September 1, 2015

Elyria
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Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pioneers catch breaks, get win over Shoremen

Elyria players take the field at Avon Lake for season opener Aug 28. Steve Manheim

AVON LAKE — Sometimes the ball just bounces your way. That certainly was the case Friday as Elyria came away with a 31-7 victory over the Avon Lake Shoremen to open the season. It’s only the second time in 10 meetings the Pioneers defeated Avon Lake, and it was coach Kevin Fell’s first win over Read More…

High school girls soccer 2015: Avon Lake goalie Elise Duvall prefers shutouts to shoutouts … and she has a lot of shutouts

Avon Lake's Elise Duvall is ready for another soccer season. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Avon Lake’s Elise Duvall doesn’t really like to talk about being a record breaker, she’d rather focus on being a good teammate. Duvall, a senior, was a mainstay at goalkeeper last year when the Shoregals recorded nine consecutive shutouts, the seventh-longest streak in Ohio High School Athletic Association history. But ask her about that and 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 Lake freshman shine in loss to Oregon Clay

AVON LAKE — If there was any worry about how the new faces on Avon Lake’s roster would fit in after replacing six departed seniors, the Shoregals’ young guns put that worry to rest Friday. The final score wasn’t particularly pretty — a 3-0 loss to Oregon Clay as part the Columbus Crew’s first Friday 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…

Boys golf: Team mentality helps Westlake get another win

OBERLIN — Westlake’s toughest competition Monday at the Amherst Comet Invitational was itself. Jules Blakely recovered from a triple bogey on his second hole of the day to shoot a 1-under 71 and take medalist honors, while Nick Wilson rebounded from five bogeys with an equal number of birdies to shoot an even-par 72 as Read More…

Avon Lake’s Schroeder misses cut, but gains confidence at U.S. Women’s Open

It’s not often the journey between winning a high school golf state championship and beginning your collegiate career includes a stop at the U.S. Women’s Open, but Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder believes only good things can come out of the experience. “The things I learned this weekend will help me in the future,” Schroeder said. Read More…

U.S. Women’s Open: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder birdies No. 18, shoots solid 73, looks to make cut today

Niki Schroeder hadn’t made a birdie all day — unusual for the state champion from Avon Lake who’s headed to Ohio State in the fall. “I definitely noticed,” she said. She was facing the hardest hole on the Old Course at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club, the uphill, 422-yard No. 18 that produced as many double Read More…

Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder preparing to play against best golfers in world this week at U.S. Women’s Open

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Niki Schroeder’s Monday began with a practice round alongside her favorite professional golfer, Paula Creamer, and an opening tee shot struck with some 300 fans staring at her. “I hit it down the middle,” said Schroeder, a recent Avon Lake graduate, “so I was OK.” Welcome to the U.S. Women’s Open, kid. Be sure to Read More…