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19-16 Scholastic Games Championship-Avon vs. Avon Lake

June 22nd, 2019 by admin
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THE 29TH ANNUAL LORAIN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

Avon and Avon Lake have emerged as the two top teams, each having taken on al comers and emerged victorious.  Avon Lake last won in 2005, its second time to take top honors.  Avon last won in 2017, its third time.  Click above to hear the exciting contest.  Spoiler alert: you can read the final results in our official news release.

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19-15 Scholastic Games SF#2 Avon Lake vs. Elyria

May 20th, 2019 by admin
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AVON LAKE AND ELYRIA VIE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP SLOT

Elyria High School hopes to regain its position as the winningest school (by winning a sixth championship on Scholastic Games) while Avon Lake High School, a more recent winner, hopes to win its third championship.  First, one of these two schools with exceptional teams has to win this contest, the second semifinal.   Returning to represent Elyria are, as pictured left to right, Matthew Carson, Garrett Worden, and John Schuman.  Back to represent Avon Lake are, left to right, Natalie Miller, Connor McNeill, and Irwin Deng.  Worden, Schuman, and McNeill are all past “Standout Scholar” winners from earlier programs.  Click above to listen, or click to the “spoiler,” our official news release with details of the competition and final results.

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19-14 Scholastic Games SF Avon vs. Lake Ridge

May 13th, 2019 by admin
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SEMIFINAL #1: LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY VS. AVON HIGH

Two excellent academic teams, one the area’s foremost private school, the other a public school in one of Ohio’s fastest-growing communities, meet for this competition, each team seeking to advance to our annual academic championship.  Representing Avon are, as pictured left to right, Jacob Boesger, Alex Stamatis, and Connor Smith.  The Lake Ridge team consists of , left to right, John Harrington, Ryan Rosu, and Sparsh Balabadrapatruni.  Team captains Stamatis and Rosu are both past winners of the program’s “Standout Scholar Award.”  Click above to hear the competition.  As always, our “spoiler” is the official news release which details the final results.

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Dialogues 19-12 LCCC SAIL Program – Dr. Ballinger

May 8th, 2019 by admin
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Another Innovative Program from LCCC

SAIL is a program for students who come from families in which no one has ever

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attended college and/or are in low income situations, now have a means to attend college and receive a degree and more.  S-A-I-L stands for Students Accelerating in Learning.  In this “Dialogues” interview, the  President of Lorain County Community College, Dr. Marcia Ballinger, offers details of this program and its success. Information is also provided on how anyone can learn more about it.  Individuals can contact Matt Mercado at LCCC—at 1- 440-366-7320…or email him at: mmercado@lorainccc.edu.

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19-13A THE FINAL FOUR PREVIEW

May 8th, 2019 by admin
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 THE FINAL FOUR PREVIEW

 

 

 

The program, presented prior to our semifinals, presents highlights of our top teams in earlier performances.

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19-13 Scholastic Games QF Avon Lake vs. Clearview

April 22nd, 2019 by admin
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QUARTERFINAL #4 -THE LAST OF THE FINAL 4 TO BE DETERMINED

The teams are from Avon Lake High School, as pictured left to right, Emmet Fink, Connor McNeill, and Irwin Deng, and Lorain’s Clearview High School, left to right, Sierra Hitchens, Nathaniel Suprun, and Thomas Rivera.    We recommend opening it in a separate window so you can continue to browse the web as you listen.  Click above to hear the competition…or…choose the spoiler, which will reveal the final results, our official news release.

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Dialogues 19-11 Lake Erie College

April 22nd, 2019 by admin
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LAKE ERIE COLLEGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT

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Dr. Brian Posler is the 12th president of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, a position he assumed in 2016.  It’s an institution that has existed from before the Civil War and is considered a “Hidden Gem” among small colleges in Ohio.  Situated in Lake County this small college offers a rigorous liberal arts education, one of the country’s rare, Equine education programs, and much more.  Listen as he describes to Bob Tayek many of the unique facets of the institution.

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19-12 Scholastic Games QF Elyria vs. Olmsted Falls

April 12th, 2019 by admin
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THE TWO WINNINGEST TEAMS TO CLASH IN A QUARTERFINAL MATCHUP

In 28 years of Scholastic Games broadcasts, Elyria High School and Olmsted Falls High School have each won our annual championship five times.  One of these schools will be eliminated from the running this year in this quiz program, which promises to be one of the most exciting competitions of the year.  Returning to represent Elyria’s academic team are, as pictured left to right, Matthew Carson, Garrett Worden, and John Schumann.  The Olmsted Falls team consists of, left to right, Harrison Graham, Ben Meredyk, and Nick Gaba.  Graham is being heard for the first time on this broadcast.  Schumann and Meredyk are former “Standout Scholar” winners.  Click above to hear the broadcast (opening in a separate window is recommended), or to instantly learn the final outcome, you can read our official news release.

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SG Producer Wins Broadcasting Award

April 11th, 2019 by admin
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Host & Producer of Scholastic Games is Honored by Broadcast Organization

Mehrling holds his CAB Presidents Award following the ceremony at Windows on the River in Cleveland’s Flats.

Jim Mehrling, the long-time host of WEOL-AM’s Scholastic Games High School Quiz  program was honored today with a Presidents’ Award from the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB).  The presentation included description of his 50 years in radio production and programming, dating from his years as WEOL’s Chief Announcer in the 1970s, followed by 13 years at Cleveland’s News-Talk WERE, and twenty-five years at Cleveland’s classical music station, WCLV.  He recounts some of his WEOL accomplishments as the most meaningful.

During his years in Cleveland he created a high school quiz program which he thought would be a great addition to the airwaves in Lorain county.  He returned to WEOL as a program producer in 1989 and with the support of WEOL and a generous grant from the Nordson Corporation, Scholastic Games was born.  The program is poised to enter a thirtieth season next year.

The CAB is dedicated to preserving the legacy of broadcasting in the Greater Cleveland area and recognition of service and excellence in the industry.  In annual awards presentations held since 1991, past honorees have ranged from Dorothy Fuldheim to Ernie Anderson, Linn Sheldon, Mike Douglas and Tom Hamilton.  Broadcast executives such as Betty Cope, Milton Maltz and Tom Embrescia have also been recognized as well as WCLV’s co-founder Robert Conrad, an honoree in 2001.  Other award recipients this year included a Presidents’ Award to veteran station owner Tom Wilson,  and special awards to Sally Spitz, Director of Local Sales at WNWV for “Excellence in Leadership,” sports host Les Levine of WKRK for “Excellence in Radio,” and News Anchor Wayne Dawson of WJW-TV for “Excellence in Television.”

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19-11 Scholastic Games -playoff-Amherst vs. Avon Lake

April 10th, 2019 by admin
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SHOWDOWN FOR QUARTERFINAL SLOT: HIGHEST-SCORING LOSER VS. LOWEST-SCORING WINNER

Only one team will emerge as a quarterfinalist, still in the running for the championship.  Both of these schools are former championship winners.  The academic team from Amherst Marion L. Steele High School is represented by, as pictured left to right, Sam Gargasz, Gabby Krugman, and Devin Harmych.  Their opponents from Avon Lake High School are, left to right, Natalie Miller, Connor McNeill, and Irwin Deng.  Click above to listen to the program (it is recommended you open it in a new window) or, to find out the final results instantly, go to our official news release.

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