February 27, 2015

Elyria
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Avon asking fans to see Eagles off

AVON — The Avon football team will get a royal sendoff to its Division II state semifinal football game on Friday. Avon (12-1), ranked No. 5 in the final state poll, faces sixth-ranked Aurora (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Byers Field in Parma. Avon High School is asking the community to line the streets Friday Read More…

Football playoffs: Avon seniors remember meeting Aurora in first game

For Avon’s seniors, Aurora was the opponent in the first game of their high school football careers. The Eagles upperclassmen are hoping the Greenmen won’t be their last. The teams meet Friday night at Byers Field in Parma in a Division II state semifinal. The first meeting between the schools came in Week 1 of Read More…

Deal-driven shoppers already camping out for Black Friday

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AVON — Tuesday’s heavy rain did not deter early Black Friday bargain hunters camped out at the Avon Best Buy, 1600 Center Road. Desiree Laurenzi, 30, was determined to be first in line when the store opens its doors at midnight Thursday for the annual Black Friday sales. She’s been camped out in front of Read More…

Police log for Nov. 21, 2011

Avon police Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:49 a.m. — Interstate 90, animal miscellaneous. 8:48 a.m. — Keller Drive, animal miscellaneous. 8:52 a.m. — 37040 Detroit Road, motor vehicle accident. 9:22 a.m. — 2900 block Stoney Ridge Road, trespassing. 11:09 a.m. — Chester Road, motor vehicle accident. 1:57 p.m. — 37545 Detroit Road, Avon High School, theft. Read More…

Making a run at it: Avon turns to ground game to defeat Tiffin Columbian, advance to state semifinals

FREMONT — For only the second time in school history and the first time since 2006, Avon has made it to the Final Four in football. The Eagles had answers for a strong southerly wind and a Tiffin Columbian team aptly named the Tornadoes at Fremont Ross High School on Friday night to advance past Read More…

Avon’s defense does its part, forces three turnovers

Joel Hammond and Tim Gebhardt The Chronicle-Telegram FREMONT — Avon coach Mike Elder talked this week of one of the Eagles’ preseason goals, to finish the year plus-20 in turnover differential. The Eagles had 30 takeaways through their first 12 games, but were only plus-14 in differential. Elder joked he didn’t think the Eagles could Read More…

Football playoffs: Film study has helped Avon’s O’Rourke excel

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AVON — This is supposed to be the hard part for Justin O’Rourke and the Eagles. The senior quarterback had a superb regular season, throwing 22 TD passes while leading Avon to a 9-1 record and the outright West Shore Conference title. But the playoffs would get tougher, right? Instead, O’Rourke has elevated his play. Read More…

Football playoffs: Tiffin Columbian, Avon have similar styles

Fans looking for a comparison to Avon’s Division II regional championship opponent don’t have to look very far. Tiffin Columbian boasts a balanced offense that can control the game with the run or the pass, with the right amount of big plays sprinkled in for good measure. Sounds a lot like the top-seeded Eagles, right? Read More…

Football: 3 county players named tops in district

Lorain County was all about defense last season. Three of the Northeastern Lakes all-district defensive players of the year hailed from the county in 2010. This season, the county flipped to the other side of the ball and three seniors were named the district’s Offensive Players of the Year on Wednesday. With a bumper crop Read More…

Two Avon athletes pick colleges

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AVON — Avon’s Zane Zeman has been wrestling almost as long he’s been walking. As a preschooler, he played on the mats at Elyria while his father, former Kent State wrestler Kent Zeman, worked out. Zeman, who’s been wrestling competitively since first grade, signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue wrestling at the Read More…