August 28, 2015

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Boys basketball: Ryan Poyle’s layup lifts Avon past rival Avon Lake

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AVON — Avon coach Jim Baker always tells his players to go to half-court and back in 12 seconds or less. All that drilling paid off for his Eagles on Tuesday night. With 6.6 seconds remaining in a tie game with border rival Avon Lake, Avon’s Ryan Poyle took a pass, rifled through the defense Read More…

Boys basketball: Midview KOs Avon in physical battle

AVON — Midview provided Avon one of its toughest tests in the West Shore Conference during the football season, and the Middies and Eagles looked like they were back at it Friday night on the basketball court. The game included players fouling out, technicals and a hard flagrant foul on a breakaway. All that was Read More…

Police log for Jan. 9, 2012

Lorain police Saturday, Jan. 7 10:30 a.m. — Police Department, 100 W. Erie Ave., resident of the 3000 block of Jones Drive said someone broke into his car that was parked in his driveway overnight and stole a GPS unit and iPod and chargers for them worth $750. 11:15 a.m. — 4000 block Woodworth Drive, Read More…

Girls basketball: Keystone’s 4th-quarter spurt leads to victory over Avon

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LAGRANGE — Depending on which team you’re pulling for, an 11-0 run at the right time can be positively uplifting. Keystone fans were uplifted Wednesday night. Not so much for those cheering for Avon. Having trailed most of the way and still short three points starting the fourth quarter, the Wildcats (7-1) ran off 11 Read More…

New rules may affect Avon Lake power plant

AVON LAKE — The fate of the Genon Energy coal-fired lakeshore power plant hinges on whether company officials choose to comply with stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mercury regulations announced Wednesday or close the plant. Mark Baird, a Genon spokesman, said after the announcement that the company may need a few months to make a Read More…

High school hockey: Avon Lake scores late goal to salvage tie with Avon in Lorain County Tournament

ELYRIA — Zach Little said he never saw the pass that gave him the chance to give Avon Lake its first point of the Lorain County Tournament. “I just crashed the net and put it in,” Little said. “I didn’t see who passed it. I just saw the puck out front and buried it.” It Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic hits free throws when they count, downs Avon

AVON — Elyria Catholic sophomore Jeremy Holley was part of a group that had struggled from the free throw line Friday night. Shooting a dismal 4-of-13 right into the teeth of the rabid Avon student section, the Panthers saw a six-point halftime lead dwindle all the way to one with 5.6 seconds remaining. Then Holley, Read More…

Avon Schools chief Jim Reitenbach to retire

Jim Reitenbach, Avon School superintendent, waits for levy results at Avon Middle School on Aug. 3, 2010.

AVON — Jim Reitenbach guided the city’s schools through their most explosive period of growth, when enrollment shot from 1,556 in 2000 to 4,078 for the coming 2012 school year. At the same time, the district maintained one of the lowest per-pupil expenditures of any school district in Ohio. The school board recognized Reitenbach’s leadership Read More…

Boys basketball: Avon opens season with win over North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Avon’s run to the Division II state championship game in football delayed the Eagles basketball team’s season almost two weeks. They finally got on the court Tuesday night for a West Shore Conference game against North Ridgeville. Avon coach Jim Baker went into the game not sure what to expect after having Read More…

Avon gymnast Whitney Stoops ready for return to state

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The road back to the state meet may be a bit different for Avon junior Whitney Stoops. The level of expectation has been raised a bit thanks to her phenomenal finish last season. Stoops won the state vault championship last March at Hilliard Bradley High, scoring 9.7 to beat out Perrysburg’s Chelsea Williams (9.55). She’s Read More…