Sports Category

Brookside athletes and teams to be inducted in sports hall

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

By Joe Ostrica

Two individuals and two basketball teams are among this year’s inductees for the Brookside High School Athletic Hall of Fame, which will take place May 19 at the high school cafeteria.

Rich Flowers (class of 1983) and Brian DeVito (class of 2000) are among the inductees. Flowers was a three-sport star athlete in football, basketball and track and field for the Cardinals …Read More

Dominant sibling swimming duo to enter sports hall of fame

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A pair of brothers who were dominant swimmers are members of the 2017 Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame.

Brad and Ray Bartel both made it to the state swimming tournament while competing for the Avon Lake Shoremen boys swim team during the 1990s.

The sons of Judy and Ray Bartel led the Shoremen to some of the best seasons in school history and …Read More

Lacrosse has brought out best in mother/daughter team

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Rocky River

By Michael Fitzpatrick

It’s not uncommon in men’s college sports for a father to coach a son.

UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford just finished out a four-year stint of coaching his boy, and in the 1990s, Tubby Smith coached a son on one of Kentucky’s national championship teams.

A mother coaching a daughter in college athletics is a lot more unusual, but it’s been the norm for the Baldwin …Read More

Standout football defender, grappler to join sports hall of fame

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A standout football player, wrestler and 1997 graduate is another in the 2017 Class of the Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame.

Erik Mathisen was a two-time All-Southwestern Conference defensive end and also a three-time state qualifier in wrestling. He capped off his senior year by finishing second in the state in his weight class at the 1997 state wrestling tournament. That followed up …Read More

Cardinals slug away and hand Longhorns first loss of season

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

PAC Baseball
By Joe Ostrica

Lutheran West may have thought they had an easy win coming to town when the Longhorns baseball team hosted Brookside in a Patriot Athletic Conference. After all, the Cardinals were just 2-9 overall while Lutheran West was dominating the PAC and sitting on a perfect 9-0 record, including 7-0 in PAC play.
The Cardinals came out swimming from the get-go and getting on …Read More