April 26, 2015

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Parker is known for big plays, TDs

Scott Petrak The Gazette Over his right shoulder. High above his head. Off the back of a defender. On the way out of bounds. Receiver DeVante Parker caught 33 touchdowns in 43 games at Louisville — he reached the end zone every 4.7 receptions — and they came in all shapes, sizes and contortions. “He Read More…

Campbell delivers another game-winning hit

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — History showed freshman Gabbi Campbell wasn’t going to shrink in a pressure situation Friday at the Prebis Memorial Tournament. With a chance to get her second game-winning hit of the season for the Brunswick softball team, Campbell once again came through with a one-out single to score Shaina Read More…

Love-fest at moment

A lot can be said, some of it bad but much of it good, about Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love, but before we delve into all that, let’s first say this: Throughout his under-the-microscope first season as a member of Cleveland’s “Big Three,” the guy has been the consummate professional. Handsome, polite and well spoken, Read More…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Starters giving Cavs big advantage

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — From the glass-is-half-empty approach, the Cavaliers bench has been outscored 106-36 by its Boston counterparts. From the glass-is-overflowing department, Cleveland’s starters have outscored those of the Celtics 176-85. No matter how the numbers are crunched, however, the Cavs lead the Celtics 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven series as they prepare for Game 3 Read More…

Albert Grindle commentary about Tom Lombardo: It’s hard to fault decision

Tom Lombardo

Dear Highland: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Tom Lombardo sent the Northeast Ohio high school sports world abuzz Wednesday by leaving the Hornets to become head football coach at parochial superpower St. Edward. The Eagles are the defending Division I state champions and lost previous coach Rick Finotti to the University Read More…

High school softball: Elyria cools off Brunswick with 5-2 win

Elyria’s Anna Daly scores in the fourth inning as Brunswick catcher Molly Grzybowski is late with the tag. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, it was going to take one hot bat to get things going for the Brunswick or Elyria softball team. That bat belonged to Elyria senior Alex Dick, who smacked a two-run home run in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to an important Read More…

Highland football coach Tom Lombardo leaving for St. Edward

Former Highland football coach Tom Lombardo, center, leads the Hornets onto the field in the final game at Highland Stadium last fall. Today, Lombardo was introduced as the new coach of St. Edward. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

LAKEWOOD — Dressed in a gray suit and laughing at a comment about his pepper-black hair, Tom Lombardo was in his element at St. Edward High. If Lombardo was going to leave Highland, the defending Division I state champion Eagles were on the very short list. The winningest football coach in Hornets history changed addresses Read More…

Cavs vs. Celtics: Batman, Robin come to Cleveland’s rescue

Cleveland’s LeBron James grabs a rebound over Boston’s Tyler Zeller during the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Batman and Robin were never this good. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined to score the Cavaliers’ last 28 points Tuesday as Cleveland defeated the Boston Celtics 99-91 at Quicken Loans Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series. James, who finished with 30 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and Read More…

Timofey Mozgov steps up for Cavs

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov was pretty much a non-entity in Game 1 of the Cavaliers’ first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against Boston. Things changed Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. After recording only six points on four field goal attempts over 23 minutes of the playoff opener Sunday, Mozgov was a different guy in Game Read More…

Brian Dulik Cavs commentary: Pair of All-Stars save day

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The Cavaliers looked lethargic and played disinterested, which is almost always a deadly combination in the NBA playoffs. Fortunately for Cleveland, there were two reasons — specifically, two All-Stars — why that wasn’t the case Tuesday night. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored the Cavaliers’ final 28 points and rescued them from the brink of Read More…