Sports Category

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

Cross country team joins Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The 1994 Avon Lake boys cross country team had a pair of all-conference runners and finished in the top 10 at the state meet to earn a spot in Avon Lake High Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017.

The team featured seven seniors.

Geoff Simpson and Kevin Houdeshell both earned first-team All-Southwestern Conference honors after finishing second and sixth overall at the conference …Read More

Hard-nosed two-way football player to enter Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A hard-nosed running back who won conference MVP honors and went on to a 30-plus year career in education will enter the Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame next month.

Gary Wetherill, a 1967 graduate, earned three varsity football letters, was co-captain and won a slew of postseason awards, including the Southwestern Conference Running Back of the Year for 1966, as …Read More

Mease signs letter of intent to continue softball career at Tiffin

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The North Ridgeville softball program hasn’t won many games in recent seasons, but it has produced one of the top players in the area.

Her stats say so, and so do all the postseason honors. But so did what happened last week inside the auxiliary gym at the high school. There, at a long table, Addison Mease signed her letter of intent to …Read More

Local youth to play for elite national soccer team in Spain tourney

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Rocky River

By Michael Fitzpatrick

A Rocky River middle schooler is having quite the European vacation. Jacob Bergin is a member of a U.S. national youth soccer team currently playing in a prestigious tournament in Spain.

Bergin, who is 5-7 and 115 pounds soaking wet, earned a spot on the id2 team — which is the U.S. Soccer association’s program to identify young players — after playing in …Read More