February 6, 2016

Mostly clear

Boys basketball: Brunswick maintains three-way tie atop the Greater Cleveland Conference beating last place Euclid

EUCLID — With a big game looming Tuesday, the Brunswick boys basketball team left no doubt it was ready in a Greater Cleveland Conference game with last-place Euclid. The Blue Devils came out firing on all cylinders Friday and dropped the Panthers 65-53 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score Read More…

Boys basketball: Determined Keystone sinks Black River in PAC

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone boys basketball team came into Black River’s house looking to clinch a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. The Pirates were looking to play spoiler. In the end Friday, the Wildcats used Brody Kuhl’s sharpshooting and a 10-minute Black River scoring drought to win 58-34. The Pirates Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland falls short in overtime leaving Copley still undefeated

COPLEY TWP. — Undefeated looks good, even if it has been banged up a little bit. That’s how Copley’s boys basketball team felt Friday after a Suburban League American Division match with Highland. The Indians escaped with a 77-74 overtime win to maintain their perfect record and clinch the division title. The difference came from Read More…

Boys basketball: Cloverleaf take control gaining a victory over Ravenna in the Portage Trail Conference

1st quarter Cloverleaf# 22 Ryan Gutschow and Ravenna # 15 go for a rebound

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WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team cashed in. A squad that has had halftime leads only to fall apart in the second half, the Colts took control in the second quarter Friday and built momentum in a 59-46 Portage Trail Conference Metro Division win over Ravenna. “I always tell them if they work Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina crushes short-handed and inexperienced Shaker Heights

Medina's Jackson Sartain steals the ball away from Shaker Height's Cory Ivory in the first quarter.

MEDINA — The Medina County showdown of the season is set. Playing one of its best all-around games, the Medina boys basketball team started strong, ended stronger and still played well in-between Friday to crush short-handed and inexperienced Shaker Heights 76-52 in Greater Cleveland Conference play. The Bees (14-5, 9-2), who scored 25 of the Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Friday night high school basketball


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(UPDATED) Dallas police investigating Johnny Manziel for domestic violence; ex-girlfriend receives protective order; Manziel’s dad worried for son’s life

The tumult surrounding Johnny Manziel reached another level Friday. The Dallas police announced they initiated a domestic violence assault investigation with Manziel the suspect. The complaint came from ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, who received a protective order from a judge requiring Manziel to stay away for two years. Earlier in the day, Manziel’s father expressed fear Read More…

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High school gymnastics: Brunswick trio shines at GCC meet


MEDINA — Brunswick freshman Hannah Burk is only two weeks into her high school gymnastics career. Fortunately, she has two accomplished teammates to help her with the transition. Returning district qualifiers Alexx Sikora and Camryn Scott joined Burk in finishing in the top seven in the all-around Thursday at the inaugural Greater Cleveland Conference Meet. Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick’s ‘Blue Bombers’ en route to historic season

The setting: The east gym at Brunswick High. The game: The Blue Devils’ boys basketball team against a random opponent. The scenario: Freak athlete Kevin Simmons jab steps, crosses left, leaves his man in the dust and attacks the rim. Another defender scurries to help protect the paint. A posterizing jackhammer dunk is a real Read More…

High school wrestling: Wadsworth’s Jones has battled adversity his entire career


Wadsworth standout wrestler Alex Jones heads into the Suburban League Tournament on Saturday with a 14-3 record. He cherishes all 17 matches. See, the 170-pound junior knows what its like to have the sport he loves taken away from him. As a freshman, Jones felt like he had it all. He rolled into the SLT, Read More…