March 1, 2015


Swimming: Great things could be in the future for Nikki Eyssen

Sophomore Nikki Eyssen anchored Brunswick’s record-setting 200 medley relay last week at districts. This weekend, the relay will be competing at the state meet. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

When the Brunswick girls 200-yard medley relay crushed the school record last weekend at the Northeast Division I District, bells and whistles didn’t go off. The same could be said when the 400 freestyle relay mark went down. While it certainly came with smiles and fist pumps from Blue Devils coach Vince Colwell, seeing Nikki Read More…

Browns: Veteran quarterback Josh McCown visits


The never-ending search for a quarterback — the Browns have started 22 since 1999 — could stop, temporarily, on Josh McCown. The 35-year-old veteran arrived Tuesday to visit with the Browns, and his stay was expected to continue today, a league source confirmed. McCown has drawn interest from multiple teams since he was released by Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick keeps streak going with 59-48 win vs. Mentor

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MENTOR — With one game left in the regular season, the Brunswick boys basketball team picked the right time to get hot. Winners of four of their last five contests, the Blue Devils put an exclamation on their recent streak Tuesday with a 59-48 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over Mentor. It marked the Read More…

Cavaliers 102, Pistons 93: LeBron James passes Scottie Pippen as all-time assists leader for forwards


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James rarely likes to talk about his individual achievements. Tuesday he made an exception. James had 11 assists in Cleveland’s 102-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons. In the process, he moved past Scottie Pippen for first place on the NBA career list for forwards. James has 6,142 assists, seven more Read More…

Indians notes: Francona in support of speeding up game


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona is as old-school as it gets, but he’s in favor of Major League Baseball’s initiative to speed up the game. MLB has instituted pace of play rules that will be in effect at the start of the regular season. Some of them include a clock on pitchers and Read More…

Browns president Alec Scheiner denies meddling, says doesn’t want role in football operations

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BEREA — Yes, Browns president Alec Scheiner watches game film with general manager Ray Farmer. No, he’s doesn’t want to follow in Joe Banner’s footsteps and add football responsibilities to his job description. “I like my role. I’ve got enough on my plate,” Scheiner said Tuesday after introducing the team’s new logo in an interview Read More…

Browns unveil new logo; uniforms to be unveiled April 14


BEREA — The Browns’ unveiling of their new logo Tuesday turned out to be much ado about nothing. Cleveland will continue to use its insignia-free helmet as its primary logo, but dramatically brightened the shade of orange and changed the facemask to brown. The brown-and-white stripe atop the helmet also has been widened, reflecting subtle Read More…

Bowling: A Dunn deal; junior is living up to his potential

Wadworth bowler Kevin Dunn. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Wadsworth boys bowling coach George Steele is successful in large part because he doesn’t come with a tremendous filter. A professional bowler himself, one of Steele’s strongest qualities is getting the most out of his athletes by telling them exactly what they need to do to excel. So when he had high praise for Kevin Read More…

Girls basketball: Offense carries Cloverleaf to win over Wooster


WESTFIELD TWP. — Coach John Carmigiano’s synopsis of his Cloverleaf girls basketball team’s 76-59 win over Wooster in the Medina Division I Sectional semifinals Monday would have made Captain Obvious blush. “As long as we kept scoring at the pace we were scoring at, we were not going to lose,” he said. Employing the new-age Read More…

Rick Noland: Challenging stretch awaits Cavaliers


The Cavaliers have won 16 of their last 18 games, they’re healthy and clicking on all cylinders and veteran Kendrick Perkins will add a nice insurance policy inside. But the schedule is about to get a whole lot tougher. A game against Detroit tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills should be Cleveland’s third straight Read More…