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Shaun Bennett: Don’t expect Avon to go away as long as Mike Elder sticks around

The people in Cleveland were more than content when the Indians lost the 1995 World Series to the Atlanta Braves, because it had been 41 years since their baseball team had last been to the Fall Classic. Fans also had no issue with the Cavaliers being swept in the 2007 finals, because their basketball team Read More…

Avon feeling blue thanks to Trotwood’s Green

MASSILLON — Trotwood-Madison gave Paul Brown Tiger Stadium enough Green energy to make Al Gore smile. Isreal Green, the Rams’ tenatious little running back, set a Division II championship game record with 326 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 35 carries in Trotwood-Madison’s 42-28 victory over Avon on Friday night. That’s 9.3 yards per attempt. Read More…

State championship football: Transfer has helped Avon’s opponent

Trotwood-Madison quarterbackMichael Simpson has been the spark that has helped the undefeated Rams roll into Friday night’s Division II state final against Avon. (Photo courtesy of the Dayton Daily News.)

Their motto this season is “Bring It Home.” Trotwood-Madison was on the verge of bringing it home in 2010, when the Rams held a 26-7 lead over Maple Heights in the Division II state championship game only to watch the Mustangs gallop over them for a 45-33 victory. The Rams are now one game away Read More…

Avon school spirit runs high as the big game approaches

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A sign on the driveway into Avon High School says “Have you hugged a football player today?” Those polite embraces could turn into crushing bear hugs should the Avon Eagles emerge victorious from Friday night’s Division II state championship game against Trotwood-Madison in Massillon. The school’s football team isn’t the only group that’s been focusing Read More…

Avon offers tickets to state football final

Avon High School is offering pre-sale tickets for its state championship football game against Trotwood-Madison to be played in Massillon on Friday. All pre-sale tickets are $8, while tickets at the gate are $10. No passes will be accepted. Parking fees at the stadium are $5, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Other than handicapped Read More…

Tax break approved for Avon plant expansion

AVON — City Council has approved a tax break for a food production company whose plans call for the firm’s plant to nearly double in size and add 17 employees over a three-year period. Avon City Council voted 7-0 Monday night to OK legislation authorizing Mayor Jim Smith to enter into an agreement with Custom Read More…

Police log for Nov. 28, 2011

Elyria police Friday, Nov. 25 1 p.m. — 600 Abbe Road, theft of air conditioner. 1:30 p.m. — 500 block Bell Ave., theft by deception complaint regarding debt collector. 3:02 p.m. — Midway Mall Spencer Gifts, Ernest Early, 36, Cleveland, charged with theft of a belt. 3:47 p.m. — 200 block Washington Ave., cash change Read More…

One more to go: Avon rolls over Aurora and into state championship game

PARMA — Avon’s high-flying and versatile Eagles have secured a date in the Division II state championship game in Massillon. The Eagles, ever improving and seemingly peaking at the just the right time, rolled over Aurora 43-20 Friday at Byers Field to advance to next Friday’s title game against Trotwood Madison at 7 p.m. at Read More…

Avon’s Ralph Smith making his presence felt during postseason

PARMA — When Avon is looking for MVP candidates for this year’s postseason, the obvious names are going to pop up. Senior quarterback Justin O’Rourke, senior wide receiver Matt Eckhardt and junior running back Ross Douglas are all near the top of the list. But those guys have been putting up big numbers for the Read More…

Four senior linebackers leading the way for Avon’s defense tonight

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The Avon Eagles have four senior linebackers who have been instrumental to the team’s success and postseason run this year. Three of the four are members of the “Tough Street” club, and the fourth will probably join soon. “We don’t put that many kids in that club,” Eagles coach Mike Elder said. “Tough Street is Read More…