April 1, 2015

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Cavaliers notes: Ilgauskas grateful for LeBron

CLEVELAND – Zydrunas Ilgauskas is on record as saying he probably would not be playing professional basketball in Cleveland were it not for LeBron James. The Cavaliers center, whose team hosted the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, also has credited James for rejuvenating his Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Mustangs too much for Pioneers

ELYRIA – The leadoff hitter sets the tone for his team. In a sense, that`s what happened when Strongsville`s Shawn Riley was at the plate Tuesday afternoon against Elyria at George Day Field. Riley fouled off the first pitch he saw along the first base line. Though the ball was playable, Elyria`s Seth Harshberger could Read More…

H.S. Softball: Midview’s Stone shuts out Avon

EATON TWP. – The West Shore Conference`s two undefeated teams went head to head Tuesday afternoon, featuring a matchup of two of the league`s undefeated pitchers, Midview senior Brittany Stone (5-5, 4-0 WSC), and Avon freshman Brittany Flower (11-3, 7-0). This time the senior prevailed by shutting out the Eagles, 5-0, via a seven-strikeout three-hitter. Read More…

H.S. Baseball notes: Midview’s Gunselman pitches way into record book

Cody Gunselman has gotten himself into the Ohio High School Athletic Association`s record book. Gunselman, a senior right-handed pitcher for Midview, is 21st on the list of Ohio high school players for most consecutive innings pitched without allowing a run. Gunselman achieved that earlier this season by throwing 212/3 straight innings before he allowed a Read More…

Cavaliers vs. Hawks: 5 Reasons

5 REASONS – The Cavaliers will beat the Hawks 1. LeBron James James was sensational in averaging 32.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists in a first-round sweep of Detroit, and he`s still all business as the Eastern Conference semifinals begin. As athletic as the Hawks are, they really don`t match up well with the Read More…

Cavaliers vs. Hawks: A look back at the regular season

CAVALIERS 110, HAWKS 96 Nov. 22 at Quicken Loans Arena LeBron James had 24 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in a game in which the Cavaliers led by as many as 28 and never trailed, but lacked a killer instinct and had to bring their star back in late. Mo Williams added 20 points, Read More…

Indians fight back against Blue Jays: Offense wakes up, pulls out win in 12th inning

TORONTO – Held without a hit through the first six innings Monday night, the Cleveland Indians finished with 15 and they needed all of them to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Josh Barfield singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning as Cleveland erased two deficits and survived a blown save to hold off Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Wellington in battle of state-ranked teams

COLUMBIA TWP. — The pitcher is a fill-in who has been No. 2 among Columbia’s pitchers. She was on the junior varsity a year ago. The third baseman used to be the No. 2 catcher and has been playing her new position for all of two weeks. But she recorded six assists, an unusually high Read More…

High school baseball: Brecksville shuts down Westlake’s vaunted offense, wins big Southwestern Conference game

WESTLAKE — Brecksville sophomore Mike Mancuso did not look like a sophomore when he was on the mound at Westlake High School on Monday afternoon. Mancuso threw just 92 pitches in contrast to the 156 thrown by Westlake. Though his pitch count was low, the strikeout total was not. Mancuso struck out 10, walked only Read More…

High school roundup: Midview scores one in the seventh to pull out win over Rocky River

GRAFTON — Anthony Gott’s infield single brought home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh as Midview topped Rocky River 5-4 in a West Shore Conference baseball game Monday. Midview improved to 10-8 and 6-2 in the WSC. Rocky River    020    000    2    —    4    4    2 Midview    010    210   Read More…