November 26, 2014

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Browns Notes: Joe Haden looking forward to second chance against Cecil Shorts

Joe Haden

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden has experienced many lows in his career, but rock bottom occurred last Dec. 1 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Pro Bowl honoree was beaten for the game-winning touchdown by Cecil Shorts III with 40 seconds left, allowing lowly Jacksonville to beat Cleveland 32-28. Following the game, Haden broke down in Read More…

Volleyball: Making districts, Carla Relitz kills Cloverleaf’s hopes

Medina’s Jess Sency tips the ball past Cloverleaf’s Brooke Bell in the first game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Carla Relitz emerged as a key contributor for Medina’s volleyball team late in the regular season. The junior outside hitter made an even bigger impact in her tournament debut. Relitz hammered nine of her career-high 10 kills over the first two games Tuesday, leading the Bees to a 25-12, 25-8, 13-25, 25-16 win Read More…

Volleyball sectional: Rockets rally to beat Bucks

PARMA HTS. — Buckeye’s volleyball team recovered from numerous injuries in time to peak for the start of the postseason. Unfortunately for the Bucks, their stay was limited to one match. Bay rallied from a four-point deficit in the fifth game Monday for a 25-20, 18-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory over Buckeye at the Holy Read More…

Browns notes: Big win has downside as Pro Bowl center Alex Mack suffers broken leg

Alex Mack

CLEVELAND — Browns center Alex Mack will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken left lower leg Sunday, a league source confirmed. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was injured on a running play in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mack was immediately placed in an air Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer keeps proving he’s a leader and a winner

Brian Hoyer

Joe Haden was headed out of the Browns locker room, but he abruptly changed course when he saw Brian Hoyer striding toward the interview podium. “My man,” the Pro Bowl cornerback said, smiling broadly. “You can say whatever you want up there.” Though it was a simple gesture, it reflected the feelings of the entire Read More…

Manziel says college players should be paid

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Johnny Manziel will never have to worry about money again, having signed his first NFL contract and several multi-million dollar endorsement deals. The Browns’ rookie quarterback, however, believes he should have been paid while playing football at Texas A&M over the past three seasons. “I think college football Read More…

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…