October 2, 2014


Boys soccer: Elyria puts it all together in win against Open Door

Open Door's Solomon Dutton jumps to head the ball as Elyria's Caleb Henry defends. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Goals by the Lewis brothers, Josh and Caleb, would have been enough to secure Elyria’s third win of the season on Thursday at Pioneer Field. But at a time when Open Door was threatening to tie it, Elyria’s Adam Supel, a senior, added an insurance goal — his first of the season — Read More…

High school football: Avon senior Ohradzansky making up for lost time

Avon senior inside linebacker Cory Ohradzansky is leading an Eagles defense that has allowed just 20 points during the first four games of the season. The unbeaten Eagles meet unbeaten Midview tonight. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

After bursting on the scene as a sophomore inside linebacker and leading Avon in tackles, Cory Ohradzansky was poised for an even bigger junior season. But he suffered a knee injury that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery just three games in, and had to watch from the sideline as Avon made a second straight Read More…

High school football: Avon, Midview ready for tonight’s huge game

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A few minutes after coaching his team to a wild 83-50 West Shore Conference victory over Rocky River, first-year Midview coach D.J. Shaw turned his thoughts to the Middies’ next opponent … Avon. The Eagles (4-0, 1-0) bring a 30-game WSC winning streak — and four straight conference titles — into Adelsberg Stadium tonight, while Read More…

Volleyball: Avon stays perfect in WSC with win over EC

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Josie Carandang tries to hit past the defense of Avon’s Olivia Schneider, left, and Hallie Schroeder during the Eagles’ four-set victory Thursday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — The alarm clock might have rung a little late for the Avon volleyball team, but once the Eagles woke up they went straight to work. After dropping the first set in their West Shore Conference home match with Elyria Catholic, the Eagles won three straight to improve to 14-1 overall and remain perfect Read More…

VIDEO: Tim Alcorn previews Avon vs. Midview, other week 5 football games

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Every week, Tim Alcorn from WEOL AM 930 and The Chronicle-Telegram’s Bruce Bishop preview the upcoming high school football games. See what Tim has to say about week 5 of high school football, and the big game between Avon and Midview. If you’re interested, previous videos can be viewed here: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week Read More…

Girls soccer: Offensive struggles lead to Elyria Catholic’s first loss

Elyria Catholic’s Meliah Roman and Lakewood’s Kelly White battle for the ball. STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Mallory Shaw, Lakewood’s top goal-scorer and the third-leading goal-scorer in the state, nailed her 20th of the season Wednesday night at Knights of Columbus Field. It was also a newsmaker. The Division I Rangers made it hold up for a 1-0 West Shore Conference victory, Elyria Catholic’s first loss of the season. Shaw’s Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon uses a little luck, a lot of skill to knock off second-ranked Bay

Bay’s Dominic Passalacqua (12) and Noah Beck (8) close in on Avon’s Michael LeHoty during Wednesday’s game at Avon. The Eagles picked up a big West Shore Conference win against the second-ranked team in Division II. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — A muffed back-heel pass, a lucky bounce, a blistering shot and then bedlam. That’s how things unfolded to allow Avon to score the tie-breaking goal in its 3-1 win over Bay, the second-ranked Division II team in the state, Wednesday night in a big West Shore Conference game at Avon’s Joe Firment Stadium. Read More…

Girls golf: Niki Schroeder fires 4-under 68 to lead Avon Lake to third straight Southwestern Conference title

Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder chips from just off the green Wednesday en route to a 4-under-par 68 at Sweetbriar. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON — Niki Schroeder was the class of the field at Wednesday’s Southwestern Conference Tournament but the rest of the Shoregals stole the show, proving they are far from a one-woman team. Schroeder shot a 4-under-par 68 to lead Avon Lake to a 339 total and a 27-stroke win over Brecksville at Sweetbriar Golf Club. Read More…

High school volleyball: Lutheran West downs Brookside in clash of Patriot Athletic Conference leaders

Brookside's Melissa Eakins serves the ball in Tuesday's match against Lutheran West. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — When Lutheran West dropped the first game of Tuesday’s battle for Patriot Athletic Conference supremacy with Brookside, there was no panic. Not from the players and not from the coach. The next three games showed why as the Longhorns shook off that early disappointment and didn’t lose again, downing the Cardinals 23-25, Read More…

High school volleyball: Kacie Burton provides spark as state-ranked Olmsted Falls sweeps Westlake

Westlake freshman Libby Paul sets the ball as Olmsted Falls' Katie Edgington, left, and Ally Baldwin watch.  KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

OLMSTED FALLS — Sophomore setter Kacie Burton had seen enough. After watching her state-ranked Olmsted Falls Bulldogs look sluggish and fall behind Westlake in the second set, Burton’s dominant play at the net sparked a 15-4 run that killed the Demons’ momentum as the Bulldogs went on to roll 25-14, 25-16, 25-13 in Southwestern Conference Read More…