April 21, 2015

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Browns ‘trade’ trio attend camp and ready to play

BEREA – In an offseason of change, their names spent the most time on the rumor mill. Braylon Edwards was headed to the Giants. Brady Quinn destined for Denver. Derek Anderson gone to whichever team needed a quarterback. Yet there they were Thursday, practicing in orange helmets under the bright Northeast Ohio sunshine as the Read More…

Division I district baseball: Elyria can’t stop top-ranked Strongsville

STRONGSVILLE – Elyria needed Strongsville ace Justin Jamison – an Ohio State signee – to show some mortality on the mound in order to stay competitive Thursday. He was mortal, but it didn`t matter. Jamison struggled with his command all game, but his offense did some damage against the Pioneers en route to an 11-3 Read More…

Division II district softball: Keystone blanks Brookside

LAGRANGE – Brookside`s softball team had a measure of momentum going when it came to town Thursday afternoon. Within the week, the Cardinals had won their first sectional championship in 15 years and the first district semifinal since who knows when. And for a time, they hung with Keystone in a Division II district final Read More…

Division III district softball: Columbia stuns No. 1 Hillsdale

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Columbia senior second baseman Christa Wodarczyk was icing her back trying to relieve some pain following the Raiders` district semifinal appearance at North Ridgeville High School After Columbia won 4-2 over Division III`s No. 1 ranked team, Hillsdale, it was that good kind of pain. “It feels great,” Wodarczyk said of playing Read More…

Track notes: Herbst overcame the odds

The school year has been a character-building one for Avon senior thrower Christina Herbst, who signed her letter of intent Thursday to attend Ashland University. First, Herbst was diagnosed with narcolepsy on Aug. 25, 2008. Second, she suffered a grade-3 right ankle sprain during volleyball season on Senior Parents Night. Herbst considered volleyball scholarships before Read More…

Tested and bested: Cavaliers lose home-court advantage vs. Magic despite 49 points from LeBron James

CLEVELAND – Dwight Howard knocked off the shot clock, then the Orlando Magic came back and knocked the Cavaliers` block off. Down 16 in the first half, Orlando fought back and defeated the Cavaliers 107-106 Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Cleveland`s LeBron James had a franchise Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Super first half turns sour on Cavs

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers were perfectly happy letting Superman fly all over the court during the first half of their Eastern Conference finals opener against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Cavs were content to let Dwight Howard get his points, rebounds and blocked shots, just as long as Howard`s supporting cast was Read More…

Division I district softball: Sito does it all as Elyria rolls over Amherst in battle of state’s top-rated teams

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Question: What do Tess Sito and Superwoman have in common? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Superwoman can`t throw 65 mph fastballs, evil drop-curves and killer riseballs. She can`t blast fence-clearing home runs, drill extra-base hits into neighboring ZIP codes and turn easy doubles into head-turning triples without slowing down at second base. On the Read More…

Wood figures it out: Indians closer starts wobbly again, but this time saves win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For a few tense moments, Kerry Wood and the Cleveland Indians seemed destined to relive the agony of the night before. Then he found his cutter. Then he located his breaking ball. And after walking the bases full in the ninth, the Cleveland closer struck out Mark Teahen and David DeJesus Read More…

District softball: Wild finish sends Brookside to final

LAGRANGE – After failing to take advantage of a Fairview error in the bottom of the eighth inning, Brookside finally capitalized on two Warrior miscues in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 4-3 win in a Division II district semifinal at LaGrange Community Park on Wednesday. With one out in the eighth, Read More…