July 1, 2016

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Browns: Rubin impressive in place of Rogers

Alex Mack is the world’s foremost expert on Ahtyba Rubin. Mack, the Browns center, has spent more than a year facemask to facemask and chest to chest with Rubin, Cleveland’s nose tackle. So when Mack speaks, he should get the E.F. Hutton treatment. “The man’s an anvil,” Mack said. “He’s hard to move out of Read More…

Boys soccer: Second-half surge lifts Middies to win

LORAIN — Midview threw Lorain a curve on Monday afternoon. The curveball came 12 minutes into the second half. It was delievered courtesy of the right foot of Ryan Beckloff, who hooked a corner kick behind Lorain goalkeeper Storm Ferguson and into the southeast side of the goal. That goal broke a 3-all tie and Read More…

High school cross country: Buckeye wins PAC preview

CARLISLE TWP. — The Black River boys cross country team came in to this season as the favorites to repeat as Patriot Athletic Conference champions. Keystone sophomore Brittany Gates was the favorite to repeat as the girls PAC individual champion following her standout freshman year. They may have to be on the lookout for a Read More…

Browns: Bruising RB Hillis impressing

BEREA — Browns running back Peyton Hillis got off to a slow start at training camp, but he’s more than caught up to his competition now. The third-year pro, who had been hobbled by a strained groin, was Cleveland’s top offensive performer Saturday in its 19-17 preseason loss to the St. Louis Rams. Hillis rushed Read More…

Browns notes: Team will practice outdoors after poor effort in rain-filled preseason loss

BEREA — The Browns did such a poor job dealing with the elements on Saturday night, they’ll be practicing in them for the foreseeable future. Coach Eric Mangini said Sunday that he will hold all of the team’s upcoming workouts outside, regardless of the weather, in order to better prepare his players for inclement conditions. Read More…

Tigers 8, Indians 1: Detroit completes sweep of Tribe

DETROIT — Will Rhymes gave yet another reason why the Detroit Tigers should be happy about their prospects for the future. One day after Austin Jackson and Brennan Boesch became the first pair of Detroit rookies to reach 100 hits in a season since Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell, it was Rhymes’ turn to take Read More…

Girls tennis 2010: Lorain resident Hromada making senior swan song for Magnificat

Madison Hromada had big goals in girls tennis when she enrolled at Magnificat four years ago. An undefeated regular season as a freshman, along with a key role in leading the Blue Streaks to the team state championship in 2007, made it seem like the sky was the limit for the Lorain resident, who attended Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2010: Pay-to-pay hasn’t derailed North Olmsted’s optimism

NORTH OLMSTED — Don’t count out North Olmsted just yet. “Football is a funny sport,” North Olmsted coach Mike Ptacek said. “You never know what’s going to happen from one year to the next, or even one game to the next. You prepare and you hope things go your way.” When Ptacek said “funny,” he Read More…

Ohio State: Moeller returning to old self

COLUMBUS — Tyler Moeller has always been a vicious hitter. Then he took a vicious hit in a Florida bar and his world was flipped upside down. Now after a troubling year of doubt and questions, he’s back practicing at Ohio State, hitting others with the same passion he did before a sucker punch nearly Read More…

Rams 19, Browns 17: A sloppy night for Browns in defeat

CLEVELAND — The Browns and Rams combined to win six games in 2009. The downpour started Saturday hours before kickoff and never let up. Sheets of rain blew in off the lake and swirled among the empty orange seats. The second game of the preseason had all the makings of a sloppy mess. It didn’t Read More…