September 4, 2015

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HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Mazzola makes it happen for Avon

AVON — The set pieces weren’t amounting to anything for Avon on Thursday, so senior Nick Mazzola took matters into his own hands. Or, technically, feet. Mazzola tied the score at one in the 57th minute, splitting a pair of  St. Edward defenders and drilling a  left-footed shot past goalkeeper Alex Dudley. Less than two Read More…

Volleyball: Young Avon team off to fast start

AVON — Sooner or later Julie Radigan figured her young Avon team would be a tough, competitive unit. It looks as though it may be sooner. Avon defeated Midview in four games in Southwestern Conference play Tuesday night. The Eagles blew a 20-14 lead in the first game or the match could have been a Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sopko throws all over Strongsville in Avon win

STRONGSVILLE — Someone had to fill the void in Avon’s high-powered passing offense created by wide receiver Zack Torbert’s graduation. That someone looks like Darrin Davis. Davis caught five passes for 94 yards while Jake Sopko had a near-perfect night with 302 yards on 27-of-40 passing, and Avon rolled to a 41-24 victory over Strongsville Read More…

High school volleyball: Shoregals outlast Eagles in SWC match

AVON — Two young, talented Southwestern Conference volleyball teams stood toe to toe Tuesday night before the Avon Lake Shoregals closed out the Avon Eagles in a five-game match. Avon won the first and third games by identical 25-18 scores but Avon Lake took Game 2 25-20 Game 4 25-16 and clinched it with a Read More…

Girls soccer: Avon plays better in second half, but falls to Bay

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AVON — Bay scored two early goals Monday night and they held up for 69 minutes in a 2-1 win over old rival Avon. The Eagles, playing their season opener under a new coach using a new system, made a run in the second half and created some chances. It included a corner kick in Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon happy with scoreless tie vs. Strongsville

AVON — There was a festive atmosphere Friday night at Avon’s Joe Firment Stadium as the Eagles kicked off the season against visiting Strongsville. A larger-than-usual crowd was on hand as the teams started the season a day early as part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s “Friday Night Futbol” program. The Eagles Nest Read More…

High school roundup: EC boys golfers improve to 7-0

GRAFTON — Brandon Netzel shot a 38 to lead Elyria Catholic to a 169-170 win over Vermilion on Wednesday in non-league boys golf action at Brentwood Golf Course. Kyle Horvatich added a 42 for the Panthers (7-0), while Patrick Sexton led a balanced Sailors team with a 41. The Panthers also scored 159 to win Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake lets new, old members of Southwestern Conference know who’s No. 1 with dominant preview win

HINCKLEY — With four new schools in the Southwestern Conference, Monday’s annual boys golf preview took on added importance. Which school would emerge as the team to watch this season? With two golfers shooting in the 70s and its highest score an 84, Westlake earned that honor. The Demons, led by co-medalist Nick Wilson’s 74 Read More…

Meeting sheds light on Avon Schools’ drug-testing policy

AVON — Parents raised questions about Avon Schools’ new random drug-testing policy during an informational meeting Sunday afternoon. Starting this school year, any seventh- to 12th-grader who holds a parking pass or is enrolled in at least one extracurricular activity can be randomly selected for a drug test. “We’re not trying to see how many Read More…

High school football: Avon hopes to erase agony of defeat from last year

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AVON — Mike Elder and his Avon Eagles are two weeks from erasing the wild, disappointing end to their 2014 season. Sort of. Oh, they’ll never truly rid that loss from their memories, but at least they’ll see a different uniform in a real, live game Aug. 28 at Strongsville. “It was very disappointing. Any Read More…