June 30, 2016

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Softball: Avon Lake beats Westlake, remains tied for 1st place

AVON LAKE — If unearned runs were unrecorded runs, it might have been a different story. But as it turned out, Avon Lake’s two unearned runs weren’t the difference in its 6-1 Southwestern Conference win over Westlake on Thursday. The seventh-ranked Shoregals got the offense going late, and when they did it produced four runs Read More…

High school softball: Brecksville edges Avon Lake to avenge April 16 loss

AVON LAKE — The Brecksville Bees waited nearly two weeks for the chance at revenge against Avon Lake, and Monday they seized the opportunity. Sophomore catcher Mary Schentur had three hits and two RBIs and freshman pitcher Kelly Geringer held the high-powered Avon Lake offense to just one earned run on six hits as the Read More…

Avon Lake Community Council names garden project of the year

AVON LAKE — After just one year, the city’s Community Garden has been recognized as the 2012 Project of the Year by the Avon Lake Community Council. “This is like, ‘Wow!’” Dale Cracas said. “It’s humbling that people in the city recognize there was a lot of hard work that went into it.” An Avon Read More…

High school track: Amherst girls win own Comet Relays for first time since 1987

AMHERST — It wasn’t a first, it just sort of seemed like it. That’s because the Amherst girls won the Comet Relays on Saturday for the first time since 1987. The Comets won five events, their most since taking four at the 2001 classic. They also chalked up four second-place finishes on the way to Read More…

U.S. News ranks Avon Lake among top 25 Ohio high schools

AVON LAKE — If students at Avon Lake High School are having a bit of trouble getting a breath this week, it’s understandable. They’re walking around in some pretty rarified air thanks to an extremely high ranking in this year’s annual rating of high schools by U.S. News & World Report. The high school was Read More…

Group wants nature center at park instead of public restrooms

AVON LAKE — A group of residents think a nature center would be a far better use of space and money for the city’s Belle Road Park instead of a public restroom. That’s the general feeling of the group, which formed over the past few weeks since the idea was first floated in a Facebook Read More…

High school tennis: Lake Ridge wins final match to edge Avon for LCAAA championship

AVON LAKE — As expected, this year’s Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament was wide open. It turned out to be so wide open, in fact, it was almost too close to call. The race for the team championship Saturday at Avon Lake High School was decided by just two points and, to Read More…

High school baseball: Triple play gives Elyria a lift, helps salvage split with Avon Lake

ELYRIA — There was nothing typical about Saturday’s doubleheader at George Day Field. Two come-from-behind wins, four double plays the hard way and even a triple play highlighted action in temperatures more fitting for hockey than baseball. Elyria and Avon Lake split the day but getting to that point was the fun part unless you Read More…

Avon Lake to host forum on drug abuse

AVON LAKE — Mayor Greg Zilka knew he was taking a risk when he spoke Monday at the City Council meeting about the need for a community forum to develop a better way to deal with the escalating problem of drug abuse. “I knew I was taking a bit of a risk by declaring we Read More…

Avon Lake star to play football for Ohio University

Kyle Kuhar always knew he was going to play football at the college level, and Saturday he decided where it would be. After a junior season that saw the 6-foot-6, 270-pound defensive end record 13 sacks in leading Avon Lake into the playoffs, Kuhar orally committed to the Ohio University. He chose the Bobcats over Read More…