September 20, 2014

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High School Football: Nordonia at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace runs away from Nordonia's Noah Pennypacker for a touchdown in the first quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  GRANGER TWP. — The Nordonia football team’s four-headed monster of quarterback David Murray and wide receivers Denzel Ward, Dylan Mabin and Alex Alders is dangerous enough. Throw in some self-inflected wounds and defending Suburban League champion Highland had no chance Friday, dropping its league opener 44-21. The Hornets (2-2, 0-1), who have now dropped Read More…

LeBron James, Cedar Point team up while Nike unveils James shoe line

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Cedar Point officially announced its partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation on Tuesday, but the amusement park won’t be naming a roller coaster “King James.” However, a 10-story tall James banner could be making its way back to downtown Cleveland, and the 6-foot-8 small forward’s latest tennis shoe was unveiled at Nike headquarters in Read More…

Noland’s book available for purchase

Dear Gazette Readers: My first book, “Over Time,” is now available for purchase. It is a 246-page compilation of 50 of my favorite stories during 30-plus years at The Gazette. It’s broken into six sections – Memories, Human Triumph, Person…alities, Events, Columns and Adventures – and I think there’s something in it for everyone. There Read More…

Rick Noland sports commentary: Of points, extra points and joints

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Gotta get to the gym and go get a haircut so I don’t end up looking like Rob Ryan, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: The Browns actually looked like a football team Sunday against the Saints. Actually, they looked like one for the better part of two quarters Read More…

Cavs to hold lotteries for single-game tickets

The Cavaliers are great when it comes to lotteries. After winning the NBA Draft Lottery in 2011, 2013 and 2014, the Cavs will initiate a monthly lottery designed to help preserve single-game tickets for as many fans as possible. Demand for tickets is at an unprecedented high now that LeBron James and Kevin Love have Read More…

Rick Noland’s book available for purchase

Dear Gazette Readers: My first book, “Over Time,” is now available for purchase. It is a 246-page compilation of 50 of my favorite stories during 30-plus years at The Gazette. It’s broken into six sections – Memories, Human Triumph, Person…alities, Events, Columns and Adventures – and I think there’s something in it for everyone. There Read More…

Rick Noland sports commentary: Sighting, slighting, writing

Gotta get some fishing in before this alleged summer officially ends, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: Does anybody care about the FIBA World Cup? (It’s an international basketball tournament, if that helps.) … Sure, I hope Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving doesn’t get hurt — or anyone else, for Read More…

Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

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The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011. “I’m excited Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving OK after scary fall at FIBA World Cup

Kyrie Irving

Cavs fans first held their breath, then breathed a sigh of relief. Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a hard fall Thursday with 1:12 to go in Team USA’s 95-71 rout of Ukraine at the FIBA World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. Irving, who landed awkwardly after driving to the hoop through two Ukraine defenders and Read More…

High School Football: Wooster at Highland

Highland's Zack Levine runs past Wooster's JR Sample after a reception during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — If the Highland football team wins 13 games again this season, it will be playing for the Division II state championship. State semifinalists a year ago, the Hornets were done in by a key injury, several crucial mistakes, porous pass coverage and two debatable calls Friday night in dropping their non-league season Read More…