WESTFIELD TWP. — The Keystone boys basketball team had two players come up extremely big Tuesday night with 6-foot-4 junior C.J. Conrad severely limited by a bruised thigh.
Cloverleaf only had one player make a huge impact with guard Adam Podolak saddled by foul trouble.
It added up to a 67-58 victory for the Wildcats in non-league …Read More
Manny Dela Cerna, Highland: Sophomore gunner on special teams recovered pooch kick in 41-13 loss to Glenville in Division II state semifinals. … Recovery came dangerously near Highland sideline against multiple Tarblooders. … Arguably fastest player on team. … Finished season with 15 tackles while also playing backup cornerback.
Brogan Scott, Highland: Junior …Read More
MEDINA — There was no official visit before Medina’s Megan Paradise signed her letter of intent with Lees-McRae College.
All it took was one softball game during an unofficial visit to the North Carolina school, where the right-hander had a chance to play with her future teammates.
As a result, the Bees’ star pitcher chose Division II …Read More
BEREA — The Browns blew four leads Sunday, including one in the final minute, to lose to lowly Jacksonville. They have dropped three straight and six of seven to fall to 4-8.
They travel to New England on Sunday to face Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the first-place Patriots (9-3).
And they don’t know who will play …Read More
GRANGER TWP. — Behind a dominating inside combination and a quick start, the Highland girls basketball team easily dispatched cross-town rival Buckeye 50-16 Monday night.
The Hornets (2-1) jumped all over the Bucks (0-4) right out of the gate, pulling ahead 16-0 with 1:40 to play in the first quarter.
“We got out to a quick start …Read More
It was a wild, memorable weekend on the gridiron, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here:
Hey, Nick Saban, you got a second? …
I’ve never seen a game end as unexpectedly as the Alabama-Auburn one did. Wow! …
I know there were a ton of 300-pound linemen on the field for the …Read More
COLUMBUS — Highland quarterback Bruce Kinsey was named to The Associated Press Division II All-Ohio first team Monday, but he would trade it “in a second, in a heartbeat” to be playing for a state championship Friday.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, who led the Hornets (13-1) to their first state semifinal appearance, where they lost 41-13 …Read More
Stakes will be high for No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game — though there might be some cool consolation prizes for the loser.
The Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) need a win to keep their national title hopes alive and it would help if it was an …Read More
Joe Haden has never experienced a winning season with the Browns, but he has played in plenty of spirit-crushing losses.
None of them, however, have affected him quite like Cleveland’s 32-28 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.
“We (expletive) can’t stand losing,” an emotional Haden said, fighting back tears. “I put my …Read More
There’s no more thankless position in sports than playing on the backline.
If you play well for the majority of the game but let up for one second and allow the game-winning goal, you’re the goat. It’s a rarity …Read More