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District Softball: Anna Edwards lifts Avon over Amherst, into matchup with Westlake

AVON LAKE — Anna Edwards, Avon’s southpaw pitcher, has thrown one no-hitter this year. It came in the Eagles’ win over Westlake in the season opener. What a coincidence. Edwards will get a chance to do it again at 4:30 this afternoon when Avon (19-8) tangles with Westlake for the Division I district championship. If Read More…

District Tennis: Avon’s Nico Mostardi has stress-free day, qualifies for state tournament again

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OBERLIN — There wasn’t any district drama this year for Avon junior Nico Mostardi. Which is just the way he likes it. No three-set marathon matches. No playing through injuries. No having to go through the consolation bracket and win a do-or-die match just for one of the bottom two qualifying spots to state. Mostardi Read More…

District Baseball: Tie turns into lopsided loss for Elyria Catholic after 9-run 7th inning by Akron Manchester

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COPLEY TWP. — A slow drip into a raging current, a whisper into a scream or a spark that turned into a roaring fire. There are many ways to describe what happened to Elyria Catholic on Thursday in the top of the seventh inning of its Division III district semifinal at Copley High School. Once Read More…

District Softball: Ally Kamody’s clutch double in 7th lifts Elyria Catholic to 1st district title

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AVON LAKE — Trailing by a run with two outs and two runners on in the seventh inning — and history knocking on Elyria Catholic’s door — it was no surprise that Ally Kamody felt the pressure of the moment. “Ally came up to me and said, ‘I’m nervous, Coach,’” Ryan Minney said. “I said, Read More…

Sectional Tennis: Oberlin’s Claudi Olaes takes runner-up among boys, headed to district tourney

ROCKY RIVER — Oberlin sophomore Claudia Olaes has been a trailblazer of sorts this year. A female competing in boys tennis, Olaes emerged as one of the area’s top players regardless of gender, holding her own and then some against boys her age and older. After going 4-1 at this week’s Division II sectional tournament, Read More…

High school softball: Katie Lew lifts Westlake past Amherst

Westlake High School pitcher Katie Lew (2) pitches against Amherst on Thursday night, April 30. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — On a chilly and windy Thursday night, junior pitcher Katie Lew and seniors Lainey McCue and Rachel May turned in a baking soda performance for Westlake in a 2-0 win over Amherst. That’s right, they were the arm and hammer for the Demons, who improved to 16-4, 7-2 in the Southwestern Conference. Amherst Read More…

H.S. Track: Avon girls and boys post solid showings at Comet Relays

Medina's Alyssa Acevedo has the longest jump at the Comet Relays in Amherst and her jump relay team won first place. Photo by Ray Riedel

AMHERST — It might have been overlooked in the aftermath, but Avon made some noise at Saturday’s 60th annual Comet Relays. Though no local Division I team finished better than fourth, the Eagles tremendously improved on last year’s 13th-place finishes, with the girls getting fifth with 45.5 points and the boys seventh with 44. A Read More…

High school baseball: Senior Jack Bondy gets chance to start and sparks Avon past Amherst with three runs batted in

Amherst High School pitcher Evan Shawver (6) pitches against Avon High School on Tuesday evening, April 21. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — In a game that was moved from All Pro Freight Stadium to Oberlin College to Avon Middle School, it was no surprise a player not in the original starting lineup was the hero. Jack Bondy drove in three runs, including a pair that tied the game in the fourth inning, as Avon rallied Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Boys tennis: Avon Lake set to defend LCAAA tourney title

Avon Lake surprised itself last year. With the ACT on the same day as the annual Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Tournament, Avon Lake’s lineup took a big hit. Relying on a few call-ups from the junior varsity, the Shoremen stunned the field, sweeping the doubles championships and snagging two other runner-up trophies at second Read More…