July 25, 2014

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Boys soccer: Avon zeros in on postseason after beating Avon Lake to complete unbeaten regular season

AVON LAKE — The Avon Eagles started the season as the new kids on the block in Division I, trying to make a name for themselves in their first year in the big-school division. Eight weeks later, Avon is the envy of its peers as the area’s only undefeated team. On Saturday, the Eagles put Read More…

Avon Lake picks off Brecksville to pick up big win

AVON LAKE — Senior defensive back Mike Russell came into Friday night’s game with two interceptions. Last Friday, according to coach Dave Dlugosz, he had what could have been a “pick-six” slip right through his hands. With the game, and the season, on the line in the final minute of Friday’s Southwestern Conference game with Read More…

District golf: Avon Lake resident Beau Titsworth shoots 67, grabs first

HINCKLEY TWP. — Beau didn’t know he had to go low, and St. Ignatius was thankful he did just that. Avon Lake resident and first-team All-Ohioan Beau Titsworth shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday to win medalist honors at the Pine Hills Division I District, helping the Wildcats qualify for next week’s state tournament at Ohio Read More…

District golf: Avon Lake’s Brendan Aussem survives playoff

The clock was ticking on Brendan Aussem’s season. Literally. The Avon Lake junior had just hooked his drive into the heather and almost out of bounds on the first playoff hole at Thursday’s Division I district golf tournament at Red Hawk Run Golf Course in Findlay. If that wasn’t bad enough, now he couldn’t find Read More…

Volleyball: Avon Lake rolls over Olmsted Falls

OLMSTED FALLS — What was supposed to be a memorable Senior Night at Olmsted Falls on Thursday turned out to be the crowning moment of an unforgettable season for the Avon Lake Shoregals. Make that the Southwestern Conference champion Avon Lake Shoregals. Behind what coach Dan Berkheimer called a “total team effort,” Avon Lake was Read More…

Cross country notes: Shoremen showing their stuff

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Avon Lake’s Division I state standing is no surprise. The ninth-ranked Shoremen ruled again with a win Friday at the Paul Primeau Invitational hosted by Gilmour Academy. Avon Lake placed four runners in the top five and put five among the top 12 in the Gray Division race (Division I-size schools) with 23 points. No. Read More…

Boys golf: ‘Off’ round can’t keep Shoremen from 4th straight district

Andrew Lombardi of Avon Lake lines up a putt during the Division I sectional golf tournament in Huron on Wednesday. Lombardi shot a 79 to lead the Shoremen to third place. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

HURON — There were definite lessons to be learned from Avon Lake’s performance at Wednesday’s Division I boys sectional golf tournament. Important, life-affirming lessons such as avoiding overconfidence and not giving up even when you think you’ve hit three balls out of bounds. But the most important lesson learned might be this: Never, ever forget Read More…

Girls golf: Avon, Avon Lake move on; Kaitlin Eagles’ Neumann wins

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AVON LAKE — Nothing could stop Avon’s Kaitlin Neumann on Tuesday. Not the standing water on the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club and not the other players in the 15-team field at the Division I sectional golf tournament. Not the way Neumann played. The Avon junior shot a 3-over-par 75 to win individual honors Read More…

Avon Lake streets closed for roadwork

Sewer work has begun on Dellwood Road in Avon Lake. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

AVON LAKE — Three streets will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday and continuing through Oct. 25 to allow crews to complete work on a $1.5 million sanitary sewer project. Traffic other than local vehicles will be prohibited from using Inwood Boulevard and Dellwood and Bellaire roads to allow three sanitary sewers to be Read More…

High school soccer notes: Near-perfect pitch awaiting Avon Lake boys

For the second year in a row the Avon Lake boys will take the field at Columbus Crew Stadium when they take on Mentor as part of the Crew Elite Game Series on Oct. 8. The Shoremen (5-3-3) traditionally play one of the area’s toughest schedules. “Last year we played four teams that were ranked Read More…