August 27, 2015

Elyria
Sunny
66°F
 

State Gymnastics: Avon’s Whitney Stoops wins 2nd straight vault title

HILLIARD — Avon junior Whitney Stoops has left no doubt that she is one of the finest gymnasts in Ohio high school history. Stoops won her second straight vault championship Saturday at the state meet — posting the highest score of the day in any event with a 9.725 — and earned All-Ohio honors in Read More…

No champs this year: Lorain County wrestlers struggle at state meet, but five still have shot at third place

COLUMBUS — It was a dark day for Lorain County wrestling. Not just because of the torrential downpour surrounding Value City Arena on Friday during the high school state wrestling tournament, but because the county failed to place a wrestler in a state final for the first time in more than a decade. The area’s Read More…

Avon middle school student suspended for threat

AVON – An Avon Middle School student has been suspended and will be recommended for expulsion after he allegedly made a threat to induce panic. Superintendent James Reitenbach confirmed the incident which occurred Thursday afternoon. He declined to detail the incident because it involved a juvenile, but said the student was suspended after officials learned Read More…

Avon’s Ross Douglas chooses Penn State for football

Douglas

AVON — Ross Douglas wants Avon to have another banner year in football, and would like as few distractions as possible while he and his teammates try to achieve that. Douglas removed one big load from his mind Wednesday when he orally committed to attend Penn State University in 2013. “I want to concentrate on Read More…

Boys basketball: Senior guard makes sure Shoremen defeat Avon, live to play again

229basketballslide

EATON TWP. — Avon Lake jumped out to an 8-0 lead against Avon on Tuesday night and didn’t trail the entire game. Just an easy stroll in a Division I sectional opener, right? Wrong. The Shoremen needed overtime to get past the Eagles 55-45 and advance to Saturday’s Division I sectional final against Elyria. That’s Read More…

Leap Year babies embrace their lower-number birthdays

229leapslide

AVON — When he first talks about his family, one rightfully might think Paul La Farciola is in some kind of twisted dynamic that you really don’t want to know about. “When our daughter Emma was 10 years old, so was my wife,” La Farciola said. See? But not to worry. You can read on Read More…

Police log for Feb. 27, 2012

Avon police Wednesday, Feb. 15 9:09 a.m. — 1600 Moore Road, Value Place Hotel, vandalism. 10:11 a.m. — 35810 Detroit Road, Ethan Allen, theft. 2:48 p.m. — 3442 Stoney Ridge Road, Tom’s Country Place, theft. 3:31 p.m. — Jaycox Road, motor vehicle accident. Thursday, Feb. 16 12:47 p.m. — Bentley Drive, disturbance. 2:09 p.m. — Read More…

District wrestling: Elyria’s Matt Canon flips the script on St. Edward’s domination, wins title

ASHLAND — There wasn’t much deviation from the St. Edward show during Saturday’s action at the Division I district wrestling tournament at Ashland University. The Eagles advanced all 14 wrestlers to the state tournament and put 13 in the finals. They had few hiccups along the way, but one of the biggest came at 120 Read More…

Ecstacy and agony: Seven area wrestlers make semifinals at Division I district, but Elyria’s Armando Torres doesn’t even get a chance to compete

ASHLAND — A lucky seven Lorain County wrestlers managed to stay unbeaten Friday night and advance to the semifinals of the Division I district tournament at Ashland University. But the biggest news relating to an area wrestler came before the tournament even began. Elyria sophomore Armando Torres failed his skin check and the on-site doctor Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon plays spoiler, snaps Midview’s 15-game winning streak

EATON TWP. — Before the season began, more than a few people thought Friday night’s season finale between Avon and Midview might just be for the West Shore Conference championship. But Avon lost to Bay on a 50-foot buzzer-beater three weeks ago to fall two games back and Midview never blinked on the way to Read More…