November 28, 2014

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Football, cross country players of the week

FOOTBALL Marquis Harrell, Avon YEAR: Senior HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 200 POSITION: RB LAST WEEK: Harrell rushed 22 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns during the Eagles’ 45-6 victory over Bay last Friday night. He also caught one pass for 51 yards. OTHER SPORTS: Basketball (shooting guard) and baseball PARENTS: Phillip and Rena Harrell BIO: Read More…

World Series: Phillies win suspended Game 5 to clinch

 PHILADELPHIA — From losingest team to longest game, the Philadelphia Phillies are World Series champions. Strange as that sounds. Strange as it was. Brad Lidge and the Phillies finished off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-inning sprint Wednesday night to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started. Left in Read More…

Girls Division I regional soccer: Westlake downed by Strongsville

 BAY VILLAGE — Two of Westlake’s starting defenders were ill most of Wednesday. It didn’t show, but it didn’t help. Despite an eye-opening performance by Westlake goalkeeper Stephanie Poeppelman and the four defenders in front of her, soccer power Strongsville eliminated the Demons, 2-0, in a Division I regional semifinal at Bay High’s Memorial Stadium. Read More…

Browns: NT Rogers surprising critics so far

 BEREA — Shaun Rogers’ play at nose tackle has been dominant, capped by a one-man-wrecking-crew performance Sunday in a 23-17 win over Jacksonville. Just as impressive — and surprising to his critics in Detroit — has been Rogers’ presence on the practice field, in meetings and in the locker room. According to his coach and Read More…

Browns notes: Cutting down on the penalties

 BEREA — Yellow is not one of the Browns’ official colors, but it was all over the field earlier this season in the form of penalty flags. Cleveland was whistled for an NFL-high 47 infractions in its first five games — ringing up either nine or 10 penalties in each contest — before straightening out Read More…

Cavaliers: Home schedule starts tonight

 INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers have another opener tonight, this one of the home variety. After losing their first game of the season 90-85 to the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics on Tuesday at TD Banknorth Garden, the Cavaliers return home to host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at 7 o’clock at Quicken Loans Arena. It will Read More…

Girls Division II regional soccer: Avon’s season ends in semis again

 LYNDHURST — Avon’s second straight trip to a Division II regional semifinal unfortunately had the same result — a loss and a long ride back home to Lorain County. Senior midfielder Lee Bachouros scored three goals to lead defending state champion Hathaway Brown to a 4-2 win over the Eagles on Wednesday night at Brush Read More…

Volleyball: Falls’ Whyte made the right choice, now leads Bulldogs to regional semis

 OLMSTED FALLS — Lauren Whyte is no Wayne Newton, or at least one coach at Olmsted Falls High School thought so. That coach didn’t want her to perform in Las Vegas. Whyte is a 6-foot-1 outside hitter for the Bulldogs. She will have herself four letters in volleyball when the season is over, which Whyte Read More…

Cross country notes: EC’s Coolidge leading Panthers to state

 Elyria Catholic junior Marty Coolidge understands he’s got a pretty big fight on his hands, but he’s definitely one of the top contenders for the Division II state cross country meet on Saturday at Scioto Downs. If Coolidge comes through, he’ll be among a very select group of runners from this area. Lorain County has Read More…

Celtics 90, Cavaliers 85: Cavs fall to defending champs on opening night

BOSTON — Banner No. 17 is up in the rafters, and win No. 1 is in the books. NBA finals MVP Paul Pierce scored 27 points and the defending champion Boston Celtics followed an emotional ring ceremony and banner-raising with a 90-85 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. LeBron James scored 22, but Read More…