September 17, 2014

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Boys soccer: Avon gets a win over top-team Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic's No. 2 Ryan Lutke and Avon's No. 18 Brendan Cannon chase after ball. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — For the second time in this young season, Avon played the role of giant killers. This time the victim was Elyria Catholic. The Eagles scored three unanswered goals Wednesday to escape Knights of Columbus Field with a 3-1 win in a West Shore Conference match. Earlier in the season, Avon (5-0, 2-0 WSC) Read More…

Two established car dealers moving to Avon

The future location of Joyce Buick, on the north side of Interstate 90 along Chester Road in Avon. (CT photo by Bruce Bishop.)

AVON — In a world that increasingly seems to dictate how we shop by the amount of time it takes to get somewhere, the new locations for two longtime area auto dealerships makes perfect sense. “A lot of people and businesses have migrated away from Elyria and Lorain,” Kevin Joyce, co-owner of Joyce Buick GMC Read More…

Man taken to Cleveland hospital following rollover accident

CT photo by Bruce Bishop.

AVON — A man was taken by LifeFlight from the EMH Avon Emergency Care Center following a rollover accident a little before 9 this morning. The accident, which was at the intersection of French Creek and Moon roads, shut down the road for about an hour and a half. The driver, an 81-year-old from Avon, Read More…

Playoffs? Crushers say yes, down Beach Bums in must-win game

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – It couldn’t have looked more dreary to the Lake Erie Crushers than it did Friday. Sunday, despite rains that postponed the start of the biggest game of their season, the Crushers saw nothing but sunshine. That’s right, the Crushers somehow pulled off the improbable, winning their final two must-win games of Read More…

Cross country: Shoremen find reason to smile after taking second at Earlybird

ELYRIA – You don’t fist pump when you finish second. Shaking hands? That’s a different story and definitely OK, especially when second place means something. It did Saturday for the Avon Lake Shoremen who, for the second time in three years, took runner-up honors in the Maroon Division race at the Avon Lake Earlybird Cross Read More…

‘Joe the Plumber’ confirmed for Avon tea party event Saturday

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., his daughter, Meghan, wife Cindy, and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” appear at Lorain County Community College during a campaign stop in October 2008. (Chronicle file photo)

AVON — Organizers for the Tea Party Express rally scheduled for Saturday at All Pro Freight Stadium have confirmed one guest they hope will help draw a crowd — Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber.” Randy Newman, leader of the Lorain County 47th Tea Party, said the man made famous by his Read More…

High school girls soccer 2011: Breaking down the season

TEAM CAPSULES NORTHEAST OHIO CONFERENCE Elyria Pioneers COACH: Venera Ilievski, 6th year 2010 RECORD: 6-9-0, 3-2-0 RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Bailey Andress, sr., GK; Cheyenne Gutierrez, sr., F; Kaleigh Plato, sr., D; Haylie Davis, jr., D, Monica Banks, jr., D. SCOUTING REPORT: Andress, an all-conference and All-Lorain County goalkeeper, allowed just 24 goals while making 178 saves Read More…

RiverHawks turn the tables on Crushers with 2-0 shutout

AVON – For the third consecutive game, the Crushers got a phenomenal pitching effort from their starter. However, one hit from Rockford proved to be one hit too many Sunday. Thomas Campbell (4-3) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but an RBI ground-rule double by Michael Hur spoiled that … and the game for Read More…

Paul Fagan throws Crushers’ second straight shutout in win over RiverHawks

AVON – The Crushers never had pitchers throw back-to-back complete games, let alone back-to-back shutouts. Until now. One night after Josh Roberts shut out Rockford 4-0, Paul Fagan matched him Saturday night in another 4-0 win over the RiverHawks in front of 3,124 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. The Crushers (47-41) remain a half-game Read More…

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…