May 30, 2016

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State cross country: Avon Lake’s Trevor Norris earns All-Ohio honors

HEBRON — Trevor Norris wore the look of both pain and disgust in the finish chute at Saturday’s Division I state cross country championships. The Avon Lake senior had high hopes of a top 15 or possibly top 10 finish, but it didn’t happen. Norris finished 24th out of 154 runners with a time of Read More…

High school football: Avon puts last year behind it with impressive win over Highland

AVON — A ceremony of sorts was held Friday night at Avon Stadium. The Eagles officially buried the memories of their 2010 playoff appearance. Avon, which entered last year’s postseason ranked No. 1 in Region 6, committed seven turnovers in a loss to Sandusky. The Eagles were champing at the bit to atone for that Read More…

High school football: Avon keeps it simple, focuses defense on Highland’s Scholle

AVON — How hard could it be? Medina Highland has made no bones about its offensive game plan this season, and didn’t figure to change much heading into the opening round of the Division II, Region 6 playoffs Friday night against Avon. Senior quarterback Jerry Scholle was responsible for 56 percent of the Hornets’ points 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…

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…