October 23, 2014

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Soccer: Pirates pack too much punch for Bucks

ROCKY RIVER — From the start, the speed and aggressive offensive game plan of Rocky River’s boys soccer team were going to be problems for Buckeye. The fast and furious Pirates knocked off the Bucks 4-1 in a Rocky River Division II District semifinal Wednesday. “Today we started on the front foot and got a Read More…

Soccer: Medina overpowers rival Brunswick in Wednesday showdown

Medina’s A.J. Turner works against Brunswick’s Tyler Paalman in the first half. The Bees are the only county boys team still  alive in the tournament. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Domination. That’s the only way to describe the 6-1 victory posted by Medina’s boys soccer team against rival Brunswick in a Brunswick Division I District semifinal Wednesday night at Medina Memorial Stadium. Despite the choppy field conditions — and that’s putting it nicely — the second-seeded Bees had their way with the third-seeded Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer ‘angry’ over performance, but confidence isn’t shaken

Brian Hoyer

BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s poor performance in the 24-6 loss to Jacksonville left him angrier than he’d ever been. The emotion lingered until he got back on the field Wednesday for practice. “Of all the games I’ve ever played, that’s the worst I’ve ever felt after one and it’s something you have to deal with Read More…

Browns Notes: CB K’Waun Williams hopes to share field with childhood idol Charles Woodson

K'Waun Williams

BEREA — Nickelback K’Waun Williams was back practicing Wednesday after missing a week with a concussion, said he did “pretty much everything” and declared himself ready to return Sunday against Oakland. “If the coaches feel confident to put me in, I’m here,” he said. “I’m back. I’m clear, so I’m ready.” Williams, an undrafted rookie, Read More…

LeBron-less Cavs fall to Grizzlies in preseason finale

Mike Miller, Nick Calathes

MEMPHIS — With LeBron James sitting out to rest, the Cavaliers dropped their exhibition finale 96-92 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Cleveland (5-2) will open the regular season a week from today against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving had 16 points and three assists for the Cavs, while Dion Read More…

World Series: Royals even series with Game 2 win over Giants

World Series Giants Royals Baseball

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept Read More…

Soccer: Indians make Hornets pay

COPLEY TWP. — When the state’s best boys soccer team welcomes you to InfoCision Field, it’s best to keep the squad under wraps. One slip-up and things can get ugly fast. It happened to seventh-seeded Highland on Wednesday in a 6-3 Brunswick Division I District semifinal loss to Copley. The top-seeded Indians (17-0-1) will play Read More…

Volleyball: Highland beats Medina in revenge match

From left to right, Highland players Angel Redman, Kathleen Kirchner, Olivia Sir Louis, Mallory Adams, Emmi Esker and Nikki Tecco celebrate a Barberton D-I district semifinal win over Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Revenge was sweet and it came in a sweep for Highland’s volleyball team. Junior middle hitter Marlee Profitt had game highs of 14 kills and eight blocks Tuesday as the second-seeded Hornets beat third-seeded Medina 25-23, 25-11, 25-23 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Highland (17-7) avenged its five-game loss to the Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers have met the the preseason hype

LeBron James, Mike Dunleavy

Expectations surrounding the Cavaliers were so high it would have been virtually impossible for them to exceed them in the preseason, but let’s be honest: They’ve looked pretty darn good as they prepare for their exhibition finale tonight in Memphis. Here’s a look at some of the positives, followed by a few areas of concern Read More…

Scott Petrak: Bad loss to Jaguars doesn’t mean season is over

Brian Hoyer, Telvin Smith

A modest two-game winning streak ended Sunday in Jacksonville. The season didn’t. As pathetic and dismaying as the Browns’ 24-6 loss was, it was only one game. It doesn’t erase the impressive win over Pittsburgh seven days earlier — or quarterback Brian Hoyer’s eight previous starts. The Browns are 3-3 — a lot better than many Read More…