September 16, 2014

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Browns notes: Pool secure in safety spot

BEREA — Brodney Pool started games at left cornerback, right cornerback and free safety for the Browns last season. Come this fall, though, Pool won’t be playing musical positions anymore. “We’re letting him settle in at that safety spot,” Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel said. “He played some corner, some (special package) linebacker and some safety Read More…

Midview’s Overy shoots 71, rallies to win Novak

AURORA — Midview senior Jay Overy came from four strokes back to claim the two-day Kenny Novak Championship at Walden Golf Course on Wednesday. Overy, who opened with a  5-over 77, shot a sizzling 1-under 71 to beat three players by a stroke. Overy had five birdies on the day, including three in a row Read More…

Amherst’s Catalano likes Kennesaw chemistry

 It wasn’t a complete surprise that Amherst track star Gianni Catalano made Kennesaw State University his No. 1 pick. The Owls saw the most potential in the Comet star and made Catalano the best offer. Kennesaw State offered the middle-distance standout a full athletic scholarship to attend the Georgia school, which is located 20 miles Read More…

Tribe notes: Hafner hasn’t hit on a solution yet

CLEVELAND — No one seems to know what’s wrong with Travis Hafner, just that the designated hitter is not right. The Indians’ top run producer has been effective at times this season but has yet to put it all together, entering Wednesday with a .255 batting average, 17 home runs and 68 RBIs in 102 Read More…

Bridgestone kicks off PGA Tour stretch run

AKRON — They’ll have to wait to exhale this time. The Bridgestone Invitational, a tournament that usually follows the PGA Championship, is being played a week before the final major this year and will be a major factor in terms of how the month of August shakes out. Instead of an all-star event to showcase Read More…

Elyria district buys 11 more properties

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools spent $1 million to buy 11 more properties Wednesday — bringing the collection of properties the district needs to build a new high school nearer to completion. But school officials say they’re having a tough time negotiating with eight property owners, and the district may be forced to go to court Read More…

Browns’ Roye to have surgery, could miss opener

BEREA — Browns defensive end Orpheus Roye’s oft-injured knees are hurting again. The 34-year-old lineman is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery this morning to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, putting his availability for the Sept. 9 regular-season opener in doubt. “Orpheus has had some clicking in his knee, so we’re going to clean Read More…

Money allows sheriff to boost protection

ELYRIA — County Sheriff Phil Stammitti is banking on the commissioners to come through for him in October. Stammitti said Wednesday that he’s using the $75,000 the commissioners gave him last week to restore many of the services that budget constraints had forced him to eliminate, such as community oriented policing in the townships. Stammitti Read More…

Indians keep finding ways to lose

CLEVELAND — Aren’t the Rangers the ones that are supposed to be dead and buried? Texas depleted its team with a number of moves at the trading deadline, but the last-place Rangers have been good enough to beat the Indians twice in two nights. Of course, the way Cleveland has been playing, it doesn’t take Read More…

Browns great Hickerson’s ‘pull’ puts him in Canton

CLEVELAND — Long before entourages became fashionable, Jim Brown had his own personal bodyguard. Gene Hickerson protected the Hall of Fame running back from harm. Next time you watch any old black-and-white NFL footage of Brown, Cleveland’s great No. 32 weaving his way toward the end zone on a long touchdown run, there’s a good Read More…