August 28, 2015

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Indians dump Bourn, Swisher

CLEVELAND — Indians fans got their wish times two. Underachieving and highly-paid players Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn were traded to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, with Cleveland acquiring infielder Chris Johnson in return. The Indians also sent $10 million to the Braves as part of a deal that continues Cleveland’s trend of planning for Read More…

Pryor returns to ‘The Shoe’

COLUMBUS — Terrelle Pryor’s return to Ohio State came when no one was looking. Pryor didn’t participate in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage on Friday night because of an injured hamstring. Instead, he took the field two hours before the action commenced to work on his catching as he continues to make the transition to Read More…

Manziel impressive in scrimmage

COLUMBUS — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel worked exclusively with the second-string offense Friday night in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium. He played like a starting quarterback in front of the 49,734 fans who showed up to watch the abbreviated intrasquad competition. “He’s really proved to a lot of people that this is Read More…

U-12 Swarm wins state championship

The under-12 Medina Swarm captured the G League state championship in Alliance, and it did so in convincing fashion, defeating Promos Unlimited 18-3 in the title game. The Swarm, which plays in the Lorain County Hot Stove League, captured the Lorain Regional with a 13-1 win over the Medina Thunder. The team went on to Read More…

Familiar face back at Firestone

No need to do a double take. That was Dave Thomas driving around the streets of Medina and Summit counties this week. A longtime Medina County resident and Medina County Sports Hall of Fame Al Thomas Award winner, Thomas has since moved to Malone, New York, but was back in town to help out as Read More…

Medina County Fair: Rough Truck drivers are crowd pleasers

Hinckley’s Craig Codeluppi competes in the Modified Divisiion of the Rough Truck event Wednesday at the Medina County Fair. Below, Medina’s Chris Piatt competes in the Stock Division. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Flawless runs brought the crowd alive at the Rough Truck competition Wednesday night at the Medina Country Fairgrounds, but the loudest cheers were saved for the spectacular failures. The event featured seven modified trucks and 55 stock trucks and cars speeding, bumping, rattling and sometimes crawling over mounds of dirt, through a mud Read More…

USA basketball mini-camp: LeBron James takes first step necessary for Olympics

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LeBron James will take the first step necessary to play on the United States’ 2016 Olympic men’s basketball team. The four-time league MVP will attend USA Basketball’s mini-camp meeting Monday in Las Vegas, but will not take part in workouts the following three days. The Cavaliers small forward has a “Family Reunion” event in Akron Read More…

County Fair demolition derby: Taking home the hardware

Ian Anderson (58) of Brunswick slams into Mark Barzal of Sharon Township in the No Protector Division feature. Below, Matt Segedi of Medina (12) hits John Harper of Grafton during the Compact Truck/Vans Division. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The margin of victory was one hit Monday at the ’80s and Newer Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fairgrounds. Unfortunately for Grafton’s Cary Squires, his hit on Amherst’s Chris Zurcher had an unintended result. Squires’s hit killed his 2001 Lumina. “It just overheated,” Squires said. Zurcher and his 1988 Pacer survived the Read More…

County Fair motocross: Riders on fast track to success

Austin Mckee (middle) of Medina gets ready to launch from the starting line during his race at the Medina County fair motocross event Tuesday night. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A dry track at the Medina County Fairgrounds led to fast motocross racing Tuesday night. The event, put on by the Ohio Motocross Association, was the second of the OMA Faircross series. A big winner was Berlin Heights’ Carson Nealey, who captured the 85cc Senior and Super Mini classes. “It’s a pretty nice Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: High school football full of clichés

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times (and resorted to writing this column almost as much): Football is the most cliché-ridden sport there is. But since these are the dog days of summer, the boss wants a story and I’ve learned to take things one day at a time, let’s focus, Read More…