January 31, 2015

Medina
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Hornets run off with win

Highland's (l) Zack Levine and (r) Ben Hauser put pressure on Copley's Bryce Harvey in the second quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

    GRANGER TWP. — A flip of a switch, a change in tempo and increased defensive pressure Friday allowed Highland’s boys basketball team to walk away with a 62-48 Suburban League win over Copley. Trailing by three points late in the second quarter, the Hornets (11-4, 5-3) used defense to feed their transition game Read More…

Devils old school magic does trick

TALLMADGE — The Tallmadge boys basketball team turned back the clock Friday and used old-school magic to snap a three-game losing streak. Wearing 1966 uniforms and playing in the old high school gym — now the middle school — the Blue Devils defeated Cloverleaf 80-34 in Suburban League play. Tallmadge (9-5, 5-3) received 16 points Read More…

Grizzlies notch win at home

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth boys basketball team knew it had a wounded warrior coming into the Grizzly Den on Friday. It also knew it hadn’t won a home game this season. A 63-37 Suburban League victory over Revere was exactly what the team needed. Wadsworth (9-6, 6-2) got the monkey off its back and put Read More…

Polidori stays hot from field

YORK TWP. — Nate Polidori did it again Friday night. In the Buckeye boys basketball team’s 71-43 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division win over Brooklyn, Polidori struck for 32 points. That followed a 36-point night Tuesday in a win at Valley Forge. “If that’s my role on the team, then great,” Polidori said. “But if not, Read More…

Bees stun Blue Devils

Medina's Ben Geschke shoots between Brunswick's Eric Bulic, left, and Michael Quiring during the third quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    MEDINA — Big Jon and Cool Hand Luke were fantastic reasons why Medina’s boys basketball team secured its signature win under first-year coach Chris Hassinger. Rallying from a double-digit deficit Friday, the Bees made all the clutch plays to upset Brunswick 41-40 in another physical, intense edition of Medina County’s top rivalry. Michigan Read More…

Cavs winning streak reaches nine

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — It was a predictable and largely uneventful game, and that’s a big positive for the Cavaliers. Prone to playing to the level of their competition, the Cavs got LeBron James back after a one-game absence, jumped on the undisciplined Sacramento Kings early, leveled off for a bit and then Read More…

Super Bowl: Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch fires back at media

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PHOENIX — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks’ star running back gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he won’t talk to them. “I don’t know what story y’all trying to get out Read More…

Browns: Josh Gordon responds to critics about presumed addiction

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Browns receiver Josh Gordon had heard enough about his presumed addiction. Enough about how his career and life are destined for disaster. Enough criticism from virtual strangers with powerful microphones since Gordon’s latest failed drug test, and impending suspension, came to light Sunday. Gordon responded Thursday with a long open letter. He named the most Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving picked as All-Star reserve

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CLEVELAND — Two players out of the Cavaliers’ “Big Three” will be part of the NBA All-Star Game. Point guard Kyrie Irving was selected as one of seven reserves Thursday by Eastern Conference coaches and will join small forward LeBron James, who was named a starter in fan voting, for the Feb. 15 game at Read More…

Cavaliers 99, Trail Blazers 94: Kyrie Irving erupts for 55, saves day with LeBron James sidelined

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CLEVELAND — It was the kind of game everyone dreams about as a kid. With four-time league MVP LeBron James sitting out with a sprained right wrist, Kyrie Irving scored an arena-record 55 points Wednesday night to lead the Cavaliers to a thrilling 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. With the game tied at Read More…