November 23, 2014

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Indians 1, A’s 0: Zach McAllister pitches Tribe to win

CLEVELAND — The Indians have already shown they are more than capable of hitting their way to a victory. Now they’re proving they can pitch their way to one, too. With another sparkling performance from the rotation Tuesday night, Cleveland, which entered the game tied for the major league-lead in home runs, edged by Oakland Read More…

ELECTION: Unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary

CANDIDATES * denotes incumbents One to be nominated and move on to the November general election unless otherwise noted. 100 percent of precincts and absentee ballots counted. Winners in boldface WADSWORTH AUDITOR Republican Catherine C. Fix* 545 TREASURER Republican Robert M. Plank* 546 PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL Republican Thomas E. Palecek* 551 2 COUNCIL AT-LARGE Republican Read More…

Tribe: Home runs nice, but Tito wants balanced attack

CLEVELAND — “Chicks dig the long ball” is a popular baseball phrase, but Indians manager Terry Francona is more concerned with winning games any way possible. “I think (people) are getting more carried away with the homers than we are,” said Francona, whose team entered Tuesday tied with Atlanta for the major league-lead with 44 Read More…

Four Olmsted Falls students critically hurt in crash

LIVERPOOL TWP. — Four Olmsted Falls High School students were critically injured in a three-vehicle crash on Grafton Road on Monday night. A fifth student and two adults sustained less serious injuries. The crash happened about 9:15 p.m. when an eastbound 2007 Hyundai Elantra carrying the students attempted to pass a 1956 Chevrolet across a Read More…

Softball: Black River’s Dagmar Smith has day to remember

Dagmar Smith

SULLIVAN TWP. — Monday wasn’t a perfect day, but it was a day Black River softball pitcher Dagmar Smith will never forget. The four-year starter broke the Medina County record for career strikeouts by fanning eight in a 3-1 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss to Wellington. The 5-foot-8, 116-pound Smith, already a three-time All-Gazette Read More…

Baseball: Bloop hit keeps PAC dream alive for Falcons

Firelands catcher Tristan Clark stretches to tag out Buckeye’s Nick Dulba at home plate in the second inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LINDA MURPHY)

HENRIETTA TWP. — The senior everybody in the Firelands baseball program calls “Bird” hit a blooper that had wings. As a result, the Falcons’ dream of flying a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship banner is still alive. Brett Helton hit a two-run double against Kent State recruit Eli Kraus in the sixth inning and Read More…

College signing: Brunswick’s Brian Lees will play for Akron

Brian Lees

BRUNSWICK — Brian Lees knows a good deal when he sees one. The University of Akron extended an offer the Brunswick senior catcher couldn’t refuse — a scholarship that covers $20,000-per-year tuition — and Lees made it official Monday by signing a national letter of intent. “It’s a great deal knowing that Akron and Coach Read More…

Baseball: Wadsworth is No. 1

The Wadsworth baseball team got the respect it craved. The Grizzlies, one of Northeast Ohio’s biggest surprises, pulled off another head-turner Sunday when they were voted the No. 1 seed at the Hudson Division I District. Wadsworth (18-3) has already defeated No. 4 Nordonia and defending district runner-up Brunswick this season, but a weak bottom Read More…

Softball: Sam Ryan’s three-run homer stops Blue Devils

Sam Ryan

Matthew Doyle It was a back-and-forth battle between Tallmadge’s Kirsten Lightel and Wadsworth’s Grace Zarley, with the two matching each other pitch-for-pitch at Weatherstone Park on Monday. The duel lasted until the sixth inning, when the Grizzlies took advantage of two costly errors that gave them the boost they needed to win the Suburban League Read More…

Prep of the Week for May 7

Eli Kraus

Baseball Eli Kraus, Buckeye: Junior left-hander pitched one-hitter as Buckeye demolished Clearview 10-0 in Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division play. … Walked two and struck out six in five-inning game. … Second one-hitter of season. … Has yet to allow earned run in PAC play. … All-Gazette as sophomore. … Kent State recruit. Softball Megan Paradise, Medina: Read More…