September 1, 2014

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High School Football: Elyria Catholic at St. Thomas Aquinas

LOUISVILLE — Elyria Catholic learned the hard way Friday night that it takes a total team effort to win. Junior quarterback Jake Kuchta’s 394-yard, four-touchdown effort wasn’t enough as the defense allowed 504 yards in a 56-49 non-league loss at St. Thomas Aquinas. The Knights showed how they went deep into the Division VI playoffs Read More…

High School Football: Elyria at Fremont Ross

FREMONT — It had been nearly 30 years since Elyria High made the hour-long trip down the turnpike to take on Fremont on the football field. It may be another 30 before the Pioneers want to go back after the non-conference opener Friday. The Pioneers had to come from 12 points down to salvage a Read More…

High School Football: Monroeville at Keystone

LAGRANGE — Keystone needed a couple of early mistakes to get going. After coughing up two fumbles on its first two possessions Friday, Keystone played flawless football the rest of the way and routed Monroeville 51-6 in non-conference action. An 82-yard punt return by C.J. Conrad got the Wildcats going toward the end of the Read More…

High School Football: Week 1 Updates and Scores

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It’s finally high school football season. Week 1 kicks off tonight, and we’ve got you covered for the area’s scores. Follow our live feed below for updates and commentary on games. Are we missing a game? Let us know by adding your own score updates into the chat. All games start at 7 p.m. unless Read More…

Indians edge White Sox, feel confident heading into big series with first-place Royals

Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a single hit by Michael Brantley against the Chicago White Sox Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — Michael Bourn and the Cleveland Indians are feeling pretty good heading into a big series with Kansas City. Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading Carlos Carrasco and the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Cleveland took two of three from scuffling Chicago and Read More…

High school volleyball: Lutheran West has Keystone’s number

Lutheran West’s Margaux Thompson has her shot blocked by Keystone’s Summer Constable and Camryn Smith during Thursday’s match at Keystone. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Twelve was a magic number for the Lutheran West Longhorns on Thursday night, thanks in large part to sophomore Margaux Thompson. First of all, that’s Thompson’s number, and she was a key factor in the Longhorns’ sweeping past Keystone 25-14, 25-21, 25-19 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover match. Thompson got the match-winning Read More…

High school football 2014: Olmsted Falls ready to get back to winning ways

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With stability up front and in the pocket, Olmsted Falls is hoping to climb out of the cellar and back into contention. The Bulldogs have 11 playoff appearances to their name — most recently in 2011 when they went 7-3 and lost in the first round. Since then, Olmsted Falls has gone 3-17, including a Read More…

High school football 2014: Lutheran West wants to take next step, make playoffs

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Lutheran West took a step forward each of the last three seasons, going 2-8 in 2011, 5-5 in 2012 and 6-4 a year ago. Next step: playoffs. At least that’s the expectation from a team that returns 13 starters and gains an experienced coach in Frank Petroff to lead them. Petroff is no stranger to Read More…

Browns offense finally clicks, does some good things in 33-13 win over Bears

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CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer and the starting offense got the touchdown drive they needed heading into the season. Johnny Manziel was a mixed bag of magic and misses — exactly what the sparse crowd came to see. Mike Pettine got his first win as a head coach since 2001, when he was stalking the sidelines Read More…

Browns Notes: Josh Gordon’s flirtation with CFL ends quickly

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CLEVELAND — Oh, Canada. Josh Gordon hardly knew ye. Gordon, Cleveland’s All-Pro receiver, was weighing his options Thursday, a day after the NFL upheld the indefinite suspension that will sideline him for the 2014 season. He considered playing in the Canadian Football League, according to a league source, but quickly found out that wasn’t possible. Read More…