April 19, 2015

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Indians: Miguel Cabrera owns House, has four RBIs before lefty is pulled in second

The Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall can't catch a wide throw as Detroit’s Rajai Davis steals third base. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — With the Detroit Tigers in town for the first series at renovated Progressive Field, the Indians had the opportunity to make an early statement while re-affirming the lofty projections placed upon them. The Indians made a statement all right. It read: “We still can’t beat the Tigers.” Capping a highly forgettable weekend, Cleveland Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel leaves rehab after 10 weeks in facility

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel has taken another step toward rejoining the Browns and restarting his football career. Manziel was discharged from a rehab facility, a league source confirmed Saturday. Manziel, 22, checked himself into a treatment facility Jan. 28, presumably to deal with a substance abuse issue. He spent more than 10 weeks in the facility, although Read More…

Track and field: Last-event drama, Medina’s 4×4 clinches home title

Medina’s Allyson Campbell wins the 100-meter hurdles at the Medina Relays. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The Medina girls track and field team showed a flare for the dramatic Saturday at the Medina Relays. After a day of tight competition, the Bees edged Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division rival Solon to win their home meet. Wrapping up the afternoon, the Medina 4×400-meter relay placed first for 10 important points. Read More…

Softball Ohio Invitational: Dialing things in, Brunswick dominates tune-ups

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AKRON — With a big Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game today, Brunswick’s softball team used Sunday as a litmus test. If a 15-0 win over Windham and 8-0 victory over Steubenville were indications at the Ohio Invitational, the Blue Devils should be fine. While everyone was buzzing about playing defending NOC champion Medina today, Read More…

Exhibition-like game goes to Boston

Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — For the home team, it looked a lot like an exhibition game, albeit a sometimes entertaining one. Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert didn’t play and Joe Harris, Kendrick Perkins, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, James Jones and Kendrick Perkins all saw action in the first half Friday night as the Read More…

Tigers wreck Opening Day

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — There was a brand-new look and a different vibe at Progressive Field for the home opener Friday afternoon. The end result for the Indians against four-time defending Central Division champion Detroit, however, remained the same — another loss. With their revamped park packed (sellout crowd of 35,789) full of Read More…

McAllister could hold key to Tribe’s fate

The Indians’ fate this season could hinge on Zach McAllister’s right arm. That looked like a losing proposition Friday during a disappointing home opener played in a stiff wind but under brilliant sunshine. McAllister started, struggled and took the loss in an 8-4 defeat to the despised Detroit Tigers. McAllister didn’t get much help from Read More…

Girls basketball MVP: Jodi Johnson never craved attention but always starred in the spotlight

Wadsworth junior Jodi Johnson is the 2014-15 Gazette MVP for girls basketball. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Competitiveness and, above all, not letting down her teammates motivated Jodi Johnson to be great. The tradition of Wadsworth girls basketball excellence wasn’t going to fade under her watch. A 62-30 January loss to Lakota West on the regular season’s grandest stage — The Classic in the Country at Berlin Hiland — put that to Read More…

Hall of Famer Travis Schwab named men’s basketball coach at Muskingum University

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NEW CONCORD — One of the most decorated Ohio small-college players ever is getting his shot at what he called his “life’s calling.” Medina County Sports Hall of Famer, Medina native and former Ohio Wesleyan All-American Travis Schwab was named men’s basketball coach at Muskingum on Wednesday following an eight-year stint as an assistant at Read More…

High school softball: Warning is issued as Cloverleaf’s Smith sisters sizzle at the plate

Cloverleaf’s Hallee Smith, left, and her sister K.D. Smith are heating up at the plate. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

The Smith sisters have sent out a warning to the rest of the Suburban League: They’ve simmered long enough and now it’s time to sizzle. Both stars for the Cloverleaf softball team, K.D. and Hallee Smith came out on fire in 2014 and then leveled off to have terrific seasons. An All-Gazette selection, K.D. batted Read More…