September 3, 2015

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Browns Notes: WR Terrelle Pryor frustrated by missed time, but has “burning desire” to play in preseason

BEREA — Receiver Terrelle Pryor’s lingering hamstring injury cost him precious time on the field and with his son. His frustration was obvious as he talked to reporters Thursday, but he said it hasn’t gotten the best of him. “It’s making me, not angry, but I have that burning desire like I want to get Read More…

VIDEO: Alcorn, Bennett, Bishop talk high school football

Tim Alcorn of WEOL 930 AM talks with the Chronicle’s Shaun Bennett and Bruce Bishop at Cork’s and Stubby’s in Amherst about the upcoming high school football season.

High School Football 2015: Speed, smarts make North Ridgeville’s McCall a man apart

North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall (with ball) is striving to reach new heights this season, but knows he’ll need the help and support of his teammates. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Demario McCall breaks off the line and the opposing defensive back begins to backpedal. The quarterback drops back, passes and — with the football just a few feet from the QB’s hand and with the cornerback locked on McCall’s hip — the superstar North Ridgeville senior yells out, “Touchdown.” The advanced warning doesn’t matter. The Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel won’t play in final 2 preseason games as he battles elbow soreness

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over at the halfway point. Manziel didn’t throw for the fourth straight day Thursday with a sore right elbow. Coach Mike Pettine ruled him out for the game at Tampa Bay on Saturday and the finale Thursday in Chicago. “Just given the short week and not wanting to put Read More…

With eye toward future, college athletes seeking trademarks

BOSTON — Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans. The NCAA generally forbids its players from cashing in on their athletic success, but by gaining legal ownership of phrases tied to their personal brands, players can pave the Read More…

Indians beat Brewers, end interleague season in style

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CLEVELAND — Interleague season is over for the Indians, and it couldn’t have ended any better. Cleveland built an early lead with five runs over the first four innings Wednesday, and then hung on for a 6-2 victory over Milwaukee on a chilly, rainy night at Progressive Field. The win, the Indians’ 11th in the Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel may be shut down for week with sore elbow; team discussing adding QB

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s right elbow is still barking. So he still isn’t throwing. Which is troubling for a quarterback. Manziel made a couple of soft tosses with his left hand during warm-ups and handed off with the right. But that was the extent of his action Wednesday afternoon during the half-hour of practice open Read More…

High school volleyball: Freshman setter Megan Spencer gets call, leads Elyria Catholic past Brookside in season opener

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SHEFFIELD — Welcome to the big time, kid. Elyria Catholic freshman setter Megan Spencer, forced into action when junior starter Lauren Evans was injured last week, ran the show like a pro Wednesday night as the Panthers downed Brookside 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 in their season opener. Spencer had 31 assists in helping first-year coach Mary Read More…

High school volleyball: Katie Edgington and Lexi Lombardo ready to lead Olmsted Falls as it faces new challenges

Olmsted Falls seniors Katie Edgington and Lexi Lombardo were key components in a special season last year as coach Dawn Moses led the Bulldogs to the Southwestern Conference title in her 19th and final season. But Moses and 11 seniors from that team are gone, making Edgington and Lombardo even bigger cogs this year in Read More…

High school football 2015: Vermilion wants to win …. now

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VERMILION — The Vermilion Sailors are in the final season of independent purgatory. After the 2012 season, the Sailors left the West Shore Conference and began a two-year period of long trips, unfamiliar opponents and desperate scheduling. With no conference schedule to play, Vermilion had to scramble to fill its 10-game slate the last two Read More…