August 5, 2015

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Rick Noland commentary: High school football full of clichés

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times (and resorted to writing this column almost as much): Football is the most cliché-ridden sport there is. But since these are the dog days of summer, the boss wants a story and I’ve learned to take things one day at a time, let’s focus, Read More…

GM Farmer keeping the faith

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer hasn’t lost faith in the talent of backup quarterback Johnny Manziel. He even believes he can be a starter in the NFL — under the right circumstances and with the necessary commitment level. “Used the right way and doing the right things, I think he can,” Farmer said Friday Read More…

Indians make minor trade

CLEVELAND — The final hours before the Major League Baseball trade deadline were relatively quiet for the Indians on Friday. Cleveland did trade left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Abraham Almonte, but the deal wasn’t as significant as the ones the Indians orchestrated in the days leading up to the Read More…

Fair events back for another year

Nearly two years ago, the Thorsells were asked to bring their business to the grandstand at the Medina County Fair. Acceptance of the invite was a no-brainer. County residents for 40-plus years and avid fair-goers, it was an honor for Denny and Eileen Thorsell, plus their son Shawn, to bring their Buckin’ Ohio Bull Riding Read More…

Bowe impressed by McCown

BEREA — Veteran receiver Dwayne Bowe has liked what he’s seen from 36-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Really liked what he’s seen. “He’s showing all the potential of being a top-five quarterback in the NFL,” Bowe said Friday. McCown, who’s 17-32 as a starter, had a great second day of training camp. He found Bowe on Read More…

Spoerndle raising money for Hospice

What started out as a mission to help a great organization has turned into a passion for Patrick Spoerndle. On Aug. 10, the Medina resident will raise money for HMC Hospice of Medina County by playing 100 holes of golf at Fox Meadow Country Club as fast as he can. “The first year I did Read More…

Browns: Terrelle Pryor catches everything thrown in his direction

Cleveland receiver Terrelle Pryor catches a pass during the first day of training camp. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Terrelle Pryor, at 6-foot-4, 223 pounds, stood out among the 88 players dressed for the first day of training camp. “He looks great in a uniform,” coach Mike Pettine said Thursday of No. 87. Pryor was also able to fit in. He caught everything thrown in his direction in his first practice since Read More…

High school football: Parity is name of game in new Suburban League

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Suburban League makes sense. That’s the feeling that came out of the SL Media Day on Thursday when the 15 football teams of the “new” conference got together at The Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls. Cloverleaf and Green have joined the Portage Trail Conference and Federal League, respectively. In their place is Read More…

Indians: Brandon Moss traded to St. Louis Cardinals

FILE - In this July 22, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Brandon Moss reacts after flying out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. Brandon Moss was sorry to see close friend David Murphy traded earlier this week by the Indians. Now he's gone, too. Moss was dealt Thursday, July 30, 2015,  to the St. Louis Cardinals, who were in the market for an outfielder after seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

CLEVELAND — As Major League Baseball’s trade deadline approaches today at 4 p.m., the Indians are in full sell-mode. Outfielder David Murphy, one of Cleveland’s top offensive weapons, was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, and Thursday, the Indians dealt team home run leader Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals for minor Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber sets tone in 12-1 victory over Royals

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — For one glorious afternoon, it all came together for the Indians. Unfortunately for the team and its fans, these days have been few and far between. Getting their usual quality effort from the starting pitcher, the last-place Indians surprisingly added a large dose of offense to slug their way to a 12-1 victory Read More…