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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Avon Lake wins the SWC, stays undefeated

The unpredictable yet spectacular run for the Avon Lake Shoregals continues, as they are now 17-0 after defeating Olmsted Falls 3-0.

The win clinched their first Southwestern Conference title in over a decade and despite only winning the first game 25-23, the Shoregals cruised to the title winning the final two games giving up just a combined 22 points.

Whitney Craigo had 22 assists and Katie Mihalik had 14 service points for Avon Lake as Dan Berkheimer's team has made quite a run this season.

Other results:
Bay 3, North Ridgeville 0: The Rockets continue to stay atop the West Shore Conference as they defeated the Rangers to improve to 9-1 in the conference.
Rachel Vick had 16 kills and Bridget Durham had 4 solo blocks for Bay in the win.

Elyria Catholic 3, Rocky River 0: The Panthers are still alive in the race for the WSC title in their first year in the conference as they swept the Pirates in Rocky River.
Led by Riley St. Marie's 19 digs, EC, now 8-3 in the WSC, can keep their hopes for a title alive Tuesday against Bay. A win for Bay would clinch their third straight conference championship.

Edison 3, St. Mary 0: The Chargers, like Bay, are in the driver's seat to win their conference, the SBC, after blowing by St. Mary, allowing just 33 points in the 3 game win.
Abbey Cox's 17 kills and 5 aces powered the Chargers to a 12-0 conference record after their win over the Panthers.

Brookside 3, Keystone 0: The Brookside Cardinals are still undefeated in PAC play as they dominated a Keystone team that had previously lost only once in conference play all season.
Kady Whitsel had 21 digs and Shelby Kerstetter added 4 blocks as the Cardinals are closing in on their first ever PAC title.

Lorain 3, Warren Harding 0: A 3-0 win over Warren Harding helped the Lady Titans improve to 14-5 on the season, with a 9-1 record in the Lake Erie League.
After just winning a tight first game 25-23, Lorain won each of the last two by a dominating 25-9 tally.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Demons strong in sectional play

OBERLIN — The two Westlake doubles teams participating in the Division I girls’ tennis sectionals each moved on to the semifinals on the tournament.

The team on Julia Dunbar and Michelle Djohan defeated Elyria’s Emily Henceroth and India Fields 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and will face Magnificat, who defeated Avon Lake 6-1, 6-0.

Also making the semifinals for Westlake doubles were Bhargavi Maheshwer and Dana Miller, as they beat Lakewood in three games to face Magnificat’s second doubles’ pair in the semifinals.

The Demons also had a pair of singles’ players win on Monday, as Lauren Golick, the tournament’s top seed, defeated John Marshall’s Brittany Schill 6-0, 6-0. Melissa Dhohan won 6-0, 6-1 to move on to the next round of sectional play.

Other local players of note in the tournament include Lorain’s Marina Melendez who overcame a 1-0 game deficit to move on the next round on play, winning 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Rachel Pickering of Midview defeated
Lorain’s Buffy Inchaurregui 6-3, 6-1 to continue on.

Play resumed today at 1 p.m. with the second, third and fourth round of singles at Oberlin College.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Roundup: Bay moves into first place in WSC

With first place on the line in Bay Village, the Rockets were dominant in defeating Midview 3-0.

Bay had trailed Midview by 1/2 game in the West Shore Conference going into the contest, and wasted no time in seizing control of the contest.

The Rockets won 25-11, 25-16 and 26-24, and Katie McFeeley was a dominant passer for Bay with 43 assists in the victory.

With the win, Bay now takes control of the West Shore Conference, and Elyria Catholic's 3-0 win over North Ridgeville, a win in which the Panthers only lost 19 points all match, vaulted them into a second place tie with Midview.

Bay has won 10 in a row and has a chance to put things out of reach potentially when they face EC on Oct. 11.

Midview's remaining schedule includes matchups Vermilion and North Ridgeville, which are the two worst teams in the WSC.

But this win was humongous for Bay as they have now put themselves in the driver's seat for the WSC title.

The two-time defending WSC champions may have lost their first conference match this season since 2008, but they still have a great shot to take the West Shore once again.

It will all come down likely to that Bay-Elyria Catholic showdown in two weeks.

Other results:
Avon Lake 3, Amherst 0: The Shoregals are now 15-0 and they continue to be a buzzsaw in the Southwestern Conference. Katie Mahalik had 12 kills and 9 blocks in the win.

Brookside 3, Brooklyn 0: Brookside continues to roll through the Patriot Athletic Conference, staying perfect through 11 conference games. Morning Journal Player of the Week Gabby Piwowar had 22 assists and Jeanine Musall had 13 kills for the Cardinals.

Keystone 3, Fairview 0: Keystone continues to keep Brookside in their sights in the PAC with a hard-fought win against Fairview. They will face the first place Cardinals on October 6.

Lorain 3, Shaw 0: The Titans were dominant against Shaw to improve to 7-1 in the LEL, and 12-3 overall on the season. Alexis Castro had 9 serving aces in the win.

Edison 3, Oak Harbor 0: The Chargers continue to hold their perch atop the Sandusky Bay Conference defeating the Rockets handily, allowing only 27 points. Elise Gastier had 28 service points and 18 setting assists for Edison.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Local state finishers at Columbus

COLUMBUS - Here's a look at how other local athletes finished at the 2011 State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium:

Division I

Boys discus - Senior Jaylan Guevara (Sandusky) 4th place, 181-00.

Boys pole vault - Senior Matt Zvosec (Amherst) No height recorded.

Girls shot put - Sophomore Christine Bohan (Avon Lake) 10th place, 39-09.25.

Division II

Girls 800 - Senior Alexa Rick (Elyria Catholic) 13th place, 2:20.76.

Division III

Girls 800 - Freshman Gabrielle Neubauer (Open Door) 15th place, 2:28.77.

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Western Reserve's Johnson win Division II high jump

COLUMBUS - Western Reserve senior Darren Johnson's second day at the 2011 State Track and Field Championships has already been more successful than his first day.

Johnson defended his high jump title, by winning the event again in Division II with a jump of 6-feet, 8-inches. Johnson said his goal was to reach seven feet, but he failed on his three attempts.

After failing to place in the long jump on Friday, Johnson seems to be back on track. He still has to run the 200 and 400 later on Saturday.

Here's how some other athletes have fared early on Day 2 of the 2011 State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Memorial Owens Stadium:

Division II

Boys discus - Junior Michael Ebert (Perkins) 4th place, 162-11.

Girls long jump - Sophomore Brittany Gates (Keystone) 11th place, 16-03.25.

Girls shot put - Junior Amelia Strickler (Bay) 14th place, 37-00.

Division III

Girls 400 - Senior Ashten Robson (Western Reserve) 5th place, 58.75.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Adcock, Sandusky move on

COLUMBUS - It was a successful day for senior Demar Adcock and the Sandusky Blue Streaks at the 2011 State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Memorial Stadium.

Adcock qualified for Saturday's finals in the 100 and 200, and also was part of the 40 relay team along with juniors Marquis Winston, Steve Sanders and Chester Dixie who qualified with a time of 42.49.

Adcock said he satisfied other than a bad start in the 200.

"I felt like I was jogging at the start, then I just turned it on," said Adcock who ran a 21.57 in the 200.

Adcock added that the 400 relay team has good shot to do well in the finals if they clean up their hand-offs.

"I'm pretty tired," Adcock said. "But I'm happy my teammates are down here to run with me."

Here are some other notables who qualified for the finals on Saturday:

Division I

300 Hurdles - Junior Pete Lancione (Avon Lake) 39.13

Division II

110 Hurdles - Senior Devin Bermudez (Perkins) 14.68

300 Hurdles - Bermudez (Perkins) 38.07

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EC's Ball comes up short in pole vault

Elyria Catholic freshman Lucas Ball made his debut at the 2011 State Track and Field Championships in the Division II pole vault.

Ball tied his personal-best height of 13-feet, 6-inches but couldn't clear 14 feet and finished 10th in the event.

Ball seemed to be catching his stride as he cleared 13-06 on his first attempt, but failed on his first two attempts at 14, then DQ'ed on his final attempt.

Bay junior Marek Mutch finished 11th, as he also cleared 13-06.

Bellevue sophomore Matt Rowland won the event, clearing a height of 14-09.

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