July 30, 2015

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Little League Softball: Elyria East Junior All-Stars start regional tourney with pair of wins

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — The Elyria East Little League Junior All-Stars got off to a perfect start Saturday in the regional tournament. Elyria beat Indiana 7-0 in the opener, then topped Michigan 4-0. April Howser pitched both games, allowing a total of seven hits. Elyria scored quickly vs. Indiana when Lexi Reinhardt singled up the Read More…

Hot Stove: Lorain County has strong showing in state semifinals; Sheffield Venom loses after protest

ALLIANCE — Lorain County will be well-represented in today’s Hot Stove state championships, but one of its semifinal winners will remain at home after a substitution protest was upheld by officials at the tournament. Sheffield Venom had just celebrated a nice 8-3 win over the highly rated Promos Unlimited from Sebring West Branch to earn Read More…

Indians Notes: Jason Kipnis out of lineup with stiff neck and Chicago’s Chris Sale on the mound

CLEVELAND — The combination of a stiff neck and top-shelf left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox kept All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis out of the lineup for the Indians on Saturday night. Manager Terry Francona emphasized that the ailment is not serious and that Kipnis would be back at second for Read More…

Indians bats let down Corey Kluber again in loss to White Sox

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber is most likely one of the few untouchable players on the Indians roster as the trading deadline approaches — whether he likes it or not. Once again, Kluber, the American League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner, pitched well enough to win. And, once again, he didn’t, with Cleveland getting blanked 6-0 Read More…

Wrestling: Elyria High’s Kevin Vough uses his loss in Greco-Roman to fuel his run to the freestyle national final

FARGO, N.D. — Wrestlers at the Junior Freestyle Nationals found out what happens when Kevin Vough gets mad. It’s a safe bet none of the five wrestlers he beat on his way to the final will forget just how dominant the Elyria junior can be. And some of that happened because of what went down Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel works with Jon Gruden as training camp approaches

Johnny Manziel had a famous tutor as he prepared for his second training camp with the Browns. Manziel worked a few days this week with former NFL coach Jon Gruden in Tampa, Fla., a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Friday. Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com was first to report the sessions. Gruden is the Read More…

Hot Stove Baseball: Youngsters leading way to state

If the state semifinal brackets of the Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League tournament are any indication, the future of baseball is bright in Lorain County. Twelve local teams, including four in classes I, H and HH, which comprise the youngest players in the tournament, will take the field today at Butler-Rodman Park in Alliance with Read More…

Todd Kibby, Jose Barraza lead Crushers past Beach Bums

AVON — Two droughts came to an end Friday night for the Lake Erie Crushers in a 6-5 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums. Jose Barraza’s grand slam in the bottom of the fourth — his first home run of the season — was the first home run at All Pro Freight Stadium for Read More…

Indians notes: General manager Chris Antonetti willing to listen to offers, but maintains he still believes in roster

CLEVELAND — Indians general manager Chris Antonetti met with reporters prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox and reaffirmed his trading deadline stance. Antonetti said he is not motivated to deal any of Cleveland’s starting pitchers, but is willing to listen to offers. The offers, however, would have to be overwhelming in order to Read More…

Don’t call it a comeback: Gymnast Douglas on schedule for return

COLUMBUS — Gabby Douglas is exasperated. Again and again and again the defending women’s Olympic all-around champion emphatically slaps her right hand on one of the picnic tables that sit just past the front desk at Buckeye Gymnastics, the latest home in her nomadic career. The 19-year-old isn’t angry, exactly. She’s just over the skepticism surrounding Read More…