April 17, 2014

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A family affair at Augusta: Par 3 Contest all about having fun

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Barefooted kids frolicked on pristine greens. Caddies stepped up to take putts for the real golfers. Could this be staid ol’ Augusta National? The home of the Masters let down its guard Wednesday and finally allowed the rest of the country to get a glimpse of the rollicking good time known as Read More…

Volleyball: Magnificat’s Matia, DuBroy taking their games to college

ROCKY RIVER — Two local volleyball standouts from Magnificat High School signed national letters of intent to play college volleyball Wednesday afternoon. Michelle Matia, a middle hitter from Westlake and a former Elyria resident, will continue her education at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Kristen DuBroy, a setter from North Olmsted, will attend Wheeling Jesuit University Read More…

High school track: Athletes of the week

Blake Witherspoon, Southview YEAR Senior LAST WEEK: Won the 100 meters (11.18) at the 12th annual Avon Lake Invitational on Saturday. It was the first time he raced the open 100 since the eighth grade. OTHER SPORT: Football BIO: Witherspoon came back to track as a junior after missing his freshman and sophomore years. He Read More…

Hafner homer gives Indians a 9th-inning win over the Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer off emergency closer Justin Speier with two outs in the ninth inning, and Jake Westbrook earned his first complete game since 2006 to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Speier, forced to close because of Francisco Read More…

Elyria Catholic bounces back from opening loss to down Vermilion in WSC baseball game

VERMILION — What a difference a week can make. Last week during the season opener, Elyria Catholic gave up nine walks, hit a batter and committed three errors in losing 9-4 at Southview. On Tuesday, the Panthers were a completely different team during a solid 5-3 win at Vermilion, which is projected to be one Read More…

Elyria can’t find way to win baseball showdown with Solon

ELYRIA — It wasn’t errors that doomed Elyria this time — at least not the kind for which a baseball team gets charged. The Pioneers, fresh off a seven-error game versus Nordonia, played error-free baseball Tuesday against Solon. Unfortunately, they still lost 4-3 to drop their record to 0-3 for the year and 0-1 in Read More…

Boys track preview: Midview’s Ebersole looking for a state title … or two

Midview senior Drew Ebersole isn’t pulling any punches, but he does plan on pulling out all the stops. Ebersole knows what he wants and his goal is to win the Division I state discus title this June. “Who knows? If everything goes right, I may be able to pull off a double (discus and shot Read More…

Cavaliers’ shooters aren’t earning their paychecks

INDEPENDENCE — Daniel “Boobie” Gibson and Wally Szczerbiak are paid to make shots, but lately they haven’t been on the money — or earning it. Gibson is 5-of-24 from the field — including 2-of-13 from behind the arc — in five games since returning from a sprained ankle that caused him to miss five weeks, Read More…

Cavs notes: LeBron may sit tonight vs. Nets

INDEPENDENCE — There’s a chance LeBron James won’t play when the Cavaliers host the New Jersey Nets tonight at Quicken Loans Arena, but a final decision probably won’t be made until shortly before the 7 o’clock tipoff. James did not practice Monday or Tuesday, instead using the time to get treatment for the back spasms Read More…

Tennessee downs Stanford to win the women’s NCAA basketball title

TAMPA, Fla. — Though bruised and braced, an injured left shoulder hardly prevented Candace Parker from hoisting the championship trophy one last time. Parker scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Tennessee capture its eighth NCAA women’s basketball title with a 64-48 win over Stanford on Tuesday night. The Lady Vols also became Read More…