April 18, 2014

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Buckeye’s swagger is back

Buckeye second baseman Cory Inman is late on the tag as Fairview's Jason Sassano steals second base in the third inning. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette YORK TWP. — The spirit is back at James H. Tighe Baseball Field and with it is some of the swagger. Nine games into its season, Buckeye has given every indication it’s not ready to surrender the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title. That was on display Thursday, when Buckeye gutted Read More…

The fates of Brown and Griffin are unknown

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got an endorsement from guard Dion Waiters as Cleveland players concluded exit interviews Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Forward Tristan Thompson, the only other player to talk to the media Thursday, spoke highly of Brown but was pretty much non-committal about the coach’s future. “I’d Read More…

Luck lets Bees down

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Luck was destined to determine the fates of Medina and Mentor as their Northeast Ohio Conference River Division baseball game entered the 10th inning. The Baseball Gods decided Thursday wasn’t the Bees’ day. Given new life of sorts after an overturned call on a suicide squeeze attempt, Domenic Dengel Read More…

Tribe misses golden opportunity

  Chris Assenheimer The Gazette DETROIT — The Indians squandered an opportunity to issue an early-season statement to the kings of the Central Division on Thursday. Cleveland, which was dominated by the Detroit Tigers last year, appeared on track to completing a two-game sweep of the three-time defending division champs, but instead dropped a deflating Read More…

Wrestling: Baughman, Chrisman earn All-America

Medina County wrestlers Joey Baughman and Brady Chrisman are no strangers to national tournaments, but the duo walked away from the AAU Middle School National Duals with some serious hardware. Baughman and Chrisman earned All-America honors last weekend after posting 8-0 records at the two-day event in Des Moines, Iowa, along with helping their teams Read More…

Girls basketball: Highland coach Bolha will not be back

GRANGER TWP. — The revolving door of Highland girls basketball coaches continues to spin. Thirteen months after leading the school to the Medina Division I District championship game, Bernard Bolha’s contract was not renewed, according to a board member. Bolha compiled a 24-25 record over two seasons. The Hornets won 17 games and lost to Read More…

Browns commentary: Things to look for in a QB

The Browns have been looking for the long-term answer at quarterback since the day they returned to the NFL in 1999. The fans know all too painfully the list of 20 that began with Tim Couch and is paused on Jason Campbell. No. 19, Brian Hoyer, is the only one who remains on the roster. Read More…

Cavs: Seals of approval, vets like Irving and Waiters potential

Cleveland’s Dion Waiters, left, drives past Atlanta’s Kyle Korver to score. Several veteran players say Waiters and Kyrie Irving can learn to play together and prosper. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Luol Deng is finishing his 10th NBA season. Jarrett Jack has been in the league nine years. Both Cavaliers veterans are considered to be intelligent, hard-working players who understand the nuances of successful professional basketball. Perhaps it should be a positive, then, that both expressed extreme confidence that young Cavs guards Kyrie Irving Read More…

Tribe: Indians postponed, Cleveland’s rotation gets pushed back

Cleveland pitcher Zach McAllister will face the Tigers today. (AP FILE PHOTO)

DETROIT — An early-season Central Division showdown in Motown will have to wait until tonight. The opener of a three-game series between the Indians and Tigers was postponed Tuesday because of cold weather at Comerica Park. Snow fell in Detroit during the morning hours and temperatures hovered around 30 degrees for much of the day. Read More…

Saville is the real deal

  Brad Bournival The Gazette Standing 5-foot-11, Courtney Saville is hard not to notice. Put a softball in the Brunswick junior’s hand and the attention she demands is almost palpable. While the right-handed pitcher’s success comes in part from her incredible athleticism, her determination is just as responsible for her early achievements with the Blue Read More…