May 24, 2015

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Division I state track: Lorain girls rule city, almost state with second-place finish

COLUMBUS — They didn’t get a state title, but the Lorain High girls did what they set out to do when this track and field season began. They made history. Remember these Titans? You better believe they will. Lorain racked up 34 points to hold off Solon (29) and Dublin Coffman (29) for second Saturday Read More…

Division I regional track: Lorain girls overcome DQ on way to championship

AMHERST — While the rain and lightning put a damper on the Division I regional track meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track on Friday, it certainly didn’t put a damper on Lorain’s girls. Despite a costly disqualification in the 800-meter relay, the Titans, led by seniors Melody Farris and Alicia Arnold, won Read More…

College baseball: Kent State getting boost from local players as it moves closer to another MAC championship

AVON — Josh Pierce hasn’t pitched at his high school field in two years. Pierce came home Wednesday. He has been at All Pro Freight Stadium since then and has worn a baseball uniform. He just hasn’t pitched there this week. Pierce has one more opportunity to do it. The right-hander and his Kent State Read More…

Avon Lake power plant pays to refurbish Scout camp shelter

WAKEMAN — An open-air summer shelter that was used for years by Boy Scouts is getting a thorough makeover into a year-round facility, courtesy of an Avon Lake power plant. Camp officials knew the 40-by-20-foot pavilion at the Firelands Scout Reservation off Gore Orphanage Road was in bad shape, and something needed to be done. Read More…

Avon Lake junior makes state in high jump and shot put

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AMHERST — Christine Bohan knows how to multitask. The skill was on full display Wednesday as the Avon Lake junior qualified to the Division I state track and field meet in two events at the Amherst regional. Bohan finished second in the high jump at 5-foot-5 and third in the shot put, 40-3¾. “Handling multiple Read More…

Love for Lucas raises $30,000 to battle rare disease

AVON LAKE — When they made plans for the inaugural Love for Lucas event, Nicole and Brian Hardman considered $5,000 a more-than-adequate sum to raise for research of the rare disease that took the life of their baby boy last year at only 5 weeks old. What they wound up receiving from the community in Read More…

Softball: Elyria escapes after scare from Shoregals

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria pitcher Caitlyn Minney retired the first 15 Avon Lake batters Monday afternoon. Easy enough. At that point, the Pioneers held a 2-0 lead and were just six outs away from a Division I district semifinal victory. That’s when the Shoregals decided to make a game of it. Allison Theberge led off Read More…

Avon Lake Schools pair to retire, be rehired after this year

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AVON LAKE — A pair of successful men within the school system will retire at the end of the current school year but will be hired back at greatly reduced salaries for the 2012-13 school year. The school board plans to vote to rehire head football coach Dave Dlugosz and William Zurkey, who heads the Read More…

High school tennis: Vermilion’s Chaz Hansen suffers first loss, finishes second at sectional

ROCKY RIVER — It’s tough to beat a good team, or good tennis player, three straight times. Rocky River’s Henry Grierson proved there’s validity in that old saying. He lost twice over the last two weeks to Chaz Henson of Vermilion. Saturday, though, was another story as he defeated the previously unbeaten Henson, 6-2, 2-6, Read More…

High school track: Amherst girls end drought, win first SWC title since 2001

AMHERST — Balance, depth and record-setting performances by their two sprint relays propelled the Amherst girls to their first Southwestern Conference championship since 2001 on Friday at Richard S. Cooley Track. Amherst scored 124 points as it held off second-place Avon Lake (108). Brecksville was third (98). Junior Sher Champe lit the spark for the Read More…