February 14, 2016

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NHRA Nationals notes: Top Sportsmen drivers Jerry Albert of Avon and Scott Wasko of Columbia Station ready to race

NORWALK — While most of the area sportsmen drivers got a round of racing in Friday afternoon, a pair of Top Sportsmen competitors had to wait until this morning. Avon’s Jerry Albert and Columbia Station’s Scott Wasko said qualifying went great and they are ready to get on the track and compete. “It’s a fun Read More…

Motorsports: Veteran Larry Dixon glad to be alive … and racing again in Norwalk … after scary crash

NORWALK — Two-time Summit Racing Equipment Nationals champion Larry Dixon is happy to be back at Summit Motorsports Park this weekend. Actually, the Top Fuel driver is happy to be anywhere this weekend. Dixon spent a good portion of Thursday’s media luncheon talking about his spectacular March 14 crash at the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Read More…

Cavaliers can’t match Warriors’ long-range prowess

CLEVELAND — It was a tale of two 3-point arcs. While Golden State’s “Splash Brothers” added a few more members to the family, Cleveland was flailing miserably from long distance. The Warriors connected 13 times on a whopping 34 3-point attempts, and the Cavs made only six of 26 attempts — numbers aided by J.R. Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs center Timofey Mozgov plays big in loss

CLEVELAND — Golden State coach Steve Kerr revealed his game plan when he replaced 7-foot center Andrew Bogut with 6-6 forward Andre Iguodala in the starting lineup. With the Warriors switching to a smaller group, the Cleveland Cavaliers knew that their 7-1 center — Timofey Mozgov — should be able to dominate under the basket Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs’ Matthew Dellavedova comes up big again

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CLEVELAND — If there’s one thing Cavaliers fans have learned this postseason, it’s that Matthew Dellavedova can do just about anything. If an opponent’s hot shooter needs a hand in his face, Delly will be there. If there’s a big shot that needs to be taken — in the paint among the big bodies or Read More…

Nationals success story: Elyria High’s Kevin Vough adds freestyle championship to his list of big-time victories

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AKRON — There are good years, there are great years and then there’s the kind of year Elyria High sophomore Kevin Vough is experiencing. Since winning a folkstyle national championship at the Flo Nationals in April of 2014, Vough has checked off every major title on an elite wrestler’s to-do list. He added to the Read More…

Cavs sweep Hawks, earn shot at NBA championship

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Kyrie Irving returned to the starting lineup, LeBron James was his usual brilliant self and the Cleveland Cavaliers routed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 to clinch the Eastern Conference championship with a four-game sweep Tuesday night. Now, the Cavs are just four wins from Cleveland sports immortality. That’s right folks … the Cavs are headed to Read More…

Kyrie Irving doesn’t disappoint in his return to the lineup

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) and Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) battle for a rebound in the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Tuesday, May 26, in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving wasn’t going to be denied Tuesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nobody was going to keep him off the floor. Nobody was going to keep him from getting on the scoreboard. Nobody was going to stop him from showing off his uncanny passing ability. Irving, who missed Read More…

Tristan Thompson’s clutch rebound looms large in Cavs’ win

CLEVELAND — The Atlanta Hawks were doing a tremendous job keeping Cavs forward Tristan Thompson off the glass during the bulk of Sunday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena. Thompson came into the game leading Cleveland in rebounding, averaging 10 a game during the postseason. But Thompson managed only one rebound in the first half, Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…