Avon High School
Eagles cut through the wind, Rangers for SWC win|
On a cold and blustery early October night, things couldn\'t have started out any worse for the Lakewood Rangers.
Conversely, everything seemed to fall in line for the Avon Eagles.
Avon, in the midst of yet another playoff run, won the pregame coin toss and deferred. Lakewood chose to receive, and that allowed the Eagles to play with the wind at their backs to open the game.
They took full advantage, scoring 21 first quarter points on their way to a convincing 42-7 Southwestern Conference win at Joe Firment Stadium.
\"The coin toss was an important play today,\" quipped Avon head coach Mike Elder...
Demons rising toward top of SWC, poll standings|
Despite a loss to Solon Saturday night, the Westlake boys soccer teams having a season to remember.
The Demons, 5-1-2 on the season, are on pace in the Southwestern Conference race. They currently have a record of 4-0-1, the tie coming in a 1-1 draw with Olmsted Falls.
This past Wednesday, the Demons defeated Midivew 7-0 as Jason Rebholz and Nick Sorg each scored a pair of goals. Also scoring for Westlake were Donovan Dubois, Logan Whinery and Ted Greco.
Saturday\'s 2-0 loss to Solon was the team\'s first loss of the season in a matchup of highly-ranked teams in the Cleveland area. The Greater Cleveland Soccer Coaches Association ranked the Comets third in the city and Westlake fourth. The SWC was...
Lakewood, Avon top the field in first SWC preview|
The Lakewood boys made the most of their first ever Southwestern Conference Preview Meet.
The Rangers, placing three runners in the top 10, scored 47 points to edge out Avon by three points and claim the SWC title Saturday at Lorain County Community College in Elyria. The Eagles, also competing in their first conference meet, won the girls race with a team score of 36 to easily out-distance Amherst\'s 72.
Berea-Midpark claimed both individual champions. Lindsey Scarton won the girls meet with a time of 19:49.5, while Michael Jankowski took the boys crown with a time of 16:57.3
Lakewood\'s top finisher was Henry Bish, who came in third with his 17:16.0. Teammate Micah Swartz was fifth with a 17:30.4, while Evan Budzar came in 10th with a 17:50.9 The Rangers\' hopes were bolstered by Joe Burtzlaff (17:59.6) and Gunnar Stockman (17:59.9), who finished...