June 25, 2016

Elyria
Sunny
82°F
 

Three from area to play in prestigious lacrosse tournament

The burgeoning Northeastern Ohio lacrosse scene will receive a boost next month when three local high school players take part in the Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Magnificat senior goalkeeper and Westlake resident Reagan Hardy, Magnificat sophomore midfielder and Avon resident Grace Jenny and Avon midfielder Joey Allen will be members of Team Ohio squads in Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic’s Sean Darmafall repeats as first-team All-Ohio selection in Division III

Sean Darmafall capped his career with another first-team All-Ohio baseball honor Wednesday and three other area players joined him as first-teamers. The Elyria Catholic senior and his junior teammate Andrew Abrahamowicz were named first-team All-Ohio selections in Division III by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Clearview senior shortstop/pitcher Antonio Bennett moved up one Read More…

Standing and walking, perfect attendance, learning lessons: Avon students share experiences at commencement

CLEVELAND — For William Foster III, standing on stage to accept a high school diploma was a dream come true. Foster, 21, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility. He waited patiently among his class of 289 students at the Wolstein Center on Tuesday as speeches were given by principal Kristina Buller, co-salutatorians Read More…

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

UPDATED: Four Avon High students taken to hospital after odor permeates building

AVON — Avon Fire Chief Frank Root said Avon High School is all clear and once again open. Root said four students were transported to University Hospitals Avon Medical Center after complaining of initial dizziness and a tickling sensation in the nose and throat. Root said firefighters inspected the building and found no gas leaks Read More…

District Baseball: Amherst blindsides Avon with two-out rally, advances to regional with 8-4 win

LORAIN — Avon’s Frank DeSmit never saw it coming. Two outs, nobody on, top of the fifth inning and his Eagles leading Amherst by four runs. The fifth-seeded Comets (22-8) then erupted for six runs and won 8-4 over No. 1 seed Avon (21-8) to advance to Thursday’s regional semifinal at Bowling Green against an Read More…

Three honored in Avon memorial tribute

AVON — They died serving their country, and three Avon residents won’t be forgotten. Hundreds attended a memorial Wednesday at Avon High School to pay tribute to the men and reveal three plaques bearing images and words about an airman, soldier and Marine. Sgt. Patrick Smith was an Avon resident who graduated from Clearview High Read More…

High school tennis: Westlake’s Aris Jhaveri can’t sustain fast start in sectional final; Avon doubles team finishes fourth

OBERLIN — Aris Jhaveri couldn’t have asked for a better start Saturday at the Division I sectional tennis tournament at Oberlin College. The Westlake junior rolled over Jack McNally of St. Ignatius 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals, then blew away St. Ignatius’ Josh Hsia 6-0 in the first set of the finals, capitalizing on a Read More…

High school softball: Prestigious Prebis Memorial Classic a lot of fun and a lot of hard work for Keystone, Jim Piazza

It’s that time of year again. The best softball players in Ohio will gather in Lorain County this weekend for the 11th annual Prebis Memorial Classic. This year’s Classic has grown to 40 teams which will play a total of 60 games today and Saturday at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Community Park. For Keystone Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Landers throws two-hitter, defense dazzles as Midview blanks Avon in key SWC game

EATON TWP. — Before losing a tough game against Amherst on Wednesday, the Midview Middies had been putting on offensive clinics during a six-game winning streak. Thursday, Midview showed it can also dominate with pitching and defense. Lauren Landers threw a two-hitter and her defense made numerous big plays as the Middies picked up a Read More…