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Former North Olmsted High School athlete and now Baldwin Wallace golfer Rachel Sladky was named to the 2020 Spring Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team last week.

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A veteran of girls high school basketball from Arizona is set to become the next girls basketball coach at Westlake High School. The Board of Education must approve his hiring before it becomes official.

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When the Avon boys basketball team begins practice next season, the new coach will not be someone the players will have to get to know and learn a new system.

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Who was the greatest NFL coach of all time? Before you immediately yell out Bill Belichick, let me say that he's good, but my vote would go to Don Shula. Shula died early Monday morning at age 90.

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It won't be the glamour or have the star power that past NFL drafts have, but tomorrow night's draft will be something entirely different.

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With the cancellation of spring sports in high schools and recreation departments caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), uncertainty surrounds summer camps put on by various organizations.

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It had to tear apart St. Edward basketball coach Eric Flannery. His 25-1 Eagles had just steamrolled Lorain 76-55 in the OHSAA Regional semifinals at James A. Rhodes Arena. Just eight teams were left — four games for a possible state title — when word came down from the state that all tourna…

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Sidelines at Westlake boys soccer games will be different when the fall season begins in August.

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The remainder of all winter tournaments and the start of the spring season are suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on public gatherings over 100 people, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Those winter tournaments included the girls state …

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Elyria Catholic High School, top-seeded Lorain, was determined to take away Avon Lake’s outside shooting to force the fifth-seeded Shoremen to run an inside-out offense instead in Wednesday’s Division I district semifinal on Wednesday..

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Less than a week after the Westlake girls basketball team won its first district championship since 2016, the Demons magical season ended Wednesday night at Norwalk High School against Toledo Notre Dame Academy.

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Tournament time is the right part of the schedule to play a complete game, and the Holy Name boys basketball team did as such in a Division II district semifinal Thursday at North Ridgeville.

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The goal this entire season for the Fairview Warriors boys basketball team has been to win a district championship. After dropping from Division II to Division III at the start of the year, thus leaving the North Ridgeville district in which local powerhouse Cleveland Central Catholic has a …

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First, the Willard girls basketball team established a tough interior defense. Then, at the other end of the floor, 3-pointers started to fall.

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For a calendar year, the Westlake girls basketball team was nagged by a Division I district semifinal loss they felt was premature.

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Unity in the face of adversity; that has been the tagline for the Magnificat girls basketball team all season. And on Friday night at Valley Forge High School, the Blue Streak were certainly unified.

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Haley Andrejcak was among five seniors on the Bay girls basketball team waiting patiently to hold a pair of scissors and climb a ladder Saturday night. And she was more than happy to take her time.

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The goal this entire season for the Fairview Warriors boys basketball team has been to win a district championship. After dropping from Division II to Division III at the start of the year, thus leaving the North Ridgeville district in which local powerhouse Cleveland Central Catholic has a …

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Rocky River girls basketball coach Elaine Robinson preached the same thing to her team after the third quarter Wednesday at Elyria High School as she has throughout this year’s tournament: Every game is a marathon and that they had to weather small storms throughout games.

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There is a familiarity amongst the members of the Avon Lake boys basketball roster that was built long before anyone first put on a Shoremen uniform. That familiarity has oftentimes worked to their benefit when the going has gotten tough on the court.

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When Avon Lake junior post Nate Murtaugh came out for the second half Friday night at Olmsted Falls, he had no idea he was about to take over the game. The Shoremen led the host Bulldogs 20-19 and there was a sense that the first team to grab the momentum could ride it to the end.

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Magnificat coach Danny Gallagher has long been friends with Lakewood counterpart Mike Harper and expected the Rangers to bring high effort to the teams’ sectional final Thursday.

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In the first quarter of Thursday’s girls basketball sectional final between Avon and Amherst, both teams searched for a rhythm offensively as the Eagles led just 7-2, and held the visiting Comets to 1-of-12 shooting.

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For the third time this season, the Magnificat Blue Streaks basketball team squared off against its bitter rival Saint Joseph Academy. The only difference being, this third matchup was for a spot in the Division I Parma Heights District Final.

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A zone defense slowed down the Westlake girls basketball team down for one quarter of a Division I district semifinal at Elyria Catholic High School on Tuesday.

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It didn’t take long for the Rocky River hockey team to run away with the game against Cleveland Heights at the John M. Coyne Recreation Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 12.

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For three consecutive games, Lutheran West has held its opponents to 20 or fewer points while the Longhorns have jumped out to huge leads of their own. On Saturday, that trend continued as they routed visiting Keystone 44-20 in a Division II Sectional semifinal.

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After blanking Strongsville 6-0 Saturday night at the John M. Coyne Recreation Center in Brooklyn, the Pirates got another crack at Mentor in the Baron Cup I final the following afternoon.

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Following losses to the Great Lakes Conference’s upper echelon of programs — Elyria Catholic, Holy Name and Parma — the Fairview Warriors rediscovered themselves last week by beating Normandy and, most recently, on the road Friday at Rocky River, 66-48.

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For the first time in over 10 years, the Avon High School cheer team had the opportunity to show off their skill set on a national stage. Between Feb. 7 and Feb. 9, the Eagles competed at the National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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Going into the fourth quarter Tuesday night at home, the Westlake boys basketball team needed a spark. After leading nearly all of the first half, the visiting Bay Rockets cut into the Demons’ advantage and led 49-46 after three quarters.

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North Ridgeville’s gameplan was a simple one Friday night. On the road against Westlake, the Rangers boys basketball team executed it to perfection.

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North Olmsted, having not won a game this season, came out playing a methodical pace in the first quarter Friday at Avon, and the host Eagles almost fell into the trap. After the first eight minutes, Avon led just 7-6 and neither team attempted many shots as North Olmsted patiently worked th…

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In what felt like a matter of moments, the Westlake Demons turned a close 13-9 first-quarter lead into a blowout. Starting in the middle of the second quarter and running through the end of the third period, the Demons outscored host North Ridgeville 29-2 and took a commanding 48-14 lead int…

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Turnovers have plagued the Fairview Warriors throughout the season. That trend continued Wednesday in a 57-42 loss at Parma.

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In the final 50 seconds of Tuesday’s game against host Bay High School, Rocky River’s Tommy Ruma didn’t lose his focus. The senior traveled with 47.5 seconds left and the Pirates up 50-49. On defense, Ruma grabbed the rebound, was fouled and made both free throws.

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Tyler Malin, Westlake High School football linebacker and tennis player, will don the blue and white of the University of Kentucky next season. The senior committed to play football for the Wildcats in January and said he is incredibly excited to take the next step.

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In recent games, Bay girls basketball coach John Curran thought his team was missing a mean streak and called for more toughness last Saturday when it hosted arch-rival Rocky River.

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For more than three-and-a-half quarters Friday night, the Westlake Demons held with host Berea-Midpark. After numerous lead changes and momentum swings, the teams were tied 56-56 with less than three minutes left.