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The Westlake Demons girls basketball team used an all-around effort to defeat the Lakewood Rangers on the road Nov. 27. After seniors Gina Adams and Abby Carrington helped the Demons to a 19-8 first-quarter lead, Westlake’s defense took care of the rest en route to a 61-33 victory.

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North Ridgeville girls basketball coach Amy Esser celebrated her 100th career win on Nov. 26 at home after beating Maple Heights 66-27 in their season-opener. Esser, entering her 11th season as coach of the Rangers, has spent her entire career with North Ridgeville.

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The Westlake Demons boys basketball team opened its season Friday with a 71-51 road victory over Rocky River. Westlake outscored the Pirates 15-5 in the first quarter, which created a big enough margin to survive late competitiveness from Rocky River.

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The North Ridgeville Rangers girls basketball team played to its strengths in a 45-39 loss to Southwestern Conference rival Amherst last Wednesday.

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After knocking down countless 3-pointers at practice on Nov. 14, Fairview’s Luke Howes walked off the court with a calm swagger. This is nothing new to the Warriors’ senior guard. You won’t find him bragging about it.

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Sean Ranc, former offensive coordinator for the Rocky River Pirates, will be the new head coach of the Fairview Warriors, said Fairview High School athletic director Joe Dianetti on Monday. Dave Latkovic, Warriors coach for the past three years, announced his resignation Nov. 6. He held a 10…

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The importance of the Division II Regional football final between rivals Avon and Avon Lake could be felt and heard even before the game started Friday at the North Ridgeville High School parking lot.

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Down to its third-string quarterback, using a stable of running backs and facing one of the stingiest defenses in the state, the undefeated Avon Eagles emerged victorious once again Friday night.

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Coach Matt Kostelnik had little to say to his Avon Lake team after Friday’s 31-21 victory over Wadsworth at Strongsville High School. No talk of what it did throughout the game that secured it a regional final berth, but rather just a simple declaration of the team it will play this Friday.

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After Magnificat High School athletic director Paul Barlow recognized the students donning hats and shirts showing off their soon-to-be college homes, it was time to sign.

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As the clock hit zero on the Cleveland Browns’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night at home, no one was talking about how the Browns just won their second-consecutive game on a short week or how they beat the Steelers for the first time since 2014.

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Injuries to Maple Heights’ quarterbacks and a stiff defense by Avon Lake led the Shoremen to a 38-6 rout of the visiting Mustangs Friday in the opening round of the Division II playoffs.

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Last month’s announcement that the NCAA was starting the process of allowing student-athletes to make money off their image and likeness seemed to finally be a step in the right direction.

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The Rocky River Pirates football season came to an abrupt end at home Friday night. The Pirates fell behind early to Great Lakes Conference foe Elyria Catholic, and could not catch up in a 35-7 loss.

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Since the beginning of the season, the Avon boys soccer team, though young with just three returning starters, had been special defensively.

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For the Lutheran West Longhorns, Friday’s matchup against the Cuyahoga Heights Redskins had more riding on it than just another notch in the win column.

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Avon’s Aidan Lacko got his chance to be the hero Saturday night. Even after playing for more than 90 scoreless minutes in bad weather, the senior didn’t miss his opportunity.

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With its depth and next-man-up mentality, Avon has remained undefeated, pulling out a 24-14 victory Friday at Olmsted Falls

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Head coach Chris Dore’ described his Avon boys soccer team as predictable Wednesday night. His Eagles typically don’t play with many bells and whistles or smoke and mirrors.

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Bay's Buttari rushes for 205 yards, two scores in victory over rival Rocky River

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In need of a rebound, the North Olmsted Eagles instead ran into a buzz saw Friday night and lost 41-0 to rival Olmsted Falls, which piled up 429 yards.

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When Avon senior forward Karissa Kraszewski slipped her 11th-minute shot past North Ridgeville keeper Alexis Klingelheber, the entire Eagles team erupted. When sophomore Abby Koly doubled the lead just three minutes later, that eruption became euphoria.

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As his Chaos golf ball dropped into the cup on the 16th hole at Mallard Creek Golf Course on Oct. 7, Joe Shearer was in shock. The 83-year-old Sheffield Lake man had just sunk his third hole-in-one 17 years to the day after his first one.

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In a rematch of one of last year’s District semifinal volleyball games, the No. 1 seed Saint Joseph Academy Jaguars and the No. 4 Olmsted Falls Bulldogs squared off at Midview High School Tuesday night.

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To know the 2019 Westlake girls soccer team is to know that records, Division I tournament seedings and shot disparities don’t matter.

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When North Olmsted, the No. 6 seed in the Division I Elyria District, played host to No. 11 John Marshall on Oct. 16, the Eagles had to deal with not only the speed of the Lawyers, but a torrential downpour.

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As Westlake junior Dillon Kruger’s ninth-minute shot reached the back of the net, his eyes were closed. That goal, that came in the Demons’ Division I Sectional semifinal on Oct. 16, gave his team an early 2-0 lead over Midview.

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You’ll have to forgive Spencer Chippi and the rest of the Avon Lake boys soccer team’s nine-man senior class if they don’t remember the Shoremen’s last league championship.

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When the Westlake Demons football team arrived in North Ridgeville Friday, Tyler Richmond was ready.