September 2, 2014

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Tribe wins sixth straight on Lofton’s walk-off walk

CLEVELAND — It’s the kind of walk-off you expect from Kenny Lofton. Lofton did not clout a dramatic home run to lift the Indians to another victory Thursday night, but his contribution was just as important, as the veteran outfielder drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 6-5 win over Read More…

Tribe notes: Lewis adding power to pen

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been searching for a reliable reliever to lighten the load on Joe Borowski, Rafael Betancourt and Rafael Perez at the back end of the bullpen. Is that guy Jensen Lewis? Manager Eric Wedge has employed Lewis later in games recently, with the 23-year-old right-hander responding favorably. Since Aug. 9, Lewis’ Read More…

Browns have decisive victory: Cribbs, Frye lock up jobs

CHICAGO — The talk shows will be silent today. There’s nothing left to discuss. The competition’s over. And it ended by knockout. Joshua Cribbs will be the punt returner on opening day. The quarterback derby ended, too, but it was far less exciting. Cribbs, who began training camp in a battle with rookies Syndric Steptoe, Read More…

Browns notes: Cuts not so easy to make this year

CHICAGO — Today is decision day. The deadline for the mandatory roster cut to 53 players is 4 p.m. Saturday, but the Browns will spend today discussing the players on the bubble and choosing which ones stay. Coach Romeo Crennel said this week that about 10 players fall into that category. The biggest questions involve Read More…

Success is relative for Amherst’s Brandon Kish

During his daily existence at Amherst High School, Brandon Kish is never far from reminders of his older brother Ryan, one of the most celebrated players in Comets football history. Brandon inherited Ryan’s old locker. A plaque hangs prominently there honoring his name, his graduation year and jersey number. Last season, when Brandon finally got Read More…

Prep football notes: Three area teams get big opening wins

It’s easy to dismiss it as only one game. A non-conference game. One measly performance, which, in the grand scheme of a 10-week regular season, isn’t any more important than any other week. But try telling that to the Keystone Wildcats, the North Ridgeville Rangers and the Oberlin Phoenix, who each shattered burdensome losing streaks Read More…

Four downs: Firelands coach Rocky Farlow

TODAY’S GUEST: FIRELANDS COACH ROCKY FARLOW Rocky Farlow enjoys the process of building football programs. He was successful at it at Perkins, where he constructed a state champion, and at New London. Farlow has a 57-34 career record. But he faces his biggest challenge yet at Firelands, which, coupled with Week 1’s 19-3 defeat at Read More…

New era for Elyria volleyball: Johnson wins debut

ELYRIA — Jodie Johnson didn’t even have time Thursday night to think about it being her first game as Elyria’s volleyball coach. She was too busy preparing for Brunswick when a fellow teacher reminded her about it. “Honestly, I did OK until one of the other teachers mentioned that it was the first game of Read More…

Elyria to seek grant for firefighters

ELYRIA —  The City Council gave Mayor Bill Grace the green light Thursday to apply for a federal grant to help hire 10 firefighters, but neither Council nor the mayor know if the city will accept the helping hand if it is awarded to the city.The problem is that the city would have to beef Read More…

Former pizzeria flattened like a pizza

Vacant building first to make way for new Elyria High Read More…