September 4, 2015

Elyria
Rain
66°F
 

Girls soccer: Avon starts fast, holds off Westlake for district title

WESTLAKE — Having lost to Westlake 4-0 on Oct. 10, Avon entered Saturday afternoon’s Division I district final on a mission: Send the Demons a message early. The Eagles, who struggled at times through a 6-5-5 regular season, scored in the third minute on Saturday, then held off Westlake in a 1-0 victory that sends Read More…

Beau wraps up a title: Titsworth shares Division I state golf championship

COLUMBUS — Neither a 1½-hour frost delay nor the program cover-boy jinx fazed Beau Titsworth on Saturday. As a result, Lorain County secured its first Division I state champion in boys golf. Titsworth tied for medalist honors Saturday at the 86th state tournament, shooting a final-round 78. The St. Ignatius star was disappointed in himself Read More…

Cross country: Avon Lake boys capture first district title since 1994

ELYRIA — Avon Lake’s boys cross country team had reason to celebrate Saturday, but they have bigger goals than winning a Division I district championship. Even if it was the first one for the Shoremen since 1994. Ranked No. 8 in last week’s state coaches poll, Avon Lake scored 44 points to beat No. 21-ranked Read More…

Boys sectional soccer: Elyria Catholic magnanimous if not magnificent in win over Open Door

ELYRIA — It was a match with a kind of odd beginning. In a few minutes, it turned more or less normal and Elyria Catholic went on to defeat Open Door 6-1 for a Division III sectional soccer title Saturday at Knights of Columbus Field. The Panthers’ Vincent Faraji scored two goals and David Elwer Read More…

Boys sectional soccer: Oberlin doesn’t dazzle, but still wins easily

OBERLIN — At tournament time, it doesn’t really matter how you get it done — as long as it gets done. On Saturday, in a Division III boys sectional soccer final, Oberlin got it done. It may not have been a work of art, or exactly how Oberlin coach Matt Fox drew it up, but Read More…

State golf: Titsworth tied for first; Aussem seventh

COLUMBUS — Even after Beau Titsworth learned he was leading following the first round of the Division I state golf tournament, his thoughts on Friday’s round didn’t change. The St. Ignatius senior wasn’t happy. Back-to-back bogeys to end the round were why, but the Avon Lake resident remains focused on his ultimate goal of helping Read More…

State tennis: Golick makes semifinals; Witt falls in first round

PLAIN CITY — Westlake’s Lauren Golick dropped just six games in rolling into the semifinals Friday at the Division I girls state tennis tournament at the Elysium Tennis Center. The tournament was moved indoors from Ohio State’s outdoor courts because of bad weather. Golick, a junior making her third appearance at state, opened with a 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…

Girls soccer: Wellington uses wind to its advantage, breezes past Lake Ridge

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Wellington freshman Brittany Mariast scored a first-half goal with the Dukes attacking into a stiff wind Saturday afternoon. With a 1-0 lead and the wind at their backs the second half, the Dukes added four goals, including another by Mariast, and cruised to a 5-0 non-conference victory over Lake Ridge. For the Read More…