November 26, 2014

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Volleyball: Improved Grizzlies set for semis rematch with powerful Hudson

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HUDSON — By all rights, this should have been a rebuilding year for Wadsworth’s volleyball team. Olivia Fortner, Jenna Oplinger, Rachel Pressley and Maria Sansonetti, however, refused to let that occur. The seniors provided the backbone and resolve as the Grizzlies became the first squad in Medina County history to win three consecutive district championships. Read More…

Cavs 2014-15 roster, projected roles

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LeBron James No. 23 POSITION: Small forward HEIGHT: 6-8 WEIGHT: 250 AGE: 29 HIGH SCHOOL: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary ACQUIRED: Free agent from Heat (July 12, 2014) NBA SEASON: 12th PROJECTED ROLE: Starter. Four-time MVP and 10-time NBA All-Star is the best player on the planet — and still in the prime of his Hall Read More…

Browns notes: Jordan Cameron has concussion, is under watch

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CLEVELAND — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron’s difficult season got even tougher on Sunday afternoon. The fourth-year pro suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 23-13 win over the Raiders, absorbing a blow to the head from Oakland strong safety Brandian Ross after making a 21-yard reception. Cameron, who has a history of Read More…

Dulik: Browns continuing to show progress

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It wasn’t pretty, certainly wasn’t easy and was far from the most entertaining NFL game of the season. Yet, the Browns’ 23-13 win Sunday over the Oakland Raiders represented genuine progress, which is nothing to scoff at given their recent history. “A win is a win — that’s all it comes down to — and Read More…

Emphasis on game changes Cameron’s role

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron’s statistics are eye-popping, just as they were last season. The reason his numbers are notable, however, is very different. Cameron has played a miniscule role in Cleveland’s new-look offense, managing just 10 receptions for 210 yards through six games. One year ago, the Read More…

Browns: Kyle Shanahan expects offense to improve vs. Oakland

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BEREA — Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan believes there is nowhere to go but up following a dismal performance Sunday in Jacksonville. Cleveland only managed two field goals and 266 total yards — both season lows — in a 24-6 loss to the Jaguars at EverBank Field. “I don’t think there was one position that Read More…

Volleyball: Highland beats Medina in revenge match

From left to right, Highland players Angel Redman, Kathleen Kirchner, Olivia Sir Louis, Mallory Adams, Emmi Esker and Nikki Tecco celebrate a Barberton D-I district semifinal win over Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Revenge was sweet and it came in a sweep for Highland’s volleyball team. Junior middle hitter Marlee Profitt had game highs of 14 kills and eight blocks Tuesday as the second-seeded Hornets beat third-seeded Medina 25-23, 25-11, 25-23 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Highland (17-7) avenged its five-game loss to the Read More…

Volleyball: Medina, Highland excited with finals berth on line

BARBERTON — It’s a rematch one full year in the making. It also is exactly what every person in the Highland and Medina volleyball programs knew would occur. The second-seeded Hornets (16-7) and third-seeded Bees (13-10) will square off tonight at 6 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Though there is great respect between Read More…

Browns Notes: Running game lacks rhythm

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BEREA — The Browns are the only NFL team to have three players with 200-plus rushing yards on the season. None of them, however, were effective Sunday in a 24-6 loss to previously winless Jacksonville. Starter Ben Tate gained a team-high 36 yards on 16 carries, undrafted rookie Isaiah Crowell had 18 on seven attempts, and Read More…

Browns’ John Greco enjoys new position, not being center of attention

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BEREA — Browns offensive lineman John Greco and quarterback Brian Hoyer are like two peas in a pod. Both are Northeast Ohio natives who starred on the high school level, but had little success in the NFL until coming to Cleveland. Greco, however, has one significant edge over his friend from St. Ignatius. “We played Read More…