October 23, 2014

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Volleyball: Brunswick grabs NOC Valley crown

ELYRIA — It’s time to make room for another volleyball championship banner at Brunswick. Ally Badowski, Julia Holden and Gina Yurik combined for 36 kills, eight aces and eight blocks Thursday night, powering the Blue Devils to a 25-17, 25-19, 29-27 victory over Elyria. The triumph earned Brunswick (19-2, 9-1) a share of the Northeast Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Haden doubtful for Sunday

Justin Gilbert

BEREA — Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden sat out practice for the second straight day with a hip injury, putting his availability in doubt for the Browns’ game Sunday against Pittsburgh. Undrafted rookie Robert Nelson and first-round pick Justin Gilbert continued to take reps with the starting defense, but coach Mike Pettine declined to speculate Read More…

Browns notes: Running back Ben Tate downplays his big day against Titans

Ben Tate

BEREA — Ben Tate had every reason to gloat after rushing for a team season-high 123 yards in the Browns’ 29-28 win over Tennessee. Surprisingly, though, the outspoken running back chose not to. “I don’t want to talk about me, I’d rather talk about my teammates because it’s a team game,” Tate said Monday. “It Read More…

Volleyball: Nothing goes wrong for Wadsworth, who tie in division

Brunswick’s Julia Holden hits through the block of North Royalton’s Maddie Meinberg. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

NORTH ROYALTON — The Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division volleyball title will be decided in the final week of the season. Junior outside hitter Katie Baird blasted a match-high 19 kills Thursday as North Royalton moved into a first-place tie with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 victory over Brunswick. The Blue Devils (16-2, 7-1) and Bears Read More…

Browns Notes: Head coach Mike Pettine cautions against looking ahead

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BEREA — The Browns’ players received a mathematics lesson from coach Mike Pettine in their pre-practice meeting Tuesday. Pettine explained that the combined records of Cleveland’s next five opponents isn’t 4-16. It’s one, as in, “There is a reason why you take it one game at a time.” “You just can’t afford to look ahead Read More…

Browns: Running back Ben Tate returns to practice, will get starting job back Sunday if healthy

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate  runs from Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins and linebacker Keenan Robinson during the first half of a preseason football game in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski, File)

BEREA — Browns running back Ben Tate returned to practice Tuesday after missing three weeks with a sprained right knee. He also reclaimed the top spot on the depth chart. Cleveland coach Mike Pettine announced that Tate will start Sunday at Tennessee — provided he is healthy — with rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell Read More…

Michael Brantley, Bryan Shaw reach milestones but Indians fall to Rays

Michael Brantley

CLEVELAND — Indians left fielder Michael Brantley reached a milestone and setup man Bryan Shaw set a team record Saturday night. Both of them, however, were overshadowed by another poor defensive performance by the Tribe. A throwing error by Lonnie Chisenhall and a bouncing toss by Mike Aviles led to two runs, allowing the Tampa Read More…

No playoffs for Indians

  CLEVELAND — The Indians were eliminated from postseason contention roughly 90 minutes after their 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night. Oakland posted a 6-2 victory over Texas that put the final nail in the Tribe’s coffin after 160 regular-season games. Cleveland’s only mathematical chance of forcing a one-game playoff was winning its Read More…

Corey Kluber dominates again for Indians

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber has done everything he can to win the American League Cy Young Award. Now the decision is in the hands of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The right-hander fired 11 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings in his final start of the season Friday, powering the Indians to a 1-0 victory Read More…

State-ranked Blue Devils roll

Brunswick's Amanda Lessman tips the ball over against Medina's Medina's Ashley Pavlescak (12) and McKenzie Kelly during the second game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The ninth-ranked Division I volleyball team in the state just keeps steamrolling along. Ally Badowski fired a match-high 14 kills and Amanda Lessman tied her career best with 10 kills on Thursday night, leading Brunswick to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win over Medina. The Read More…