May 25, 2015

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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…

Aurora player dies in car crash a day before tonight’s Avon game

AURORA — A high school football player in Ohio has died in a car crash after practice the day before his team’s state regional game. Aurora police say a car driven by 16-year-old Paul W. McGhee drifted across a lane of traffic before crashing into a tree Thursday afternoon. His team, the Aurora High School Read More…

High school football: Special years for Firelands, Avon pay off in top awards

Good players, good teams, good coaches and good seasons pretty much go together. Just ask Avon and Firelands, two of the top football teams in Lorain County this season and the teams that dominated the special awards in this year’s All-Lorain County voting. Avon, which is 12-1 and playing in the Division II state semifinals Read More…

Avon asking fans to see Eagles off

AVON — The Avon football team will get a royal sendoff to its Division II state semifinal football game on Friday. Avon (12-1), ranked No. 5 in the final state poll, faces sixth-ranked Aurora (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Byers Field in Parma. Avon High School is asking the community to line the streets Friday Read More…

Football playoffs: Avon seniors remember meeting Aurora in first game

For Avon’s seniors, Aurora was the opponent in the first game of their high school football careers. The Eagles upperclassmen are hoping the Greenmen won’t be their last. The teams meet Friday night at Byers Field in Parma in a Division II state semifinal. The first meeting between the schools came in Week 1 of Read More…

Deal-driven shoppers already camping out for Black Friday

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AVON — Tuesday’s heavy rain did not deter early Black Friday bargain hunters camped out at the Avon Best Buy, 1600 Center Road. Desiree Laurenzi, 30, was determined to be first in line when the store opens its doors at midnight Thursday for the annual Black Friday sales. She’s been camped out in front of Read More…

Police log for Nov. 21, 2011

Avon police Wednesday, Nov. 9 6:49 a.m. — Interstate 90, animal miscellaneous. 8:48 a.m. — Keller Drive, animal miscellaneous. 8:52 a.m. — 37040 Detroit Road, motor vehicle accident. 9:22 a.m. — 2900 block Stoney Ridge Road, trespassing. 11:09 a.m. — Chester Road, motor vehicle accident. 1:57 p.m. — 37545 Detroit Road, Avon High School, theft. Read More…

Making a run at it: Avon turns to ground game to defeat Tiffin Columbian, advance to state semifinals

FREMONT — For only the second time in school history and the first time since 2006, Avon has made it to the Final Four in football. The Eagles had answers for a strong southerly wind and a Tiffin Columbian team aptly named the Tornadoes at Fremont Ross High School on Friday night to advance past Read More…

Avon’s defense does its part, forces three turnovers

Joel Hammond and Tim Gebhardt The Chronicle-Telegram FREMONT — Avon coach Mike Elder talked this week of one of the Eagles’ preseason goals, to finish the year plus-20 in turnover differential. The Eagles had 30 takeaways through their first 12 games, but were only plus-14 in differential. Elder joked he didn’t think the Eagles could Read More…

Football playoffs: Film study has helped Avon’s O’Rourke excel

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AVON — This is supposed to be the hard part for Justin O’Rourke and the Eagles. The senior quarterback had a superb regular season, throwing 22 TD passes while leading Avon to a 9-1 record and the outright West Shore Conference title. But the playoffs would get tougher, right? Instead, O’Rourke has elevated his play. Read More…