January 31, 2015

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Firelands boys edge Wellington in thriller

HENRIETTA TWP. — Cynics often say only the last two minutes mean anything in a basketball game. That would seem to describe the Firelands Falcons’ 50-49 come-from-behind victory over Wellington on Saturday night. But in this case, the cynics would be wrong. Both teams played an inspired, if holiday-rusty, brand of basketball that saw each Read More…

Shoregals snap 28-game losing streak with win over Avon

AVON LAKE — Christmas might be over but Saturday afternoon Avon Lake got the one gift it desperately wanted — a win. After 28 consecutive losses, starting with a 33-31 tournament defeat on Feb. 19, 2007, the Shoregals walked off their home court as victors with a 42-36 non-conference win over Avon. “It’s been a Read More…

Amherst bounces back for hockey win over Olmsted Falls

PARMA — It’s hard to believe anyone would have guessed Saturday night’s game between Amherst and Olmsted Falls would have turned out the way it did, based on what happened the day before. Amherst defeated Olmsted Falls 3-1 on the second day of the Parma Holiday Tournament. This after the Comets had bowed to host Read More…

No. 15 Ohio State men suffer first loss to West Virginia

COLUMBUS — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins tried to downplay how much beating Ohio State meant to him. The wide smile, while shaking hands with and winking at Mountaineers fans as he left the court, told a different story. Alex Ruoff scored 17 points to lead the way in a 76-48 victory over No. 15 Read More…

Coughlin: Let’s take a look at 2019

As usual, I’ll take the New Year’s Day theme in the same direction I’ve gone for over 40 years. While others predict events in the upcoming year, I look a little further than that — 10 years! Here’s what we can expect in the year 2019. (I should be arrested for repeating this same, tired Read More…

McGinest focusing on finale, not retirement decision

BEREA — Willie McGinest was in no mood to get sentimental Friday. He has a game to play Sunday in Pittsburgh, and that’s where his focus remained. Even if it could be the final game of a memorable 15-year career. McGinest, the 37-year-old outside linebacker, said in May that he planned to retire following this Read More…

Browns notes: Crennel to meet with Lerner next week

BEREA — Coach Romeo Crennel will get the chance to plead his case and try to save his job. Crennel said Friday that owner Randy Lerner told him they will meet next week. The season ends Sunday in Pittsburgh. “His schedule varies a little bit, so I’m looking at sometime next week,” Crennel said of Read More…

Florida Atlantic rolls to Motor City Bowl win

DETROIT — Florida Atlantic has played eight seasons of major college football and already has a winning streak in bowl games. Howard Schnellenberger’s championship experience must be rubbing off. Rusty Smith threw for 307 yards and two second-half touchdowns to help the Owls beat Central Michigan 24-21 on Friday night in the Motor City Bowl. Read More…

NBA coaches are being fired at a record rate

Every year, at least a handful of NBA coaches wind up unemployed through some combination of bad play and bad luck. This season, there has to be another reason. Inflated expectations? The recession? A revolt against the coaching profession? Not even halfway through the season, NBA coaches have as weak a hold as ever on Read More…

High school wrestling: Southview is rolling

The Southview program has been one of the area’s best for many years, and the Saints are again off to an incredible start. Twelve wrestlers in the lineup sport winning records, with the bulk of those having two or fewer losses this season. “It’s been fun, but it has been a bit taxing, too,” Saints Read More…