Charboneau’s Read More…

Gladiators love new home: Cleveland’s indoor football team says All Pro Athletic Center in Lorain rates among AFL’s best

The Cleveland Gladiators make use of their new home at Rival Sports in Lorain. The massive complex seems to fit the team perfectly.

LORAIN — The Cleveland Gladiators still play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena but the team now makes its true home in Lorain. The Arena Football League team opened training camp Monday in its new home at the All Pro Athletic Center, formerly known as Rival Sports, in Lorain. With a full 100-yard indoor Read More…

Girls basketball: Avon overcomes early deficit to take lead, only to fade in fourth, fall to Wooster in district semifinal

Avon's Mackenzie Meckes drives around Wooster's Tirzah Talampas in the second half of the Division I district semi-final game at Valley Forge High School Monday night. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

PARMA HEIGHTS — Avon’s district championship dream ran into a roadblock named Sarah Cairnie. The Wooster senior scored a game-high 26 points as the Generals ended the Eagles’ season with a 62-52 win in a Division I district semifinal at Valley Forge High School. Avon (17-7) struggled early to deal with the Generals’ pressure defense, Read More…

Girls sectional basketball: Lake Ridge upsets Columbia

COLUMBIA STATION — Saturday’s Division IV sectional final between Lake Ridge Academy and Columbia had everything fans could hope for in a postseason basketball game — lead changes, close calls and an outcome undecided until the final seconds. However, it was only Lake Ridge fans celebrating at the end, as the No. 3 seed Royals Read More…