August 22, 2014

Medina
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Ohio State football: Kyle Berger tears ACL, same as last year

The very injury that cut Kyle Berger’s senior season short at St. Ignatius last year looks like it has wiped out his first year at Ohio State as well. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Medina resident missed his last year with the Wildcats when he tore his left ACL while trying to make a tackle on 2015 Read More…

Pro bowling: Mike Henry loves the competition

Bowling can bite you at strange times. It hit Mike Henry 37 years ago and hasn’t let go. Because of it, the Brunswick resident has made the game quite an interesting adventure as a member of the Pro Bowlers Association Senior Tour. Like most, Henry, 64, played the game as a kid, but gave it Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: Tap-ins, gimmes & layups

It was too rainy to fish Monday, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and maybe we’ll land a big one: I’m not Joe Golf — or Rick Golf — but I thoroughly enjoyed the final round of the PGA Championship. The fading daylight, good scoring and jam-packed leader board — not to mention Read More…

College football: Noah Johanson is going the extra mile in England

Medina’s Noah Johanson is going to use his remaining year of college eligibility to coach and play football in Durham, England. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Noah Johanson’s love for football is almost unparalleled. In fact, the 2010 Medina graduate’s affinity for the game knows no borders. It’s why the 6-foot-4, 240-pound quarterback came back to Medina as an assistant coach and it’s why he’ll travel 3,615 miles in a month to not only teach the game, but play Read More…

Cavs add depth at center with Alex Kirk

Alex Kirk

While they await word from Ray Allen and Shawn Marion, the Cavaliers added some insurance in the middle Monday. The Cavs signed 7-foot, 245-pound center Alex Kirk, likely for the league minimum of $500,000. Cleveland’s roster now stands at 17, pending the Kevin Love trade, but general manager David Griffin may not be done yet. Read More…

Browns Brian Hoyer still slightly ahead of Johnny Manziel in quarterback race

hoyer slider

BEREA — In the Great Quarterback Competition of 2014, every throw is evaluated, every sentence parsed and every action analyzed. Incumbent Brian Hoyer took all of the first-team repetitions on a rainy Monday after starting the preseason opener Saturday. Rookie coach Mike Pettine answered affirmatively that means Hoyer’s still in front in the battle with rookie Read More…

Golf: Pat Spoerndle to participate in ‘100 for Hospice’

Pat Spoerndle will golf 100 holes today to raise money for HMC Hospice of Medina County. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Not even a little rain in the forecast can damper the spirits of Pat Spoerndle. The Medina resident has many reasons to be happy, as he already has surpassed last year’s record money total for HMC Hospice of Medina County. He will take to the links for the sixth straight summer in his Read More…

Urban Meyer: Buckeyes much improved so far in practice

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS (AP) — Asked a question about lofty preseason rankings and high expectations, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer jokingly threatened to pull the reporter’s season credentials. Laughing, he said he only wanted to discuss the first game against Navy on Aug. 30. But then he confirmed that even he is impressed with what he’s seen Read More…

Tony Stewart crash probe focuses on lighting, track

Tony Stewart Crash Auto Racing

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.’s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track. In a sport steeped with bravado, what happened next was another familiar, but treacherous, move: Wearing a black firesuit Read More…

Browns: Nothing settled in quarterback race

Johnny Manziel

Nothing is settled in the Browns quarterback derby. But the clock’s ticking on a decision, and rookie Johnny Manziel is making up ground in chunks on incumbent Brian Hoyer. First-year coach Mike Pettine reset the state of the competition Sunday afternoon in a conference call after watching film of the 13-12 loss to the Lions Read More…