May 29, 2015

Medina
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Brantley signs $25 million, four-year contract

  Joe Kay The Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Michael Brantley was smoothly sidestepping a question about whether he should have won the Gold Glove for going an entire season in the outfield without an error. His boss interrupted him in midsentence. “He should have won the Gold Glove,” Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. Read More…

Houksa picks Eagles

  Albert Grindle The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Myles Houska wanted to grow as a person and football player while being within arm’s reach of home. The combination of desires drew him to Division II Ashland University, which gave the Highland All-Ohio left guard an athletic scholarship that will cover the $29,000-per-year tuition. He also Read More…

Hoyer believes he’s starting caliber

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Brian Hoyer is running, throwing and lifting weights in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He’s getting to know new coach Mike Pettine and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan during his daily trips to Browns headquarters to rehab. Hoyer considers himself the starting quarterback — and is doing Read More…

Pettine taking changes in stride

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Mike Pettine had to feel the earth shift under his feet. He had been coach of the Browns for less than three weeks when CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi — two of the people most involved in his hiring — were fired Tuesday by owner Read More…

Kiussis has close call

Brunswick's Nicky Kiussis works against Will Major Moore during the 132lb semi-finals of the Medina Invitational Tournament. Kuissis dropped the match but went on to finish fourth. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Dan Brown The Gazette Nicky Kiussis’ season almost was gone in mere seconds. One of the area’s top freshman wrestlers, Kiussis was off to a great start after placing at the prestigious Medina Invitational Tournament and winning an individual title at the Ken Briggs Duals. On a cold January day, however, all of that Read More…

Judge overturns Westfield Twp., Kratzer out-of-court settlement

Click to read the Kratzer ruling. A judge on Thursday threw out a lame-duck lawsuit settlement between ousted Westfield Township trustees and a commercial developer, ruling newly elected trustees have the right to rescind the deal. “Since the new board has withdrawn their consent to the proposed agreement, the settlement agreement is no longer valid Read More…

Boys basketball: Prunty to play

WADSWORTH — The collective sigh of relief Wednesday came from Wadsworth. According to coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr., All-Gazette center Kyle Prunty will play Friday against Highland after leaving Tuesday’s win at Tallmadge with a knee injury. “It was scary for a second, I’ll tell you that,” Schmeltzer said. Prunty went down on a failed dunk Read More…

High school swimming: Blue Devils aim to make waves

CLEVELAND — For the second straight year, Brunswick’s girls swim team will be well represented at the Cleveland State Division I District. With eight individuals and all three relays advancing, the Blue Devils will be out Saturday to do something they haven’t done — advance more than one swimmer to next week’s state meet in Read More…

Browns: Haslam’s shakeup was building for a while

Jimmy Haslam wasn’t happy. That much is obvious to Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi and anyone paying attention to what happened Tuesday inside Browns headquarters. Whether it was two frustrating coaching searches in two offseasons, questionable talent evaluation or Banner’s sometimes abrasive personality, Haslam had seen enough. And the decision to fire Banner as CEO and Read More…

Cavs: Win streak at four with 93-89 victory against Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, overpowering Detroit’s vaunted front line as the Cavs rallied from a Read More…