February 13, 2016

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Ohio State football: Elyria grads Chase Farris, Tracy Sprinkle trying to break through

COLUMBUS — There was a lot of optimism flowing for Elyria High grads Chase Farris and Tracy Sprinkle during Ohio State’s spring game last season in Cincinnati. Farris was competing for the right tackle position with Taylor Decker, and there was talk that Sprinkle — a true freshman — had a shot at landing on Read More…

Indians get win as Ryan Raburn burns White Sox again

Cleveland Indians' Ryan Raburn hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians almost wasted a great chance to grab the lead in the seventh inning Saturday. Then Ryan Raburn came to the plate and did what he usually does against the Chicago White Sox. Raburn hit a tiebreaking single and David Murphy drove in four runs, leading the Indians to a 12-6 Read More…

High school tennis: Avon Lake understudies come out on top as Shoremen win LCAAA without many of top players

Avon Lake’s Austin Goetz jumps for a shot during the Shoremen’s win at second doubles against Avon on Saturday at Avon Lake. Teammate James Moore is in the background. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Talk about passing the test. Despite missing two of its top players because they had to take the ACT and two others because they were competing in a track meet, the Avon Lake Shoremen still found a way to win the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament Saturday at Avon Read More…

Cavaliers show little life in blowout loss to Celtics

Boston Celtics' Jeff Green shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova and Jarrett Jack Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The penultimate game of the season was the ultimate clunker for the Cavaliers. Playing with no emotion and virtually no effort prior to a totally cosmetic fourth-quarter rally, the Cavs were dismantled 111-99 by a bad and injured Boston Celtics team Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Boston (25-55), which had lost 13 Read More…

High school softball: Tough weekend at Wendy’s Classic could be good learning experience for Elyria, Columbia

Elyria's Alex Dick is tagged out at second while teammate Madison Fullmer makes a break for home at Brookside West Park in Ashland. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ASHLAND — Elyria’s softball team is undefeated no longer. The Pioneers lost twice Saturday in the 21st Wendy’s Spring Classic that was rearranged by wet grounds from Brookside Park and Brookside West to other diamonds in Ashland County. Columbia, playing in Loudonville 20 miles south, split its two Saturday games in the 24-team invitational that Read More…

The Masters: Bubba Watson stumbles into a tie for first with Jordan Spieth, leaves the door open for a host of challengers

Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to Read More…