November 22, 2014

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Dec. 3

Angie Kazek

Football Manny Dela Cerna, Highland: Sophomore gunner on special teams recovered pooch kick in 41-13 loss to Glenville in Division II state semifinals. … Recovery came dangerously near Highland sideline against multiple Tarblooders. … Arguably fastest player on team. … Finished season with 15 tackles while also playing backup cornerback. Boys basketball Brogan Scott, Highland: Read More…

College signing: Paradise picks Lees-McRae

MEDINA — There was no official visit before Medina’s Megan Paradise signed her letter of intent with Lees-McRae College. All it took was one softball game during an unofficial visit to the North Carolina school, where the right-hander had a chance to play with her future teammates. As a result, the Bees’ star pitcher chose Read More…

Browns: Concussions muddy who will start Sunday

BEREA — The Browns blew four leads Sunday, including one in the final minute, to lose to lowly Jacksonville. They have dropped three straight and six of seven to fall to 4-8. They travel to New England on Sunday to face Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the first-place Patriots (9-3). And they don’t know who Read More…

Girls basketball: Hornets coast to easy win

GRANGER TWP. — Behind a dominating inside combination and a quick start, the Highland girls basketball team easily dispatched cross-town rival Buckeye 50-16 Monday night. The Hornets (2-1) jumped all over the Bucks (0-4) right out of the gate, pulling ahead 16-0 with 1:40 to play in the first quarter. “We got out to a Read More…

Noland commentary: Football, football, football

It was a wild, memorable weekend on the gridiron, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: Hey, Nick Saban, you got a second? … I’ve never seen a game end as unexpectedly as the Alabama-Auburn one did. Wow! … I know there were a ton of 300-pound linemen on the Read More…

Football: Kinsey on All-Ohio first team, four on second team

COLUMBUS — Highland quarterback Bruce Kinsey was named to The Associated Press Division II All-Ohio first team Monday, but he would trade it “in a second, in a heartbeat” to be playing for a state championship Friday. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, who led the Hornets (13-1) to their first state semifinal appearance, where they lost Read More…

Beating victim identified

LODI — Police have identified the man who was severely beaten last week while staying at the Lodi Motel, 107 Elyria St. Officers found a bleeding Raymond Watts, 59, in his room shortly before midnight Wednesday. Someone staying in a nearby room called 911 after hearing Watts yelling for help and finding him bleeding from Read More…

Man pleads not guilty to stabbing his mom

MEDINA — A 57-year-old Brunswick man pleaded not guilty Monday to stabbing his 77-year-old mother in the arm with a butcher knife. Joseph M. Lopilato, of 1320 Cross Creek Drive, Apt. 137, is scheduled for a Feb. 3 trial on two counts of second-degree felonious assault, punishable by up to eight years in prison. Lopilato Read More…

Wife gets probation in marijuana growing case

MEDINA — A 49-year-old Liverpool Township woman will spend two years on probation for helping her husband grow marijuana at their home. Erin Staub, of 5580 Sleepy Hollow Road, told county Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier in court Monday that she let her husband, 63-year-old John Staub, grow the marijuana as a replacement for Read More…

Police seek Kmart jewelry thief

BRUNSWICK — Police are asking for help in identifying a man who walked away with $26,509 worth of jewelry from the Kmart on Center Road last week. According to a police report, the man took an entire display case of jewelry that was sitting on top of a counter, put it in a shopping cart Read More…