April 21, 2014

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Grizzlies don’t respect their Alders

Brian Dulik The Gazette WADSWORTH — Alex Alders is an All-Ohio wide receiver for Nordonia’s football team, but he’s also quite skilled on the hardwood. The junior power forward scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday in leading the Knights to a 64-52 win over Wadsworth in Suburban League boys basketball action. Read More…

Girls basketball: Beating buzzer, Salisbury drops in winner

Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury, right, celebrates with Monica Wasson after hitting the game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat Medina 40-39. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — The biggest basket of Paige Salisbury’s career completed the largest comeback of the season for Brunswick’s girls basketball team. The junior point guard went coast to coast to score the game-winning layup as time expired Thursday, giving the Blue Devils a 40-39 victory over Medina in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play. Salisbury Read More…

Girls basketball: Paige Salisbury does a little bit of everything

Paige Salisbury is listed as a point guard on the Brunswick girls basketball team’s roster. In reality, there is no way to describe the many roles she plays for the Blue Devils. The 5-foot-8 junior leads the team in scoring (13.0), rebounding (6.7), assists (3.5), steals (3.20), blocked shots (2.0) and field goal percentage (.447). Read More…

Ahmad takes control for Shaker Heights

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Shaker Heights power forward Esa Ahmad is being recruited by big-name colleges throughout the country. The 6-foot-8 junior also is on a short list of the top talents in the Midwest, which he nicely illustrated Friday in leading the Raiders to a 71-58 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win Read More…

Girls basketball: Devils pull off stunner, upset Jaguars again

BRUNSWICK — It only took Brunswick’s girls basketball team 4 minutes to deliver a knockout blow to St. Joseph Academy. The Blue Devils scored the first 19 points of the game Wednesday — fueled by two 3-pointers apiece from Farrah Benner and Paige Salisbury — in a 57-39 non-league victory over the Jaguars. It marked Read More…

Gymnastics: Medina junior with painful left ankle places second in all-around

Medina’ss Samantha Borrelli competes on the vault at the Rich Clevidence Invitational. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

MEDINA — Samantha Borrelli’s left ankle is still sore, but her heart and determination are as strong as ever. The Medina junior fought through the pain Saturday at the Rich Clevidence Invitational, winning the uneven parallel bars and finishing second in the all-around, balance beam and floor exercise. Borrelli’s bars score of 9.5 and her Read More…

White leads Grizzlies by Devils

Wadsworth's Kyle Prunty shoots against Tallmadge's Nick Bickar during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brian Dulik The Gazette WADSWORTH — Austin White was a man on a mission Friday against Tallmadge’s boys basketball team. The junior small forward also was the best player on the court. White flirted with a triple-double before finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in leading Wadsworth to a 63-42 Suburban League Read More…

Browns commentary: Knee-jerk reaction by owner

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III is a man of many words, but he only needed six to sum up the current state of the franchise. “Talk is cheap, actions speak loud.” Yes, they do, which is why Cleveland’s decision to fire coach Rob Chudzinski after only 16 games spoke volumes about Haslam and CEO Joe Read More…

Browns land five in Pro Bowl

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack are headed back to the NFL Pro Bowl. This time, they’ll have plenty of company from Cleveland. Cornerback Joe Haden, wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron joined Thomas and Mack on Friday in being named to the Read More…

Browns commentary: Horton’s unit needs to step up

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, though, and it’s time to start blaming the Browns’ defense. For the third time in three weeks, Cleveland squandered a fourth-quarter lead in spectacular fashion Sunday afternoon, allowing 21 points in a nine-minute span to hand the Chicago Bears Read More…