June 27, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
83°F
 

Amid noise, Avon Lake commencement speaker talks about moment when world went quiet

AVON LAKE — Senior speaker Julia Jantz took time Saturday to remind her classmates of the time all the noise of life in high school stopped after a classmate lost her struggle with depression. Commencement addresses generally center on pep talks on the future and jovial reminisces of four years together, and such addresses were Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Cam Large comes up huge as Midview rallies, beats Avon Lake 6-5 in 7th inning

EATON TWP. — Tournament wins don’t get much larger than Midview’s 6-5 Division I sectional final victory over Avon Lake on Thursday. Middies senior shortstop Cam Large came up big twice. A two-run double in the sixth got his team back into the game, and he flared a ball to the opposite field in the Read More…

High school baseball: Midview blanks Avon Lake to capture outright Southwestern Conference title in first year in league

EATON TWP. — Midview hit the Southwestern Conference trifecta Monday night. With a 2-0 win over Avon Lake, the Middies sewed up the outright baseball championship of the newly expanded Southwestern Conference, joining the football and the basketball teams as champions in their first year in the league. Midview is 16-8 overall, 14-4 in the Read More…

High school softball: One out of three works just fine for Olmsted Falls, which downs Avon Lake in sectional opener

AVON LAKE — The adage is that the third time is “the charm,” but when it comes to sports and rivalries it’s probably closer to say “three is the hardest number.” Avon Lake found that out Monday afternoon. After winning both of their regular-season matchups with Southwestern Conference foe Olmsted Falls, the Shoregals couldn’t make Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Westlake continues dominance of SWC with ninth straight title

AVON LAKE — Westlake had lost five seniors to graduation, including state placers Connor Michelich and Cal Craven. The Southwestern Conference had expanded from seven to 10 teams. So a ninth straight league title for the Demons seemed far from a certainty when the season started. Westlake put any doubts to rest in resounding fashion. Read More…

High school lacrosse: New venue, same result as Kenston beats Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The venue was different but the result was almost exactly the same. Avon Lake entered Wednesday’s non-league game against Kenston looking for revenge against the team that knocked it out in the opening round of last season’s Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division II tournament. Instead, the Bombers went home with their first Read More…

Boys lacrosse: Big finish lifts Olmsted Falls past Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Olmsted Falls entered the fourth quarter of Friday’s game at Avon Lake trailing by a goal. Then the Bulldogs turned up the heat. Olmsted Falls scored the final five goals of the game on its way to a 10-6 win over the Shoremen. Sophomore attack Daniel Candow scored three of his team-high Read More…

High school softball: Big second inning leads Avon Lake past North Ridgeville and to first conference victory of the season

AVON LAKE — For Avon Lake, Friday’s matchup against North Ridgeville was the breakout game it was waiting for. For the Rangers, it was just another speed bump on the road to the future. The Shoregals used a nine-run second inning to propel them to a 19-4, five-inning Southwestern Conference win. Avon Lake (5-3, 1-3) Read More…

Track and field: Teddy and Amber Achladis keep it all in the family with winning performances at Avon Lake Invitational

AVON LAKE — The Achladis family could have picked a better day for a get-together, but not even bad weather could spoil their fun. Elyria Catholic senior Teddy Achladis swept the shot put and discus at the Avon Lake Invitational on a cold and wintry Saturday, while his sister, Avon Lake freshman Amber Achladis, won Read More…

High school lacrosse 2016: Avon Lake junior Sarah Lucas’ stick-to-it attitude has made her one of area’s top players

Sarah Lucas showed up at her first Avon Lake lacrosse practice two years ago having never played the game before and proudly sporting a boys stick in her hands, unaware boys and girls use different equipment. Lucas quickly learned the equipment requirements of her new sport, while also finding she had not only the perfect Read More…