September 1, 2015

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High school football Week 10: Clearview a double threat

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Senior quarterback Zach Anderson broke the huddle on Clearview’s first offensive play Friday night vs. Brookside and noticed something not too uncommon: Eight defensive players in the box, geared to stop the Clippers’ running attack and specifically standout tailback Anthony Hitchens. So, on the very next play, Anderson dropped back and threw deep for fellow Read More…

Browns’ rookie wide receivers in rut

BEREA — Mohamed Massaquoi couldn’t hide the disgust. He made the catch on the sideline Wednesday during practice, but not before a juggle that would have led to an incompletion in a game. He threw the ball up to himself and let out a big sigh. Minutes earlier, Brian Robiskie dropped a ball during a Read More…

Boys soccer: Westlake blanks Berea, moves on

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WESTLAKE — For most teams, having to start their third-string goalkeeper in a tournament game would be a problem. For Westlake, it was just another day at the office as the Demons blanked Berea 3-0 in the Division I district semifinal at Reed Field in Westlake. The district final will showcase not only the top Read More…

Cross country notes: Avon Lake’s Jimmy Adams found running at early age

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Avon Lake senior Jimmy Adams is a go-getter. He knew as far back as the fourth grade that running was his thing, his passion. Adams was a student at St. Joseph through eighth grade. Since St. Joe didn’t fielded a cross country program, he joined older sister Jenny on the team for St. Raphael’s in Read More…

Soccer: Oberlin strikes fast, beats Lake Ridge

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OBERLIN — Only two minutes and 36 seconds into Tuesday’s match, Oberlin was up a goal and on its way to a 2-0 win over Lake Ridge in a Division III district tournament semifinal. Oberlin (12-4-2) travels to Wellington at 1 p.m. Saturday for the district championship. Wellington ousted Columbia, 1-0, in its district semifinal Read More…

Volleyball: EC, Columbia come up short

ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic and Columbia had one thing in common in losing Division III district semifinals Tuesday night: They both showed a lot of heart. The Panthers dropped a five-game match to Independence, while the Raiders lost in four to defending district champion Villa Angela-St. Joseph. EC (16-9) played the match without its freshman Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria minds its P’s, cues up win vs. Falls

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EATON TWP. — Thursday’s district championship will be an intriguing matchup between a team coming off a great effort from the whole squad and one that got to the finals almost exclusively on the talents of a single outstanding player. Elyria, the No. 3 seed, played what its coach called its best match of the Read More…

Celtics 95, Cavaliers 89: Offense can’t get going vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND — It’s a good thing the Cavaliers weren’t putting a ton of emphasis on winning their season opener. It’s a good thing, too, that they didn’t plan on going 82-0. Playing in front of a packed house that wanted so much to explode, Cleveland instead imploded offensively in falling 95-89 to the dreaded Boston Read More…

Cavs analysis: New season, same problems

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It took the Cleveland Cavaliers 26 days to erase the bad taste from their mouths after being eliminated from the playoffs last season. The Orlando Magic ousted the Cavaliers from the Eastern Conference finals on May 30. Cleveland traded for 15-time All-Star center Shaquille O’Neal on June 25. The move was made after Magic center Read More…

Lake Ridge powers past Independence to reach final

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Lake Ridge’s offense put Independence in a hole early. Then the Lions’ defense kept the Blue Devils there. Lake Ridge (11-5-2) advanced to the Division II district championship game with a 4-0 victory over Independence on Monday afternoon. The Lions scored three goals in the first 3:11, added their final one with Read More…