July 7, 2015

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Avon High School dancer auditions for ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Avon High School student Cailyn A. Mathis danced her way to a spot in the upcoming episode of “America’s Got Talent.” Tuesday’s show will include Mathis’ audition as she competes for the judges’ approval. The 16-year-old said the audition was exciting and nerve-wracking. “Once I got to the audition it was kind of overwhelming,” she Read More…

High school softball: Avon’s Anna Edwards second to win coaches’ player of the year award and Miss Softball

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WELLINGTON — Avon’s Anna Edwards has to love Tuesdays in June. On Tuesday last week, Avon’s star pitcher-slugger-first baseman was presented the Lorain County Miss Softball award at the team’s annual banquet. This week, it was the county’s other major softball honor. Edwards was announced Tuesday evening as Senior Player of the Year, an award Read More…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stars team looks to brainpower for edge tonight

LORAIN — When the Stars All-Star team lines up tonight at Oberlin College for the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic, the team will have some exceptionally bright minds joining their brawn. The Stars team has two players who will play Division I football in the Ivy League next year. Amherst linebacker Nathan Nunez will Read More…

Avon’s Anna Edwards named Lorain County Miss Softball

Lorain County Miss Softball Anna Edwards. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — It was just a month ago that Anna Edwards helped lead Avon’s softball team to its first conference championship in 39 years. Tuesday, the senior pitcher-first baseman ended another long school drought when she became the first player from Avon to be named Lorain County Miss Softball. Edwards was presented with the award, Read More…

266 graduate from Avon High School

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Graduates of Avon High School turn their tassels together during commencement exercises Saturday evening at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland.

The senior class has more than tripled in size since Avon High School Principal Kristina Buller oversaw her first graduating class in 1995, which consisted of 76 students. On Saturday 266 students graduated from Avon High School during commencement at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center. “They’ve been an exceptionally great group,” Buller said. “I Read More…

High school track: Amherst senior Alexis Szivan and Lorain freshman Zion Cross have big days at Division I regional

AMHERST — For Amherst senior Alexis Szivan, her final appearance on her home track was one she won’t soon forget. For Lorain freshman Zion Cross, his first regional track meet was equally as memorable not just for him but for all of his fellow runners who will be chasing him down in the coming years. Read More…

Family shares long history — six generations, in fact — with Avon High School

From left, Ryan Sikora, Avon High class of 2015; Amy Fitch-Sikora, Avon class of 1989; Robert Fitch, Avon class of 1941; and Bill Fitch, Avon class of 1968; gather at Bob-O-Link Golf Course in Avon on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AVON — When Ryan Sikora receives a high school diploma Saturday, it will mark six generations of his family who have graduated from Avon High School. Sikora’s mother, Amy Fitch-Sikora, graduated in 1989, his grandparents Bill and Donna Fitch graduated in 1968, his great-grandfather Robert Fitch graduated in 1941, his great-great-grandparents Leslie and Garnet Fitch Read More…

High school softball: Westlake’s Katie Lew shuts out Avon 2-0 as Demons win pitchers duel, capture first district title

AVON LAKE — In a classic pitchers battle, Westlake won the first softball district championship in school history Friday afternoon. Katie Lew, the Demons’ junior right-hander, hurled a three-hitter in a tough 2-0 victory over Avon. She struck out five and walked none, outdueling Avon senior southpaw Anna Edwards, who allowed just six hits, fanned Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…

District Softball: Anna Edwards lifts Avon over Amherst, into matchup with Westlake

AVON LAKE — Anna Edwards, Avon’s southpaw pitcher, has thrown one no-hitter this year. It came in the Eagles’ win over Westlake in the season opener. What a coincidence. Edwards will get a chance to do it again at 4:30 this afternoon when Avon (19-8) tangles with Westlake for the Division I district championship. If Read More…