January 27, 2015

Medina
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Grizzlies win drama-filled game

COPLEY TWP. — The Wadsworth and Copley boys basketball game Friday had more plot twists and what-just-happened moments than an episode of the FX Network’s critically acclaimed “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” When the final credits finally rolled, the Grizzlies had held on for a big 67-60 Suburban League win, but there was all kinds Read More…

Medina gives Red Raiders game

MEDINA — Oh, what could have been. On the verge of getting a signature win under first-year coach Chris Hassinger, the Medina boys basketball team committed a turnover and missed the front end of two one-and-ones in the final minute of regulation, then fell 67-61 in overtime to powerful Shaker Heights on Friday in Northeast Read More…

Falcons soar past Pirates

SULLIVAN TWP. — Teams with high-pressure game plans led to mayhem action Friday. They also led to sloppy turnovers and fouls, as Firelands stormed to a 67-46 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win over Black River. The Falcons (6-6, 5-3) started hot thanks to the right hand of James Willbond (23 points), who hit four Read More…

Turnovers prove costly for Bucks

LAGRANGE — The Buckeye boys basketball team no doubt already knew that one of the most fundamental aspects of the sport is to take care of the ball as if it were a precious stone. Any Bucks who had forgotten that basic principle were reminded of it during a 57-47, turnover-ridden loss at Keystone on Read More…

Cavs 109, Lakers 102: LeBron scores 36 as Cleveland ends 6-game skid

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LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists. Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which had lost nine of 10 before James held off Read More…

Two candidates for Browns offensive coordinator job out of mix

The Browns lost out on a pair of offensive coordinator candidates Thursday. Bill Callahan agreed to become offensive line coach for Washington. He had been coordinator with the Cowboys, but had play-calling duties taken away for the 2014 season. Callahan and Browns coach Mike Pettine worked together with the Jets. Pettine was interested in hiring Read More…

Hillsdale right fit for Ficyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Steven Ficyk has never been one to shy away from competition. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Brunswick senior proved that in a two-year career as the starting quarterback, throwing for 3,763 yards and 36 touchdowns. So when Division II Hillsdale College told him on his official visit he had a chance Read More…

Brunswick’s Laisure to Hillsdale

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Many prospective athletes pick colleges based on the X’s and O’s of the game. Elliot Laisure did it for the ABC’s. When faced with a decision between Hillsdale, Notre DameCollege, John Carroll, Findlay and Lake Erie, the Brunswick defensive end chose Hillsdale for the reason many prospective freshman should. Read More…

Ohio State Football: QB Cardale Jones picks school over NFL, will return to Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS — Quarterback Cardale Jones shocked the college football world in three late-season starts leading Ohio State to the national championship. He surprised a packed crowd again Thursday, declaring at his old high school in Cleveland that he would return to the Buckeyes rather than jump into the NFL Draft. “My decision was very simple. Read More…

Marlee and We

Albert Grindle The Gazette There is an underlying message when Fall Out Boy’s latest hit song introduces the Highland girls basketball team for warm-ups. Some legends are told Some turn to dust or to gold But you will remember me Remember me for centuries Under always-positive first-year coach Mike Moser, the Hornets are going all-in Read More…