February 9, 2016


Boys basketball: Pirates fall Monday night to Tuslaw

WOOSTER — There was no doubt what led to Black River’s 58-39 loss to Tuslaw in the Wooster Division III Sectional Monday night. In no particular order – fouls, turnovers and Jake Warth. Warth of Tuslaw scored 22 points and went 17-of-18 from the line, including 14-of-14 in the fourth quarter, as the Mustangs outlasted Read More…

O’Connor, Sas lead big upset

SULLIVAN TWP. – Playing its second game in as many nights, Black River’s boys basketball team looked as fresh and as sharp as it did the night before. The Pirates used the inside-outside tandem of Jon Sas and Jake O’Connor to outlast the Wellington Dukes 75-71 in overtime. The duo combined for 43 points and Read More…

Pirates 19-point, fourth-quarter rally falls short

Black River guard Jake O’Connor and Wellington counterpart Justin Kidd battle for a rebound. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY CHUCK HUMEL)

WELLINGTON — At first glance, Black River’s 67-52 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss to Wellington Tuesday night appears to be just another setback for the Pirates. But those in attendance saw a Pirates team that didn’t quit when it would have been easy to. Black River (1-4, 0-3) fought back from a 19-point deficit Read More…

Browns: Hillis putting himself in elite company

CLEVELAND — Peyton Hillis says it’s “absurd” to hear comparisons of himself to Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly, but the third-year back is making it difficult not to recall arguably the two greatest backs in Cleveland Browns history.
In his first season as a Cleveland Brown, Hillis has quickly become a fan favorite as his bruising […] Read More…