YORK TWP. — For turning down an initial interview request because he prefers to remain out of the spotlight, Buckeye guard John Tighe knows how to a …Read More
STRONGSVILLE — The Brunswick and Strongsville boys basketball teams played such a thrilling game Friday night that both teams celebrated in a matter of seconds.
The Blue Devils’ party lasted longer, as they left their archrival’s gym with a 76-75 double-overtime victory in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division action.
“That,” said Brunswick point guard Ryan …Read More
BEREA — Barkevious Mingo’s rookie resume isn’t what he’d hoped, but he’s shown signs of life the last two weeks, sacked future Hall of Famer Tom Brady on Sunday and has three games left to leave a good final impression.
“The work that we’ve been putting in is paying off,” he said Friday. “Every …Read More
MEDINA — For the second straight game, the Medina girls’ basketball team was forced to rally from a second-half deficit.
This time the Bees came up just short against Twinsburg, losing 52-50 in Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division action.
Medina (2-3, 2-1) fell behind by its largest deficit of the game, 47-32 with 3:52 to play, when Twinsburg …Read More
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WADSWORTH — The Nordonia girls basketball team arrived with an undefeated record and hopes of ending Wadsworth’s 49-game Suburban League winning streak.
The Knights left with a lesson in high-octane basketball, a 61-22 loss and the distinct honor of becoming Wadsworth’s 50th consecutive SL victim.
The Knights (5-1, 2-1) were hoping to utilize …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — It’s hard to determine which is a bigger work in progress: Anderson Varejao’s beard or the Cavaliers learning how to win on the road.
The 6-foot-11, 267-pound Varejao is making another attempt at growing facial hair, but he’s having about as much success with that as the Cavs are winning away from Quicken Loans …Read More
Brunswick golfer Justin Roth had to quit to learn how not to quit.
When Roth was about 10 years old, his grandfather, Gilbert Roth, took him to North Olmsted Golf Club every day during the summer. Transforming his grandson …Read More
BEREA — Josh Gordon made New England’s Aqib Talib look silly. He’s arguably the best cornerback Gordon will face this year.
Gordon rendered Patriots coach Bill Belichick defenseless. Belichick has made a career of taking away the opposition’s most dangerous threat.
Gordon, Cleveland’s record-setting receiver, continued his torrid stretch Sunday with seven catches for 151 yards and …Read More
CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has always been a fan of big guards, but he’s turning over a new leaf this season.
In recent games, Brown has put 6-foot-3 Kyrie Irving, 6-3 Jarrett Jack and 6-4 Dion Waiters on the floor together for extended periods of time, and the results have been mostly positive.
“I’ve never …Read More
BATH TWP. — Forcing turnovers is oftentimes secondary to the war of attrition.
The Highland boys basketball team prefers to implement run-and-jump and diamond presses to speed up the game. The main objective is to get the ball back without a shot being taken, but, more importantly, also grind away at opponent’s endurance.