April 1, 2015

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Sectional volleyball: Big hitters lead winners

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EATON TWP. — The results of Wednesday’s sectional championship matches set up a semifinal that could prove to be very interesting. Two of the most talented middle hitters in the region — Amherst’s Maria Concheck and Brunswick’s Gabbie Bulic — will face each other across the net at Midview High School on Tuesday evening at Read More…

Sectional soccer: Avon upsets Amherst

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AMHERST — It’s not like the Avon girls have been trying to mask their true potential. They’ve had a lot of injuries, to the extent that the talented Eagles have hovered at or near the .500 mark through the regular schedule. On Wednesday, under nearly impossible playing conditions — a driving, continuous and increasingly vigorous Read More…

Avon football ranked first in the state in D II poll

Avon’s unbeaten football team is ranked first in The Associated Press’ latest Division II state poll. The Eagles (8-0, 5-0 West Shore Conference) forged ahead of previously top-ranked Maple Heights after a 46-7 victory over Vermilion on Friday. “We appreciate the respect,” Avon coach Mike Elder said. “At the same time the ranking doesn’t mean anything Read More…

Avon man convicted of molesting teen baby sitter 18 years ago

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An Avon man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for molesting a baby sitter 18 years ago. Paul Bonneau, 40, was convicted by a Cuyahoga County jury of gross sexual imposition and kidnapping charges following a trial in August. The same jury cleared him of similar charges for allegedly molesting another baby sitter Read More…

Boys soccer: Avon zeros in on postseason after beating Avon Lake to complete unbeaten regular season

AVON LAKE — The Avon Eagles started the season as the new kids on the block in Division I, trying to make a name for themselves in their first year in the big-school division. Eight weeks later, Avon is the envy of its peers as the area’s only undefeated team. On Saturday, the Eagles put Read More…

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

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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…