October 1, 2014

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State cross country: Avon Lake’s Trevor Norris earns All-Ohio honors

HEBRON — Trevor Norris wore the look of both pain and disgust in the finish chute at Saturday’s Division I state cross country championships. The Avon Lake senior had high hopes of a top 15 or possibly top 10 finish, but it didn’t happen. Norris finished 24th out of 154 runners with a time of Read More…

Regional volleyball: Avon Lake swept in semifinals

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NORWALK — The Shoregals didn’t look like a bunch of girls just trying to get their feet wet. Avon Lake dived into unfamiliar waters head first. “We came out really excited,” setter Whitney Craigo said. “All day at school we were excited to play. We came out hard. We weren’t intimidated. We weren’t scared.” “We Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake’s Norris, Avon’s Fasciana and Elyria Catholic’s Foisy make state

TIFFIN — Trevor Norris had fire, anger and disappointment in his eyes as he tried to absorb Saturday’s disappointing results at the Tiffin regional cross country championships. But first, there was some good news. The Avon Lake senior finished second overall to Maumee senior Willy Fink (15:50.53) with a time of 15:52.41. It was the Read More…

Avon Lake volleyball digs out of hole to win district title

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EATON TWP. — Trailing two-time defending Division I district champion Amherst two games to none, top-seeded Avon Lake had every excuse to call it a night. The Shoregals, coming in with a 25-2 record and having won the Southwestern Conference championship, could have easily settled for getting to the district finals. Turns out they weren’t Read More…

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…