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…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gay Games blogger Rob Smitherman explains why he is excited about the way things are turning around for LGBT athletes in professional sports.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Shoremen were down going into halftime but pulled ahead for a 45-41 win.
It started off as a fairly close game on Feb. 12. The Avon Lake High Shoremen took on the Midview Middies in boys basketball and came out with a win. According to cleveland.com, the Middies were winning 18-15 going into halftime. The Shoremen came back to score 13 points in the third quarter an 17 in the fourth, making the final score 45-41. The Shoremen take on Olmsted Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at home.
The Eagles flew past the Midview Middies for a final score of 67-32.
The Avon High Lady Eagles started strong and stayed that way in the Feb. 13 girls basketball game against the Midview Lady Middies. According to cleveland.com, Avon scored 20 points in the first quarter and 17 points in the second, compared to Midview's 6 and 9 points, respectively. The Eagles continued their hard play after halftime, making the final score 67-32. The Lady Eagles begin their tournament run at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23rd against Avon Lake at Elyria Catholic.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
It was a close contest from the opening tip, but in the end, the Lady Shoreman lost by two points, 51-49.
The Avon Lake High Lady Shoremen had a commanding start in the Feb. 14 basketball game against the North Olmsted Lady Eagles. But after halftime, the scores started to reverse. According to cleveland.com, Avon Lake scored 15 points in both the first and second quarters, compared to North Olmsted's 6 and 16 points, respectively. However, after halftime, North Olmsted finished strong scoring 16 and 13 points in the third and fourth quarter, making the final score 51-49. The Lady Shoremen begin their tournament run at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23rd against Avon at Elyria Catholic.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Eagles shot one 3-pointer after another, leading to a 70-43 win over North Olmsted.
The Avon High Eagles started strong and stayed that way in the Feb. 12 boys basketball game against the North Olmsted Eagles. According to cleveland.com, Avon scored 14 point in the first quarter and 18 points in the second, compared to North Olmsted's 5 and 8 points, respectively. The Eagles continued shooting and making several 3-pointers after halftime, making the final score 70-43. The Eagles take on Vermilion at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Vermilion. Read more game coverage here.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Rates could double; move to help prevent additional layoffs in the district.
Facing a growing deficit, the Avon Lake School District began reviewing the option of increasing pay-to-participate fees, which have been in effect since 2006. Raising the fees is part of the district’s strategy to reduce the number of staff lay-offs needed to get the five-year forecast out of the red for fiscal year 2014. Currently, families pay a one-time annual fee of $200 for high school extracurricular activities with a family cap of $350, and $100 for middle school, with a $150 family cap. The possible new fee structure being considered is a one-time annual fee of $400 for the first high school with a $500 to $600 family cap and $200 for the first middle school student with a $250 to $300 family cap, beginning in the 2013-14 school …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Miami Heat is preparing to take on the Cavs in Cleveland Friday night.
If you hear a low growl rumbling through Cleveland today, it could be because LeBron James is in town. The Miami Heat take on the Cavs at The Q tonight at 7:30 p.m. But that's not all. In a recent interview with ESPN, James was quoted saying "I had a lot of fun times (in Cleveland). ... I'm here as a Miami player and I'm happy where I am now but I don't rule (a return) out in any sense. If I decide to come back, hopefully the fans will accept me." He added, "I think it would be great, it would be fun to play in front of these fans again." Would you accept LeBron back into your heart again? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Shoremen's O'Rourke places sixth in the 100-yard free
The Avon Lake swim team came to the 36th annual Viking Invitational held Dec. 18 at the Robert Busbey Natatorium at Cleveland State with a limited number of swimmers. "We haven't been here in a while," admitted Avon Lake coach Rob Schmidt. "We have a young squad but next year I'm going to order a bus and bring most of our team," he added. This time around, the Shoremen had success from sophomore Ethan O'Rourke who took sixth in the 100-yard free with a time of 50.15 seconds where Russell Stack of University School was first in 47.84. O'Rourke also swam in the 200 individual medley but did not advance to either the championship or consolation finals. Before all is said and done, Schmidt sees the Southwestern Conference battle between …