October 20, 2014

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Volleyball: Making districts, Carla Relitz kills Cloverleaf’s hopes

Medina’s Jess Sency tips the ball past Cloverleaf’s Brooke Bell in the first game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Carla Relitz emerged as a key contributor for Medina’s volleyball team late in the regular season. The junior outside hitter made an even bigger impact in her tournament debut. Relitz hammered nine of her career-high 10 kills over the first two games Tuesday, leading the Bees to a 25-12, 25-8, 13-25, 25-16 win Read More…

Browns analysis: QB Brian Hoyer belongs in Cleveland, so expect a contract extension to get done eventually

Brian Hoyer

I can’t imagine Brian Hoyer walking away from his hometown team when his contract expires after the season. I don’t think the Browns would be stupid enough to let him. A long-term deal may take awhile to get done, and the negotiations could become contentious, but Hoyer remaining in Cleveland for the rest of his Read More…

Love leads Cavs past Bucks while LeBron, Kyrie sit out

Kevin Love, Jabari Parker

CLEVELAND — With LeBron James resting and Kyrie Irving out with a sprained ankle, “The Big Three” was reduced to “The Big One” on Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Power forward Kevin Love shot the lights out, shooting guard Dion Waiters joined in the fun and Cleveland’s third string outplayed Milwaukee’s starters down the Read More…

Royals take 3-0 series lead on Orioles in ALCS

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost hugs Salvador Perez following Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 2-1 and lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up. Just like Read More…

Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

NLCS Cardinals Giants Baseball

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon. These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October. An errant throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting San Francisco over the Read More…

Soccer: Night to remember, Lafayette records second hat trick of season

Mike Peticca | The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Highland junior Kaitlyn Lafayette scored three goals in a girls soccer match earlier this season. Off hand, she couldn’t recall much for sure, not even the opponent. Lafayette won’t forget her second hat trick, though, because it came Monday in the Hornets’ 3-0 win over Barberton in Read More…

Volleyball sectional: Rockets rally to beat Bucks

PARMA HTS. — Buckeye’s volleyball team recovered from numerous injuries in time to peak for the start of the postseason. Unfortunately for the Bucks, their stay was limited to one match. Bay rallied from a four-point deficit in the fifth game Monday for a 25-20, 18-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory over Buckeye at the Holy Read More…

Soccer: Wadsworth fails to capitalize on chances on the tourney trail

Wadsworth’s Mariah Braman controls the ball against Wooster’s Aiche N’Daiye in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Typically, if you can control the midfield, you usually win the game. But in the case of Wadsworth’s girls soccer team Monday night, it was one counter-attack that ended its season. Wooster scored late in the first half and let its defense do the rest en route to stunning the Grizzlies 1-0 in Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Oct. 14

Jamie Hozan

Football Nick Corvo, Highland: Senior running back/defensive end contributed heavily in Hornets’ 45-13 Suburban League victory at Tallmadge. … Rushed 20 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns. … Had four tackles, including three for loss and sack. … Among Medina County leaders with 522 rushing yards and 12 TDs. … Third varsity season. Girls Read More…

Browns: DE Armonty Bryant done for year, C Alex Mack to have surgery soon

mack bryant

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine got a sense of what beating the Steelers means to the city on his way home from the stadium Sunday. “I knew certainly a good time was had in the Muni lot,” he said Monday. “Driving by that thing, it looked like a war zone. “I’m sure a lot of Read More…