March 3, 2015

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Browns: Mangini hires five assistants

BEREA — Eric Mangini is turning Browns headquarters into Jets west. The new Browns coach announced the hiring of five assistants Thursday, four of whom worked under Mangini during his three-year stint as Jets coach. Defensive line coach Bryan Cox, defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, defensive quality control coach Andy Dickerson and assistant strength and Read More…

A milestone night: Clearview’s Bill notches 100th career win as Clippers, Wellington go 2-0 in PAC quadrangular

ROCKY RIVER — He’s a man of few words and many wins. That might be the best way to describe Adam Bill, Clearview’s 130-pound wrestler. After winning his first match in Thursday’s Patriot Athletic Conference quad over host Lutheran West, Bill reached 100 career victories. He finished the night with a 12-4 victory over Black Read More…

High school wrestling notes: Area competitors get the Lowe-down on their state tournament chances

If you’ve checked out the many wrestling sites on the Web, then you are probably familiar with the work of Josh “Bucksman” Lowe, who has a strong grasp of all three Ohio divisions of high school wrestling and has recently released his rankings on Yappi.com. Lowe’s projections list three area state champions — Southview’s Uland Read More…

Boys basketball notes: Clearview starting to live up to those lofty preseason expectations

They are who he thought they were. Before the season began, Clearview was projected to be one of the stronger teams in the area. Those expectations appeared spot on after a 3-1 start to the season. However, a 1-2 stretch that included losses to perennial basketball powers Lutheran West and Keystone, tempered things a bit. Read More…

Girls basketball notes: Oberlin exchange students catching on to this game called basketball

Team handball is not like the handball we know, and who knew about something called netball? Team handball is not a game in which two players compete by bashing a little rubber ball off walls with their sore and swollen hands. It’s known as European or Olympic handball and someone described it the other day Read More…

Doubly dynamic: LeBron James and Mo Williams combine for 67 points as Cavaliers get big road win in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — The road was a bit smoother for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Portland. After losing four of their past five road games, the Cavaliers held off the Trail Blazers 104-98 on Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. LeBron James had 34 points and 14 assists, while Mo Williams added a season-high 33 points, Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria delivers in fourth quarter, hits clutch shots to outlast Magnificat

ELYRIA — It was the kind of basketball game you expect from Elyria and Magnificat — physical, competitive and close. The Pioneers’ clutch fourth-quarter shooting finally made the difference in a 54-47 non-conference win  Wednesday night. The game was up for grabs until Elyria guards Cynthia Woodard and Kourtney Schweitzer hit the team’s only two Read More…

Hockey: Strong final period lifts Elyria Catholic past Amherst

ELYRIA — Amherst outshot Elyria Catholic all night, except when it mattered most. The Panthers defeated the Comets 2-1 Wednesday night at North Park with a strong showing in the third period. Heading into the final period, Amherst held a 16-10 edge in shots on goal, but didn’t register a shot from the 6:30 mark Read More…

Browns coach Mangini says Kokinis moving closer to GM job

CLEVELAND — Browns coach Eric Mangini was encouraged by two days of meetings with Baltimore Ravens pro personnel director George Kokinis and indicated his longtime friend will soon be Cleveland’s new general manager. Kokinis, the leading candidate to take over as Browns GM, spoke with team owner Randy Lerner on Wednesday and could be days Read More…

Browns lay off more than a dozen employees

CLEVELAND — Feeling the pinch because of the country’s economic downturn, the Cleveland Browns have laid off more than a dozen people in the past two days. On Wednesday, the club released a member of its media relations staff, one of the club’s Web site writers and members of the operations team. Other layoffs included Read More…