February 11, 2016

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District volleyball: Focused Shoregals blow away Pioneers

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EATON TWP. — Isabelle Wagner is a player her coach, Dan Berkheimer, has long held up as an example of someone who elevates her game during the district tournament. On Tuesday, every player on the Avon Lake team was Isabelle Wagner. The Shoregals raised the level of their play and had an easy time advancing Read More…

Volleyball: Pioneers, Shoregals take titles; district up next

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EATON TOWNSHIP — Both teams made adjustments. Avon made them after getting blown out in the first game of its match against Elyria in sectional play Wednesday at Midview High School. Elyria made them after being stunned by the Eagles in Game 2. Were the adjustments strategic or mental? “Maybe it was (mental) on their Read More…

State golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder back at the ‘Big Show’

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AVON LAKE — As a freshman, Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder became the school’s first female golfer ever to qualify for the state tournament, finishing in 10th place, with an 82-75—157 that earned her All-Ohio honors. Having golfed — and golfed well — at The Ohio State University’s Gray Course last season should help Schroeder prepare Read More…

Newly restored Avon Lake Local History Art Collection on display at library

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AVON LAKE — History and its documentation can literally become old and faded. But a new exhibition of historic photos, prints, drawings and paintings is being brought back to vivid life for the community. Known collectively as the Avon Lake Local History Art Collection, the newly restored items are on view in the McMahan Room Read More…

Shoremen band to play Horseshoe on Saturday

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Bob Scott isn’t certain whether the Shoremen Marching Band’s drum line practices outside his office by design or coincidence. Either way, he doesn’t mind. “The band room is three doors down from my office,’’ Scott said with a laugh. “They’re good. Dave Eddleman teaches them how to play.’’ Read More…

High school football: Long drought ends as Westlake defeats Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Westlake senior Kent Axcell did something Friday night that no Demons quarterback had done since 1984: Lead his team to a win over Avon Lake. Axcell rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 1:25 to play in the fourth to propel Westlake to a 28-21 Southwestern Conference and Read More…

Volleyball: EC plays a great David, rolls over Goliath Avon Lake

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ELYRIA — When a talented Division III team plays a talented Division I team in a non-conference match, the smaller school might adopt a something-to-prove attitude. Elyria Catholic, the small school, instead took a nothing-to-lose stance Wednesday. Because of that, the Panthers didn’t lose. Elyria Catholic, ranked No. 8 in Division III, had a surprisingly Read More…

Girls golf: North Ridgeville freshman snags district spot

AVON LAKE — The only real drama in Tuesday’s Division I girls sectional golf tournament at the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club was in the wait for the finish. North Ridgeville freshman Nicole Gerome’s 91 appeared to be good enough to advance to districts as one of the four individuals not on a qualifying Read More…

Volleyball: Avon Lake dominates Amherst, stands alone atop SWC

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AMHERST — The sentimental choice to win Tuesday night’s showdown for first place in the Southwestern Conference would have been Amherst. Army Sgt. Dan Makruski, father of Comets freshman middle hitter Ashley Makruski, returned to Amherst on Friday following a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. His presence at the match against Avon Lake was recognized before Read More…

Avon Lake student treated for MRSA

AVON LAKE — School officials are reassuring parents that a case of MRSA reported for a middle school student is no cause for alarm. “We got a letter right out to parents informing them of the situation and the steps we’ve taken, and we haven’t heard of anybody else who appears to have contracted anything,” Read More…