June 29, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
71°F
 

Crazy finish: Crushers’ sacrifice bunt leads to error, two runs, win over Road Warriors

AVON — One of the most bizarre three-game series in the Lake Erie Crushers’ history came to a close Friday night with a game that ended on a sacrifice bunt. The strange finish came after a road series with the London Rippers was switched to a home series with the Road Warriors, and after the Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon returns to state, seeks better outing

AVON — Last season, the Avon Little League 10-year-old all-stars qualified for the state tournament, but were eliminated without getting a victory. One year later, they are going back to state after winning the 11-year-old Little League District 3 Tournament last weekend. Last year’s 0-2 performance is still on their minds. “As coaches, we learned Read More…

Avon defensive back to play for Michigan after decommitting from Penn State

How do you improve on a breakfast of steak tips, hash browns and chocolate pancakes? It’s not easy to do, but Ross Douglas found a way Tuesday. The Avon High School senior football standout, just one day after giving up a scholarship to Penn State, capped off his meal at IHOP by agreeing to be Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon 11-year-olds win third straight game by mercy rule, roll into state tournament

AVON — Mission accomplished. Avon’s 11-year-old boys defeated Tallmadge 10-0 Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park to successfully defend their District 3 championship. Jack Roesch tossed a three-hitter as the champions won their third straight mercy-rule game to send them to the state tournament at Clyde. “Our goal has been to get back to the state Read More…

Kids get Super instruction: EC grad Matt Wilhelm, who won an NFL title with the Packers, lends his insight at football camp

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The inaugural T3 Performance youth football camp took place Saturday morning, yet the stars were out during the four hours of training. The biggest was former Elyria Catholic standout Matt Wilhelm, who won a national championship at Ohio State in 2002 and a Super Bowl ring with the Green Bay Packers in Read More…

Avon officer hurt in crash unable to return to force

AVON — For two years, Pete Soto worked as hard as he could in hopes of reclaiming his career as a police officer after a devastating traffic accident. “If anyone could have come back, it would have been Pete,” Avon Police Chief Richard Bosley said Monday. “He has always been a very active officer … Read More…

Avon Council wants to make it easier for businesses to provide outdoor dining

Avon City Council wants to make it easier for restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream stands and other businesses to provide outdoor seating areas for their customers. The proposal will streamline the process for the city, too. The proposed measure comes after plans were presented to the city’s Planning Commission for the Market Place of Avon Read More…

Little League softball: Avon happy for another shot at state

AVON — For the girls on Avon’s Majors Little League team that begins state tournament play today, softball is anything but child’s play. This group of 11- and 12-year-olds that defeated Elyria East to win the District 3 championship has been playing softball almost year round for the past two years. Their primary focus: Making Read More…

Two Crushers winning streaks gone with the wind in loss to Miners

AVON — All good streaks have to come to an end sometime. Though the Southern Illinois Miners mustered only three hits off of a quartet of Crushers pitchers, they still eked out a 2-1 win over Lake Erie on Saturday night in front of 1,981 fans at All Pro Freight Stadium. The loss snapped the Read More…

Little Legaue softball: Big inning leads Avon past Elyria East and into Majors state tourney

AVON — State tournament, here they come … again. Coach Todd Austinson’s Avon team defeated Elyria East 8-2 in the Little League Majors (ages 11-12) District 3 softball title game Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Park. The majority of the girls on the team were state runners-up as 9- and 10-year-olds two summers ago. “I’m Read More…