November 26, 2014

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Special delivery: O’Rourke’s ability as a passer and leader has put Avon on top

WHO: Avon (10-0) vs. Defiance (8-2) WHAT: Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal WHEN: Tonight, 7 o’clock WHERE: Avon Stadium RADIO: WEOL 930-AM, WDLW 1380-AM They call them Playstation numbers. They’re the kind of stats you normally rack up playing video games with the setting on “Easy” and using cheat codes to make your wide receivers Read More…

Amherst’s Morgan is one feisty, fighter

WHO: Amherst (8-2) vs. Twinsburg (8-2) WHAT: Division I, Region 2 quarterfinal WHEN: Tonight, 7 o’clock WHERE: Twinsburg Tiger Stadium RADIO: WOBL 1320-AM   When Kevin Fell was new to his job at Amherst, he saw something he couldn’t remember ever having seen before in his more than 20 years of coaching high school football. Read More…

While LeBron sat: Cavaliers drill Bobcats in home opener thanks to solid play with their star on the bench

CLEVELAND — For one night, anyway, LeBron James was not the difference. His teammates were. With James sitting on the bench for almost eight minutes at the end of the third period and beginning of the fourth, the Cavaliers turned a five-point lead into a 14-point margin and beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-79 in their Read More…

The game changer: Clearview’s Hitchens can dominate an opponent in a variety of ways and on both sides of the ball

TONIGHT WHO: Clearview (10-0) vs. Ottawa-Glandorf (6-4) WHAT: Division IV, Region 14 quarterfinal TIME: 7:30 WHERE: Tom Hoch Memorial Field RADIO: WEOL 930-AM, WOBL 1320-AM  Clearview running back Anthony Hitchens breaks through a hole in the line and sprints toward the opposing safety’s coverage zone.The defender has watched film on the Clippers star and knows Read More…

Shoremen refuse to stay down: Bennington’s attitude, play helped Avon Lake turn around tough start to season

TONIGHT WHO: Avon Lake (8-2) vs. Highland (9-1) WHAT: Division II, Region 6 quarterfinal TIME: 7:30 WHERE: Medina Highland Stadium RADIO: WDLW 1380-AM If any team needed cheering up this season, it was Avon Lake after Week 4. The record was 2-2. The Shoremen had not been 2-2 since 1996. They had just lost a Read More…

Browns’ Lewis wants to run the ball, not his mouth, but speaking up after last Ravens game turned out OK

BEREA — As the game got away in a seven-minute flurry of interceptions, incompletions and Baltimore touchdowns, Jamal Lewis steamed. After averaging 4.4 yards on nine first-half carries as the Browns took a lead against his former team, Lewis had been relegated to bystander in the pivotal third quarter. So when the 28-10 Week 3 Read More…

Browns notes: Baltimore Raven and Elyria native Nakamura ready to play in front of the hometown fans

BEREA — Haruki Nakamura will be one of the enemies Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium, but he can’t wait to see some friendly faces. “I’m very excited,” Nakamura said Thursday by phone. “The biggest thing for me is having fun and everybody getting a chance to watch me play again. The last time a lot Read More…

High school volleyball: Olmsted Falls storms back from 0-2 deficit, beats Toledo Ursula to advance to regional final

NORWALK — The 212 came dangerously close to being the 32. That was before Olmsted Falls discovered its pilot light wasn’t out after all, and the Bulldogs rallied from losing the first two games to defeat St. Ursula Academy, 18-25, 21-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-11, in a Division I regional semifinal Thursday. Never in the 25 Read More…

High school football: The Chronicle-Telegram’s Final Top 10

The Chronicle-Telegram Top 10 is voted on weekly by the five full-time sports staffers. Ten points are awarded to first-place teams, nine for second, eight for third and so forth. 1. Avon Eagles RECORD: 10-0 POLL POINTS: 50 (5*) BREAKDOWN: The Eagles finished with the area’s top offense — 34.9 points per game — and Read More…

Football, cross country players of the week

FOOTBALL Marquis Harrell, Avon YEAR: Senior HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 200 POSITION: RB LAST WEEK: Harrell rushed 22 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns during the Eagles’ 45-6 victory over Bay last Friday night. He also caught one pass for 51 yards. OTHER SPORTS: Basketball (shooting guard) and baseball PARENTS: Phillip and Rena Harrell BIO: Read More…