July 1, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Girls soccer: Avon pushes Mags to end

AVON — There are no such thing as moral victories, just plain victories or losses on the scoreboard. But Avon came just about as close as a team could come to claiming one Monday night. The Eagles held Magnificat, the state’s sixth-ranked Division I girls soccer team, scoreless for 70 minutes and 47 seconds before Read More…

High school volleyball: A little ‘basic’ training helps Elyria get back on track, win own Power Quad

ELYRIA — Getting back to the basics may have been the key to Elyria winning its own quad Saturday at the Pioneer Gym. “We had a break in our week,” Elyria coach Jodie Johnson said. “I wanted them to work on their skill set — just refining their basic skill set. We broke it down Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon claims third straight West Shore Conference title

ROCKY RIVER — There was plenty of drama but little in the way of surprises at Saturday’s West Shore Conference girls tennis tournament. Avon made it three conference titles in a row, winning two of the three singles titles and both doubles championships in the event, which was hosted by Rocky River but contested at Read More…

Driver charged in construction worker’s death

AVON — The driver who struck and killed a construction worker on Interstate 90 on Sept. 12 faces charges. Anthony Rose Jr., 50, of Brecksville, was charged today with vehicular manslaughter and failure to maintain an assured clear distance, according to a police news release. Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, died after being hit as Read More…