January 28, 2015

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High school wrestling: Lorain feeling fine after shaking off illness, making regional semifinals in team dual tournament

LORAIN — In a Division I regional bracket filled with illness and injuries, the Lorain Titans were able to put the healthiest lineup together and win two matches to advance to the regional semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association dual team tournament. Senior Aaron Neal, junior Devione Edwards and freshman Khalil Brown were Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria rebounds in a big way, beats Vermilion

ELYRIA — Whatever funk Elyria’s basketball team was in the past two games was effectively ended Tuesday night against Vermilion. The Pioneers shot 63 percent from the field, 71 percent from the line and outrebounded the Sailors by 25 in winning 76-43 in non-conference play. Elyria ended its two game skid to improve to 9-4. Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria Catholic continues run with win over Columbia

COLUMBIA STATION — Chief among the reasons Elyria Catholic had rattled off five straight wins entering Tuesday’s game at Columbia was the Panthers’ ability to go on big runs. It helped EC score two key wins to get back into a tie in the West Shore Conference race, and it helped them down the Raiders Read More…

Cavaliers extend winning streak to 7 with win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter. After colliding with Meeks, James put his hands out to break his fall before sliding across the floor on his stomach. “I was scared, Read More…

Super Bowl Media Day: Marshawn Lynch, Bill Belichick among the lowlights of a day dedicated to all things absurd

PHOENIX — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn’t mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn’t. And now, onto our regularly scheduled Super Bowl Media Day, where the players and coaches are window dressing, and it’s really more about who’s asking the questions. There was Barrel Read More…

Super Bowl Media Day: The art of saying little to nothing

In this Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands against a wall during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in Newark, N.J. The history of Super Bowl Media Day has played a key role in making the Super Bowl the most-watched NFL TV program. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day. It’s a story about the media covering other media pretending to cover players and coaches for the Patriots and Seahawks, who, in turn, will pretend to shed light on the issues of theday while also taking videos Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers flying high again and LeBron James is the reason

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There are a lot of reasons why the Cavaliers are on a six-game winning streak and suddenly looking like the team many of us thought they’d be all season, but one sticks out. He stands 6-foot-8, weighs 250 pounds, hails from Akron, is a four-time league MVP and is named LeBron James. After missing eight Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James earns 48th player of week award

LeBron James

CLEVELAND — LeBron James upped his record total to 48 Monday with another selection as Eastern Conference Player of the Week. James has earned the honor three times this season and 29 times overall while with the Cavs (25-20), who will bring a six-game winning streak into their game in Detroit tonight. It was the Read More…

High school bowling: Open Door’s Selena Frazier rolls 300

Selena Frazier

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Selena Frazier bowls for the Open Door boys bowling team because the Patriots don’t have a girls team. Frazier proved Monday she can bowl with anyone. The Open Door sophomore made history Monday when she became the first girl to bowl a 300 since the North Shore Bowling Conference was sanctioned by Read More…

Girls basketball: Amherst turns to defense to down Firelands

Amherst’s Jayla Hall puts a firm grip on the ball while Firelands’ Dalaney Rogala tries to take it from her. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

HENRIETTA TWP. — A loud and boisterous Firelands student section provided a tournament-like atmosphere for Monday’s non-league girls basketball game against Amherst. The Comets responded by playing playoff-caliber defense, forcing 34 turnovers to fuel a 42-37 win. Amherst (10-6) scored the first eight points of the game and briefly held a 15-point lead but found Read More…