April 23, 2014

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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…

Cardinals leave Pirates in the dark

Black River Pirates pitcher Glen Crabtree (L) and catcher Brock Waltz are unable to come up with a bunt by Brookside's Kyle Houston in the second inning. (Photo Josefczyk)

Albert Grindle The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Well, that was awkward. Weekday high school baseball games almost always start around 4:30 p.m., but a communication snafu Monday caused Brookside to arrive at 5:21 for its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Black River. Dudley Taw didn’t seem to mind, as the left-hander led the Read More…

Cavs, Irving eye strong finish

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers play their final game of the season Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. Some would argue their season ended two games ago. After beating Detroit in impressive fashion last Wednesday but getting eliminated from the playoffs later that night when Atlanta beat Boston, Read More…

Mack happy to be a Brown

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Alex Mack is happy to be the highest-paid center in the NFL. Happy the venture into free agency is behind him. Happy to have a long-term contract, and the power to opt out after two years. And, yes, happy to be a Brown. Mack was back at Browns headquarters Read More…

Bees’ distance medley impresses at Medina Relays

MEDINA — The members of Medina’s distance medley knew they had a strong group, but their win Saturday afternoon was a surprise even to them. It wasn’t the fact Jessica Wolf, Kimmy Vidika, Sarah Pack and Maria Scavuzzo won at the 27th edition of the Medina Relays, it was the margin of victory. “It was Read More…

Baseball: Hornets can’t get going at Progressive Field

Highland shortstop Clay Sposit throws to first base during the third inning of the Hornets game against Elyria Catholic at Progressive Field. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

CLEVELAND — The corner of Carnegie and Ontario has been a field of dreams for Highland’s baseball team over the years. On Sunday, Progressive Field turned into a place the Hornets would just as soon forget. While the memories of playing in the Cleveland Indians home park will last, the fact Highland lost for the Read More…