May 3, 2016

Elyria
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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…

National wrestling champ Anthony Robles bringing his inspiring story to local fundraiser

It’s hard to believe that a nationally known inspirational sports figure would find his way to Lorain County, but if Doug Gigliotti and Tom McCartney have their way it’ll become a biennial occurrence. The pair are at the center of this Sunday’s “Kickoff for the Cure of Parkinson’s” event that will feature 2011 NCAA wrestling Read More…

Girls soccer: Elyria Catholic shuts down Wellington, wins program’s first district title

ROCKY RIVER — Elyria Catholic shut out Wellington on Saturday afternoon to win the first district championship in the history of its girls soccer program. The second-seeded Panthers (14-3-2) rolled over the top-seeded Dukes 4-0 in a Division III final moved from Wellington because of wet and muddy grounds. They advanced to their first Sweet Read More…

Boys soccer: Elyria Catholic blasts Independence, returns to regional

ROCKY RIVER — The name on the scoreboard said Rocky River, but Elyria Catholic obviously felt right at home Saturday as the Panthers completed a Division III district championship sweep with a 4-0 win over Independence. Earlier in the day, the Elyria Catholic girls won their first district title on the same field by the Read More…

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…