July 1, 2016

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A league of their own: Southwestern Conference players sweep singles, doubles sectional titles

OBERLIN – The Southwestern Conference has nothing to hang its head about this season, as the league produced a Division I sectional championship sweep Saturday afternoon at Oberlin College. Westlake freshman Colton Buffington captured the singles title with victories over Lakewood`s Alex Mihas in the semifinals and St. Ignatius` James Oliver in the final. Avon Read More…

Firelands develops PAC mentality: School leaving West Shore to renew old rivalries, get more wins

While there seems to be a wide range of issues that came into play over the past four years of the West Shore Conference`s existence, Firelands athletic director and WSC spokesman Leo Spagnola said there were two main reasons the Falcons decided to leave the WSC and join the Patriot Athletic Conference. “We look forward Read More…

Crushers player safe at a home

Pitcher and his wife taking up residence at The Belvedere in Westlake this season Read More…

Amateur boxing: Freddie’s fighters go undefeated at North Olmsted event

NORTH OLMSTED – It was a clean sweep for Freddie`s Boxing Club at the Saturday Night Fights event at St. Clarence Hall on Saturday night, as all four fighters from the Lorain gym had their hands raised after their bouts. Southview senior Johnny Colon won a high school championship match; Chris Hanczaryk and Jose Guerra Read More…

Cavaliers commentary: Hawks see writing on the wall — and it’s not good

There`s a popular cliché used every year during the NBA playoffs, and it`s usually uttered by the team that goes down 2-0 in a series: The series doesn`t start until a team wins on the other team`s floor. If that`s the case, the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks should Read More…

Cavaliers playoffs: Szczerbiak delivers spark off bench

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten some big performances off their bench during the 2009 postseason. Power forward Joe Smith had a pair of strong games against the Detroit Pistons in Cleveland`s opening-round sweep, Sasha Pavlovic hit several big baskets in the Cavs` Game 1 win over Atlanta and Wally Szczerbiak got the job Read More…

H.S. Tennis Notes: Olmsted Falls serves an ace with charity work

The Olmsted Falls boys tennis team is a charitable lot. Not only are the Bulldogs spearheading a canned food drive at Medina High at the Southwestern Conference tournaments – today`s varsity and Saturday`s JV – they also choose an annual “Make a Difference” charity to back. This year it`s Critters For Comfort, which was started Read More…

Life back on track, Lorain boxer can dream big again

Anyone who`s seen Wilkins Santiago in the ring during his 19-year career would simply call him a boxer. Those who have watched him knock out his personal demons over the past six years would call him a fighter. “I`ve had some ups and downs,” Santiago said. “But boxing is something I can`t let go. It`s Read More…

Cavaliers commentary: Williams, West ease burden on LeBron

CLEVELAND – The knock on the Cleveland Cavaliers during the last five years was that the team didn`t have much around LeBron James. James winning an MVP trophy, as he did Monday afternoon, didn`t seem like a stretch, but talk of the Cavaliers being able to plow their way through an NBA postseason and come Read More…

Minor league baseball: Local players take their swing at pro ball

AVON — While many of the 44 baseball players who showed up at Avon Middle School left the tryouts disappointed, the Lake Erie Crushers did offer one pitcher a contract on the spot and asked 11 others to travel to today’s Frontier League tryouts to compete for the Crushers’ two draft spots. Crushers manager John Read More…