July 2, 2016

Medina
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High school basketball: Rittman scores career high to lead Highland over Valley Forge

PARMA HTS. — Highland small forward Collin Rittman picked the perfect place to play his best game of the season. The sophomore scored a career-high 20 points and buried four 3-pointers Tuesday, leading the Hornets to a 74-63 non-league victory over Valley Forge. It was Highland’s fifth straight win and occurred in the same gymnasium Read More…

High school basketball: Wiencek has performance for the ages in Highland win

GRANGER TWP. — The greatest moments in sports often occur when you least expect them. The latest example took place on a chilly, non-descript Tuesday night at Highland. Joe Wiencek put on an unforgettable performance with 16 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead the Hornets to a 51-42 come-from-behind victory over Tallmadge in Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick girls cash in at foul line for win

BRUNSWICK — Practice made perfect for Brunswick’s girls basketball team in the championship game of its Holiday Hoops Tournament. The Blue Devils made all 10 of their free throw attempts, then successfully played keep-away to run out the clock and hold on for a 51-49 victory over Berea-Midpark on Tuesday. Zoranne Host’s steal-and-score had pulled Read More…

Cavs’ Shumpert talks about delivering baby

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert can joke about it now, but it was no laughing matter when his fiancée went into premature labor in their bathroom. Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. arrived one month early, being born at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday as her father assisted Teyana Taylor in the delivery. He said mother and Read More…

Mall lives the dream as Highland boys knock off Aurora in OT

GRANGER TWP. — Jake Mall lived every boys basketball player’s dream Friday night. The junior shooting guard drove the length of the court, split a pair of traps along the way, evaded a shot-blocker and buried a layup with three seconds left, giving Highland a 51-50 overtime victory over Aurora. Mall’s breathtaking play left the Read More…

Boys basketball: Columbia rolls over Black River in PAC

COLUMBIA STATION — David Delahunty won the battle of the top two scorers in the Patriot Athletic Conference. His team also came out on top Friday. Delahunty scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, powering Columbia’s boys basketball team to a 67-54 win over scrappy Black River. The 6-foot-6 senior center Read More…

Browns give Barnidge 3-year extension

BEREA — Gary Barnidge could have ridden off into the sunset after this season, entering free agency and leaving the Browns behind. Believe it or not, the thought never entered his mind — and he made sure team owner Jimmy Haslam III knew it. “I wanted to talk to Jimmy face to face and tell Read More…

‘Nice’ players, coach steer Brunswick’s Benner toward Lake Erie

BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t a question if Farrah Benner would play college basketball. The question was where the Brunswick small forward would continue her career. Lake Erie College provided the perfect answer. Benner accepted a full athletic and academic scholarship from the Division II program, and signed a national letter of intent to join the Read More…

Dulik: Browns and their fans come up short

For more than four decades, “Monday Night Football” was a prime-time spectacle and the highlight of every week in the NFL. When it made a rare visit to Cleveland, the excitement was palpable throughout downtown. Fans flocked to the lakefront many hours before kickoff — even those without tickets — because it was that big Read More…

Diggin’ the spotlight: Badowski powered Brunswick to regional finals

Ally Badowski was the go-to girl on the greatest volleyball teams in Brunswick history. The 6-footer also was one of the most intimidating athletes in the area, which is why she caught everyone off-guard late in the Strongsville Division I District final. “Ally is a very intense player and leader, and she gave the team Read More…