July 25, 2014

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Tribe: Chris Perez breaks silence

Chris Perez

CLEVELAND — In the midst of a celebratory clubhouse Sunday at Target Field, deposed closer Chris Perez broke his media silence. It seemed like a fitting occasion. “You can’t put it into words, especially after what happened last year,” Perez said of the Indians clinching their first postseason berth since 2007. “I think you have Read More…

Cross country: Murray finishes sixth despite footwear accident

Jon Huff | The Gazette PENINSULA — Despite the recent trend of minimalist running, Cloverleaf’s Ashley Murray had no plans of running her race barefoot. That changed early at the Woodridge Invitational when another runner stepped on her shoe. “This is probably the worst race you could lose your shoe on — half this place Read More…

Halloween benefit set for Castro victim Michelle Knight

Knight, Adam

HINCKLEY TWP. — A Halloween benefit is planned for Oct. 12 in Hinckley for Michelle Knight, one of three Cleveland women held captive for more than a decade by Ariel Castro. Castro, a former school bus driver, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years on Aug. 1 for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Amanda Read More…

Girls soccer: Everyone gets into act during Bucks’ easy victory

Buckeye goalkeeper Stacy Hannah brings the ball upfield while defended by Black River’s Brianna Brookshire. Below, the Bucks’ Corrinne Phillips plays the ball between Pirates goalkeeper Erin Heilman and Elizabeth Rowe. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Ho Hoffman | The Gazette YORK TWP. — The Buckeye and Black River girls soccer teams’ Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division match followed the form sheet to perfection, as the Bucks took the Saturday morning battle 8-0. With Buckeye (11-1-1, 7-0-1) entering the game undefeated in PAC play and the Pirates (0-10, 0-7) looking for Read More…

Girls soccer: Sometimes a tie isn’t all that bad

DUBLIN — On paper, it’s easy to say this is Dublin Coffman’s year. With five seniors committed to Division I schools, including arguably the top player in the state in Ohio State recruit Sammy Edwards, the state-ranked Shamrocks are a heavy favorite to make a deep postseason run. The impressive resume didn’t seem to faze Read More…

Danger one call away for teen drivers

Kevin Dunn

WESTFIELD TWP. — Traffic crashes are down in Medina County and law enforcement officers from 11 police departments gathered to honor the top enforcement officers at the Medina Safe Communities annual breakfast. “We have really great, outstanding outcomes to report this year,” Jerry Klue, who administers the countywide Safe Communities program, said at the event Read More…

Browns: Rookie Mingo puts forth sparkling performance

Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo, left, caused all sorts of havoc Sunday vs. Cincinnati. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo didn’t disappoint in his first NFL start. Mingo collected one sack, one quarterback hit, two tackles for losses and four total tackles Sunday as Cleveland beat the Cincinnati Bengals 17-6 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The sixth overall pick in the NFL Draft filled in for the injured Jabaal Sheard Read More…

Boys soccer: Rusinko cashes in game-winning goal with just 1:26 left

Highland goalkeeper Austin Seaman breaks up a scoring attempt by Buckeye’s George Rusinko during the first half. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Karen Kase | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Austin Seaman kept his team in the match for nearly 79 minutes Saturday. Highland’s senior goalkeeper made some remarkable saves on senior day, but Buckeye spoiled the fun and claimed a 1-0 non-league victory in the closing minutes. With just 1:26 left, Bucks senior midfielder George Rusinko Read More…

Dulik commentary: Jackson is man of action

D’Qwell Jackson

Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is the undisputed leader of the Browns. When he speaks, the entire team listens — even if the message is delivered loudly and stings more than a little bit. “No matter what, D’Qwell wasn’t going to let things fall apart after we started 0-2,” cornerback Joe Haden recalled. “I don’t know Read More…

Browns Sunday: Hoyer wins second start, this one extra special

Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya celebrates after a 1-yard touchdown catch against Bengals linebacker Vincent Rey. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The ball was barely out of Brian Hoyer’s hand when he started running. In the opposite direction. Hoyer knew he had finished a game-sealing, job-keeping, 91-yard touchdown drive before the 1-yard pass landed in fullback Chris Ogbonnaya’s hands — and he was ready to celebrate. He sprinted away from the Dawg Pound down Read More…