October 1, 2014

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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…

State wrestling notes: Area 4 rebound from losses

COLUMBUS — While nobody wants to suffer a loss during his first match at the state tournament, losing a second and being eliminated on the first day of competition can be downright heartbreaking. Of the seven area wrestlers that lost in the first round Thursday night at Value City Arena, four came back to pick Read More…

Elyria’s Mitcheff basks in state wrestling spotlight: Past champion always seems to take it up a notch in Columbus

When Elyria senior Steve Mitcheff steps onto the mats at Value City Arena in Columbus each season, he becomes a different wrestler. “I’m never ever nervous when Steve is in the championship bracket at state,” Pioneer teammate Zack Goins said. “He’s had some losses to guys throughout the season but he always came back to Read More…

High school wrestling: State tournament capsules

DIVISION I AMHERST COMETS Aaron Winemiller YEAR: Senior WEIGHT: 171 pounds RECORD: 30-6 TOURNAMENT TESTED: Champion at the Knights of Columbus tournament in Avon Lake, and runner-up at the Southwestern Conference tournament. Runner-up at the Southview sectional and Marion Harding district. STATE EXPERIENCE: Second year. STATE OUTLOOK: Ranked No. 3 in the state, so he Read More…