October 1, 2014

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Gazette writer Rick Noland publishes book of stories spanning 31 years

Rick Noland, Gazette sports writer

Rick Noland is a man who chooses his words carefully — at least when he’s writing. By his own reckoning, The Gazette assistant sports editor has published about 9,000 stories over a 31-year career. The way Noland tells it, he conscientiously worked to choose every word for every one of those stories. He doesn’t like Read More…

Golf: Defending champ Medina fine with finish, capture tournament

RAVENNA — It was a victory that was more sweet than bitter for the Medina girls golf team. Trailing Hudson in the season standings by a nearly insurmountable margin heading into the Northeast Ohio Conference Postseason Tournament, the Bees (339) played one of their best 18-hole rounds of the season Tuesday and defeated Solon (340) Read More…

Volleyball: Wadsworth battles to the end, refuses to give up title

Wadsworth’s Jenna Johnson hits against Revere’s Nicole Mandalfino in the second set. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — If Revere’s volleyball team had any ideas of prying the Suburban League trophy away from four-time defending champion Wadsworth on Tuesday, the Grizzlies were going to make sure the Minutemen played their best. Facing match point four times in Game 4, Wadsworth bounced back to force a fifth set, but lost 25-13, 21-25, Read More…

Indians notes: Carlos Carrasco apologizes for critical comments about teammates

Carlos Carrasco

CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco apologized for criticizing his teammates over a pair of fielding plays in a 2-0 loss to the Royals on Monday. Carrasco, who took the loss despite pitching well once again, said in a statement released by the team Tuesday: “It was a terribly immature and foolish thing to say. Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns have plenty to fix on their bye week

Joe Flacco, Craig Robertson

An early bye week is far from ideal. The season isn’t yet at a full lather, and the brutality hasn’t taken its toll on the roster. The break makes much more sense after six or eight games, rather than three. “It’s good to get away, but do you really need to get away?” quarterback Brian Read More…

Royals 7, Indians 1: KC shuts down Tribe offense again

Royals Indians Baseball

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been offensively challenged all season, but it’s reached a new level of futility at the worst possible time. In an all but must-win situation Tuesday night at Progressive Field, Cleveland did quite the opposite, collecting just five hits in a 7-1 loss to Central Division and American League wild-card rival Read More…

Girls soccer: Brunswick shuts out Wadsworth

Brunswick’s Bailey Blythin passes around Wadsworth’s Mariah braman in the first half. RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE

Mike Peticca The Gazette WADSWORTH — Special players have the knack of doing things that leave the common observer asking, “How’d she do that?” Brunswick girls soccer standout Macey Juguilon has that kind of ability. She showed it again at Art Memorial Wright Stadium on Monday night, when she curled home an early corner kick Read More…

Girls golf: Chloe McKinzie, Highland get another Suburban League crown

Highland’s Chloe McKinzie hits an approach shot on the sixth hole at Brookside Country Club. McKinzie led Highland to its sixth straight Suburban League Tournament title. RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE

NORTON — Chloe McKinzie’s excitement was contagious. A life-changing 15 hours for the Highland senior were nearing their conclusion, and her broad smile stretched all the way from Barberton Brookside Country Club to Athens County. The reasons were many. At 10 p.m. Sunday night, McKinzie made a verbal commitment to continue her career at Ohio Read More…

Royals 2, Indians 0: Kansas City takes series opener as Tribe’s playoff hopes take a hit

J.B. Shuck

CLEVELAND — It was the biggest game of the season for the Indians and their fans Monday night at Progressive Field and neither showed up. Trying to remain relevant in the race for a postseason berth, Cleveland instead took a step back, dropping the series opener 2-0 to Central Division rival Kansas City in front Read More…

Browns Mike Pettine: Last place is last place, but there are positives

Mike Pettine

BEREA — Football coaches and players like to say that the game film doesn’t lie. It can deceive. “I told the team today that there are times when you could make a cut-up of us and just say this team is unbeatable,” coach Mike Pettine said Monday. “Then you could make a cut-up and say Read More…