July 6, 2015

Elyria
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Don’t panic yet, Browns fans

BEREA — The feeling was all too familiar. Another morbid Monday in Browns Town. Disheartened fans phoned talk radio with despair in their voices. The smallest crowd in recent memory showed up for an afternoon training camp practice. The excitement that comes with a new season had disappeared. As “Bad to the Bone” blared through Read More…

Elyria Juniors 2-0 at Little League Junior World Series

Two games, two wins. The Elyria Little League Junior softball all-stars defeated the East representative — Nanticoke, Pa. — 4-0 Monday to improve to 2-0 in pool play at the Junior World Series in Kirkland, Wash. The game was scoreless when reserve outfielder Holly Howser led off the bottom of the fourth with the first Read More…

High school football preview: Vermilion Sailors

Vermilion's Christin Gulish takes down an Avon player last year. Gulish is one of five remaining starters on defense for the Sailors. (CT file photo.)

The Vermilion Sailors could have rolled over after being swept in their non-conference schedule last season. As fate would have it, all three of those opponents went on to successful seasons and postseason berths. Instead, the Sailors bounced back to go 6-1 in their West Shore Conference schedule, with their lone loss coming to league Read More…

The ‘Tiger killer’: Farmer’s son didn’t pick up club till age 19

A huge screen shows a photo of South Korean golfer Y.E. Yang reacting to winning the 91st PGA Championship, in Yang’s hometown of Jeju, south of Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. Yang’s unexpected come-from-behind win over Tiger Woods made him the first Asian-born man to win a major championship. (AP photo.)

Baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball. Y.E. Yang played them all as a child. Everything but golf, considered a sport of the elite, with green fees costing several hundred dollars a round. So it wasn’t until he was 19 that Yang, the son of vegetable farmers, picked up an iron at the country club where he took Read More…

Olympics may be calling for Elyria native

McLaughlin

When Brianne McLaughlin skated off the ice March 6, she began to deal with something every athlete eventually has to deal with — the end of their playing days. On that night, McLaughlin and her Robert Morris University women’s hockey teammates played in the longest game in College Hockey Association Tournament history. Despite their best Read More…

New year, same old ugly play for Browns — Scott Petrak

The Mangini Effect was nonexistent Saturday night at Lambeau Field. The first two weeks of Browns training camp under new coach Eric Mangini were night and day from the camps of Romeo Crennel. The tackling was live, the hitting hard and penalties were followed by punishment laps. Everything done to sharpen the focus and heighten Read More…

High school football preview: Wellington Dukes

WELLINGTON — The 2009 high school football season kicks off in less than two weeks, but for Wellington the season started in January. Aside from the normal offseason program, a group of players gathered every Tuesday morning before school to work on speed and agility drills. The group became known as the Band of Brothers Read More…

Elyria team starts Little League Junior World Series with lopsided win

Back to blowouts. After winning their first four games in Central Regional play by a combined 65-0, the Elyria Little League All-Stars opened play in the Junior World Series on Sunday in Kirkland, Wash., and promptly blew away Santa Clara, Utah, the West champs, 11-1. The game ended in the fifth inning by mercy rule. Read More…

Indians 7, Twins 4: Blasts carry Tribe

MINNEAPOLIS — By playing more relaxed, the Cleveland Indians are giving their AL Central opponents something to worry about. Kelly Shoppach and Luis Valbuena hit back-to-back homers and Grady Sizemore added a two-run shot in a six-run third inning as Cleveland beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Sunday. Shoppach homered on the first pitch of Read More…

Victory felt ’round the world: No. 110 stares down No. 1

Tiger Woods slumps his shoulders after missing a birdie putt on No. 13. (AP photo.)

CHASKA, Minn. — Y.E. Yang shook his fists and shouted with joy over a victory felt around the world. Equally stunning was the sight of Tiger Woods, standing over the final putt of the PGA Championship with nothing at stake. The final major of the year delivered a pair of shocking developments Sunday. Yang, a Read More…