May 31, 2016

Elyria
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High school football: Senior duo’s attitude, skill a huge reason Avon’s offense is so dangerous

Avon football coach Mike Elder knows all about good offensive line play. After all, he was an offensive lineman in his playing days. So when he says this year’s Avon offensive line is one of the most physical and nasty he’s ever coached, believe him. And believe it when he says senior leaders Alex Kelly Read More…

High school cross country: Avon’s Austin Fasciana sets school record at state meet, earns All-Ohio honors

HEBRON — Austin Fasciana’s third state cross country meet was the charm. The Avon junior had a stellar day at Saturday’s 84th annual boys and 35th annual girls state cross country championships at National Trail Raceway, finishing 17th to earn Division I All-Ohio honors. He did it with a school-record 15:46.12 clocking, the third-fastest all-time Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Avon picks up pace and victory, 28-11 over Perrysburg

AVON — Zack Torbert got the first interception of his varsity career Friday night, and he will likely have more before he graduates from Avon High School. If any of those pickoffs of the future is more memorable than the one he had in the fourth quarter against Perrysburg, it will have to be remarkably Read More…

H.S. Football Playoffs: Ross Douglas leads Avon’s second-half surge

AVON — Neither Ross Douglas nor coach Mike Elder was too happy at halftime, but they weren’t too disappointed being down just 3-0 with 24 minutes still to play. Douglas, who had fumbled away an opportunity in the first half, came on in the second to lead Avon past Perrysburg, 28-11, Friday in the Division Read More…

High school football: Avon’s David Zeh handled loss, thrived

The defining moment in David Zeh’s varsity football career didn’t come in the most important game of the year — Avon’s resounding victory over previously unbeaten Midview in Week 7. If you listen to Zeh’s coach, Mike Elder, it was in the Eagles’ only loss of the regular season that the Avon coaching staff knew Read More…

High school cross country: Three from area make state, but Avon boys team falls just short

TIFFIN — The faces of Austin Fasciana and Blake Pecoraro told the story. Their looks of disappointment were understandable after the high hopes of the Avon High boys cross country team took a major hit Saturday afternoon. The two Eagles runners earned state-qualifying berths as individuals with top-16 finishes, but they found it tough to Read More…

Cross country: Sean Kane and Avon teammates want some redemption

AVON — Last fall was not a lot of fun for Sean Kane. Collapse is too strong a word for what happened at the district cross country tournament at Lorain County Community College, but some breakdowns late in the race turned out to be costly and gut-wrenching for the Avon High boys team, which missed Read More…

High school football: Avon has a line on Midview, dominates both sides of the ball to win WSC showdown

EATON TWP. — If you ask Avon coach Mike Elder to give you his best line, he’ll tell you he has two of them … offensive and defensive. While the anticipated matchup in the West Shore Conference showdown between Midview and Avon on Friday night was the Middies’ high-octane passing attack against the Eagles’ stellar Read More…

Football: Known for high-flying offenses, Avon and Midview are winning on defense

Much of the talk around the practice field this week at Midview was about a journey. It’s a journey that started for the Middies seniors six years ago … a journey that kicked into high gear last season. The Midview seniors have been playing against Avon’s seniors since the seventh grade and they have never 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…