March 3, 2015


Cross country: Avon boys win West Shore, snap league-title drought

BAY VILLAGE — The last time the Avon boys cross country team won a conference title, Coach Tara Gruskiewicz was about to turn 6 and athletic director Erich Frombach was a senior at Amherst High School. The drought ended Saturday for the Eagles, who last won a league title in 1986 when they won the Read More…

Avon comes out ready, puts Vermilion away early

AVON — As he spoke to his team following Friday night’s win over visiting Vermilion, Avon coach Mike Elder couldn’t help but get excited when he came to his final remark: “Bring on the Middies.” Elder preached to his team all week not to overlook the Sailors, and they listened, roughing up Vermilion on the Read More…

Avon’s interim police chief gets the job

AVON — A police captain serving as acting chief since the retirement of longtime Police Chief Paul Romond over the summer will soon assume the post officially. Police Capt. Richard Bosley, a 12-year veteran of the force, scored the top grades out of four officers who took the civil service exam certified by the city’s Read More…

High school football Week 7: Avon won’t pass on run


Avon quarterback Justin O’Rourke threw incomplete twice on the Eagles’ opening three-and-out possession last Friday night at Rocky River. The wind was whipping, the rain was falling sideways and it was clear Mother Nature might not cooperate with Avon’s potent passing game. So the Eagles made a quick adjustment: After their defense forced a punt, Read More…

Girls tennis: Carmela Mostardi, Emily Witt live up to seeds

Magnificat’s Emily Witt, a Grafton resident, returns a shot during Tuesday’s Division I sectional. Witt advanced to next week’s district. (CT photo by Chuck Humel.)

OBERLIN — After rain wreaked havoc on the first two days of the Division I girls tennis sectionals at Oberlin College, the majority of the singles players finally got their chance to shine Tuesday in the warmer weather. When the sun went down Tuesday, only four singles players were left standing — the four district Read More…

Girls golf: Avon, Avon Lake move on; Kaitlin Eagles’ Neumann wins


AVON LAKE — Nothing could stop Avon’s Kaitlin Neumann on Tuesday. Not the standing water on the Legacy Course at Sweetbriar Golf Club and not the other players in the 15-team field at the Division I sectional golf tournament. Not the way Neumann played. The Avon junior shot a 3-over-par 75 to win individual honors Read More…

Avon to honor fallen firefighters with granite memorial, service

Rene Reyes, of Brian-Kyles Construction in Avon, builds a retaining wall Tuesday for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Avon Fire Station on Detroit Road. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

AVON — The city and its firefighters union will host a memorial service at noon Sunday to honor firefighters who have given their lives to save others. The service will see the dedication of a granite memorial in front of the Avon Fire Station on Detroit Road, according to Avon Fire Lt. Eric Dudziak. “We Read More…

Police log for Oct. 3, 2011

Lorain police Friday, Sept. 30 2:01 p.m. — 200 block W. 38th St., juvenile female charged with obstructing official business and unruly child for allegedly screaming profanities at officers and hampering their investigation. 2:10 p.m. — 2500 block Skyline Drive, a man reported someone came to his door pretending to be an employee from the Read More…

Stomper is headless no more

Stomper's Head

Boys soccer: Unbeaten Avon blanks Bay, nears WSC title

Avon's No. 22 Daniel Minotti takes the ball from Bay's No. 18 Alec White. (CT photo by Linda Murphy.)

BAY VILLAGE — Bay coach Bobby Dougherty joked after Wednesday evening’s game between the Rockets and fellow perennial West Shore Conference contender Avon that he owed the fans a partial refund for the teams’ listless first half. Whether it was the weather-forced early start time of 5 p.m. for the varsity matchup — the junior Read More…