November 1, 2014

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Avon wins third straight at Don Paul Stadium … 24-14 over Tiffin Columbian

FREMONT — Home, sweet away from home? That may be what Avon fans are thinking after watching their Eagles pound out another Division II, Region 6 postseason victory at Harmon Field at Don Paul Stadium on Friday night. The opportunistic Eagles took advantage of four Tiffin Columbian turnovers to knock out the top-seeded and previously Read More…

Avon defense forces key turnovers in win over Tornadoes

FREMONT — Statistically speaking, Tiffin Columbian appeared to dominate Friday night’s Division II, Region 6 semifinal with Avon at Harmon Field at Don Paul Stadium. The top-seeded Tornadoes had more rushing (170-69), passing (193-140) and total yards (363-209), and more than double the first downs (20-8) of the fourth-seeded Eagles. But the Eagles came up Read More…

Avon’s regional opponents the same as 2011

FREMONT — It’s almost the mirror image of Avon’s 2011 run to the Division II, Region 6 title, except the order is in reverse. Last season, the top-seeded Eagles got past fourth-seed Toledo Central Catholic in the regional semifinal before knocking off seventh-seeded Tiffin Columbian in the regional championship. Both games were at Fremont Ross’ Read More…

Off paper, Browns defensive end Jabaal Sheard is excelling

BEREA — Numbers don’t lie, but NFL statistics are often misleading. Case in point: Defensive end Jabaal Sheard only has 1½ quarterback sacks in the Browns’ first nine games — putting him well off the pace from his 9½-sack rookie season. Yet, his performance has repeatedly been praised by Cleveland’s coaching staff, which analyzes every Read More…

Cavs blow 26-point lead, lose 107-105 to Suns

PHOENIX — Trailing by 26 points after only 14-plus minutes, Shannon Brown and the Phoenix Suns weren’t about to give up. Brown scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and helped key a late 14-4 run as Phoenix rallied past the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-105 Friday night for the third-biggest comeback in franchise Read More…