March 6, 2015

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No Pryor restraint: Ohio State freshman quarterback gets his big chance, throws four touchdown passes in win over Troy

COLUMBUS — It appears the Buckeyes have closed the book on Todd Boeckman and rolled out the red carpet for Terrelle Pryor. After a week of practices in which Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said the two quarterbacks would evenly split time in Saturday’s game against Troy, it was Pryor who was awarded his first Read More…

Ohio State notes and extras: Buckeyes know Gophers should be genuine Big Ten test

COLUMBUS — Although Ohio State isn’t sporting the 4-0 record it had hoped heading into the Big Ten season, the Buckeyes know they still have a conference championship to defend and a BCS bowl bid to win. “The Big Ten competition is the main concern now,” sophomore defensive end Cameron Heyward said. “We have to Read More…

High school football Week 4: Amherst rolling behind big-play offense that can strike on the ground or through the air

The Amherst football players were pumping their fists as they began to run back to their sideline, excited that they had just tied the game and were going to force overtime against Southwestern Conference powerhouse Olmsted Falls. But as Comets coach Kevin Fell and his players looked under the goalposts, they didn’t see the referees Read More…

Cowboys pass an easy test: Browns’ young, banged-up secondary can’t contain Dallas’ offensive arsenal

CLEVELAND — One of several concerns the Browns had entering the season was how their secondary would fare against the Dallas Cowboys — one of the league’s top passing teams — in Sunday’s season opener. Quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver Terrell Owens and tight end Jason Witten have combined for 12 Pro Bowl appearances during Read More…

Elyria Catholic faces huge test: Cardinal Mooney has won six state football titles and been to four straight finals

Elyria Catholic’s one and only meeting with Cardinal Mooney came 21 years ago, and in the Division III state playoffs no less. “You mean the nightmare?” said Jim Klingshirn, a senior running back for the 1987 Panthers. “I remember we made a lot of mental mistakes in that game, and we couldn’t afford to do Read More…

High school girls tennis: Avon Lake’s Chiricosta looking for big ’08 season

While many believe the area girls tennis scene may have evened itself in regards to talent this season, the Avon Lake Shoregals still boast one of the most dominating players in the state. Junior Nikki Chiricosta won the Division I state doubles championship with her sister Christine during her freshman season, then returned to Columbus Read More…

A twist of foot? Injury to ‘Beanie’ Wells overshadows Ohio State’s blowout win over Youngstown State in opener

COLUMBUS — What looked to be a solid start for Heisman hopeful Chris “Beanie” Wells, turned into a nightmare when Wells injured his foot early in the third quarter of Ohio State’s 43-0 win over Youngstown State on Saturday and had to be carried off the field. “Your heart jumps,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel Read More…

Ohio State notes and extras: Buckeye freshmen shine in season opener

COLUMBUS — Playing a Division I-AA school like Youngstown State in the opening game of the season provides some obvious benefits for Ohio State, a national-title contender. It allows the Buckeyes to work out the kinks on both sides of the ball, try some new schemes or plays and it gives the freshmen on the Read More…

High school football: Amherst answers with rout of Middies

AMHERST — Coaches try a number of things to motivate their players, and one of the favorites is discussing the lopsided defeat an upcoming opponent laid on you the season before. Such was the case for the Amherst football team when coach Kevin Fell talked to his players about the thrashing they took last year Read More…

High school football Week 2: After finally snapping long losing streak, Southview wants to keep that winning feeling

Southview’s football players huddled in the film room Saturday morning to watch the tape of their Friday night road game against Sandusky. Coach Todd Auvil and his staff began pointing out the Saints’ missed assignments, broken coverages, failed execution of plays and the senseless penalties. “I heard one of the kids in the back say, Read More…