September 19, 2014

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Girls soccer: Early goal holds up for Westlake in 1-0 win over Avon Lake

WESTLAKE — If soccer fans had known a few minutes after 7 what they knew at 8:40 Wednesday night, they could have gone in out of the rain. It was in the ninth minute of a big Southwestern Conference match when Westlake’s Kristie Prendergast scored with an assist from A.J. Suever. The goal held up Read More…

High school roundup: Wellington stages comeback, dumps Buckeye in boys soccer

MALLET CREEK — Wellington erased a 3-0 halftime deficit and dominated the second half for a 5-3 victory over Buckeye in a Patriot Athletic Conference game Wednesday. A.J. Hyde scored three goals and assisted on the other two for Wellington (1-1-1, 1-0 PAC), which scored its first goal only seconds after the second-half kickoff. GOALS: Read More…

Indians 10, Tigers 4: Lee wins 19th in Tribe’s ninth straight victory

  DETROIT — Cliff Lee has been pitching well all season. Now the rest of the Cleveland Indians are performing as well as their ace. Lee earned his American League-leading 19th win and Ben Francisco hit two home runs in the Cleveland Indians’ ninth straight victory, 10-4 over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Jamey Carroll Read More…

High school volleyball: EC rolls in season opener

 ELYRIA — If Tuesday’s opening of the 2008 Elyria Catholic volleyball season is any indication of what’s in store this fall, the Panthers could be headed for big things. Coach Kim Watson’s team demolished visiting Bedford Chanel in three games, 25-9, 25-14 and 25-14, in a North Coast League match at the Coliseum. EC’s effort Read More…

Browns: Backup safties stepping into starting roles

 BEREA — No one will ever accuse Mike Adams and Nick Sorensen of lacking confidence, but that isn’t a bad thing considering their current situation. The unheralded and largely unproven safeties have been thrust into the Browns’ starting lineup due to injuries, giving them a golden opportunity they have long been looking for. “We could Read More…

Browns notes: Anderson takes field for a bit

 BEREA — As has become the norm this season, the Browns got some good news and some bad on the health front Tuesday. First, the good news. Starting quarterback Derek Anderson returned to the practice field — albeit in a very limited manner — for the first time since suffering a concussion on Aug. 18 Read More…

Ohio State: Heralded QB Pryor third on depth chart

 COLUMBUS — The most talked-about player on Ohio State has never played a down in scarlet and gray and won’t start in the season opener on Saturday against Youngstown State. Terrelle Pryor, acclaimed as the top quarterback recruit in the country last winter, is listed as No. 3 on the Buckeyes’ depth chart behind starter Read More…

Tennis: Ivanovic avoids upset at U.S. Open; Williams sisters and Federer advance

 NEW YORK — Ana Ivanovic raised her racket, ready for an easy overhead slam in what was shaping up as an easy match. Then she somehow spiked the ball right into the net from just a few feet away. Out of whack lately because of an injured right thumb, the world No. 1 was suddenly Read More…

High school roundup: Avon spikes Fairview in volleyball win

 FAIRVIEW PARK — Sarah Ladegaard’s 15 kills and Paige Matisak’s five aces helped Avon pull out a five-game victory over Fairview in a West Shore Conference match Tuesday. Kenzie Berkheimer had 28 assists and Lindsay Koehler had 13 digs for Avon (1-1, 1-0 WSC). Fairview (0-1, 0-1 WSC) was led by Jackie Compton with 15 Read More…

Baseball notes: Instant replay will debut Thursday

 Umpires will be allowed to check video on home run calls starting Thursday after Major League Baseball, guardian of America’s most traditional sport, reversed its decades-long opposition to instant replay. “Like everything else in life, there are times that you have to make an adjustment,” baseball commissioner Bud Selig said following Tuesday’s announcement. “My opposition Read More…