November 28, 2015


Dulik: If the end isn’t at hand for Manziel, it should be


BEREA — Johnny Manziel never earned the right to start. Not as a rookie in front of Brian Hoyer, and certainly not this season ahead of Josh McCown. But the Browns gave him the job anyway — and gave him one condition to keep it. All Manziel had to do was not embarrass the franchise Read More…

Medina County All-Star Volleyball: Galaszweski, Calame team up one more time

Medina’s Carla Relitz hits against Black River’s Morgan Terry.

WESTFIELD TWP. — Katie Galaszewski began playing volleyball at the age of 9. Her coach was Janeen Calame. Fast forward to Monday night, when the Buckeye duo was reunited at the Medina County All-Star Match. Galaszewski led all players with 16 assists and six aces — earning MVP honors — in powering Team Calame to Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns have no defense for their awful defense


The numbers are staggering and inexcusable: Twelve penalties for 188 yards. An average of 3.2 feet per rushing attempt. Surrendering 309 passing yards in the first half. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t just beat the Browns 30-9 on Sunday, they humiliated them and exposed them for what they are — a laughingstock and a complete mess. Read More…

Relitz to play volleyball at Hofstra

Carla Relitz

  MEDINA — Carla Relitz is ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple. The Medina outside hitter will continue her volleyball career at Hofstra University, an NCAA Division I program located on Long Island, New York. Relitz expects to ink her national letter of intent during the second signing period, joining Brunswick’s Read More…

Brunswick’s Verbiak signs on the dotted line for Cleveland State

Jordan Verbiak

College coaches kept calling, attempting to recruit Brunswick libero Jordan Verbiak to join their volleyball programs. All those offers, however, fell on deaf ears because the 5-foot-3 dynamo had already made up her mind. Verbiak signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue her playing career at Cleveland State. She initially decided to attend Read More…

High school volleyball: Brunswick gives St. Ursula a challenge before falling in regional finals


NORWALK — There were 21 ties, 10 lead changes, myriad emotional highs and lows and an unforgettable experience for one of the greatest volleyball teams in Medina County history. In the end, No. 2-ranked Toledo St. Ursula emerged with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory over No. 10 Brunswick in the Norwalk Division I Regional championship Read More…

Devils in rematch with St. Ursula

  NORWALK — It’s an Elite Eight rematch one year in the making. An opportunity that Brunswick’s volleyball team has been waiting for. It also will be the toughest challenge that the Blue Devils have ever faced. No. 10 ranked Brunswick (20-5) takes on No. 2 ranked Toledo St. Ursula (24-2) in the Norwalk Division Read More…

High school volleyball: Veteran Brunswick slated to battle underdog St. Joseph

NORWALK — Brunswick’s volleyball team is a known quantity, making its third appearance in the regional semifinals in four years. St. Joseph Academy, on the other hand, entered this postseason as a classic underdog. Their fates will collide Wednesday in the Norwalk Division I Regional semifinals. The Strongsville District champion Blue Devils (20-5) take on the Read More…

Say it ain’t so, Joe (and Alex): Browns offensive linemen on trading block?

CLEVELAND — Left tackle Joe Thomas is the longest-tenured member of the Browns, playing all 8,443 offensive snaps since being a first-round pick in 2007. That streak could end before the Tuesday trade deadline, according to NFL Network, which reported that Cleveland has “had discussions about potentially trading” Thomas and center Alex Mack. The eight-time Read More…

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High school volleyball: Brunswick upends North Royalton for second straight district title


STRONGSVILLE — Amanda Lessman called it one of the best nights of her life, while Julia Holden summed up the evening as “super great.” Truth be told, they understated what Brunswick’s volleyball team accomplished Thursday. Reigning Gazette MVP Ally Badowski fired a match-high 24 kills as the third-seeded Blue Devils eliminated top-seeded North Royalton 25-21, Read More…