September 2, 2014

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Bees’ Crawley gunning for All-Ohio honor

Every time Ian Crawley wants to take a break, he’s got a bug in his ear telling him to keep going. That bug goes by the name of Chris Arthur, who happens to be one of the assistant coaches for the Medina football team. An accomplished football player during his days with the Bees, Arthur Read More…

Hornets’ Phelps next up at QB

Highland quarterback Blake Phelps isn’t trying to be the next Bruce Kinsey. He’s trying to be the first Blake Phelps. That’s a good thing, because all Kinsey did last season was throw for 2,021 yards and 21 touchdowns and rush for 1,227 yards and 15 scores as Highland went 13-1, won a Suburban League championship Read More…

Colts’ Keene hungry for big season

Rick Noland The Gazette Cloverleaf’s Jon Keene is hungry. Not only for the peach cobbler he can whip up just like Mom and Grandma or the trout he catches or rabbits and deer he hunts, but for success on the football field. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 350 pounds, the senior offensive tackle will play a Read More…

Pirates’ Slone an old-fashioned lineman

Two-way lineman Ryan Slone is a little bit crazy, but Black River football coach Al Young has no problem with that. “He’s a loose cannon, there’s no doubt about that,” Young said of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior. “He’s always been one of those kids who had fun playing, but this offseason he’s really taken hold Read More…

Bucks’ Scott has need for speed

With a ton of talented juniors, the Buckeye football team could be very good next season. But Nate Scott and the rest of the 11th-grade group are still planning on doing some big things in 2014. “We’re looking like a solid team coming off a good year last year,” the wide receiver/cornerback said of the Read More…

Tribe edges White Sox

  The Associated Press CHICAGO — Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and Michael Bourn had two triples among his three hits, leading the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley each singled in a run for the Indians, who have won four Read More…

Preseason ends on successful note

  Scott Petrak The Gazette CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer and the starting offense got the touchdown drive they needed heading into the season. Johnny Manziel was a mixed bag of misses and magic — exactly what the sparse crowd came to see. The Browns ended a frustrating and disappointing preseason with a 33-13 victory Thursday Read More…

Offense no longer plays it close to the vest

  Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan kept things close to the vest during the Browns’ first three preseason games. He had no choice but to open up the offense in their exhibition finale Thursday — with satisfying results. Starting quarterback Brian Hoyer and backup Johnny Manziel each directed first-half touchdown drives during Cleveland’s 33-13 victory over Read More…

Kendel on fire for Bees

Medinas' Scott Schweppe brings the ball up the field past Highlands' Noah Nerlich during the first half. (Aaron Josefczyk photo)

Dan Brown The Gazette MEDINA — Justus was served Thursday night at Medina Memorial Stadium. Senior forward Justus Kendel had a pair of second-half goals to wrap up an efficient 3-0 victory over MedinaCounty rival Highland in non-league action. Despite the Hornets having the edge in possession, the Bees’ ability to take advantage of every Read More…

Browns vs. Bears: Final talent show, bubble players get last chance

CLEVELAND — The moment of truth has arrived for the two-dozen Browns players on the bubble to make the team. Cleveland’s preseason finale tonight against the Chicago Bears will mark the final time some of those athletes will ever put on a football uniform. It’s a cruel reality about life in the NFL — and Read More…