October 21, 2014

Medina
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Golf: Highland, Medina have no regrets, finish sixth, eighth

Highland senior Chloe McKinzie putts during the second round of the Division I state tournament. (TRISHA KRAKOWSKI / GAZETTE)

COLUMBUS — Second-round expectations were relatively tame for the Highland and Medina girls golf teams at the Division I state tournament. Both walked off Ohio State University’s Gray Course satisfied with their seasons. Basically holding their ground in gloomy, 50-degree weather Saturday, the Hornets kept the status quo to finish sixth and the Bees fell Read More…

Jaguars pick up first win against Browns

Brian Hoyer, John Greco, Paul McQuistan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One by one, the Browns stressed they didn’t take the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars lightly. The alternative explanation for the ugly performance wasn’t any better. “We just didn’t play well,” quarterback Brian Hoyer said. “We got our butts kicked. They handed it to us.” The Jaguars got their first win of the year Read More…

Brian Hoyer one of many who had bad day for the Browns

Brian Hoyer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coach Mike Pettine knew quarterback Brian Hoyer didn’t play well. He wanted everyone else to realize Hoyer wasn’t alone Sunday in Cleveland’s 24-6 loss to the Jaguars. “Today is a really good example of when a team wins a quarterback gets a lot of credit, and when they don’t he’s going to Read More…

Browns Notes: Offensive line suffers with Alex Mack

Brian Hoyer, Telvin Smith

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The line and the offense didn’t look the same in the first full game without two-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. The Browns averaged 2.3 yards a rush and quarterback Brian Hoyer was harassed all day. The Jaguars have a stout frontline, but the Browns missed Mack, who’s done for the season Read More…

No. 13 Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17: Barrett leads explosive offensive performance

Evan Spencer

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is on an historic roll and quarterback J.T. Barrett is leading the way. The freshman completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead the 13th-ranked Buckeyes past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday. It marked the first time Ohio State has Read More…

High School Football: Revere at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace hurdles David Leach (67) after getting away from Revere's Thomas Lester during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    GRANGER TWP. — Coltin Kinsey, Grant Wallace and their teammates were determined to send Highland Stadium into history with a bang. Using past Hornets greats and a little pep talk from eighth-year coach Tom Lombardo as inspiration, Highland closed the book an a 55-year stadium legacy Friday by playing a perfect fourth quarter Read More…

High School Football: Twinsburg at Brunswick

Brusnwick fans stand in the endzone for the national anthem prior to the Blue Devils game against Twinsburg. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  BRUNSWICK — The rains came in the third quarter during Brunswick’s football game with Twinsburg on Friday. The Blue Devils’ reign over the Tigers lasted 48 minutes, as Brunswick erased a bad taste that lasted the better part of two weeks with a 59-21 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. “I told them this Read More…

High School Football: Wellington at Buckeye

YORK TWP. — Despite throwing a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter Friday, Buckeye quarterback Nate Polidori was frustrated. Polidori put that emotion to good use after halftime, as he led the Bucks to a much-needed 35-22 victory over Wellington in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. The victory keeps Buckeye (6-2, 3-0) atop Read More…

High School Football: Stow at Medina

MEDINA — One step forward and two steps back, as the Medina football team followed last week’s win against Shaker Heights with a 38-18 loss to Stow in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play Friday. Just when the Bees looked to get traction, they slipped. “We keep shooting ourselves in the foot,” said coach Dan Read More…

High School Football: Firelands at Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River quarterback Mike Hazlett completed just one pass during a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Firelands on Friday. It was a big one. With the Pirates clinging to a one-score lead, Hazlett found open David Bell for a critical third-down conversion that enabled his team to hold on for Read More…