May 27, 2016

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Girls golf: Lutheran West finishes 2nd at state, just 2 behind

They could have spent a lot of time thinking about what might have been. Instead, the Lutheran West Longhorns chose to think about how far they’d come. Lutheran West, playing just its fourth year of girls golf, finished second Saturday at the Division II state golf tournament at Ohio State’s Gray Course, just two shots Read More…

Girls golf: Lutheran West nails opening round at Division II state tournament, trails first-place Lakeview by just 4 shots

After scratching and clawing their way out of a bad opening nine Friday and into second place by the end of the first round of the Division II girls state golf tournament, the Lutheran West Longhorns decided to … get their nails done. Actually that had more to do with tonight being the school’s Homecoming Read More…

Highly motivated: No. 1 Ohio State has bigger goals than revenge this season, but that will do against Virginia Tech

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he meant no disrespect to Virginia Tech when he blamed the Buckeyes’ stunning home loss to the Hokies last season on his team’s “lack of preparation.” That doesn’t figure to be a problem tonight. The Buckeyes, the first unanimous preseason No. 1 team in college football, get a chance Read More…

Jim Litke: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer may have mellowed, but he’s still in control

CHICAGO — Urban Meyer has always had an answer for everything the coaching profession has thrown at him. Nothing in his straight-ahead glare this morning suggested that had changed. Barely two hours earlier, what had been a months-long victory lap for Meyer and his defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes hit its first speed bump, with Read More…

Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder preparing to play against best golfers in world this week at U.S. Women’s Open

Niki Schroeder’s Monday began with a practice round alongside her favorite professional golfer, Paula Creamer, and an opening tee shot struck with some 300 fans staring at her. “I hit it down the middle,” said Schroeder, a recent Avon Lake graduate, “so I was OK.” Welcome to the U.S. Women’s Open, kid. Be sure to Read More…

Juan Pablo Montoya wins 2nd Indy 500 … 15 years after 1st

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a struggling also-ran. Read More…

Bet against LeBron at your own risk: Cavs even series

You don’t do it. You just don’t. Doubt LeBron James, that is. Even on a day his shot wasn’t falling, his offensive fouls were mounting and his clutch gene seemed to be in remission, the Cavaliers superstar showed once again why he is one of the greatest NBA players of all time. All the four-time Read More…

Tough week, tough game: Ohio State turns focus to Wisconsin, Big Ten championship

INDIANAPOLIS — Urban Meyer walked over to Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen on Friday and gave him a big hug. It was a welcome respite in one of the most trying weeks of Meyer’s coaching career. Last Saturday, the Ohio State coach watched his record-setting quarterback J.T. Barrett being carted off the field with a season-ending Read More…

Girls golf: Avon Lake’s Schroeder eyeing title on fourth trip to state

Visualization is an important part of Niki Schroeder’s golf game. “See your shot before you hit it,” the Avon Lake senior says when talking about how she’s preparing for her fourth Division I state tournament today and Saturday on Ohio State’s Gray Course in Columbus. Asked if she ever visualizes winning the state title, Shoregals Read More…

Kevin Aprile: LeBron is back

Anyone else feel like dancing? Like smiling every 30 seconds or so? Like shouting at the top of their lungs: He’s back. How does it make any sense to have even some small part of our emotional state determined by … a basketball player? OK, we are talking about LeBron James, the best basketball player Read More…