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AVON – After a 9-1 finish to the 2018 regular season, the Avon Eagles football team was primed for a deep playoff run and hoped to contend for a State championship. Last year, the Eagles lost in the State semi-finals to Akron Archbishop Hoban. Head coach Mike Elder and his team had a chance …

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EUCLID – The Mentor Cardinals and St. Edward Eagles are no strangers to big-time playoff games. The two have met in four of the last seven OHSAA football tournaments, with the Cardinals taking two of the last three matchups.

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ROCKY RIVER – After 17 seasons, Ben Purdy announced his retirement as coach of the Rocky River girls tennis team last week. During his tenure, Purdy led the Pirates to 10 conference championships, nine league MVPs, 20 District qualifiers, six state qualifiers and three school records.

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CLYDE – After holding off a late comeback attempt from Toledo Central Catholic, the Avon Eagles will play in the Division II State semi-final for the second-straight year. The Eagles beat the Irish 37-22 Friday night at Clyde High School.

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ELYRIA – The best of the best high school volleyball players in Lorain Country gathered last Tuesday night for the 2018 All-Star Games at Elyria High School. Forty players representing 20 schools were selected for the two matches.

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CLYDE — Once all of his players and staff were gathered near the south end zone at Clyde’s Robert Bishop Stadium, Avon football coach Mike Elder made sure the team took a knee.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The North Ridgeville High School football team entered the 2018 season with a bit of a dilemma on offense.

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BRUNSWICK — Against St. Ignatius, a team with the resume and state tournament chops, the Avon Eagles were all-too-aware of the difficulty they faced in a Division I Regional boys soccer semi-final last Wednesday.

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WESTLAKE – Westlake High School athletic director Tony Cipollone announced Oct. 23 that former NBA guard and Twinsburg native Freeman Blade has been named the interim boys basketball coach for the upcoming season.

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Cleveland sports teams are no strangers to the proverbial coaching carousel. The Browns are the embodiment of staff turnover, having employed 10 different head coaches since 1999, with the longest-tenured coach being Romeo Crennel from 2005-2008.

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SANDUSKY – Offense hasn’t come easy for the Bay Rockets girls soccer team in this year’s playoffs. But five goals in three games has been just enough to get the Rockets back to the Regional semi-finals for the third year in a row. A big reason behind that has been the play of goalkeeper Maev…

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SANDUSKY – After defeating Kenton 3-0 this past Saturday to claim the Division II Region 6 championship, the Bay Rockets take on Richfield Reserve High School at 7 p.m. tonight at Strongsville High School, with a spot in Saturday’s State Championship game on the line.

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ROCKY RIVER – Rocky River senior volleyball player and track athlete Ava Rauser was named a School-Winner in the Wendy’s High School Heisman scholarship competition last Wednesday. Ava, a 16-year old senior, is one of the 7,500 students-athletes recognized as school-winners out of nearly 42,…

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For the third-straight match, the Magnificat Blue Streaks volleyball team was taken to a deciding fifth set. And for the third-straight match, the Streaks prevailed.

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AVON LAKE – Just two weeks after suffering their only loss of the season to the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs, the Avon Lake Shoremen football team had its chance at revenge.

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GRAFTON – Olmsted Falls’ volleyball team pushed the top-seeded Saint Joseph Academy Jaguars as far as they could go in the third set of their Division I Elyria District semi-final match last Tuesday night. The fourth-seed Bulldogs, after losing the first two sets 25-12 and 25-9, were within …

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ROCKY RIVER — Unbeaten for nearly two months, the Rocky River boys soccer team are about as hot as any team in Northeast Ohio.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – The Strongsville Lady Mustangs walked out of North Ridgeville stadium as District Champions Thursday night after a 4-1 win over the Magnificat Blue Streaks. In a game where the Mustangs were in control throughout, three players dominated the pitch en route to their victory.

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GRAFTON – Magnificat volleyball punched their ticket to the Division I Elyria District championship Tuesday night in a five-set thriller over the Avon Eagles at Midview High School. The Blue Streaks won 22-25, 25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 15-13.

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NORTH OLMSTED – More than just bragging rights were on the line Friday night when rivals North Olmsted and Olmsted Falls squared off. In the final week of the regular season, the Eagles were playing for a potential playoff spot, while the Bulldogs, with their spot all but secured, were hopin…

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PARMA HEIGHTS – The Holy Name Green Wave volleyball team defeated the Rocky River Pirates in four sets in the Division II Parma Heights District championship Saturday afternoon. Winning 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-18, each set was a battle with neither team giving an inch in pursuit of the Distr…

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AVON – The Pirates were in total control for much of the first half of Thursday night’s girls Division II Elyria District final between Rocky River and Bay. The only thing that River was missing from the first half performance was a goal.

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LAKEWOOD — When postgame speeches were over, North Ridgeville’s football coaches asked the 19 seniors on the roster to stand up and raise their hands. Slowly, they obliged.

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GRAFTON – Magnificat volleyball punched their ticket to the Division I Elyria District championship Tuesday night in a five-set thriller over the Avon Eagles at Midview High School. The Blue Streaks won 22-25, 25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 15-13.

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AVON — When Nick Minotti, all alone in his team’s attacking end of the field, tapped home an empty-net goal in the final seconds of a Division I district semifinal Wednesday, he and his fellow Avon Eagles could finally exhale.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Coming into the Division I Elyria District title game, Strongsville and Avon had only given up a combined 22 goals throughout the regular and postseason. So when the two teams took the field in North Ridgeville Saturday night it would have been fair to expect a low scoring game.

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AVON – Through the first 15 minutes of Avon’s matchup against Berea-Midpark Friday night, the game was exactly as advertised. The two Southwestern Conference foes went blow for blow on offense,racking up five touchdowns on the first five drives of the game.

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AVON LAKE — Paighton Masterson had won her fair share of golf tournaments before, but had never been able to test herself in the biggest tournament of the high school season until last weekend.

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For a team to win a conference championship, it takes commitment, talent, execution and maybe a little bit of luck. When that banner emblazoned with the words CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS goes up in the gymnasium, it’s a celebration of months … or years … of hard work.

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OLMSTED FALLS – Eight minutes into overtime Monday night, Olmsted Falls Middle School soccer field was simultaneously filled with elation and sadness. After a grueling 80 minutes of regulation play, it was a goal from Magnificat’s Christin Baumbick – her third of three – that put the Blue St…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A high-ankle sprain had kept Avon running back Nick Perusek off the field since Week 2, though it didn’t seem that way Friday night.

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AVON LAKE – Through the first 24 minutes of play, little separated the Avon Lake Shoremen and the Berea-Midpark Titans. Both football teams went into the locker room tied at 14 (points all scored in the first quarter), with all the making and anticipation of a classic SWC shootout in the sec…

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BAY VILLAGE—Splattered mud on the Bay boy’s cross country team white jerseys was apparent from a distance as the Rocket harriers wound around the rain-soaked 5k course at Cahoon Park last Saturday.

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LA GRANGE – For the third-straight year, the Fairview Warriors boys cross country team will head into the post-season as Patriot Athletic Conference champions. It is also the final time they will hold that distinction as Thursday’s championship at the Lorain County Equestrian Center was the …

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ELYRIA – One point. That was all that separated the Lakewood Rangers boys cross country team from the second-place Avon Eagles at Saturday’s Southwestern Conference cross country championship meet at a sloppy Lorain County Community College course.

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ROCKY RIVER – Getting home at 10:30 p.m. after a night of volleyball practice, the work is just beginning for Rocky River senior Ava Rauser.

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AVON – Avon High School girls soccer hosted Amherst Steele in a late-season Southwestern Conference matchup last Wednesday night. After a scoreless first half, the Comets found the back of the net in the second half to go up 1-0, that score ultimately being the final tally.

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ROCKY RIVER – Last Tuesday’s volleyball matchup between the Lutheran West Longhorns and Fairview High School Warriors pitted two Patriot Athletic Conference powerhouses against each other. Lutheran West came in ranked third, with Fairview ranked first and riding a 28-game win streak in the c…

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AVON – For the Avon Eagles volleyball team, 2018 has been a year to remember. Led by a stellar senior class, the Eagles have rumbled through the Southwestern Conference, losing just three sets to in-conference foes throughout the season.