May 1, 2016

Elyria
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High school cross country: Avon flying high as boys take third and girls fourth at Earlybird Invitational

ELYRIA — There’s still a measure of unfinished business, but the Avon boys cross country team is feeling pretty good after taking third in the Maroon Division at Saturday’s 35th annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational. Avon scored 109 points, finishing behind No. 5-ranked St. Ignatius (35) and No. 18 Brunswick (100) in a 14-team field Read More…

Home finale extra special: Crushers down Beach Bums in 12 innings

AVON — If Sunday was the final home game of the season for the Lake Erie Crushers, they sure went out in style. And if the Crushers somehow find themselves in the playoffs a week from now, Sunday’s win could be the one that kick-started their final charge. After almost four hours, Adrian Ortiz’s bases-loaded Read More…

High School volleyball: Brookside bounces back after slow start, beats Avon in four games

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Senior leadership can calm the nerves. It’s really what turned out to be the difference between two otherwise evenly matched volleyball teams in Saturday’s season opener in a sweltering Brookside gym. The Cardinals, defending Patriot Athletic Conference champions, whisked past Avon in four games — 28-30, 25-14, 25-13 and 25-21 — with Read More…

Crushers feeling a little Bum-med after latest loss to Traverse City

AVON — Traverse City became the first Frontier League team to clinch a playoff berth Friday with its win over the Crushers. Saturday, the Beach Bums showed they weren’t done celebrating. Pouncing on Crushers ace Paul Fagan for three runs in the top of the first inning, Traverse City put a dent in Lake Erie’s Read More…

High school football: Avon Lake’s Jimmy Hessell provides the hustle as Shoremen hassle Avon

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake senior Jimmy Hessell said during camp that the Shoremen, who started poorly last year and narrowly missed a playoff berth, saw this year’s challenging non-conference slate as a chance to prove themselves. Hessell proved plenty. The athletic receiver/defensive back caught two touchdown passes, scored on a punt return and set Read More…

Suspect arrested in Avon carjacking

AVON – Two males are under arrest following an early-morning carjacking in which the stolen vehicle crashed into a pick-up driven by a Westlake man, and a Westlake school was put on lockdown for about two hours. According to Westlake police, the incident began at 6:43 a.m. when Avon police reported a Ford Taurus was Read More…

High school golf: Eagles edge host Pioneers

ELYRIA — Avon High finally lived up to its potential as an area power Wednesday by winning the seventh annual Pioneer Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Center on a near-perfect summer day. The Eagles shot a team score of 314, led by medalist Ryan Sikora’s 4-over par 74, and had two other players in the Read More…

2012 high school football preview: Despite losses, Avon expects to win

AVON — As if advancing to the Division II state championship game last season wasn’t tough enough, the Avon Eagles now face perhaps a bigger challenge: replacing 13 starters off that team, including their quarterback, top two receivers and entire linebacking corps. But to hear coach Mike Elder say it, there won’t be wholesale changes Read More…

Avon’s Ralph Smith to play football at Ball State

AVON — Mike Elder decided to take a flyer on four freshmen with great athletic ability three years ago. One of them was Ralph Smith. “Back then we were only 6-4 and we needed him and the others,” said Elder, the coach of the Avon Eagles. “Now they’re seniors. Time does fly.” Especially when you’re Read More…

Ex-officer pleads no contest to child porn, ID theft but plans appeal

ELYRIA — Former Avon police Officer Michael Kish pleaded no contest Wednesday to child pornography and identity theft charges, although defense attorney Dan Wightman said his client continues to maintain his innocence. The only reason Kish entered the plea, Wightman said, was so he can appeal Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Raymond Ewers’ decision to Read More…