September 18, 2014


Volleyball: Avon continues successful ways against Midview

Avon’s Elizabeth Zollos serves Tuesday during a sweep of West Shore Conference rival Midview. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — The Avon Eagles are soaring. Avon ran its overall record to 10-1, while improving to 7-0 in the West Shore Conference, with a three-game sweep — 25-12, 25-23, 25-19 — at Midview’s Kubuski Gym on Tuesday night. To Midview’s credit, after being routed in the opening game it rallied to make the Read More…

Kluber strikes out career-high 14 as Indians end four-game skid

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning Tuesday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Kluber (16-9) allowed one run and seven hits to earn his third straight win. His previous high for strikeouts was 13 against the Read More…

Petrak analysis: Browns offensive coordinator Shanahan deserves some credit

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan talks with quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer during a preseason game. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

The Browns have scored 53 points through two games. It’s the highest two-game total to open a year since 2007, when they scored 51 in Week 2. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan deserves more credit than he’s getting. And, yes, I know six of the points came on Tashaun Gipson’s interception return for a touchdown. The Read More…

LeBron James unveils new Nike shoe

LeBron James introduces the LeBron 12 shoe at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.,Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

BEAVERTON, Ore. — LeBron James had some business to take care of before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was at Nike’s corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe — the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs. “I Read More…

Volleyball: Maple Heights beats Lorain in battle for LEL lead

Lorain’s Raegan Osko hits the ball past Maple Heights’ Taylor Brown during the Titans’ loss to the Mustangs on Tuesday night. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — First place in the Lake Erie League left Lorain and headed east as Maple Heights used a strong game at the net and benefited by a ton of Titans unforced errors in winning 22-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-23 to remain unbeaten in league play. Of the 97 points scored by Maple Heights on Tuesday Read More…

Lake Ridge’s Szabo takes third in first cross country meet

ELYRIA TWP. — Lake Ridge Academy cross country coach Keeon Gregory is also the college admissions counselor at the preparatory school in North Ridgeville, and he wanted to get his message across to Royals’ junior Gwen Szabo. Szabo, a soccer player at Lake Ridge, is a 4.0-plus student with college aspirations … and Gregory wants Read More…

Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DWI

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon keeps making news, even though he’s not anywhere near a football field. The Browns’ All-Pro receiver pleaded guilty Tuesday to a DWI charge in North Carolina through his attorney, the Wake County Clerk of Court confirmed to He received 12 months unsupervised probation and owes $290 in court costs and a $100 Read More…

Boys soccer: Amherst dominates on way to first win

Elyria’s Carlos Lopez, left, and Amherst’s Mitchell Snowden fight for the ball during Monday’s game at Pioneer Field. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Senior Mitchell Snowden’s rare goal from 45 yards would have been enough for Amherst’s first soccer win of the season Monday afternoon. But the Comets (1-6-1) got two more goals from Snowden’s sophomore brother Jacob, single scores by Ryan Sturgeon and Joe Pritchard and an own goal by Elyria on their way to Read More…

Hope fading fast for Indians after loss to Astros drops them 6 games back in hunt for second wild card

Cleveland Indians shortstop Jose Ramirez fields an infield hit by Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday in Houston. Marisnick was safe at first with a single. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON — The Cleveland Indians’ wild-card hopes took another hit Monday night with their fourth straight loss. Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory. The Indians know they have to figure out a way to get back on Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine gets emotional with family after 1st win

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine celebrates after a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The reality of his first win as an NFL head coach hit Mike Pettine a few steps into the tunnel from the field to the locker room. His teenage son, Ryan, and college daughter, Megan, ran up to him like he had spent the last two years overseas and gave him giant hugs, Read More…