November 25, 2014

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Shoremen denied: Avon Lake can’t come up with key stop in loss to Ashland

BRUNSWICK – Take away all those blowouts, all those offensive assaults, all the yardage compiled by running backs Mike Haddad and Jeff Tell, and the Avon Lake Shoremen were a team built on defense. It was their foundation – the bricks and mortar of state-title dreams. But when the time came for the Shoremen to Read More…

Mistakes ruin Avon Lake’s chances

BRUNSWICK – What had been an error-free and efficient football team all year long fell victim to what coach Dave Dlugosz has always referred to as FIPS. Fumbles, interceptions and penalties cost Avon Lake a chance to advance deeper in the Division II playoffs Friday night against what amounted to a one-man wrecking crew named Read More…

LeBron saves best for last: Late flurry lifts Cavaliers past Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four years after LeBron James made his NBA debut in Arco Arena, he can perform much greater feats with a whole lot less effort. Back in 2003, the teenage phenom put in a full night of relentless effort in an outstanding first outing. These days, the King of the Eastern Conference can Read More…

Into the belly of the bully: Browns know they can’t back down against Steelers

BEREA – Whoever said yellow is a cowardly color never ran into Pittsburgh nose tackle Casey Hampton at the line of scrimmage. Or took a late block from receiver Hines Ward. Or went over the middle with safety Troy Polamalu bearing down. The Steelers, even in those ugly yellow pants, have built a reputation as Read More…

Browns notes: Steinbach misses practice, but says he’ll play Sunday

BEREA – Left guard Eric Steinbach didn`t practice for the second straight day with a back injury and was listed as questionable on the injury report. According to league guidelines, that means he has a 50-50 shot of playing Sunday vs. the Steelers. Steinbach downplayed the injury to reporters Friday and said he expected to Read More…

College football: Oberlin will miss Schubert … and vice versa

Game day. It can`t come fast enough for Chris Schubert. After all, there aren`t too many things Schubert enjoys more than playing football, something he`s done and done well for the past 15 or so years. Then again, if this particular game day could be delayed a little while, well, Schubert might be just fine Read More…

Ohio State trying not to get ahead of itself

COLUMBUS – There`s a countdown clock to the Michigan game inside top-ranked Ohio State`s practice facility. As the Buckeyes walk around campus, friends, family and fellow students mention the annual regular-season finale with the Wolverines. Even the Buckeyes keep an eye on their rivals. “We go in after our game and we want to see Read More…

Doug Clarke: ‘Tis the season to buy your kid a book for a change

He was already gone when I got there. There was just the row of chairs, maybe 15 rows or so, stretching from the table where the author should have been seated to the back row. All of the chairs were empty. Two sales clerks stood behind the vacant table, putting books onto shelves. “It`s over Read More…

Plea deal rejected in Petric murder case

ELYRIA – The 16-year-old Brighton Township boy accused of killing his mother and attempting to kill his father was ready to admit he was guilty of murder Friday in Juvenile Court. Daniel Petric`s defense attorney James Kersey made the offer given that it would mean his client only could be imprisoned until he was 21. Read More…

NOACA board discusses vote, agency’s future

CLEVELAND – If the elected officials from the five counties that make up the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency agree on one thing, it`s that they want the transportation planning agency to survive. But if a meeting Friday was any indication, that`s not going to be an easy task. Lorain and Medina counties have threatened Read More…