February 11, 2016

Medina
Intermittent clouds
12°F
 

College: Family ties lead Highland’s Mapp to Akron soccer

Alex Mapp

GRANGER TWP. — The men’s soccer programs of Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina and John Carroll came calling on Highland’s Alex Mapp. The second the University of Akron talked to him about being center back, the aforementioned three quickly faded into the background. “I’ve grown up watching Akron,” Mapp said. “I’ve basically been to every University Read More…

College Basketball: Defense lets down Buckeyes in loss to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The conversation in the locker room at halftime between Wisconsin interim coach Greg Gard and forward Nigel Hayes was brief and to the point. Stop taking outside shots and start getting to the foul line, Gard pleaded. Message received — Hayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, and Read More…

The post College Basketball: Defense lets down Buckeyes in loss to Wisconsin appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.

Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram.
Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Read More…

With signing day in the books, many top QB prospects for 2017 have made their decisions, too

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get its quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions Read More…

The post With signing day in the books, many top QB prospects for 2017 have made their decisions, too appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.

Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram.
Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Read More…

College signing: Buckeye’s Thome to play football at Mount Union

Buckeye's Trevor Thome looks for running room in the second quarter against Bowling Green Friday night. Photo by Judd Smerglia

YORK TWP. — Trevor Thome is a man of his word. Shortly after completing his record-breaking football career at Buckeye, Thome declared publically he wasn’t seriously considering anyone but defending Division III national champion Mount Union. The reigning Gazette MVP worked out the details with the small-school superpower in the meantime, and everything culminated with Read More…

College wrestling: Wadsworth’s Tavanello makes return to area as Buckeyes wrestle at Walsh Jesuit

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Wadsworth native Nick Tavanello returned to the gymnasium where his high school career began Sunday and the memories came rushing back. A member of the Ohio State wrestling team, Tavanello and the Buckeyes took part in a Big Ten dual with Michigan State, beating the Spartans 33-9 in front of a standing-room-only Read More…

College men’s basketball: No. 22 Purdue pulls away late against Ohio State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — P.J. Thompson scored 10 of his 12 points in the final seven minutes Thursday night, helping No. 22 Purdue pull away from Ohio State 75-64. A.J. Hammons added 16 points as the Boilermakers (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten) won their third straight. Ohio State (12-8, 4-3) was led by Jae’Sean Tate, who Read More…

The post College men’s basketball: No. 22 Purdue pulls away late against Ohio State appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.

Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram.
Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Read More…

Tide rolls dice, wins again: No. 2 Alabama uses onside kick to help beat No. 1 Clemson, claim 4th national title in 7 years

Tide-SLIDE

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, O.J. Howard and Kenyan Drake hit No. 1 Clemson with long touchdowns, and Alabama outlasted the dynamic play Read More…

College football: Medina natives help Mount Union win title in final game together

Mitch Doraty

The Mount Union football team’s Dec. 18 victory at the Stagg Bowl marked the last game together for three Medina alumni. Senior Will Hiteshue, junior Mitch Doraty and sophomore Kenny Wilder finished their long run as teammates, which stretched back to Medina youth football, as NCAA Division III champions. Mount Union beat St. Thomas 49-35 Read More…

Ohio State routs Notre Dame in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ezekiel Elliott bulldozed his way into the end zone in the first half, showing off his strength as Ohio State’s drive capper. He flashed his speed in the second, becoming the show stopper as he raced up the middle for a long run. Those skills should translate well in the NFL. They Read More…

The post Ohio State routs Notre Dame in Fiesta Bowl appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.

Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram.
Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Read More…

Clemson, Alabama set to battle for college football national title

We’re down to two. And, boy, they both look impressive. Top-ranked Clemson and No. 2 Alabama will face off in the desert for the national championship after dominating wins in the College Football Playoff semifinals Thursday. The Tigers romped in the second half for a 37-17 win over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, Read More…

The post Clemson, Alabama set to battle for college football national title appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.

Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.

Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram.
Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Read More…