Monday, April 8, 2013
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 …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Lee might be squeamish about how tall he is but not his game
So let’s gets right to the long and the short of it. After a post-game sprint through the All-Pro Freight Stadium outfield, Avon right-handed pitcher and infielder Nick Lee made the startling claim that he stands at 5-foot-11. Met with a skeptical eye, Lee quickly changed his tune with a sheepish look: “Maybe 5-10.” Senior teammate Anders Mahon attempted to pull the same stunt a few weeks ago, with a healthy amount of teasing from his buddies, of course. Nonetheless, despite a few recent hiccups, the Eagles (21-3) have secured the top seed in the Division I, Lorain bracket heading into the playoffs that begins for them Thursday. Senior Lee has been a big part of that happening, especially on the mound. Lee is 6-1 on the season with a 1.54 …
Friday, November 25, 2011
A member of the football team Avon High School is playing in tomorrow's state semi-final died in a car accident on Thanksgiving day. A moment of silence is planned before the game.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Get your Avon High purple and gold at Randall's Team Shop
Sure there’s some friendly rivalry across the tracks. Sister cities Avon and Avon Lake have enjoyed some friendly competition since Avon Lake broke away from Avon last century. Who has the better football team? Soccer team? School district? Avon’s got the shopping; Avon Lake has a Great Lake in its backyard. But there’s one place where maroon and gold co-exists quite peaceably with the purple and gold. Walk into Randall’s Team Shop & Screenprinting in Pin Oak Plaza and there it is in living color: Half a store sporting everything Avon Lake (including all things Shoremen) and the other half showing off a full spread of items for Avon and Eagle’s fans. “Obviously, it’s been good with Avon being in the playoffs,” store owner Tyler Randall …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Eagles remain unbeaten, lights delay game.
The lights went out on North Ridgeville during Friday night's football game against Avon, both literally and figuratively. The Avon Eagles beat North Ridgeville, 35-7, in front of a large crowd at Avon Stadium. During the second quarter, the stadium field suddenly went black, as the lights in the stadium went out. The game was delayed 20 minutes before the lights went back on. Unfortunately for the Rangers, it did not effect Avon's momentum. Despite being down, 7-0, early, the Eagles scored 35 unanswered points to hand North Ridgeville (3-1) its first loss. Avon will celebrate Homecoming this Friday at Avon Stadium as the Eagles host Elyria Catholic. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Avon vs. Lorain, Cleveland vs. Cincinnati and the Crushers vs. Joliet all this week.
1. The summer months have all but passed, and the temperatures are already beginning to slip. Today’s 70 degree high will be accompanied by wind, overcast skies and a 10 percent chance of precipitation. The first day of autumn is Saturday, Sept. 24, and as the weather cools, football and postseason baseball will just be heating up. 2. Avon’s Lake Erie Crushers defied the odds and have made their way into the Frontier League’s Eastern division playoffs. Lake Erie (51-44) finished second to Joliet (56-39), and will play the Slammers in the best-of-five Eastern Conference Finals. The series starts Wednesday and Thursday in Joliet. Game three will be played at the Crushers'All Pro Freight Stadium on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. 3. After a 35-14 …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Victory of Firelands gives the Eagles their first baseball title.
For the first time in school history, the Avon High School varsity baseball team has won the West Shore Conference championship. The Eagles clinched the title in convincing fashion, defeating Firelands, 10-0. The win improved Avon's overall season record to 16-1 and the team remains undefeated in conference play. While the weather was cool and overcast at All Pro Freight Stadium Monday evening, the Eagles' bats, pitching and defense remained hot. An outstanding shutout pitching performance by junior Anders Mahon kept Firelands batters off-balance all evening. Junior Ryan Rogers highlighted the offensive show by hammering a long three-run homer over the right field fence.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Eagles looking to win WSC title
The Avon High baseball team has one goal above all others. "We want to win the conference," said Eagles head coach Frank DeSmit, speaking of his club grabbing top honors in the West Shore Conference where Vermilion is the defending champion and Rocky River runner up. "We were third last year," added DeSmit, whose team was 9-5 in the WSC and 16-12 overall. The Eagles lost No. 1 pitcher Josh Pierce to graduation on his way to playing at Kent State. "We also lose our No. 1 catcher Quinn Rambo and middle infielders Mike Moralez and Jake Disch," continued the fourth-year head coach of the Eagles. The reason winning the WSC is so high on the list for the Eagles is history. "As far as we can research, Avon has never won a league title in baseball…
Sunday, February 6, 2011
42-point loss drops Eagles to 11-5 overall (8-3 in West Shore Conference).
The Avon boys basketball team was a no-show Saturday night as it was beaten at home by the Elyria Pioneers, 70-28. This was Avon's second loss in as many nights, as the Eagles lost to Rocky River, 51-42, on February 4. Elyria (10-4) was paced by seniors Devin Swidecki and Chase Farris, who scored 17 and 14 points, respectively. Avon had no success against the 6-foot-6 inch Farris -- an Ohio State football recruit -- as he grabbed 15 rebounds in three quarters of play. Avon had 15 turnovers in the game and trailed the Pioneers by as much as 50 points. Both teams cleared their benches in the fourth quarter. Avon's next game is Friday at home against Vermilion.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Boys basketball team now 7-1 in West Shore Conference (10-3 overall)
Avon’s boys’ basketball team took another step closer to winning its first conference championship in two decades with a convincing 69-37 win Tuesday night at home against West Shore Conference rival North Ridgeville. The Eagles (10-3 overall, 7-1 WSC) looked like a well-oiled machine, playing aggressive defense and receiving balanced scoring from the senior tandem of Marvin Coleman (20 points) and R.J. Kauffman (17). For Coleman, this game was another step towards fulfilling team goals set at the start of the season. “We had three goals for this season. The first one was to win the Holiday tournament, which we did. Now we have to win the conference and district,” he said. The game didn’t start off exactly the way Avon coach Jim Baker had …