April 23, 2014

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High school track: Emily Cunningham part of four wins, leads Vermilion to second at Division II district meet

EATON TWP. — It was just the first step of a three-step process, but Emily Cunningham and the Vermilion High girls track team are feeling pretty upbeat after Saturday’s performance at the Midview Division II district meet. Cunningham won two individual events and anchored two winning relays to lead the Sailors, who matched their best-ever Read More…

High school baseball: Firelands fights back, walks off with win vs. Vermilion

HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands overcame Vermilion and itself. The Falcons were their own worst enemies for much of Friday’s Division II sectional championship game. Six errors led to five unearned runs and a 5-1 deficit after 41⁄3 innings. Firelands managed to climb out of its hole and beat Vermilion 6-5 thanks to a bases-loaded walk Read More…

High school softball notes: National spotlight shines on Keystone

Not only is Keystone the No. 1-ranked team in Ohio in Division II, they’re also gaining a lot of national attention as well. The Wildcats are in the Top 25 in the country in the three biggest high school softball polls, ranked No. 7 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Rankings, 21st in the USA Today/National Read More…

Warrior Relays: Exciting finish gives North Ridgeville boys the win; Avon girls dominate

FAIRVIEW PARK — It all came down to the final event — the 1,600-meter relay — Friday at the 34th annual Fairview Warrior Relays. With Avon trailing North Ridgeville by four points in the boys meet, Rangers anchor leg Paul Sonego made up three spots to help the Rangers take second in the event behind Read More…

Track and field: Shoremen win third straight Midview-Lorain County Invitational; Amherst grabs girls title

EATON TWP. — Last year’s 22 meet records proved a tough act to follow, but Friday night’s performance at the Midview-Lorain County Track and Field Invitational had plenty going for it. Try nine outright records and one tied. The Avon Lake boys won their third straight title, topping Avon 126-119½ at Ed Adelsberg Stadium. Led Read More…

Boys basketball: Vermilion’s Anthony Rini dazzles in varsity debut, leads Sailors past Firelands

VERMILION — If Firelands didn’t know who Anthony Rini was before Friday’s season opener against Vermilion, the Falcons sure won’t forget him next time around. On Vermilion’s Hall of Fame induction night, the Vermilion junior had a Hall of Fame performance in his varsity debut, scoring a game-high 20 points to lead the Sailors to Read More…

High school football: Chagrin Falls’ offensive flurry flattens Firelands

CHAGRIN FALLS — Early in the second quarter of Friday night’s Division III regional quarterfinal game, Firelands began to show signs of life. The Falcons had just cut Chagrin Falls’ 17-point lead to three and the fans who made the hour-plus trip were roaring. But before they had a chance to get too excited, the Read More…

High school football: Rough way to end season, but Firelands seniors made history

CHAGRIN FALLS — It was a bitter end to a sweet season for Firelands on Friday at Chagrin Falls. The Falcons, coming off a fairy tale year that ended years of frustration and losing, ran into a buzz saw against the playoff-seasoned Tigers, twice state runners-up and playing on their fast and friendly home turf. Read More…

Firelands wins wild one against Buckeye, stays undefeated

YORK TWP. — It was expected to be a tuneup for a pivotal Week 9 battle. It wound up being a high school football game for the ages. Firelands stayed undefeated with a thrilling 40-36 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division victory over Buckeye on Friday, but it took scoring two touchdowns in a 29-second span Read More…

High school soccer notes: Near-perfect pitch awaiting Avon Lake boys

For the second year in a row the Avon Lake boys will take the field at Columbus Crew Stadium when they take on Mentor as part of the Crew Elite Game Series on Oct. 8. The Shoremen (5-3-3) traditionally play one of the area’s toughest schedules. “Last year we played four teams that were ranked Read More…