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Regional football: Joe Kudela does it all for Firelands

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Imagine going from nine wins over the previous seven years to 10-0 and a state playoff berth. “In some ways, we’ve surprised ourselves on how good we did and how well we performed,” said Firelands’ Joe Kudela, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior. “This group of seniors has been together since fifth grade. From Day 1 we Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake’s Norris, Avon’s Fasciana and Elyria Catholic’s Foisy make state

TIFFIN — Trevor Norris had fire, anger and disappointment in his eyes as he tried to absorb Saturday’s disappointing results at the Tiffin regional cross country championships. But first, there was some good news. The Avon Lake senior finished second overall to Maumee senior Willy Fink (15:50.53) with a time of 15:52.41. It was the Read More…

Firelands Falcons were unbeatable in ’73

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Thirty-eight years is a long time to wait for another taste of perfection. But tonight, if Firelands wins at Brookside it will finish the regular season unblemished for the first time since 1973. Vern Long was the coach when Firelands last rolled through 10 opponents to win the now defunct Inland Conference Read More…

Avon soccer slips by Amherst, wins district title

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AVON — It was a classic matchup that lived up to all expectations Thursday night at Avon Stadium as a pair of state-ranked teams battled for the Division I boys district soccer title. No. 5 Avon got the only goal of the match off the left foot of Niko Telidis in the 52nd minute to Read More…

Sectional soccer: Amherst scores goal with 4 seconds left in second OT

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AMHERST — When the time comes to list the area’s all-time most thrilling soccer matches, Monday’s classic between Amherst and Strongsville will show up near the top. In an electrifying finish, the Comets’ Josh Birkline scored with four seconds left in the second sudden-death overtime period to nip Strongsville, 2-1. The winner came on a Read More…

Judge rejects Alyson Sweany’s request for reduced sentence

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ELYRIA — A county judge has rejected Alyson Sweany’s request to reduce the prison sentence she is serving for her role in the death of her son, Jesse Crum Jr. Sweany’s lawyer, Paul Griffin, had asked Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi to reduce the sentence from four years to three years, arguing that Read More…

Police log for Oct. 25, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Oct. 21 2:43 p.m. – 3300 block Cleveland Blvd., Terra Kay Blinco, 31, charged with domestic violence. Saturday, Oct. 22 11:21 a.m. — 1100 block W. 11th St., James R. Herrell, 21, 1100 block W. 11th St., Lorain, arrested and charged with domestic violence. Herrell is accused of punching his girlfriend, who Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake boys capture first district title since 1994

ELYRIA — Avon Lake’s boys cross country team had reason to celebrate Saturday, but they have bigger goals than winning a Division I district championship. Even if it was the first one for the Shoremen since 1994. Ranked No. 8 in last week’s state coaches poll, Avon Lake scored 44 points to beat No. 21-ranked Read More…

Sectional volleyball: Big hitters lead winners

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EATON TWP. — The results of Wednesday’s sectional championship matches set up a semifinal that could prove to be very interesting. Two of the most talented middle hitters in the region — Amherst’s Maria Concheck and Brunswick’s Gabbie Bulic — will face each other across the net at Midview High School on Tuesday evening at Read More…

Sectional soccer: Avon upsets Amherst

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AMHERST — It’s not like the Avon girls have been trying to mask their true potential. They’ve had a lot of injuries, to the extent that the talented Eagles have hovered at or near the .500 mark through the regular schedule. On Wednesday, under nearly impossible playing conditions — a driving, continuous and increasingly vigorous Read More…