November 27, 2014

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Midview dominates All-Lorain County football team

Midview’s dream season came to a halt Friday in the Division II regional championship game. But while the season is over, the accolades continue to pour in for the Middies. Midview — the only Lorain County school to go undefeated during the regular season and reach a regional final — dominated the individual honors in Read More…

Cavs roll over Wizards

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night. Five days after they were embarrassed in a 91-78 loss to Washington, the Cavs controlled this one from the start and got back to Read More…

Amherst’s Vince shining as cross country star at Calvin College

Cassie Vince has accomplished a lot in two seasons with Calvin’s cross country team. The scary part for Division III is her career is only halfway done. The Amherst graduate is already a two-time All-American, two-time Great Lakes Regional champion and two-time Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion — most recently finishing third at the Division Read More…

College notes: Amherst’s DeFilippo helps Notre Dame College to first soccer postseason

Junior Alex DeFilippo punched Notre Dame College’s first ticket to the NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament Nov. 9. The Amherst graduate scored the only goal of the Mountain East Conference championship game — a 1-0 win over the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats. The victory helped avenge a 1-0 loss to the Bobcats in the Read More…

Browns: Brian Hoyer, Joe Thomas believe in Josh Gordon

BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s faith in Josh Gordon on the field is obvious. In Gordon’s return Sunday from a 10-game drug suspension, Hoyer targeted him 16 times, including twice on interceptions. The trust isn’t confined to gameday. “We welcomed him back with open arms,” Hoyer said Wednesday. “Not just because of the player he is, Read More…

Vermilion’s girls bowling team has chemistry, confidence as it prepares for another run at state

Vermilion returns its entire team that took fourth at state last season. Front, left to right: Madison Shreve, Lauren Harcula, Hannah Modic and Sarah Rutherford. Back, left to right: Kennedy Shreve, Brittany Wind and Erin Scarvelli. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Vermilion is serious about making it back to the girls state bowling tournament this season. Just not too serious … at least not all the time. “We have a great coach,” said senior Madison Shreve of the Sailors’ Joe Sheets. “He likes us to have fun and to be ourselves. He yells at us sometimes Read More…

Perfect score at early age helped Olmsted Falls’ Andy Oltmanns put his focus on bowling

Olmsted Falls is happy Andrew Oltmanns chose bowling over soccer when he was in middle school. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Olmsted Falls senior Andy Oltmanns bowled his first 300 when he was middle school. That was also about the same time he had just played his third year as goalie for his travel soccer club. Even at that young age, he figured he needed to make a decision about which sport to pursue. “I knew Read More…

Scott Petrak: Hey, Browns fans, it’s OK to talk playoffs

Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Chris Kirksey walks off the field after the Cleveland Browns beat the Atlanta Falcons, 26-24, Sunday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Coach Mike Pettine was right Monday when he said it’s too soon for the Browns to start studying the standings. It’s not too early for the rest of us. With five games left, the Browns (7-4) are smack-dab in the middle of the AFC playoff picture. Only three teams have a better record — New Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron James has to play like the King for Cavs to have any chance at crown

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Monday in Cleveland. James scored a team-high 29 points for Cleveland's 106-74 win over Orlando. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

If we’ve learned one thing through 13 games, it’s that LeBron James has to be the point man for the Cavaliers. He might also have to be the point guard, but more on that in a bit. In a number of games this season, James has sat back and attempted to let the game come Read More…

LeBron James on Ferguson: Violence never the answer

LeBron James

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James wants the killing, violence and looting to stop, but his biggest plea was for people to support the families of people like Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. One day after a grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 2014 killing of the 18-year-old Brown, Read More…