HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SWIMMING: 2016-17 MORNING JOURNAL ALL-STAR TEAMS

 By Jon Behm, The Morning Journal POSTED: 03/22/17, 6:26 PM EDT | UPDATED: 8 HRS AGO Boys Swimmer of the Year BEN BROOKS Avon, senior There’s nobody quite like Brooks, and that is because his personality outside of the pool matches his skill in it: over the top. It’s that skill that has earned Brooks his second Swimmer of the Year award, after taking The Morning Journal’s top honor last year. The scary part is that last year’s Brooks is not even in the same league as this year’s. Brooks found himself on the state podium twice this year, boasting …
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HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: AVON’S BROOKS TAKES A SECOND, THIRD AT STATE MEET

By Jon Behm, The Morning Journal POSTED: 02/25/17, 9:45 PM EST | Avon senior Ben Brooks looks to the Avon cheering section as he stands on the podium following his second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the D-I State swim meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton on Feb. 25. Brooks posted a time of 56.28.Jon Behm — The Morning Journal CANTON >> There should be no questioning Avon senior Ben Brooks’ effort. He left it all in the pool. The result? A second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and a third-place finish in the 200 IM at the …
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HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: AVON’S BROOKS, SHOREGALS’ WILLIAMS SHINE AT SECTIONALS

By Jon Behm, The Morning Journal POSTED: 02/11/17, 7:47 PM EST | Maybe it is a sign from the swimming gods. A year after becoming the first Lorain County swimmer to make podium at state in the 200 IM since Avon Lake’s Brad Bartel took second in 1999-2000 via his sixth-place finish, Avon senior Ben Brooks kicked off his road to Canton by breaking Bartel’s 200 IM record at the Division I Lakewood Sectional meet on Feb. 11 at Cleveland State’s Busby Natatorium. Brooks posted a time of 1:54.14, besting Bartel’s record of 1:54.42 set in 1998. It was the …
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ImPact Concussion Testing Information

Instruction for taking the ImPact Test at Home You must use a computer with a mouse. Pop-up blockers must be turned off in order for the site to function properly. If you are connecting to the internet via wi-fi it must be a consistent connection.  Any interruption in connection will cause a fail. Take the test in a quiet, calm environment Paste or type the exact link in your browser:  https://www.impacttestonline.com/sportstest/index.cfm?id=1681 Click on button “Launch Baseline Test” Enter customer ID code: fae87acc5e This should take you to the test. You are taking the test “unsupervised” and should identify yourself as …
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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: CHOICES MADE, MINDS EASED FOR AREA ATHLETES

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Todd Shapiro | The Chronicle-Telegram Published on Feb. 2, 2017 | Updated 10:49 a. m. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE With sectionals a little over a week away, the most stressful part of the swimming season is on the horizon. But two local swimmers will have one less concern the next time they jump in the pool after making their college choices official Wednesday by signing their National Letters of Intent. Avon’s Ben Brooks and Avon Lake’s Kasey O’Rourke led a list of local athletes who officially committed to continue their athletic careers at the Division I and II …
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HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: AVON GIRLS CLAIM SCHOOL’S FIRST CONFERENCE TITLE

By Jon Behm, The Morning Journal POSTED: 01/28/17, 8:23 PM EST It was a great day to be an Eagle. The Avon girls team won the first conference title in program history — for either gender — and the boys team placed second behind a two-win performance from Ben Brooks at the 36th annual Southwestern Conference Championships on Jan. 28 at the Westlake Recreation Center. While the Avon Lake Shoregals won the conference meet handily, 304-238, in front of second-place Avon, it was the No. 2 that proved to be the biggest digit this season. Since the SWC meet accounts …
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AVON’S BROOKS LOOKING TO WIN STATE SWIMMING TITLE THIS SEASON

Paul Heyse | The Chronicle-Telegram Published on Dec. 2, 2016 | Updated 12:41 p. m. Ben Brooks isn’t mincing words about his goals this high school swimming season. The Avon High senior wants to win a Division I state championship in either the 200-yard individual medley or the 100-yard breaststroke. The Eastern Michigan recruit appears to have the better shot for a state title in the 200 IM, an event in which he finished sixth as a junior in 1:52.51. Both state champ Tommy Cope of Vandalia Butler (1:47.24) and state runner-up Cooper Hodge of Cincinnati Moeller (1:47.30) graduated. Hodge set …
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