June 29, 2016

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Cavs go up 3-0 in series

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Justin Bieber concert is still on, and his teenage fans can thank Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Cavaliers. In what might have been his most complete game of the season, Irving hit a dagger 3-pointer from the right corner as the Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 101-91 Friday Read More…

Players believe in Lue and his system

INDEPENDENCE — Tyronn Lue, who will turn 39 on May 3, is three years older than Cavaliers small forwards Richard Jefferson and James Jones. He’s less than eight years older than LeBron James. But … “He’s our coach and we love him,” James said Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We trust the system he’s put Read More…

Gladiators release Toocheck, could take him back later

MEDINA — Chad Toocheck’s first stint with the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators didn’t last long. But a second stint could be coming soon. Just two weeks after signing a contract, the Medina High graduate was released Wednesday evening by the Gladiators, who will open their season Friday at Quicken Loans Arena against the Philadelphia Read More…

The playing’s the thing: Tristan Thompson ready to assume title as Cavs’ iron man by appearing in 362nd straight game

INDEPENDENCE — Tristan Thompson is going to break a franchise record tonight, but LeBron James will have to wait until Thursday to move up another notch on the league’s all-time scoring list. Thompson will break Jim Chones’ team record by appearing in his 362nd straight game when the Cavaliers host the Houston Rockets tonight at Read More…

Stars align as former Medina player Toocheck gets pro shot with AFL’s Gladiators

MEDINA — Mary Alice “Sam” Toocheck died of lung disease at the age of 53 on Feb. 27, but 27-year-old Chad Toocheck found himself talking to his mom Saturday morning. Uncertain whether he should move across the country and join the So-Cal Coyotes, a semi-professional football team involved in a lot of community outreach programs, Read More…

‘It got really real’: State title finally sinking in as Wadsworth girls get back to school

Laurel Palitto was in her bedroom Sunday night, busy texting her closest friends about a speech she had to give at a pep assembly the next morning. One by one, her mom, dad and older sister and brother came in to congratulate her. Finally, around 12:30 a.m. Monday, her door closed for good. After a Read More…

Noland: Grizzly girls take place in immortality with state title

Take a bow, Wadsworth players Jodi Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Laurel Palitto, Sophia Fortner, Lexi Lance, Maddie Movsesian, Peyton Banks, McKenna Banks and Olivia Chaney. You, too, coaches Andrew Booth, Mark Postak, Tom Carnes, Jen Martin, Mike Schmeltzer and Lindsay Tenyak. Now take another. And another. The Wadsworth community will cherish its 2015-16 Division I state Read More…

Noland: Past is present in “Sea of Red” for Wadsworth

Jodi Johnson, Sophia Fortner, Lexi Lance, Jenna Johnson, Laurel Palitto and Co. are one victory from a Division I girls state basketball championship after they helped Wadsworth come from behind to defeat Reynoldsburg 58-48 Friday at Value City Arena. Katelyn Vujas, Elisa Inman, Kate (Lyren) Sondles, Jen (Martin) Echols and Kristin (Hoover) Obendorf, the starting Read More…

Noland: Rally was largely cosmetic, but Brunswick’s chemistry and heart totally real

The frantic fourth-quarter rally was largely cosmetic, but the heart displayed all season by the 2015-16 Brunswick boys basketball team was real. So was the class. And the closeness. And, on this night, the tears. The Blue Devils fought till the bitter end of a University of Akron Division I Regional semifinal, falling 72-65 to Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth has talent in reserve(s)

This is a story about four players who average a combined 12.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Wadsworth girls basketball team. Three of them average less than 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds, and all of them average less than one assist. Those numbers are extremely misleading, however, because the Grizzlies (26-1) would Read More…