April 20, 2014

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Roberts comes up big as Crushers blank RiverHawks

AVON – It was a big game that called for a big-game pitching performance. Josh Roberts was up to the task. Roberts, who didn’t get out of the third inning in his last outing at All Pro Freight Stadium, went all nine Friday night in tossing a four-hitter to lead Lake Erie to a 4-0 Read More…

High school football preview 2011: PAC finds fine fits in Firelands, Fairview

The addition of Firelands and Fairview to the Patriot Athletic Conference has already made an impact. The conference’s website is still pac10hs.org, but when you access the site you’re welcomed to PacTwelve.org. As far as the PAC’s longtime members are concerned, the expansion of the conference from 10 schools to 12 means only there’s another Read More…

High school football preview 2011: West Shore Conference coaches feel good about changes

For one season, the West Shore Conference will have an uneven number of teams. But if you ask the football coaches, the changes for 2011 – in which Firelands and Fairview depart for the Patriot Athletic Conference and Elyria Catholic comes in from the North Coast League – will only make the conference stronger. “Our Read More…

High school football preview 2011: West Shore Conference breakdown

TEAM CAPSULES Avon Eagles COACH: Mike Elder, fifth year 2010 RECORD: 10-1, 7-0 RETURNING LETTERMEN: 24 STRENGTHS: An edge. Despite a 10-0 regular season last year, the Eagles no doubt will be hungry to avenge a bitter ending to the season – a first-round loss to Sandusky in the Division II playoffs, a game in Read More…

High school football preview 2011: Justin O’Rourke finally gets the keys to Avon’s offense

Over the past two seasons, Avon quarterback Justin O’Rourke was given ample playing time by coach Mike Elder. However, it was part of a platoon under center, as O’Rourke split time with Cody Schroeder. In fact, as the 2010 season wound down and Avon made a run at a 10-0 season and Division II playoff Read More…

Tea party group reserves Avon ballpark

AVON — The Tea Party Express is coming to Lorain County. The national conservative bus tour will hold a rally at All Pro Freight Stadium 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Randy Newman, leader of the Lorain County 47th Tea Party, which is among the organizations sponsoring the event, said he has high hopes for Read More…

Big crowd watches Crushers beat Windy City for franchise’s 150th win

AVON – With their largest crowd of the season on hand and the Crushers trailing going into the bottom of the seventh, they sure picked a great time to use some patented late-inning magic. Erupting for four runs in both the seventh and eighth innings Friday, the Crushers rode the late wave to a 9-5 Read More…

Crushers lose to Traverse City in 11

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Traverse City left fielder J.T. Hall hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Beach Bums bested the Lake Erie Crushers 5-4 in Frontier League action Wednesday night. Jereme Milons and Jason Taylor each had three hits for the Crushers (41-38), whose lead over the Read More…

Girls tennis 2011: Avon’s Carmela Mostardi has goals in sight

Avon senior Carmela Mostardi made it to districts as a freshman, but hasn’t been back. She’s working harder than she ever has to make it back and, possibly, beyond. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

Carmela Mostardi qualified for the Division II district tournament as a freshman. Since then, she’s accomplished a lot, including winning the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association and West Shore Conference tournaments and helping the Avon Eagles claim their first West Shore Conference championship last season. A return trip to districts, however, has eluded her. Now Read More…

15 Minutes: Meet Kim Krall, a founder of Chicks Against Hunger

CT photo by Chuck Humel.

Kim Krall Age: 42 Lives in: Avon Pursuit: Community service You’re part of an organization called what? Chicks Against Hunger. How did you come up with an idea like that? We’re the “Founding Fathers” of this group — Annmarie Nyikes, (48); Sherry Lunt, (48) and myself. We have a lot of fun and it’s for Read More…