October 22, 2014

Medina
Mostly cloudy
48°F

Crossbows recovered from Granger house

GRANGER TWP. — Sheriff’s detectives reported finding a variety of stolen items — including crossbows and construction equipment — in a township home Thursday. Jack C. Smith, 42, of 1961 Granger Road, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property after sheriff’s deputies, Medina Township police and Louisville police raided his home Thursday afternoon. Smith Read More…

Ray Horton hired as Browns defensive coordinator

BEREA — Ray Horton had been on the Browns’ radar for weeks. He’s now on their coaching staff. Horton, 52, was hired Friday as defensive coordinator. He spent the last two years as the Cardinals’ coordinator and interviewed earlier this month for the head coaching jobs with the Browns, Cardinals and Bills. The Browns hired Read More…

Bad memories hang over hire

  Michael Lombardi made quite an impression on Browns fans during his first stint with the franchise — and it wasn’t a good one. Cleveland’s new vice president of player personnel displayed unabashed arrogance, a confrontational demeanor, and alienated almost everyone that he crossed paths with from 1987 to 1995. With that onerous stench hanging Read More…

Lombardi is back with Browns

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Michael Lombardi began to hear the negative reaction almost as soon as his name was publicly connected with the Browns. Which quickly followed news of Joe Banner’s impending arrival as CEO. The Cleveland fans remembered Lombardi, not so fondly, from his nine years (1987-95) under former owner Art Read More…

Grizzlies not totally satisfied

Firestone at Wadsworth Boys Basketball

Rick Noland The Gazette WADSWORTH — It was the classic case of the winning coach wanting more and the losing one finding positives. The Wadsworth boys basketball team defeated Cloverleaf 62-47 Friday in Suburban League action, but the Grizzlies had some flat spots as the Colts kept the score respectable all night. “We’re going to Read More…

Bulldogs too hot to handle for Hornets

Chad Grant The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — There was no stopping the Green boys basketball team Friday night, as the hot-shooting Bulldogs thumped Highland 66-45 in a Suburban League matchup. With both teams going shot for shot in the opening quarter, Green (12-1, 7-1) went white hot in the second quarter, making 9-of-11 from the Read More…

Blue Devils give Mentor a test

Brian Dulik The Gazette MENTOR — Brunswick’s boys basketball team outshot and outrebounded powerful Mentor on Friday night. The Blue Devils’ shaky ballhandling, however, prevented them from pulling off a road upset. Brunswick point guard Kyle Wheeler scored 22 points and shooting guard Zach Parker added 18, but the Cardinals escaped with a 69-63 Northeast Read More…

Stacey lights fire under Bees

Dan Brown The Gazette STRONGSVILLE — If Medina’s boys basketball team keeps this up, coach Anthony Stacey may not have a voice by the final month of the season. It took a talking to from the second-year coach Friday to lift the Bees to an efficient second-half effort that gave way to a 62-50 victory Read More…

Bucks have backup plan

Buckeye's Curtis Kinney goes up for a rebound against Black River's Tyler Potter during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Much like it always does, the Buckeye boys basketball team was shooting BBs. More than usual failed to find their target Friday against Black River, but bench and board play were more than enough in a 69-37 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division victory. “We’re not a very physical Read More…