Friday, April 26, 2013
Fun, games, a DJ and more are back again.
The weather report is in: Beautiful weather is expected for this year's Fur Fun 5k on April 28. The Fur Fun 5k will start at Avon Lake High School at 9 a.m. Last year, more than 350 participated in the race and walk. Dog walks will be held hourly from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A pet fair and business fair as well as “Rescue Row" is open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Raffles, prizes and gift cards will be awarded and the event will also feature kids games and entertainment. Sign up for the race here. The event features more than running. In addition to a custom technical t-shirt (guaranteed to pre-registered only), attendees, including those not running, can enjoy music by the DJ Crew, the Umami Moto food truck on site, kids games and entertainment and a …
Three women, two men honored at April 17 ceremony.
Five Avon Lake seniors committed last week to continue their academic and athletic collegiate careers. Avon Lake Shoremen baseball standout Cole Rosmarin has committed to playing baseball at Div. II Tiffin University; Shoremen soccer standout Alex Strimbu will play soccer at Div. III Ohio Northern University next fall; Isabele Wagner, a volleyball standout, has committed to Div. III Case Western Reserve University; Hayley Burke has decided to continue both her education and athletic (Lacrosse) career at Div. II Ursuline College and Emily Pechaitis has decided to continue both her education and athletic (Lacrosse) career at Div. III Baldwin Wallace University. The five were honored at a ceremony at Avon Lake High School April 17. “We excel…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
City's most winning football coach will be honored at Ahern's event.
One of Avon Lake’s most celebrated coaches will be honored in June. The event on June 22 will also be a reunion of sorts for former Shoremen who want to thank Dave Dlugosz, the program’s most-winning football coach who retired this year after 21 seasons. The event, held at Ahern’s Banquet Center in Avon Lake will honor Dlugosz, who over the years accumulated a host of records and awards, including one state championship for the Avon Lake High School football team. “Coach Dlugosz is the kind of leader you just don’t replace,” ALHS Athletic Director Tom Barone said. “We will have a new head coach on the sidelines next fall but Coach Dlugosz’s commitment and dedication to our Shoremen Football program will not be forgotten.” Long-time …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
May 11 5k at Weiss Field will support kidney cancer research.
When James Niebes, 61, passed away in September 2012, he left a hole in the lives of many. In particular, “4 girls”: his wife, Corey, and three daughters Heather Niebes Wiley, Shannon Niebes Harman and Erin Niebes Sefchick, supported the husband and father who died after a battle with kidney cancer. While he was alive, the four created “4 Girls 4 Jim,” in 2008, when Niebes was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The organization in turn founded the “I Am Somebody” 5k with proceeds benfitting the Benefiting the Kidney Cancer Association. “This is our fourth year doing the race,” daughter Shannon said. With Jim’s passing, the race, which be held this on May 11 at Weiss Field, has been renamed The Jim Niebes Memorial "I AM SOMEBODY" 5k Run. Weiss …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
One of only 25 team members.
Breanna Sprenger, 11, continues to inspire, but this time at a World level. The Avon girl, born without legs and just one arm, has made the 2013 U.S. Paralympics Swimming World Championship Team. U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee announced on April 11 that 25 athletes have been selected nationally to compete for the United States at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships, Aug. 11-17, in Montreal, Canada. Sprenger is one of those athletes, and the only one from Ohio. “I am honored to be part of the U.S. Paralympic Team, and very excited,” Breanna said. The event is the first major swimming competition since the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Athletes were selected to compete…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Kerry Pachla said on Facebook that she finished the race and then heard the explosions.
Runner Kerry Pachla of Avon Lake told her Facebook friends that she's OK after finishing the Boston Marathon Monday. Two bomb blasts that killed three and injured more than 100 people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have many wondering about their loved ones participating in the race. Pachla finished the race at 2:18 p.m., according to the Boston Marathon results page. Pachla said on Facebook at about 5 p.m. Monday: Times like this it's good to have Facebook! Our phones have been blowing up! We are all ok. I finished the marathon and then we heard the bombs...it was crazy! More to follow but just wanted to let all know we are ok. Thanks everyone for your concern. Patch continues to follow the story.
Monday, April 8, 2013
From Beachwood to Stow to Avon, Indians fans are tweeting about Opening Day. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, switch to desktop view.
The Cleveland Indians face the Yankees at 4:05 pm today, Monday, April 8, 2013 for Opening Day of the season. Show us your photos!
Avon finished fourth ahead of fifth-place Avon Lake for the boys.
Both the Avon Eagles and Avon Lake Shoremen boys track teams had a strong showing at Saturday's Avon Lake Invitational. Avon had a fourth-place finish while Avon Lake came in fifth. The Shoremen girls came in seventh followed by the ninth-place Lady Eagles. The Avon 4X400 meter team of Brentten Wiley, Nick Telidis, Nick Varich and John DeMarco ended the meet with a second-place finish at 3:37 seconds. DeMarco nabbed first in the boys 400 meter dash as well at 52.67 seconds. The Eagles 4X200 meter team of Brentten Wiley, Jake Bitter, Antonio Orr and DeMarco finished first with a time of 1:33. Avon Lake's David Winkel finished second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.62 seconds. Find out the full schedule for Avon and Avon Lake …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Find the dates and times for every match this season.
See the PDF section above for the club teams' season schedules.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Find out when the meets are this season.
Avon Lake Shoremen 2013 Track Schedule Date Opponent(s) Location Time April 3 Medina ALHS Stadium 4:30 April 6 Track/Field Invitational ALHS Stadium 9:00 April 10 Brecksville/Midpark Brecksville 4:30 April 17 Berea/Olmsted Falls ALHS Stadium 4:30 April 19 LCAA Invitational Midpark TBA April 24 Amherst/North Olmsted ALHS Stadium 4:30 April 27 Amherst Comet Relays Amherst Steele TBA May 1 Westlake Westlake 4:30 May 4 Avon Relays Avon 9:00 May 10 Westlake Relays Westlake 4:00 May 15 SWC Championships ALHS Stadium 4:00 May 17 SWC Championships ALHS Stadium 4:00