May 28, 2015

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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…

District Tennis: Avon’s Nico Mostardi has stress-free day, qualifies for state tournament again

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OBERLIN — There wasn’t any district drama this year for Avon junior Nico Mostardi. Which is just the way he likes it. No three-set marathon matches. No playing through injuries. No having to go through the consolation bracket and win a do-or-die match just for one of the bottom two qualifying spots to state. Mostardi Read More…

District Baseball: Amherst frosh Evan Shawver shuts down Avon for 3-0 victory

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LORAIN — Amherst freshman Evan Shawver threw 125 pitches in a Division I district semifinal against Avon at The Pipe Yard. Just one of those pitches was hit safely. The rest of the time Shawver was masterful, shutting down the Avon offense in a one-hit 3-0 victory Tuesday that left Comets coach Matt Rositano struggling Read More…

High school softball: Alex Kozich comes up with big hit as Avon claims sectional with third win over Midview this year

AVON — Until two weeks ago, Avon second baseman Alex Kozich had never had a game-winning hit. She finally broke the streak when she knocked in the winner against Vermilion during the regular season. But Friday, with the Eagles fighting from behind in a classic struggle with Midview, Kozich hit a winner she might never Read More…

Doubly grand finale: Avon sweeps last WSC track meet

AVON — The final West Shore Conference championship track meet could not have gone any better for Avon. The Eagles won the girls and boys team championships while boys coach Scott Lanham and girls coach Sam Ulery picked up coach of the year honors. The victories meant more to the Eagles since the meet was Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst follows plan, beats Westlake

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AMHERST — Matt Rositano has had a formula he’s wanted his Amherst Comets to follow all season. Wednesday they finally did … and the result was a 7-0 win over Westlake in a Division I sectional final. All season, Rositano has asked his team to jump on its opponents early, asked his starters to keep Read More…

Prep baseball: Lorain’s Xavior Moore won’t settle for less

After a long doubleheader against Keystone recently at The Pipe Yard, most of the Lorain Titans went on with their Saturdays. They jumped into their cars and left after sweeping the Wildcats. Lorain sophomore Xavior Moore didn’t go anywhere. With three high school games yet to be played, one featuring state-ranked Walsh Jesuit, Moore had Read More…

High school baseball: Tanner Doenges delivers game-winner as Avon edges Elyria Catholic in battle of state-ranked teams

Avon High School's Ethan St. Clair (23) slides safely into third base as Elyria Catholic High School third baseman Colt Schuler (5) jumpst to attempt to catch an over-thrown ball and still make the tag on Wednesday evening, April 29. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — For 130 pitches, Elyria Catholic sophomore right-hander Andrew Abrahamowicz did his job. On his 131st pitch, Avon catcher Tanner Doenges did his job a little better. Doenges lined a 2-1 fastball into center field, driving in Tommy Kocar and Tim Moroz to lift Avon to a 5-4 walk-off West Shore Conference victory at Read More…