September 3, 2015

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High school boys cross country 2015: Making state is great, but Black River senior Tanner Hawley wants more this year

Black River senior Tanner Hawley, a two-time Division III state qualifier, runs on Aug. 5.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Tanner Hawley rarely minces his words. The Black River senior has made it to state in cross country twice and knows what he wants this season. “My goal is to do way better at state than I have the last two years,” Hawley said. “I was pretty disappointed with my performance after the conference meet. Read More…

Cubs’ Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn’t too big to wear his PJs. He threw the second no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta was lights-out on the mound, striking out a season-high 12. He looked Read More…

How fitting: Yan Gomes hits his first major league grand slam on Yan Gomes jersey night as Indians pound Angels 8-3

CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes jersey night turned into an evening the Indians’ starting catcher will never forget. Gomes blasted his first big league grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs Saturday, powering the Tribe to an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Cleveland scored five times in the eighth inning off former Read More…

Browns make life tough on Jameis Winston, bash Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. — The Cleveland Browns were a tough matchup for Jameis Winston. The first overall pick in this year’s draft struggled during Tampa Bay’s 31-7 preseason loss Saturday night, sacked four times and intercepted once by a Browns defense that’s as healthy as it’s been since training camp began with Pro Bowlers Joe Haden Read More…

Travers Stakes: Keen Ice ends American Pharoah’s reign

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer. He had every reason to be. Now, American Pharoah may have run his last race. The track lived up to its Read More…

High school girls cross country 2015: Keystone’s Shannon Wargo ready to make run at making state three years in a row

Keystone's Shannon Wargo runs during a recent practice. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

Shannon Wargo is thrilled about this cross country season for one simple reason: she’s healthy. That’s key for the Keystone senior, who despite starting the last two seasons following significant layoffs due to injury, still managed to qualify to the Division II state meet both years. Last year her offseason was affected when she twisted Read More…

Girls soccer: Westlake hangs tough with mighty Medina

MEDINA — If there were any fans questioning the new breed of Westlake girls soccer players, Saturday showed them the kids are all right. The Demons, who have nine sophomores on the roster and five underclassmen starters, hung with Medina every step of the way before losing 3-2. That would be the Medina Bees (2-0), Read More…

Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Columbia makes declaration over Independence

  COLUMBIA STATION — Firsts are often very important. The first debate in an election. A first date. The first pitch in an at-bat. The first game of a new season. Firsts can set the tone for what is to follow and establish a standard. And if the tone set by the Columbia Raiders on Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sopko throws all over Strongsville in Avon win

STRONGSVILLE — Someone had to fill the void in Avon’s high-powered passing offense created by wide receiver Zack Torbert’s graduation. That someone looks like Darrin Davis. Davis caught five passes for 94 yards while Jake Sopko had a near-perfect night with 302 yards on 27-of-40 passing, and Avon rolled to a 41-24 victory over Strongsville Read More…