August 29, 2014


College signings: North Ridgeville residents Andrew, David Dowell orally commit to Northwestern

twins sign

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ever since Andrew Dowell was born 22 minutes before his twin brother, David, they have been competing against each other. They’ve also done everything together. Their competitive fire has blossomed at St. Edward. The North Ridgeville residents have excelled on the football field, where they led the Eagles to the Division I 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…

High school football: Wellington hires former Alexander coach Sean Arno to guide program

Sean Arno

WELLINGTON — Replacing a football coach like Matt Stoll, who spent the past 24 years turning Wellington into a respected program, wasn’t easy. But after a lengthy search, Wellington school officials believe they have found the right man for the job in Sean Arno. Arno, who spent the past nine years as the head coach Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon Lake needs coach after Larry Laird leaves for Strongsville

Larry Laird

AVON LAKE — The Shoremen are looking for a football coach for the second time in two seasons. Larry Laird will leave Avon Lake after one year as head coach to take the same position at Strongsville, pending approval of Strongsville’s board of education. The Shoremen finished 8-3 in 2013 and lost to No. 1 Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon Lake coach Larry Laird reportedly leaving for Strongsville after one season

Larry Laird

Post by SHS Athletics. AVON LAKE — Larry Laird appears set to leave Avon Lake football. Laird is expected to be named Strongsville’s coach today, according to a Channel 8 report, ending his time with the Shoremen after an 8-3 record in his only year at the helm. Laird and officials from both schools did 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…

Avon quarterback Tommy Glenn commits to Toledo

Avon senior quarterback Tommy Glenn has led the Eagles to a 10-0 start in his first year as a starter. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Avon High senior quarterback Tommy Glenn committed to the University of Toledo as a preferred walk-on — the Eagles’ first quarterback to join a Division I college roster. Glenn is the only quarterback in the Rockets’ 2014 recruiting class, and will be one of four quarterbacks on the roster. He has also been invited to Read More…

H.S. Football: Amherst hires Avon assistant Bill Fishleigh with hopes of turning around program

Bill Fishleigh

Amherst wants to get back to its winning ways on the football field. A good way to start is to hire a coach who is used to winning. The Comets announced Bill Fishleigh, one of Avon’s top assistants, as their football coach Thursday. The Eagles have a 47-4 record in the last four years, including Read More…

Elyria’s two-time, first-team All-Ohio linebacker Connor Kamczyc signs with Marist College

Conner Kamczyc

Elyria’s Connor Kamczyc is going to a place where he will definitely be needed. The two-time first-team Division I All-Ohio linebacker has decided to continue his football career at Marist, a Division I Football Championship Subdivision program that finished tied with Butler atop the Pioneer Conference regular-season standings last season at 7-1. The Red Foxes Read More…