April 20, 2014

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Browns defense baffled by its 3rd-down struggles in 2nd half, vows to fix them

BEREA — Defensive coordinator Ray Horton isn’t bashful about his love of statistics. He spits out positive numbers about the Browns defense and his Cardinals units from previous years like a baseball player working through a pouch of sunflower seeds. One stat he hates is Cleveland’s efficiency on third down. The Browns are one of Read More…

Critter Chronicles: Charlotte

Charlotte-oasis

Charlotte is a gentle young lady who has come a long way in terms of trusting people. Still shy with new people, she warms up after a little bonding time and looks forward to long walks. Charlotte has a sibling playmate and has shared yard time with other dogs in the past. She is looking Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer has reconstructive knee surgery, team hoping for return in spring

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is treated on the sidelines after an injury to his right knee on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, who went 3-0 as a starter this season, underwent reconstructive right knee surgery today at Cleveland Clinic. Team doctors Mark Schickendantz and Lutul Farrow performed the operation. “Just knowing Brian, from a rehab standpoint, I know he’s going to do everything he can to get ready,” coach Rob Chudzinski Read More…

Bishop Quinn dies at Westlake home

PHOTO: DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND

The Most Rev. A. James Quinn, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Cleveland, died Friday morning at his home in Westlake, according to the Diocese of Cleveland. The Diocese said the cause of death was apparent natural causes. Quinn was 81. Quinn was born April 8, 1932, and ordained a priest of the Diocese on May 24, 1958, Read More…

High School Football Final Scores, Week 8

Week 8 slide

Week 8 of high school football action gets under way tonight. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games around the region. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All of the games are at 7 p.m. Tonight’s games: Shaker Heights 8, Elyria Read More…

6 killed, officer hurt in Columbus-area crash

Police investigate the scene of a collision between a car and a police cruiser in Upper Arlington, Ohio early Friday. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch,Tom Dodge)

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Its lights flashing and siren blaring, a police cruiser that was responding to a robbery report collided with a car at an intersection just northeast of Ohio’s capital early Friday, killing all six people in the car and injuring an officer, officials said. Investigators said an officer from the Columbus suburb Read More…

Raiders’ Jacob Kleinhenz does whatever his team needs … and he does it well, too

Raiders

When standout quarterback Jay Banyasz went down with an ankle injury during Columbia’s 35-10 win over Oberlin last Friday, the Raiders needed someone to take up the slack on offense. That somebody turned out to be senior tailback Jacob Kleinhenz, who became the focal point of the offense, gaining 206 yards on 31 carries with Read More…

Sectional volleyball: Amherst breezes by Lorain; Eagles, Middies battle to five games

Lorain's Serena Rodriguez hits over to Amherst defenders Mallory Sliman, left, and  Alyssa Standen. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Top-seeded Amherst didn’t need much time to win its Division I sectional volleyball match Thursday at Midview. Maybe that’s why North Olmsted and Midview went at it so furiously in their match. They must have figured the fans needed to get their money’s worth. The Comets made quick work of Lorain in Read More…

Girls soccer: Cardinals win first sectional championship

Firelands High School sophomore Stephanie Wells, left, and Brookside High School freshman Madison Sours battle for control of the ball Thursday. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — The Brookside girls made history on two levels Thursday night. They won the first sectional soccer championship in the history of the program in the first postseason game they ever hosted. It took the Cardinals 110 minutes of regulation and overtime play and a shootout to nip Firelands 2-1 and advance to a Read More…

Browns: Greg Little working to get back to old self

Cleveland Browns' Greg Little (18) returns a kickoff against Detroit Lions' Darius Slay (30) in an NFL football game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Greg Little and quarterback Brandon Weeden have experienced similar, disappointing seasons. Both players were in the starting lineup in Week 1, only to lose their jobs by mid-September. Little was demoted due to his performance, while Weeden suffered an injury. Though Weeden reclaimed his job and Little has escaped the Read More…