November 28, 2014

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Indians falter in 10th, fall out of first place

CLEVELAND — Travis Hafner returned to the lineup following a four-game absence, manager Eric Wedge juggled his batting order and C.C. Sabathia was on the mound. None of it mattered for the woebegone Wahoos. With Detroit getting a strong outing from starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman and the Tigers producing some late opportunistic offense Tuesday night, Read More…

Tribe notes: Wedge shuffles batting order

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Eric Wedge made a move Tuesday night that many around the organization had predicted would come at some point in Grady Sizemore’s career. With his offense in low gear since the All-Star break, Wedge dropped Sizemore to third in the batting order, replacing him with Kenny Lofton in the leadoff spot. Read More…

Brian Dulik column: C.C. refuses to go negative after latest loss

C.C. Sabathia has been very good this season for the Indians. The big left-hander, however, wasn’t quite good enough to get a win on Tuesday night. Sabathia allowed two runs in seven strong innings against Detroit, but wound up with a no-decision as the Tribe’s moribund offense let him down again. The Tigers went on Read More…

Treuel shoots 74, leads Elyria to third straight Keystone title

LAGRANGE — There was no surprise this year. The team that usually wins won again, and this time it went home knowing it was the winner. Elyria High won its third straight Keystone Invitational at Grey Hawk Golf Club on Tuesday in the fourth year of the event. The Pioneers shot a 319, led by Read More…

Firelands thinks Tice is nice addition to basketball program

 HENRIETTA TWP. — John Tice has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Firelands High School. Tice replaces Steve Lias, who  led the Falcons for eight seasons. Lias isn’t leaving the Firelands community, however. He is the school’s athletic director. “I want to continue to build upon Steve’s success,” said Tice. “It’ll Read More…

Browns’ Quinn says he’s caught up, but playing time not assured

BEREA — The reporter didn’t expect an answer. But it never hurts to ask. Who’s leading the quarterback competition, Charlie Frye or Derek Anderson? “I don’t know,” Brady Quinn said. “My opinion doesn’t matter. I’m a rookie.” The team’s current issue is choosing between Frye and Anderson to start the opener Sept. 9 vs. Pittsburgh. Read More…

Browns notes: Travis Wilson running on tough love

BEREA — Travis Wilson’s preseason opener was just like his training camp. Inconsistent. The second-year receiver dropped a slant from Charlie Frye, then came back on the next play to catch the same slant for 12 yards and a first down. In the second half with Derek Anderson, Wilson couldn’t make a tough catch on Read More…

Browns camp: Tuesday lowdown

TODAY PRACTICE: 2:30-4:30 p.m. WHAT HAPPENED: The morning practice was lively, with the team in full pads and working on their plays. The afternoon was slower and in shorts, with the concentration on Detroit’s schemes, but a few mini-scuffles broke out. THE QB DERBY: Derek Anderson made three good throws, including two deep ones in Read More…

Clearview’s grades rise

Clearview moved up in its ranking while Columbia and Elyria dropped in ranking when state report cards were released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education. Clearview Superintendent Rick Buckosh said his district moved into the effective rating for the first time, a major accomplishment. “We’re very happy — it was a team effort involving Read More…

Republic workers threaten to strike

LORAIN — Employees at Republic Engineered Products are prepared to strike tonight if a deal isn’t reached with management on a new contract. A memo from the national chapter of United Steelworkers was sent to employees and posted at the East 28th Street plant on Tuesday, keeping them apprised of negotiations that are taking place Read More…