December 17, 2014

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Browns: Frye no longer the guy, traded to Seattle

BEREA — From starter to sideline to Seattle in 48 hours. Charlie Frye’s childhood dream of leading the Browns ended with a jolt Tuesday when he was traded to the Seahawks for a sixth-round draft pick. Frye spent six months winning the starting quarterback job in a ragged competition. He lost it in less than Read More…

Akron mayor defeats Democratic challenger in primary race

AKRON — Mayor Don Plusquellic, facing his first Democratic primary opponent in 20 years, won the party’s nomination for another term in office Tuesday night. With all 153 precincts reporting unofficial results, Plusquellic had 9,765 votes, or 53 percent, to City Councilman Joe Finley’s 8,732 votes, or 47 percent. The victory sets up Plusquellic for Read More…

Dan Coughlin: Indecision still following bungling Browns

It was a nice story for a while. The local boy gets drafted by his hometown team. Everyone has high hopes and then the dreamscape goes to hell. It turns out that the “competition” between Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson in training camp was a fraud. Phil Savage acknowledged that he has been trying to Read More…

Seven in county National Merit semifinalists

Seven bright minds are one step closer to becoming National Merit Scholars after each has been named a semifinalist in the annual scholarship program. The students, three of whom attend public school, three of whom attend private school and one of whom is home-schooled, are among approximately 16,000 high school seniors to receive the honor. Read More…

Indians 8, White Sox 3: Byrd wins 15th as Tribe wins fourth straight

CHICAGO — Paul Byrd got his 15th victory and Travis Hafner had three RBIs as the surging Cleveland Indians won for the 15th time in 18 games by beating the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night. Byrd (15-6) allowed three runs and six hits in 61/3 innings, including two homers by Juan Uribe, as Read More…

Ohio State: Buckeyes figure to face first test at Washington

 COLUMBUS — Having fattened their win total and stats on Penguins and Zips, the Ohio State Buckeyes now get to pick on somebody their own size. The 10th-ranked Buckeyes travel to Washington on Saturday, a matchup between 2-0 teams that hope to use the game as a springboard to bigger things. “Everyone in our building Read More…

Baseball: Guillen signs extension to return as White Sox manager

  Ozzie Guillen took the White Sox to a World Series championship two years ago. Now he’s trying to keep them from having the worst record in the major leagues. Sounds like a strange time to give him a new contract, but that’s what the team did Tuesday when it announced Guillen had agreed to Read More…

Volleyball: Midview can’t keep up with Fairview

FAIRVIEW PARK — Midview is supposed to be a notorious slow starter. The Middies broke precedent on Tuesday. The first game was their best game.  It was the other three contests that didn’t go so well for Midview in a four-game loss to Fairview in a showdown of unbeaten West Shore Conference teams. The Middies Read More…

Volleyball: Olmsted Falls moving towards another SWC title

OLMSTED FALLS — Dawn Moses doesn’t want to get overconfident. Not yet anyway, in spite of her Olmsted Falls Bulldogs taking another step toward this year’s Southwestern Conference volleyball title by defeating Westlake, 25-19, 25-10, and 25-12 Thursday night. With the win, the Bulldogs, 9-1 overall, are 5-0 in league play — two games better Read More…

Girls tennis notebook: EC duo works overtime for title

   “Come on. Keep fighting. We can do this.” These are just a few of the hundreds of phrases Elyria Catholic freshman Michelle Mueller said she and fellow freshman Shannon Tomshack conveyed to each other during their marathon march to the second doubles championship at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association tournament last weekend. The Read More…