April 19, 2014

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Cavaliers final grades are passed out

Professor Noland has graded all tests and is not happy with this class, but here are final report cards for the 2013-14 Cavaliers: Anthony Bennett (4.2 ppg, .356 FG%, .245 3-pt%): The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft came to camp injured and out of shape and never caught up. There’s some potential Read More…

Giambi may not get off DL until Monday

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Indians were considering activating Jason Giambi from the disabled list Sunday, but have decided on Monday instead. “We’re just trying to keep our bullpen and our team in order,” manager Terry Francona said. “If we shoot for Monday, that’ll make things a little bit easier as far as Read More…

Bees win heavyweight bout

Medina's Caitlin Rhodes (17) gets congratulations from Vanessa Scoarste after scoring on an error against Brunswick during the fifth inning. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — When it comes to Medina’s softball team and playing in the rough-and-tumble Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division, Bees coach Jessica Toocheck is always pleading the fifth with her squad. The way the former high school and college standout sees it, if Medina can put up a big fifth inning, Read More…

Tribe leaves 12 on base in loss

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana finally showed up, and the Indians still lost. Swisher and Santana, two of Cleveland’s biggest sagging offensive stars, displayed signs of life at the plate Friday night for one of the few times this season, but the Indians didn’t get enough production from the Read More…

Buckeye’s swagger is back

Buckeye second baseman Cory Inman is late on the tag as Fairview's Jason Sassano steals second base in the third inning. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette YORK TWP. — The spirit is back at James H. Tighe Baseball Field and with it is some of the swagger. Nine games into its season, Buckeye has given every indication it’s not ready to surrender the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title. That was on display Thursday, when Buckeye gutted Read More…

The fates of Brown and Griffin are unknown

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got an endorsement from guard Dion Waiters as Cleveland players concluded exit interviews Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Forward Tristan Thompson, the only other player to talk to the media Thursday, spoke highly of Brown but was pretty much non-committal about the coach’s future. “I’d Read More…

Luck lets Bees down

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Luck was destined to determine the fates of Medina and Mentor as their Northeast Ohio Conference River Division baseball game entered the 10th inning. The Baseball Gods decided Thursday wasn’t the Bees’ day. Given new life of sorts after an overturned call on a suicide squeeze attempt, Domenic Dengel Read More…

Tribe misses golden opportunity

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette DETROIT — The Indians squandered an opportunity to issue an early-season statement to the kings of the Central Division on Thursday. Cleveland, which was dominated by the Detroit Tigers last year, appeared on track to completing a two-game sweep of the three-time defending division champs, but instead dropped a deflating Read More…

Wrestling: Baughman, Chrisman earn All-America

Medina County wrestlers Joey Baughman and Brady Chrisman are no strangers to national tournaments, but the duo walked away from the AAU Middle School National Duals with some serious hardware. Baughman and Chrisman earned All-America honors last weekend after posting 8-0 records at the two-day event in Des Moines, Iowa, along with helping their teams Read More…

Girls basketball: Highland coach Bolha will not be back

GRANGER TWP. — The revolving door of Highland girls basketball coaches continues to spin. Thirteen months after leading the school to the Medina Division I District championship game, Bernard Bolha’s contract was not renewed, according to a board member. Bolha compiled a 24-25 record over two seasons. The Hornets won 17 games and lost to Read More…