November 26, 2014


Browns expecting wide receiver Josh Gordon’s return to generate new opportunities for offense

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason game. Gordon's 10-game suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's drug policy is set to end Monday, when the Pro Bowler will be allowed to rejoin his teammates after being exiled since September. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

ATLANTA — Brian Hoyer may not recognize what he sees when he gets to the line of scrimmage today inside the Georgia Dome. It’s called space. After a season of eight and nine defenders packing the box to stuff the run, Hoyer will have to lift his head to find the safeties. They’ll be well Read More…

Midview’s season comes to a crushing close


BRUNSWICK — The magical run felt like it might never end for the Midview Middies, but their hopes disappeared quickly Friday night as unbeaten Nordonia scored early and often en route to a 52-14 victory in the Division II, Region 4 championship. Knights senior quarterback David Murray threw for 305 yards and six touchdowns — Read More…

Midview meets its match in regional final loss to undefeated Nordonia

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE After a loss to Nordonia High School, the Middies walked off the field sadly as their perfect season just came to an end on Friday night, Nov. 21. Junior offensive lineman Jacob Hack (5) hugs junior safety Noah Pragg (31) after the game final.

BRUNSWICK — Not much could be said. Not much could be done. Midview’s best football season ended Friday night at the hands of the talented Nordonia Knights, who handed the Middies a 52-14 defeat in the Division II, Region 4, final and stopped their quest for a first trip to the Final Four. Midview finished Read More…

Middies won’t be down long: Returning talent should keep Midview rolling

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE After a loss to Nordonia High School, the Middies walked off the field sadly as their perfect season just came to an end on Friday night, Nov. 21. Senior free safety Cole Franks (17) comforts senior linebacker Brett Zupancic (42) after the loss.

BRUNSWICK — Midview’s trip to the Division II, Region 4, championship game didn’t go as planned Friday night. Nordonia saw to that with a thorough 52-14 defeat. But with a number of sophomores and juniors playing integral roles for the Middies, they look to be in position for sustained success over the next couple of Read More…

Shaun Bennett: Midview’s high-powered offense suffers rare off night

Nordonia's Connor Olczakle, left, and Justice Alexander, right, sack quarterback Dustin Crum of Midview. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

There was a long list of things that went wrong for Midview during its Division II regional championship showdown with Nordonia on Friday night, but sitting at No. 1 was the Middies offense. That seems like a stretch when the team surrendered 52 points and gave up 537 yards of total offense during the 52-14 Read More…

Lack of hustle proves costly to Cavaliers in loss to Wizards

Washington Wizards guard John Wall dunks in front of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving Friday in Washington. Wall had 28 points. The Wizards won 91-78. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers went the final nine minutes without scoring a field Read More…

Browns TE Jordan Cameron returns to practice, but ruled out for Sunday’s game in Atlanta

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is helped off the field after an injury against the Oakland Raiders. Cameron is practicing for the first time in four weeks after missing the past three games due to a concussion. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is confident about his football future, even after suffering three concussions in the last 23 months. The Pro Bowl performer returned to practice Friday, albeit on a limited basis, for the first time since absorbing a head shot from Raiders safety Brandian Ross on Oct. 26. “If I Read More…

College football: Ohio State defense wants to keep hard-running Indiana QB Tevin Coleman under wraps

COLUMBUS — The defensive players for No. 7 Ohio State are setting a goal which goes far beyond just winning a game. The Buckeyes also want to prove a point. Tevin Coleman, the nation’s No. 2 rusher, is averaging 168 rushing yards per game and an astounding 7.84 yards per carry this season for Indiana Read More…

Live Feed: Regional football final, Midview vs. Nordonia


In a battle of unbeatens, No. 1 Midview (12-0) plays No. 2 Nordonia (12-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday Judy Kirsch Field at AutoMart Stadium, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick, in the Division II Regional Final. The winner will advance to the Division II state semifinal on Nov. 28. You can listen to the broadcast of the game on Read More…

Midview’s Logan Bolin putting up big numbers on both sides of the ball


When the Midview Middies need a big play on offense they often look to junior wide receiver Logan Bolin. When they need an opposing player shut down with a big defensive effort, Bolin’s number is usually called. When they need someone to help out on special teams … you get the idea. “Logan’s a playmaker Read More…