November 25, 2014

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Softball: Brunswick’s Syd Sherry makes up for miscues

Brunswick pitcher Syd Sherry throws to first in the sixth inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

NORTON — Syd Sherry made a mess on the softball diamond Tuesday, but she sure did clean it up. After her two errors at third base paved the way for three unearned runs, the Brunswick sophomore moved to the circle and completely shut down Cloverleaf, allowing the Blue Devils to pull back away for a Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland beats the odds, wins top pick at lottery

Nick Gilbert

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ luck with ping-pong balls continues to be much better than their play on the court. For the second time in three years, Cleveland won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, granting it the No. 1 pick for the June 27 event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Cavs (24-58) had the Read More…

Tigers’ Max Scherzer cools off the Tribe

CLEVELAND — The Indians thought they were facing Detroit’s ace tonight — not Tuesday. Offering up a Justin Verlander-esque performance in the series opener between Central Division rivals Cleveland and Detroit, Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer pitched his team to a 5-1 victory. The Indians get Verlander in the series finale, and that might be a Read More…

Softball: Business as usual for Bees

Medina catcher Maria Vanadia celebrates with head coach Jessica Toocheck during their game with Barberton. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

NORTON — A pair of high-fives from coach Jessica Toocheck sufficed for a postgame celebration. The Medina softball team has been here before. A high-octane second inning, sterling defense and efficient pitching were all the top-seeded Bees needed Tuesday in an impressive 5-2 win over fourth-seeded Barberton in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Defending Read More…

Track: Injury forces Gordon to take different path

Former state hurdler Michalla Gordon is making a name for herself on relays this spring. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s the exact approach Michalla Gordon has taken this season. After hurting her Achilles tendon during the indoor season — making it virtually impossible to continue as a hurdler — the Wadsworth senior wasn’t sure what she was going to do until a suggestion Read More…

Indians’ Perez deactivates Twitter account

CLEVELAND — Chris Perez and Indians fans are back in the news. Perez, the fiery closer who upset fans with disparaging comments about them last season, deactivated his Twitter account Monday night. It is believed that Perez did so because he received abusive tweets from fans after allowing a go-ahead home run — his third Read More…

Tribe’s Kluber can’t catch break when it comes to Tigers

CLEVELAND — The numbers were stacked against Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber on Tuesday night. The 27-year-old was 1-2 with a 9.17 ERA against Detroit during his career — 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA in one start vs. the Tigers this season. He was also 0-5 with a 5.09 ERA in 11 career appearances at Read More…

Browns waive Eric Hagg

A year ago at this time, Eric Hagg was installed as the starter at free safety during offseason workouts. On Tuesday, he was waived. The Browns made a series of roster moves, headlined by the release of Hagg. He was a seventh-round pick in 2011 and played 10 games as a rookie, mostly on special Read More…

Softball: Devils, Bees meet again

Cloverleaf’s Kelsen Lewarchick slides safely into home plate as Brunswick catcher Kelly McLaughlin waits for the ball in the third inning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Albert Grindle and Rick Noland NORTON — One team is not overlooking anything, while the other is zeroed in on revenge. The Medina and Brunswick softball teams know each other well, having played twice in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. The stakes will be much higher today at 4:30 p.m. when they battle for Read More…

You can go faster on I-71 starting July 1

The speed limit on most of Interstate 71 in Medina County is getting hiked to 70 mph. The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that 570 miles of interstate got the green light for higher speeds. The new limits, effective July 1, follow passage of House Bill 51 — the state’s transportation budget bill — Read More…