September 5, 2015

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Volleyball: Avon Lake’s serving ensures they get revenge on Brecksville

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AVON LAKE — Now that’s more like it. After suffering a loss to Brecksville in the season and conference opener last month, Avon Lake gained a little sweet revenge Thursday night and, in doing so, reduced the number of teams in the top spot in the Southwestern Conference to two. The Shoregals (8-2 overall) are Read More…

H.S. Football: Avon Lake pours it on in 2nd half

NORTH OLMSTED — Jimmy Hessel caught six passes from David Winkel in the first half of Avon Lake’s game Friday night against North Olmsted. His biggest reception of the night was his only catch of the second half, and it wasn’t of a pass from Winkel. Hessel intercepted North Olmsted’s Brad Novak with 6:12 to Read More…

High school volleyball notes: Keystone looks set for second-half run

Nineteen days of the high school volleyball season went by before we saw a major upset involving Lorain County teams. There were a few mild ones. Midview, a team hammered by graduation, pulled off a win over deep and experienced Lorain. Vermilion upended defending West Shore Conference champion Bay, although Bay is another club that Read More…

Avon Lake High School mourns 14-year-old girl

AVON LAKE — Students at Avon Lake High School and Learwood Middle School were consoled by counselors Monday in the wake of the suicide of a 14-year-old girl over the weekend. “It’s been a very tough day,” Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Robert Scott said as he talked about the aftermath of the death of Isabelle Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon weathers changes in venue, format to win third straight LCAAA title

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AMHERST — While Mother Nature threw the 24th Annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association girls tennis tournament for a loop with all manner of changes, there was still something familiar about the event. An Avon win. The Eagles won four of the five individual championships and held off Avon Lake 39-35 to pick up its Read More…

Residents making noise over vineyard’s air horn

AVON — Every year about this time, the night air starts to get a bit crisper, leaves get tinged with orange and red, and an air horn sounds over a local vineyard about every 90 seconds. Police estimate they have received 40 to 50 complaints in the last couple of weeks about an air horn Read More…

Volleyball: Shoregals strike first vs. Comets

AVON LAKE — Chalk Round 1 up to Avon Lake, but make sure to circle Oct. 2 on the calendar — that’s when the Shoregals visit Amherst for Round 2. In a match that had a late-season-showdown feel, Avon Lake used the play of seniors Christine Bohan, Whitney Craigo and Isabelle Wagner to hold off Read More…

Avon Lake’s Brendan Aussem chose the Marines instead of a college golf career

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Brendan Aussem didn’t spend much time this summer getting his golf game in shape. His body and his future? That’s another story. Aussem, an Avon Lake senior and three-time Division I state tournament qualifier, made a big decision over the summer, one that was a little more important than whether to chip or putt from Read More…

High school cross country: Avon flying high as boys take third and girls fourth at Earlybird Invitational

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ELYRIA — There’s still a measure of unfinished business, but the Avon boys cross country team is feeling pretty good after taking third in the Maroon Division at Saturday’s 35th annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational. Avon scored 109 points, finishing behind No. 5-ranked St. Ignatius (35) and No. 18 Brunswick (100) in a 14-team field Read More…

Avon Lake fire-EMS levy’s defeat confirmed

The results of the special election earlier this month that saw a 2-mill Avon Lake firefighter-paramedic levy defeated by a mere six votes have been upheld. The Lorain County Board of Elections certified the results of a recount of the issue Thursday. “The results were identical to those certified after the recount,” said Paul Adams, Read More…