May 3, 2016

Elyria
Cloudy
50°F
 

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…

H.S. Softball: Maranda Morrison, Avon Lake get off to fast start with doubleheader sweep of Wellington

AVON LAKE — When Avon Lake needed a big hit Saturday, shortstop Maranda Morrison was there. When the Shoregals needed a big defensive play, Morrison was there. When Morrison was on the base paths, she moved so fast no one was sure where she was. Morrison’s defense helped send Game 1 into extra innings and Read More…

High school hockey: Area well-represented as Gold team edges Wine team in overtime in GCHSHL all-star game

CLEVELAND — One more game, plus a little extra. Ten area seniors got to lace up their skates one more time and play in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League All-Star Game on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Gold team — which had North Olmsted coach TJ Murray on the bench had Midview’s Read More…

Boys basketball: Lorain shakes off slow start, Avon Lake

LORAIN — When one team is 19-3 and the other is 3-20, an 82-64 win by the team with the better record is not a surprise. However, Avon Lake, the 3-20 team, surprised defending district champion Lorain, the 19-3 team, by hanging with them for the first half of a Division I sectional opener Wednesday Read More…

District Swimming: Avon’s Ben Brooks wins 200 IM, Avon Lake’s Libby Smith 2nd in 100 breaststroke

BOWLING GREEN — Avon junior Ben Brooks and Avon Lake junior Libby Smith went on a bit of a roller-coaster ride at the Division I district meet, but they hung on tight to earn automatic berths to next weekend’s state championships in Canton. No. 2-seeded Brooks won the 200-yard individual medley, defeating Findlay freshman Max Read More…