August 28, 2014

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Big Ben Wallace shows his old team he can still get it done on the defensive end

CLEVELAND — Ben Wallace showed the team he won an NBA championship with why they were so good on defense during the six seasons he was there. The power forward led Cleveland’s dominating defensive effort Wednesday night as the Cavaliers ran away with a surprising 89-73 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Wallace, a four-time NBA Read More…

NIT: Ohio State clears tall obstacle, dumps Asheville

COLUMBUS — While the reference to “David vs. Goliath” often presents itself during a postseason tournament’s opening round, nobody expects an actual giant to make his way into the arena. But such was the case Tuesday night when the smaller Ohio State players had to find ways to get past UNC Asheville 7-foot-7 center Kenny Read More…

College basketball: Fisher comes up big at end for Kent

CLEVELAND — Kent State junior Al Fisher had an un-MVP-like night. Until the final few seconds when the game was on the line. Fisher, who was named the Mid-American Conference MVP last week, made a driving pullup floater with 3.5 seconds left to give the top-seeded Golden Flashes a 49-47 victory over No. 5-seeded Miami Read More…

College basketball: Ohio State state gets its adjust rewards, downs No. 17 Michigan State with big second half

COLUMBUS — The NCAA Tournament selection committee may have to adjust its lineup to include Ohio State after the Buckeyes’ 63-54 victory over No. 17 Michigan State — which came just five days after they knocked off No. 15 Purdue. That would be fitting, since it was halftime adjustments that allowed the Buckeyes to rally Read More…

Lorain County Wrestling All-Stars: Elyria’s Mitcheff goes out on top, caps career by being named Lorain County’s best

VERMILION — As has been the case for most of his high school career, Elyria senior Steve Mitcheff found himself in the spotlight Thursday night as he was named the Lorain County Wrestler of the Year during the Lorain County Wrestling All-Stars meet at Vermilion High School. “This is really cool,” Mitcheff said. “I was Read More…

College basketball: Desperate OSU gets OT win over Purdue

COLUMBUS — The rumors of Ohio State’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Buckeyes, who are hoping for a third straight NCAA Tournament berth, helped their cause Tuesday night with an 80-77 overtime win over No. 15 Purdue. It was easily Ohio State’s biggest win of the year, as the only other ranked team the Read More…

A dazzling Arena Football League debut: Cleveland Gladiators’ offensive onslaught wows fans, slays Dragons

CLEVELAND — The game began with a bang. Then there was another, and yet another. The Arena Football League has brought its high-scoring product to Cleveland and the Gladiators kicked off their inaugural season at Quicken Loans Arena with a 61-48 victory over the New York Dragons. “We came in and got a win in Read More…

State wrestling: Three titles down, one to go for Columbia Township’s Collin Palmer

COLUMBUS — It’s easier to follow the snowplow than it is trying to drive in front of it. That was the thought process of St. Edward junior Collin Palmer when discussing whether older brother Lance had it rougher as the first in his family to win four high school state championships or if Collin has Read More…

Dream of a state title still alive for three area wrestlers

COLUMBUS — When all the smoke cleared and all the bruised and battered combatants had left the mats, three area wrestlers remained with the opportunity to capture Division I state wrestling championships. To nobody’s surprise, St. Edward junior Collin Palmer will be up for his third state title in as many years during tonight’s championship Read More…

State wrestling: Lorain County has big first day

COLUMBUS — Lorain County had a strong showing on Day 1 of the Division I state wrestling tournament, going 10-1 during the first round. “We’ve been starting to take it to a higher level in Lorain County,” said Amherst senior Aaron Winemiller, who scored a 4-3 decision in his opener. “You see Lorain County teams Read More…