February 6, 2016

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High school hockey: Elyria Catholic gets by tune-up with Brooklyn

BROOKLYN — Elyria Catholic picked the right time to give one of its best efforts of the year. The Panthers got a pair of early goals from senior forward Will Gentry and two third-period goals from sophomore Drew Beck. In between it was the special teams that rose to the occasion in a 5-3 Greater Read More…

Animals, celebs, rock ‘n’ roll: Super Bowl 50 ads play it safe

NEW YORK — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will showcase Steven Tyler’s high range on “Dream On,” Budweiser is enlisting Helen Mirren to chide drunk drivers, and Audi will have an Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel not charged following Texas incident, despite ugly details emerging

Colleen Crowley, the ex-girlfriend of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, told Fort Worth, Texas, police he hit her several times in an incident last week and that she ran in and out of her apartment to get away from him. WFAA TV-8 in Dallas reported Crowley also told police Manziel threatened her by saying, “Shut up Read More…

Browns: Training camp will remain in Berea in 2016; team seeking $5M from state for practice facility in Columbus to host future camps

Browns training camp is staying in Berea. At least for another summer. A team spokesman issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the Browns will continue to host training camp at team headquarters in Berea for 2016. The Browns have been open about their desire to move training camp to a different part of the state, Read More…

Girls Basketball: Firelands withstands tough challenge from Edison

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HENRIETTA TWP. — The Edison Chargers’ resume isn’t impressive, but they gave a strong Firelands team all it could handle Thursday night. The Falcons made just enough plays down the stretch to pull out a 43-40 non-conference win over the pesky Chargers, who have only three wins. Keely Hall scored five points and had two Read More…

Super Bowl 50: Panthers aren’t just young stars, have their share of important veterans, too

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Carolina Panthers are older than you think. Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, the team’s cornerstone players, are young and still on the rise. But the surrounding cast is a bit older and the roster is filled with veterans. The Panthers had the NFL’s second-oldest team to start the season with Read More…

College Basketball: Defense lets down Buckeyes in loss to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The conversation in the locker room at halftime between Wisconsin interim coach Greg Gard and forward Nigel Hayes was brief and to the point. Stop taking outside shots and start getting to the foul line, Gard pleaded. Message received — Hayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, and Read More…

H.S. Wrestling Notes: Elyria has strong shot at 2 state titles, but Josh Lowe predicts a 2nd-place finish at individual tourney

The Elyria Pioneers will get a chance to win their first state championship since 1973 on Feb. 14 in Columbus at the Dual Team Tournament, and wrestling guru Josh Lowe is picking them to finish second at the individual state tournament in March. Lowe, who is the national high school wrestling analyst for Intermatwrestle.com, has Read More…

With signing day in the books, many top QB prospects for 2017 have made their decisions, too

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get its quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions Read More…

VIDEO: Local Magnificat athletes talk about college choices

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