Friday, November 30, 2012
Zach Murray and Sean McCann with both play in the second round FCS playoff game, against each other.
Friends and former Shoremen who used to spend time terrorizing the opposition for Avon Lake High School, will find themselves playing against each other on Saturday, Dec. 1 in an NCAA D-1AA football division playoff game. Wofford College’s Zach Murray, a defensive end, will be playing against University of New Hampshire’s Sean McCann, a starting left tackle, with the game's winner advancing in the FCS tournament. At Avon Lake High School they lined up side-by-side on the D line. The two, who became fast friends in high school lived right behind each other. In 2008, their friendship and "sacking power" were the subject of a Morning Journal story. This weekend’s meeting marks a rare occasion when two former Avon Lake grads find themselves …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here's the playoff schedule!
Are you ready for some playoffs? After earning a spot in the Frontier League playoffs in the final game of the season, the Lake Erie Crushers are facing a tough challenge in the Eastern Division champion Joliet Slammers. The Crushers open the best-of-five series in Joliet, Ill., on Wednesday. The two scheduled home games for the series are Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the All Pro Freight Stadium box office, at the Crushers website or by calling 440-934-3636. Tickets are $6 for home box seats and $14 for field box seats. Here's the schedule for the divisional series:
Monday, September 5, 2011
Good to the last pitch, Crushers prevail in 10 innings in season finale, 3-1.
Despite improbable odds, the Lake Erie Crushers are in the Frontier League playoffs. Joel Collins' two-run single in the 10th inning gave the Crushers a 3-1 win at Traverse City which eliminated the host Beach Bums from qualifying. 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. Pinch-hitter Robby Kuzdale started the Crushers' winning rally. He singled off pitcher Scott Mueller's leg to open the 10th. With one out, Patrick Norris' double to left sent Kuzdale to third. Kulbacki was intentionally walked to load the bases, …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
First pitch is at 5:05 p.m. at Wuerfel Park, and the winner of tonight's game will capture the remaining playoff spot in the Frontier League's Eastern Division.
It all comes down to tonight. The Crushers (50-44) beat the Traverse City Beach Bums 4-3 on Saturday, and have forced a winner-take-all game tonight for the final playoff spot of the Frontier League’s Eastern Division. The Crushers, now 5-6 versus the Beach Bums this season, had to overcome some adversity last night as they lost Andrew Davis to a foot injury and had to face off against the Beach Bums all-star pitcher Brian Banes (10-3). “Davis' absence caused a big shake-up, both in the Crushers' lineup and defensively,” Crushers rep Michael Keefe said. “Regular second baseman Zach Messer moved to shortstop, and Kyle Boe played second base, to go along with Jason Taylor at third and Chris Luick at first. The inexperience at various …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
With only six games to go, the Crushers remain a half game behind the Traverse City Beach Bums for the final playoff spot of the Frontier League's Eastern Division.
The Lake Erie Crushers (47-42) begin a three-game series tonight against the Washington Wild Things at All Pro Freight Stadium. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. The Wild Things (39-50) are out of playoff contention, and will work to defeat the Crushers who trail the Traverse City Beach Bums by only a half game for the last postseason slot of the Frontier League's Eastern DIvision. Winning over the next few days will be crucial, but their playoff hopes will most likely rest on the outcome of the last three games of the season when they play the Beach Bums (48-42) away over the upcoming weekend. To stay up-to-date on the playoff race, check in with Avon Patch every morning for the latest news as the regular season winds to a close this week…
Friday, February 25, 2011
Girls play opener Saturday, boys play March 5.
Both Avon High's boys and girls basketball teams have made the Division II Basketball Tournament. The girls (16-4) open tournament play Saturday at 5 p.m. against Padua at Elyria Administration Building (formerly Elyria West High School, 42101 Griswold Rd., Elyria). Tickets aere $6 at the door. The boys (12-5) play Saturday, March 5, against the winner of Padua and Keystone. The game will be at 7:30 p.m. at Westlake High School. Tickets are $6 at the door.