August 4, 2015

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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…

Lorain County All-Star Football Classic: Stripes team brings giant offensive line to matchup

EATON TWP. — Columbia coach Jason Ward will be at the helm of the Stripes team in the Sliman’s Lorain County All-Star Football Classic at Oberlin College tonight at 7. You will have to forgive him if he is salivating on the sideline before the start of the game. Ward will be in control of Read More…

College softball: Wennerberg shining as pitcher, hitter for Case Western

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Annie Wennerberg does it all for Case Western softball. The sophomore and Avon Lake graduate set school records for home runs and RBIs for the Spartans, also led the team in wins and strikeouts in the circle, and was rewarded with a number of postseason accolades — highlighted by first-team All-America honors from the National Read More…

Golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder qualifies for U.S. Open

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Avon Lake golfer Niki Schroeder was a no-show at the high school’s senior awards presentation Monday. Turns out she had a pretty good reason for not being there. Schroeder, an Ohio State recruit who won the Division I state tournament in October, was spending her day earning a berth in this year’s United States Women’s Read More…

The next big thing? Avon Lake graduate Brian Mihalik, who stands over 6-foot-8, hoping to reach new heights with Eagles

Boston College's Brian Mihalik helps bring down North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett last season. AP

Brian Mihalik hoped to land in Philadelphia. It turned out the Eagles and coach Chip Kelly wanted him, too. As a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft, Mihalik is guaranteed nothing. But a good fit gives him the best chance to make the team and make a career. “The big thing was ending up with Read More…

Correction

A story Thursday said Keystone High School, which ranked 120th, was the next school behind Avon Lake High School to be listed on the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best High Schools. The next school behind Avon Lake was actually Oberlin High School, which ranked 31st.

Avon Lake High School lauded by U.S. News & World Report

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake High School was once again listed on the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Ranking and received a gold medal. According to U.S. News & World Report gold and silver awards reflect which schools are most successfully preparing students for college, based on students participating in and achieving Read More…

Boys tennis: Avon Lake set to defend LCAAA tourney title

Avon Lake surprised itself last year. With the ACT on the same day as the annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Tournament, Avon Lake’s lineup took a big hit. Relying on a few call-ups from the junior varsity, the Shoremen stunned the field, sweeping the doubles championships and snagging two other runner-up trophies at second Read More…