Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Enjoy a night at the ballpark while helping CRS. Tickets on sale now.
Community Resources Services, a local non-profit agency dedicated to meeting the social service needs of the Avon and Avon Lake communities, is hosting the 5th Annual “Homeruns for Hunger” event on Thursday, June 20 at All-Pro Freight Stadium. Support CRS while watching the Lake Erie Crushers take on the Normal CornBelters at All-Pro Freight Stadium. Game time is 7:05 p.m. By purchasing your ticket vouchers through CRS you are supporting our food pantry and other emergency assistance programs that directly assist Avon and Avon Lake residents. Ticket vouchers are $9 each and for every voucher sold, the Crushers will donate $3 to CRS. Visit www.aalcrs.org to print off the order form or to pay for your vouchers with a credit card. Ticket …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Student-athletes will participate in golf, basketball, track and cheerleading.
Five Avon High School seniors declared their college selections at a May 15 ceremony at the school. Athletic director Erich Frombach said the five were part of a group of 17 Avon seniors who will go to participate in college athletics. He said the group exemplified student-athletes. “I was amazed to see not only were they successful athletically, but academically successful in life,” said. “Academics play a huge role. “There’s way more money in academics than athletics.” Frombach said the five students maintained adjusted GPAs of 3.9, 3.8, 3.8, 3.6 and 3.5. Golf coach Frank DeSmit called Kaitlin Neumann, who will play women’s golf at Ashland University a great leader, but humble. “One of the greatest gifts that I was ever given was K mom…
The Eagles' offensive tackle will be getting some attention his senior season.
Avon Eagles' senior Walter Rauterkus will have a little extra pressure on him during the 2014 football season. The offensive tackle has already received a scholarship offer to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers, according to Scout.com. That offer has put Rauterkus on the recruiting map for schools next season, the website reports. He is "one of the more unknown linemen in Ohio for the class of 2014, but he is starting to see interest rise in the past month." READ MORE HERE
Friday, May 17, 2013
For second year, race will start at Avon High School.
The streets of Avon will be filled with runners and walkers for the Kaiser Permanente 13th Annual Eagle Run on Saturday, May 25. More than 1,000 runners and walkers are anticipated to participate in this year’s event held Memorial Day Weekend. For the second consecutive year, the race will start at Avon High School. Runners and walkers can begin registering at 7:15 a.m. Registration is now open online. "We anticipate a record turnout for this years Eagle Run,” Chris Carroll, a spokesperson for the race said. “Over the last 13 years, as the City of Avon has grown so has the participation in the Eagle Run. This has become one of the premier community events and is a significant fund raiser for Avon Schools. The race offers something for …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Girls make up one of the smartest basketball teams in Ohio.
The Avon High School girls basketball teams was named one of the top five smartest varsity girls basketball teams in the state of Ohio. The team was recognized on May 10. The team maintains a collective GPA of more than 3.8. For their efforts, the team was recognized by the Ohio National Guard who presented an award to the Eagles. The girls went 14-10 overall this past season (9-4) conference with a state ranking of 352. In February, the varsity Lady Eagles beat the Avon Lake Lady Shoregals in basketball on Feb. 23, overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to sneak by the Shoregals in non-league play. The team advanced to the district semifinals and where there season ended after a loss Magnificat High School on Feb. 27.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Avon-Avon Lake and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Avon-Avon Lake Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The camps feature two 2-hour sessions and comprehensive teaching; participants receive two free tickets, walk in on-field parade
Batter up, kids! The Cleveland Indians is offering a summer camp for children ages 6-14 in eight area suburbs, including Avon. Each camp cosists of two 2-hour sessions and will take a comprehensive approach to teaching the game of baseball. Summer Camp instructors will focus on throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running, according to a prepared statement. At the completion of the second day of camp, each child will receive a fair evaluation and additional advice on how to improve their game. “Indians Summer Camps provide us an opportunity to teach the fundamentals of the great game of baseball to Cleveland-area youth, and more importantly to foster an appreciation for and attachment to the game and the Tribe. We feel these …
Five members of the Fr. Reagan Council in Avon won, LBA donates $400 to Camp Imagine.
Five local bowlers from Avon and Avon Lake were team winners in this year’s Catholic Knight of Columbus tournament, held at Beaver Vu Lanes in Dayton. The tournament was held during the first three weekends in March. Teams and individuals participated from throughout Ohio. The event was comprised of an individual event, a doubles event and a team event. The team was led by captain Steve Kimmel from Avon Lake and the Fr. Reagan Council in Avon. The team, made up of bowlers from the Thursday night league at Spevock’s Nautical Lanes in Avon Lake, consists of Kimmel, Mark “Koondog” Konya, Fran Tibbitts, Dennis Zakutny and John Schrift. The team won the 2013 team scratch state title. The tournament hosted approximately 185 teams consisting …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
U-11 travel team went 4-0 last weekend.
The Avon Lake Lightning under-11 girls travel soccer team went 4-0 last weekend, winning the Bowling Green Spring Soccer Challenge tournament. The tournament, hosted at Bowling Green State University, attracts more than 400 teams from Canada and the U.S. The Lightning is comprised of girls that attend Troy Intermediate School. The Lightning won all three of their preliminary games to earn a spot in the championship game. Battling a persistent rain and soggy conditions on Sunday, the girls defeated a team from Greater Toledo Football Club by a score of 4-1 to win the championship trophy for their age division. The girls scored 15 goals over the weekend and surrendered only three. “The girls have a tremendous commitment to the game and each…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Paul Jordan earns gold, Shepard earns bronze in brown belt.
Paul Jordan, head instructor and owner of Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo, Jiu Jitsu and MMA in Avon, competed in the Men's Masters Black Belt Division recently, earning a gold medal despite being out of competition for almost a decade. Click here to read about Jordan and Chu To Bu on the USA Judo website. The pair competed in the Senior Nationals. Jordan who has focused the last 10 years building, instructing and coaching at his judo club has not competed since 2003. Last weekend he made a successful return. He is currently ranked in the Master's Division. Also medaling was Sheffield Lake's Kyle Shepard who won the bronze medal in the brown belt 100+ kg division. Shepard has been training at Chu To Bu/Brasa (CTB) for eight years. CTB's junior team …