February 6, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
32°F
 

H.S. Swimming: Avon Lake girls, Amherst boys capture SWC titles

WESTLAKE — Impressive in their own ways, the Avon Lake girls and Amherst boys ruled the 35th annual Southwestern Conference Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday at the Westlake Recreation Center. The Shoregals won the SWC title for the first time since 2001 and it was their first outright crown since 1998. The Avon Lake Read More…

Ineligible player forces Avon Lake hockey to forfeit 16 games

Avon Lake thought it had capped a hockey season of dreams with a 6-2 win over Elyria Catholic on Wednesday night that clinched a Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Blue West Division championship and a spot in the Baron Cup III tournament. But over the last 48 hours, the euphoria of a championship season Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Jared Aslaksen’s 2 quick goals lift Avon Lake over EC in critical league battle

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ELYRIA — Jared Aslaksen had never scored back-to-back goals so quickly. The Avon Lake sophomore scored twice within 11 seconds in the second period Wednesday night as the Shoremen defeated Elyria Catholic 6-2 in the rubber match for the Lorain County powers. Those goals and the excellent work of goaltender Keegan Sullivan propelled Avon Lake Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview takes hot to another level, shoots 71 percent to roll past Avon Lake for sixth straight win

AVON LAKE — There’s hot, then there’s what Midview was against Avon Lake in a Southwestern Conference game Friday night. The Middies began the night by connecting on nine of their first 10 shots and were shooting a blistering 76 percent (26-of-34) through three quarters before cooling off slightly in the fourth quarter during a Read More…

Hockey: Avon Lake avenges earlier loss to EC

ROCKY RIVER — Avon Lake has been waiting nearly a month for its second chance to face Elyria Catholic. Sunday it made the most of the opportunity. The Shoremen scored three first-period goals and senior Keegan Sullivan became just the third goalie in Ohio High School Athletic Association history to record 3,000 career saves in Read More…

High school wrestling: Avon has successful SWC debut

AVON LAKE — Avon had the date circled on the calendar then made its mark in the opening of the Southwestern Conference dual-meet season Thursday night at Avon Lake High School. After winning the West Shore Conference championship the last two years, Avon made its SWC debut with a 73-6 drubbing of Berea-Midpark and then Read More…

Wrestling: Avon Lake beats Keystone, loses to Bay

BAY VILLAGE — Avon Lake and Keystone were unable to overcome Bay in non-conference dual meets Thursday night, but the Shoremen managed a split on the night by downing the Wildcats. After Bay downed Keystone 56-22, Avon Lake defeated Keystone 42-20 and then lost 38-32 to the Rockets in the finale. Keystone lost sophomore 152-pounder Read More…

High school wrestling: Avon finishes 2nd at K of C tourney

AVON LAKE — Avon’s bid to repeat as team champion of the 35th annual Knights of Columbus Invitational came up short. However, Eagles coach Mark Porter was happy with his team’s performance, in which they compiled 276 points and had four individual champions, two runners-up and 11 placers following Saturday’s final matches. The performance was Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon’s Damantie Thornton proves to be a thorn in Avon Lake’s side with clutch play down the stretch

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AVON LAKE — Damantie Thornton made sure Avon’s first game in the Southwestern Conference was one to remember. Thornton, a 6-foot-2 guard, scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws with 5.9 seconds remaining to put the game away as the Eagles held on for a 55-53 road win. Read More…

High school football: All-Lorain County lists released

To the victors go the spoils, or so the saying goes. Such was the case with the 2015 high school football season in Lorain County. All but three of the nine players and five coaches who received individual honors when the annual All-Lorain County football teams were released Thursday were on teams the reached the Read More…