August 2, 2014

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Sectional soccer: Avon boys hold off Avon Lake rally

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AVON — Area boys soccer coaches have talked all season about how difficult the Division I district featuring seven Lorain County teams and three of Cuyahoga County’s top squads would be. The last five days have proven them prophetic. Avon — fresh off a penalty-kick victory over Westlake in the sectional final last Thursday — Read More…

Beau wraps up a title: Titsworth shares Division I state golf championship

COLUMBUS — Neither a 1½-hour frost delay nor the program cover-boy jinx fazed Beau Titsworth on Saturday. As a result, Lorain County secured its first Division I state champion in boys golf. Titsworth tied for medalist honors Saturday at the 86th state tournament, shooting a final-round 78. The St. Ignatius star was disappointed in himself Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake boys capture first district title since 1994

ELYRIA — Avon Lake’s boys cross country team had reason to celebrate Saturday, but they have bigger goals than winning a Division I district championship. Even if it was the first one for the Shoremen since 1994. Ranked No. 8 in last week’s state coaches poll, Avon Lake scored 44 points to beat No. 21-ranked Read More…

State golf: Titsworth tied for first; Aussem seventh

COLUMBUS — Even after Beau Titsworth learned he was leading following the first round of the Division I state golf tournament, his thoughts on Friday’s round didn’t change. The St. Ignatius senior wasn’t happy. Back-to-back bogeys to end the round were why, but the Avon Lake resident remains focused on his ultimate goal of helping Read More…

High school golf: Beau Titsworth has game in shape

Beau Titsworth is digging the 60s again. Just don’t bother looking for anything tie-dyed in the St. Ignatius senior and Avon Lake resident’s closet or expect him to sprinkle groovy or far out into his conversation. No, his retro love is not about the Swinging ’60s but the scores his golf swing is once again Read More…

High school golf: Aussem’s top goals: Play smart, contend

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AVON LAKE — Brendan Aussem believes he learned something valuable at last week’s Division I district golf tournament and he hopes it will pay dividends for him at the state tournament at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. It wasn’t the mostly steady way he played in shooting a 2-over 74 at Red Hawk Run in Findlay, Read More…

High school golf: Pressure no drag for freshman Niki Schroeder

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AVON LAKE — When she was 9, Niki Schroeder spent back-to-back weekends winning national drag racing championships in Tennessee and Illinois, driving at speeds of 80-85 miles per hour. So, really, how terrorizing could a downhill 3-foot par putt possibly be after that? Probably not very. Still, Schroeder traded in her lead foot for a Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake’s Francesco Maiorca back after fighting illness, injury

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Part of the battle with a sport like cross country is staying healthy and injury-free. Francesco Maiorca appreciates that about as well as anyone. The Avon Lake senior has endured quite a bit the last two years. In 2010, Maiorca came down with a late-season case of swine flu. He gamely tried to give it Read More…

Local UAW OKs Ford deal in a landslide

AVON LAKE — A new contract was overwhelmingly ratified by members of the United Auto Workers Local 2000. The members, who work at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant, voted 999 to 346 in favor of the four-year pact, a 74 percent to 26 percent margin, according to Tim Rowe, Local 2000 chairman. The vote mirrored national Read More…

United Auto Workers vote extended through Tuesday

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LORAIN — United Auto Workers negotiators implored members of UAW Local 2000 on Sunday to vote for a proposed four-year contract with Ford Motor Co., saying it was the best deal they could get in bad economic times. Given the flood of union jobs sent over the border and overseas in the last 20 years Read More…