August 23, 2014

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Boys golf: Elyria’s Dylan Edgell wins Pioneer Invitational; Avon rolls to another team title

Elyria’s Dylan Edgell sends a putt on its way Wednesday at Forest Hills Golf Course. Edgell shot a 2-over 72 
to win the Pioneer Invitational, a day after shooting a 99. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Dylan Edgell knew he had to do something different. Avon, on the other hand, didn’t see the need to change anything. Both were winners Wednesday at the Pioneer Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Course. Elyria High’s Edgell won medalist honors with a 2-over 72, one day after shooting 99 at the Grey Hawk Read More…

High school football 2014: Avon has no problem staying hungry

Avon's Gerett Choat finds running room in the Regional Final against Medina Highland last season. Choat had a breakout season as a sophomore and will be back for the Eagles this year. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Avon winning the West Shore Conference and making a playoff run seemingly have joined death and taxes as life’s only certainties. But on their way out of the WSC — the Eagles will move to the Southwestern Conference next season, along with Lakewood, Midview and North Ridgeville— can any league rival provide an unwelcome parting Read More…

High school football 2014: Wellington has new coach in Sean Arno, renewed confidence from last season’s strong finish

Wellington running back Jacob Kakos returns for the Dukes' 2014 campaign. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

WELLINGTON — It’s the dawn of a new era for Wellington football as Sean Arno returns to the area to take over as head coach of the Dukes. Arno’s football coaching career started in 1998 with a successful six-year run as freshman coach under Dick Kerschbaum at Elyria High. After a stint in southern Ohio, Read More…

Boys golf: Black River’s Luke Tanner wins rain-soaked Grey Hawk Invitational; Avon takes team title

Black River's Luke Tanner hits a shot Tuesday at the Grey Hawk Invitational. Tanner won individual honors with a 77. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Depending who you ask, the midday rain delay at the Grey Hawk Invitational was either a good thing or a bad thing. Black River sophomore Luke Tanner was happy for softer greens and fairways that allowed him to shoot 1-over par in his final nine holes on his way to taking medalist honors Read More…

High School Football 2014: Keystone looking for first trip to postseason

Several Wellington players attempt to bring down Keystone tight end C.J. Conrad after a pass completion in a game last season. The senior has already committed to college football so he can he enjoy his last season with the Wildcats. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

LAGRANGE — The Keystone football team has the same goal it had last year … only now it can point to the moment that goal was taken away. Last season in Week 9, Buckeye came to Keystone High in a battle for Patriot Athletic Conference supremacy. The Bucks were 4-1 in the PAC, Keystone was Read More…

High school football 2014: Returning skill players have Midview feeling fine

Midview's Brett Zupancic tries to run by Avon's Kevin Maloney in a game last season. The senior is likely to get the majority of the Middies' carries during the 2014 season. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

EATON TWP. — While serving as Midview’s defensive coordinator the past two seasons, D.J. Shaw was given added responsibilities from longtime head coach Bill Albright. It was Albright’s way of preparing Shaw to one day take over the program he guided to 172 wins over 27 years. That day is now. Shaw, a former standout Read More…

High school football 2014: Depth, veteran quarterback have Elyria feeling optimistic

Elyria quarterback Hunter Prash throws to a receiver in a game last year against Elyria Catholic. The senior will return for his third year as quarterback for the Pioneers. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — A year ago, the Elyria Pioneers made the playoffs for just the second time in school history, but the run was short and not-so-sweet, ending in a 16-15 loss at Stow in the first round. “We want to go back and we want to go deep,” senior cornerback Mike Church said. “That’s part Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake off to a another winning start

Westlake's Patrick Steffen watches his shot fly to the green Thursday during the North Olmsted Invitational. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

NORTH OLMSTED — Beware area boys high school golf teams: There are some scary Demons lurking out there this season. The Westlake Demons, that is. They opened the season Thursday with an impressive 301 team score at the 12th Annual North Olmsted Invitational at Springvale Golf Course, edging Brecksville by a shot for the title. Read More…

Avon’s Sierra Davidson to continue basketball career at Cleveland State

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AVON — Sierra Davidson has been a big part of the resurgence of Avon basketball the past three seasons. Now she wants to be a part of Cleveland’s comeback. On Wednesday, Davidson committed to playing college basketball at Cleveland State University. After spending time at the school’s downtown Cleveland campus Tuesday, Davidson knew that was Read More…

Elyria’s Ben Darmstadt, Kevin Vough capture bronze at USA Wrestling Cadet freestyle nationals

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The Elyria High wrestling program continued to shine Friday as junior Ben Darmstadt and sophomore Kevin Vough each earned a bronze medal at the USA Wrestling Cadet national freestyle championships in Fargo, N.D. Darmstadt went 6-1 at 160 pounds to earn All-American status with his third-place finish, while Vough went 5-1 to match his teammate’s Read More…