June 30, 2016

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Volleyball: EC doesn’t need new game plan, beats Avon

ELYRIA — A new game plan for Elyria Catholic was instituted for its match Tuesday. “We were working on power tipping,” junior outside hitter Rachel Duffield said. “We tried to tip it to open spots. I think it really worked well.” EC coach Jen Lee was less enthusiastic. The power tipping wasn’t much of a Read More…

Golf: Avon tops Avon Lake by a single stroke in battle of unbeatens

AVON — There wasn’t much on the line for the Avon and Avon Lake girls golf teams when they squared off in a dual match Monday on a rain-soaked and windy Bob-O-Link Golf Course. Well, nothing but bragging rights and the possibility of a slight mental edge in the upcoming Division I sectional. Yeah, that’s Read More…

High school golf: Avon boys win first outright title

AVON LAKE — Unlike their female counterparts, the Avon boys golf team had never won the West Shore Conference championship. Until Thursday afternoon on the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club, that is. The Eagles, who won the season preview tournament and went 14-0 during the regular season, brought home the outright WSC championship with Read More…

Correction: Police misidentified driver in crash

Avon police say they misidentified one of the drivers involved in the fatal crash Wednesday that killed a construction worker on Interstate 90. Anthony J. Rose Jr., 50, of Brecksville, was driving the 2006 Jeep Liberty. See earlier story on the crash for more information.

Construction worker dies after being struck on Interstate 90

AVON — Avon police have identified the construction worker killed in a crash Wednesday. Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, Ohio, died after he was hit on Interstate 90 around 9:12 a.m. The 63-year-old Campbell man was hit near the under-construction Nagel Road overpass in the westbound lanes, according to Avon fire Capt. Mike Emling. Avon Read More…

Girls tennis: Avon weathers changes in venue, format to win third straight LCAAA title

AMHERST — While Mother Nature threw the 24th Annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association girls tennis tournament for a loop with all manner of changes, there was still something familiar about the event. An Avon win. The Eagles won four of the five individual championships and held off Avon Lake 39-35 to pick up its Read More…

Residents making noise over vineyard’s air horn

AVON — Every year about this time, the night air starts to get a bit crisper, leaves get tinged with orange and red, and an air horn sounds over a local vineyard about every 90 seconds. Police estimate they have received 40 to 50 complaints in the last couple of weeks about an air horn Read More…

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…