March 27, 2015

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Amherst’s Alexis Szivan to run track, cross country at Miami of Ohio

The process was a bit stressful, but Alexis Szivan knew what she was looking for in a Division I university when it came to her education and athletic career. That’s why the Amherst senior pegged Miami of Ohio as just the right fit. The four-time All-Ohio and eight-time Division I state qualifier in cross country Read More…

Girls basketball: Elyria Catholic’s Riley Schill and Columbia’s Alison Schafer pick up third-team All-Ohio honors

Elyria Catholic’s Riley Schill and Columbia’s Alison Schafer have a lot in common. Both are junior guards who were their team’s best scorer, top 3-point shooter and emotional leader. Now they’re both third-team All-Ohio selections, as well. Schafer earned her spot on The Associated Press’ Division IV team by averaging 19.8 points and having one Read More…

Risk not worth it: 49ers LB Chris Borland retires after one season because of concerns about long-term head trauma

SAN FRANCISCO — Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind. So now, after one stellar rookie season, he is retiring at age 24. The 49ers announced his decision Monday night, without offering specifics. Read More…

College basketball: Dayton not feeling so comfortable at home

DAYTON — The NCAA Tournament has a home team for the first time in 28 years. And the Dayton Flyers aren’t exactly all revved up about it. Partly, it’s because they’d rather have skipped the First Four. Mostly, it’s because a long home-court winning streak can be a burden at this time of the season. Read More…

Heat 106, Cavaliers 92: LeBron James’ latest return to Miami ends with another loss

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade’s top offensive highlight of the night led to no points. Didn’t matter. The Miami Heat had more than enough. Wade scored 21 of his 32 points in the first half, Goran Dragic added 20 points and nine assists, and Miami handed LeBron James another loss on his former home floor with Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain’s run to 25-0 causes flashback to 1988 Admiral King team that won regional title

After Lorain High School defeated St. Ignatius in their District Championship game, senior Rashod Berry (3) hugged senior Devon Andrews (5). (KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE)

Lorain is 25-0, ranked No. 2 in the state and will meet tournament-tested St. Edward on Wednesday at the University of Akron in the regional. So the comparisons are only natural. Sounds a lot like the 1988 Admiral King team. Back then, Mitch Gillam had Admiral King on top of the basketball world in Northeast Read More…

Browns bolster defense with signings of CB Tramon Williams, DL Randy Starks

The Browns had a good defense in 2014, ranking ninth in scoring but 23rd in yardage. They added a pair of pieces Monday, as coach Mike Pettine and coordinator Jim O’Neil try to take the next step toward dominance in their second season. Cornerback Tramon Williams, who turned 32 Monday, signed a three-year deal reportedly Read More…

Girls Basketball: Olmsted Falls’ Kerri Gasper, Keystone’s McKenah Peters named to All-Ohio 2nd team

For Olmsted Falls senior Kerri Gasper, earning a spot on the Division I All-Ohio second team was the capstone to a tremendous high school career. Keystone sophomore McKenah Peters is hoping her inclusion on the Division II All-Ohio second team will be a steppingstone to even bigger and better things. Gasper and Peters led the Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Some matchups to dream about for the weekend, beginning with Wichita State vs. Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall may finally get his wish. Marshall has been trying for years to schedule a game against Kansas, the basketball powerhouse just a couple hours’ drive from the Shockers’ campus. The Jayhawks have balked, insisting they have nothing to gain from a series against the Missouri Valley Read More…

College Swimming and Diving Notes: Amherst graduate Tyler Moore repeats as OAC’s top swimmer for Mount Union

Tyler Moore set three school records and a conference record as a freshman at the 2014 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships. He topped that this year. The Amherst graduate followed up that impressive debut by defending his OAC Swimmer of the Year award with three individual titles. He broke his conference record in the 100 breaststroke Read More…