July 31, 2014

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Detroit hammers Cleveland

Noah Trister The Associated Press DETROIT — Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run as the Detroit Tigers beat the red-hot Indians 10-4 Friday night. The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder’s third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Read More…

Koons to play for Eastern Kentucky

Brian Dulik The Gazette WADSWORTH — When Ciera Koons was a freshman at Wadsworth, she told Grizzlies coach Jill Quayle her goal was to play NCAA Division I volleyball. Her dream has come true. Koons has accepted a full athletic scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University, where she will continue her career as a middle hitter Read More…

Bryant gets another chance

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Armonty Bryant was worried his Browns career would be over before it began. He should’ve been. Following his arrest May 3 for driving under the influence in Ada, Okla., the Browns considered cutting ties with Bryant, the defensive end they drafted in the seventh round a week earlier Read More…

Browns rookie Armonty Bryant apologizes, grateful to get yet another chance

BEREA – Armonty Bryant was worried his Browns career would be over before it began. He should’ve been. Following his arrest May 3 for driving under the influence in Ada, Okla., the Browns considered cutting ties with Bryant, the defensive end whom they drafted out of Division II East Central a week earlier in the Read More…

Browns Notes: Barkevious Mingo not hung up on weight, looks good in first practice

BEREA – Reporter: Do you think you’re skinny? Barkevious Mingo: A huge laugh, then an answer. “Naw, I think I’m just fine the way I am,” he said. Mingo’s weight has been a topic of discussion since he was drafted with the No. 6 pick. The volume was raised when he arrived in Cleveland with Read More…

Baseball: Eli Kraus puts Bucks in Stars Division driver’s seat

YORK TWP. — It certainly qualified as one of the tamest no-hitter celebrations in high school baseball history, but such are the expectations when Eli Kraus is pitching. It’s mostly because the Kent State recruit sets them extremely high, and Kraus made history Thursday in the Patriot Athletic Conference showdown of the year. Final score: Read More…

Schedule A/C Maintenance Before Your Home Requires Cooling

  With summer heat and the high electric bills that come with it, homeowners in the Greater Cleveland area are looking for ways to conserve energy. The first step is A/C maintenance, which should keep your cooling system running efficiently all season long. Scheduling professional service If you want to get a handle on your energy usage, Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River coach stepping down

Cynthia Berry

SULLIVAN TWP. — Cynthia Berry lasted little more than a calendar year as Black River’s boys basketball coach. The 46-year-old resigned the position last week following a winless season, sending the Pirates, who have lost 43 straight games overall, into search mode for the second time in as many years. Berry was the first female Read More…

Girls basketball: Former player set to coach the Bees

MEDINA — The new head coach of the Medina girls basketball program isn’t new at all. Karen Kase, a 1995 graduate of the school and the Bees’ junior varsity coach last season, was hired Thursday to succeed Chris Hassinger, pending school board approval at a May 20 meeting. Hassinger resigned after compiling a 63-26 record Read More…

Breaking in GateKeeper, Cedar Point’s newest rollercoaster

Braving the ride The old guy still has it. After psyching myself out of a Media Day ride aboard Millennium Force in 2000 and never even thinking about strapping in for the 120-mph Top Thrill Dragster (not doing it), I was determined to make up for my past sins of omission by conquering Cedar Point’s Read More…