February 10, 2016

Elyria
Flurries
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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…

Roundup: Banyasz, Bican lead Columbia past Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — John Banyasz completed 10 of 15 passes for 155 yards and four touchdowns to lead Columbia to a 43-13 win over Brooklyn on Friday in Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division action. Zac Bican caught two of the Raiders’ (6-2, 4-1 PAC) touchdown passes and also had 18 carries for 118 yards, including a Read More…

Fairview has little problem with sloppy Oberlin

OBERLIN — Oberlin coach Fred Howery looked across the field after Friday’s night Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division game against visiting Fairview and summed up the night’s events with six words. “They were the better team tonight,” Howery said. The Warriors were better in all facets of the game as they rolled to a 39-7 Read More…

Milestone moment: Black River coach Al Young gets 150th win as Pirates pound Brookside

SULLIVAN TWP. — Before Black River coach Al Young could address his team Friday after a 62-13 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win over Brookside, hard-hitting senior linebacker Austin Jones interrupted to hand him the game ball. For a man who bleeds Pirates black and gold and is in his 22nd year as the team’s Read More…