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High school football: Avon keeps it simple, focuses defense on Highland’s Scholle

AVON — How hard could it be? Medina Highland has made no bones about its offensive game plan this season, and didn’t figure to change much heading into the opening round of the Division II, Region 6 playoffs Friday night against Avon. Senior quarterback Jerry Scholle was responsible for 56 percent of the Hornets’ points Read More…

National wrestling champ Anthony Robles bringing his inspiring story to local fundraiser

It’s hard to believe that a nationally known inspirational sports figure would find his way to Lorain County, but if Doug Gigliotti and Tom McCartney have their way it’ll become a biennial occurrence. The pair are at the center of this Sunday’s “Kickoff for the Cure of Parkinson’s” event that will feature 2011 NCAA wrestling Read More…

Regional football: Matt Eckhardt is Avon’s go-to guy

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Those who sit in the press box at high school football games, especially this time of year, often are the envy of cold or rain-soaked fans subjected to 2½ hours of less than ideal elements. But there’s another, less obvious perk of watching games from that space: listening to coaches sitting there talk — or, Read More…

Regional soccer: Avon girls lose to Wadsworth

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ROCKY RIVER — Avon’s girls soccer team left the field Wednesday a 2-1 loser to Wadsworth in a Division I regional semifinal in Rocky River. But what the Eagles (9-6-5) have done this season can hardly be termed a failure. Making their second trip to the regional tournament in the last five seasons, the Eagles Read More…

Police log for Oct. 31, 2011

Avon police Wednesday, Oct. 19 6:48 a.m. — State Route 611, motor vehicle accident 8:28 a.m. — 35000 block Emory Drive, property damage 9:12 a.m. — French Creek Road, motor vehicle accident 11 a.m. — Interstate 90, motor vehicle accident 12:53 p.m. — Detroit Road, motor vehicle accident 3:17 p.m. — 2800 block N. Hayes 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…

Girls soccer: Avon starts fast, holds off Westlake for district title

WESTLAKE — Having lost to Westlake 4-0 on Oct. 10, Avon entered Saturday afternoon’s Division I district final on a mission: Send the Demons a message early. The Eagles, who struggled at times through a 6-5-5 regular season, scored in the third minute on Saturday, then held off Westlake in a 1-0 victory that sends Read More…

Avon soccer slips by Amherst, wins district title

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AVON — It was a classic matchup that lived up to all expectations Thursday night at Avon Stadium as a pair of state-ranked teams battled for the Division I boys district soccer title. No. 5 Avon got the only goal of the match off the left foot of Niko Telidis in the 52nd minute to Read More…

Girls soccer: Nicole Chabot uses her head to lift Avon in OT

AVON — Nicole Chabot has scored six goals this season, but none as big as her header in the seventh minute of extra time that propelled Avon to a 2-1 win over North Olmsted in the Division I district semifinals Tuesday night. Chabot’s goal ended a wild flurry of action that started with Avon midfielder 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…