September 2, 2015

Medina
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Volleyball: North Royalton hands Wadsworth their first defeat

Wadsworth’s Kacie Evans hits against North Royalton’s Holly Hetman in Game 2. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

NORTH ROYALTON — Katie Baird is a legitimate difference maker on the volleyball court. Not surprisingly, the North Royalton senior did just that Tuesday night. Baird blasted a match-high 19 kills in leading the Bears to a 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18 victory over Wadsworth in Suburban League National Division play. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter also Read More…

Browns: Rest is best option for Johnny Manziel’s sore right elbow

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Surgery isn’t on the table for Johnny Manziel. The sore-armed Browns quarterback said Tuesday he’s spoken with several doctors, including renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, and the verdict was consistent. An MRI revealed no structural damage in the right elbow and rest was agreed upon as the best remedy. “We reached out Read More…

Soccer: Revere teaches Highland a lesson

Highland’s Ross Herbert heads the ball over Revere’s Noah Gresser with some help provided by the Hornets’ Larkin Cleland in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BATH TWP. — If boys soccer teams are going to learn lessons throughout the season, it’s best to learn them early. Unfortunately for Highland, that message was hammered home Tuesday in a 6-0 Suburban League American Division loss to Revere. The Minutemen (4-0, 1-0) are just a little more than a season removed from a Read More…

Indians general manager Mark Shapiro is leaving Cleveland for Toronto

Cleveland Indians general manager Mark Shapiro, right, speaks at a news conference as Indians owner Paul Dolan listens. Shapiro, who has had several prominent roles in nearly 24 years with Cleveland, will become the Toronto Blue Jays’ president and CEO following this season. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Mark Shapiro made it official Monday in a news conference at Progressive Field: He’s leaving the Indians organization after 24 years. Ending weeks of speculation, Shapiro, Cleveland’s president the past five years, announced he was accepting the same position with the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of the of the season. He Read More…

Girls soccer: Highland’s Rachel Huttner snaps Hornets’ scoreless streak

Highland goalie Madison Less, right, makes a play on a corner kick as Cloverleaf’s Alli Gray tries to make a play on the ball in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Some goals mean just a bit more than others. On Monday, Rachel Huttner’s meant everything to the Highland girls soccer team in a 1-0 non-conference win over Cloverleaf. The Hornets had been shut out in two straight games and had gone 84:24 without scoring. So when the junior midfielder beat Cloverleaf keeper Read More…

Browns: Barkevious Mingo returns to the practice field

Barkevious Mingo

BEREA — The clock is ticking down to the start of the regular season. And the beat gets louder by the day. With the regular season less than two weeks away — Sept. 13 at the New York Jets —– outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo led a number of injured Browns back onto the practice field Read More…

Boys soccer: Brad Fogel, Medina thrillingly upset No. 6 team in nation

Medina’s Loren Sefcik, left, and Janiece Joyner celebrate Sefcik’s game-winning goal. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Knock off the sixth-ranked team in the nation and second-ranked team in the state according to TopDrawerSoccer.com? Check. Get a bit of revenge on the school that beat you in the district finals last season? Check and check. Send an early message to the district that the Medina boys soccer team is the Read More…

Browns: Not bad, by Josh McCown

Quarterback Josh McCown and many of the Browns starters played their final preseason snaps Saturday night at Tampa Bay. They finished on a high note with a third-quarter touchdown drive, a 31-7 victory — Cleveland’s first of the preseason — and plenty of good vibes heading into the regular-season opener Sept. 13 at the New Read More…

Girls soccer: Loren Sefcik deposits game-winner with only 2:32 left

Medina’s Brad Fogel celebrates after his game-winning goal against Copley. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Loren Sefcik certainly knows how to make an entrance. Making her first varsity start for the Medina girls soccer team, the sophomore forward scored the winning goal in the waning minutes of a 3-2 victory over Westlake on Saturday. Not bad for someone who was playing club soccer for the Internationals at this Read More…

Medina beats sixth-ranked team in nation Copley

MEDINA – Knock off the sixth-ranked team in the nation and second-ranked team in the state according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Check. Get a bit of revenge on the very school that knocked you out of the playoffs last season at the district final level. Check and check. Send an early message to the district that the Read More…