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Boys cross country 2013: Avon’s Austin Fasciana has healthy outlook on senior season, chance to make state a fourth time

Avon's Austin Fasciana on his way to a 17th-place finish at last year's Division I state cross country meet. The senior's time of 15:46 was the fastest ever for a Lorain County athlete. He's looking to make it to a state for a fourth time. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Austin Fasciana understands the highs and lows that come with running. The Avon High senior has experienced the extremes. The highs? That’s an easy one. A three-time state qualifier in cross country, Fasciana took Division I All-Ohio honors last year by finishing in the top 25 at the state meet. His 17th-place finish in 15:46.12 Read More…

Route 611 bridge enhancement in Avon moving along

Vonstruction on state Route 611, in front of B.J.'s Wholesale, has been backing up traffic heading to and from I-90 in Avon. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — Milling and resurfacing has begun on state Route 611 as part of a bridge enhancement project. Construction will take place on state Route 611 from Detroit Road to the intersection south of the Interstate 90 bridge near BJ’s Wholesale Club. The phase is projected to be completed by Sept. 9, according to a Read More…

Crushers’ losing streak hits five with 10th-inning loss to Boomers

AVON — Baseball can be a funny game sometimes. One week you’re hot, the next you’re not. That’s how it’s been for Lake Erie. Just after setting a franchise-best 11-game winning streak, the Crushers have dropped five straight, including a 4-3, 10-inning setback Saturday to Schaumburg. “We’ve got to get off this bad streak we’re Read More…

Suddenly struggling Crushers can’t find any offense against Boomers, drop fourth straight game

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AVON — The winning mojo the Lake Erie Crushers displayed over the past two weeks has seemingly disappeared. Fresh off getting swept in three games at Normal, the Crushers continued their slide Friday at All Pro Freight Stadium with a 5-1 loss against the team with the best record in the Frontier League — the Read More…

Crushers keep rolling with another late rally, down Greys for 11th straight win

AVON — It’s safe to say the late-season magic is back at All Pro Freight Stadium. Sunday, for the second straight night, the red-hot Lake Erie Crushers not only came from behind, but won a game in their final at-bat. The Greys were the victim again, as the Crushers made some history with their 6-4 Read More…

Southview grad Jessica Tomazic makes huge strides in a year, goes from 70th to first in Vermilion Triathlon

VERMILION — Lorain County athletes made their presence felt in Sunday’s sixth annual Vermilion Harbor Triathlon and Duathlon at Linwood Park. Lorain’s Jessica Tomazic, 31, won the women’s title and finished ninth overall for the Olympic Distance race in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds. The event consisted of 1.5K swim, Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake captures Comet Invitational for second win in as many weeks

OBERLIN — Westlake High School is already serving notice that it’s a team to watch this high school golf season. Need proof? The Demons won the annual Comet Invitational at Oberlin Golf Club with a score of 316, five strokes better than runners-up Olmsted Falls and Avon Lake at 321. Still not convinced? Just last Read More…

Dream season was always in Nightmares’ plans: Lorain County semi-pro football team opens playoffs today

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The Lorain County Nightmares didn’t even have a full roster yet when first-year coach Terry Murray set his goals for the season: go undefeated in the Ohio Football League’s Cardinal Conference and qualify for the playoffs. Done and done. The first-year semipro football team did just what Murray envisioned, going 10-0 in conference play (10-2 Read More…

Crushers stay hot, pull out another close one to sweep division-leading Beach Bums

AVON — Get ready for yet another pennant race, Crushers fans. While Monday’s game wasn’t without its drama after starter Alex Kaminsky struggled and then had to leave the game in the fifth inning after taking a line drive off his leg, the Crushers still managed to pull out a 4-3 win and complete a Read More…

Strong pitching helps Crushers beat Beach Bums, pull closer to playoff spot

AVON — Crushers left-hander Matt Rein already has a one-hitter this season. Saturday, due to a high pitch count, Rein needed a little help from relievers Connor Whelan and Dale Dickerson, but they combined to hold the East Division-leading Traverse City Beach Bums to one hit en route to a 7-3 win in front of Read More…