July 22, 2014

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Dan Coughlin: It wasn’t the usual suspects who let Indians down

The guys who let us down were not on my worry list. C.C., Fausto, Pronk and Blake. I thought we were golden with them. C.C. and Fausto folding up twice against the Red Sox. An off night occasionally, but you can’t explain an off series. Maybe we shouldn’t have been so comfortable with C.C. There Read More…

Prep volleyball: Amherst, Olmsted Falls set for rubber match

EATON TWP. — The much-anticipated third match between Amherst and Olmsted Falls will happen Thursday at 7 p.m. in Midview High School’s Kubuski Gymnasium. This time the co-champions of the Southwestern Conference will meet to determine the Division I district tournament title. “This decides it,” Amherst outside hitter Courtney Jarvis said. “We split (two regular-season Read More…

Boys soccer: Westlake’s Schade scores 3 goals in win over Avon Lake

WESTLAKE — Westlake senior midfielder David Schade definitely wanted to make sure his last game at Read Field was a memorable one. Consider that mission accomplished. Schade scored three goals to carry the second-seeded Demons to a 4-2 victory over Avon Lake in a Division I district semifinal match Tuesday night. The Demons (11-4-3) advance Read More…

Ohio State knows how vexing Happy Valley can be

COLUMBUS — Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins will never forget his first White Out. Besides, it may help him get ready for his second one, coming up Saturday night at Penn State. The memory is still vivid from two years later: around 21,000 fans in the Nittany Lions student section wearing blindingly white shirts, stomping Read More…

Browns put Baxter on injured reserve, ending his season

BEREA — Gary Baxter’s improbable comeback is on hold. The defensive back, who tore both patellar tendons on Oct. 22, 2006, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his chances of playing this season. The move gives the Browns an open roster spot. “I have been working hard for the past year to recover from Read More…

Cavaliers’ bench doesn’t look too steady

INDEPENDENCE — For starters, the Cavaliers have five good ones. In reserve, they don’t have much. With restricted free agents Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic still absent from training camp, Cleveland’s bench is remarkably weak as the Oct. 31 regular-season opener against the Dallas Mavericks approaches. It’s not that the Cavaliers don’t have depth. Guys Read More…

Three guys, three holes-in-one at Bob-O-Link

AVON — A hole-in-one is one of the rarest feats in sports. So how do you explain three holes-in-one on the same day at the same golf course? Three golfers playing in three different outings came up with aces at Bob-O-Link Golf Course on Sept. 22. “The weather was really nice that day,” Bob-O-Link owner Read More…

Rockies adjusting to World Series spotlight

BOSTON — Jeff Francis looked at Fenway Park and sounded like the wide-eyed World Series rookie he is. “I’m sure the Red Sox are used to this every day,” he said Tuesday, with more than a bit of awe, “but we’ve never seen anything like this, the bus pulling up into the parking lot, and Read More…

Teen made gun threat

Daniel Petric had been in trouble before being accused of killing his mother and shooting his father. Daniel Petric Four years ago, police were called to McCormick Middle School in Wellington after Daniel was overheard threatening to bring a gun to school. Daniel — a seventh-grader at the time — had been in the district Read More…

Once, twice, three times a husband

Newlywed apparently had two spouses already ELYRIA — Doris Diggs married James Bouyer on Sept. 15 in Newport News, Va. CHUCK HUMEL / CHRONICLE James Bouyer (right) appeared Tuesday before Judge David J. Berta for a divorce hearing accompanied by his daughter Pamela. The problem is Bouyer was already married and seeking a divorce before Read More…