August 30, 2014

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Indians: Gomes hits three-run game-winning home run

Cleveland’s Yan Gomes rounds the bases in the 10th inning after hitting a walk-off game-winning three-run home run. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — If Indians fans don’t believe in their team now, they probably never will. The majors’ best club since April 20 stayed hot at Progressive Field on Monday afternoon, overcoming a flurry of misfortune to turn back the Mariners 10-8 in 10 innings and complete a four-game sweep. A three-run home run from Yan Read More…

Baseball: Bucks outmatched by near-perfect Knights

Buckeye’s  Eli Kraus pitches to Hoban’s Aaron Cain in the first inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

AKRON — Every baseball player knows the feeling. There are days when solid effort driven by heart is overmatched by near-perfection. Fourth-seeded Buckeye readily acknowledged this following Monday’s 4-1 loss to top-seeded Hoban in the Akron Division II District semifinals. The Knights (17-10), who finished second to D-I Walsh Jesuit in the rugged North Coast Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland hopes Gilbert is lucky again

INDEPENDENCE — There’s no overwhelming, franchise-changing grand prize like LeBron James in 2003, but the Cavaliers would still love to win the NBA draft lottery tonight. Nothing is etched in stone, but the consensus No. 1 pick is considered to be 6-foot-11 Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, though he is raw and won’t be ready to Read More…

Softball: Strebel embraces one-for-all attitude

Shortstop Lauren Strebel has been a mainstay in the Cloverleaf lineup for four years. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Shortstop Lauren Strebel stands out on the softball field, but what the Cloverleaf senior really likes is how the Colts have become one. “I just love working together as a team and being able to fight and compete,” the 17-year-old said Monday. “It’s not just about one person. It’s about everyone. I love that family Read More…

Browns: QB carousel still hot topic

Norv Turner

AKRON — New Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner knew he was moving to a football-crazy area. However, he didn’t fully grasp how over-the-top rabid that Northeast Ohio was about its NFL team until the past few weeks. “There have been more stories written about (St. Ignatius High graduate) Brian Hoyer becoming a Brown than any Read More…

Indians: Masterson easy pick for award

Tribe ace Justin Masterson is the American League Player of the Week. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — In what came as little surprise Monday, Indians ace Justin Masterson was named American League Player of the Week (for the week ending Sunday). Masterson (7-2, 2.83 ERA) won two starts over the week, tossing 16 scoreless innings, while striking out 20 batters. The right-hander is the second Cleveland player to win the Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Bees sink Vikings hopes

Amanda Rom

Todd Shapiro MEDINA — Don’t allow the 14-5 score be deceiving because Medina had a battle on its hand Monday in the Ohio Schoolgirl Lacrosse Association Division I regional semifinals against North Canton Hoover. The Bees (13-0-2) advance to host Mentor or Olentangy Liberty on Thursday with a trip to the state semifinals on the Read More…

May 21 Prep Athletes of the Week

Tom Metheney

Baseball Tom Metheney, Buckeye: Senior first baseman hit walk-off home run to give Bucks thrilling 8-7 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron Division II Sectional finals. … Homer was first lifetime. … Ball hit to left field was team’s third home run of game. … Entered game in seventh inning as defensive replacement. … Read More…

Norovirus closes Brunswick schools closed for week

Loren Genson and David Knox All 10 Brunswick city elementary and middle schools are closed today and for the remainder of the week to prevent the spread of norovirus. Towslee Elementary was closed Friday after an outbreak of food poisoning earlier in the week that sickened 20 to 25 students and staff members. Symptoms include Read More…

Stepp inquiry should be expanded, board says

MEDINA — Medina City Schools have asked Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost to expand the examination of Superintendent Randy Stepp’s spending to include at least one month of his credit card bills. The district originally asked for a special audit of Stepp’s spending from a district “carryover” fund held by the Medina County Educational Service Read More…