November 24, 2014


All-Gazette cross country: Running in Division I helped Colin Theis’ confidence


The end of the season looked familiar for Buckeye’s Colin Theis. The final race was at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway for the Ohio High School Athletic Association State cross country meet. Everything learned from his sophomore season went into this year. The previous experience at state helped him earn sixth place Nov. 1. But as Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer vs. Houston’s Ryan Mallett: Tom Brady’s former backups meet as starters

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BEREA — Watch and learn from one of the best of all time. Rarely work on gamedays, and never in pressure situations. Get invited to hang out with supermodel Gisele Bundchen and friends. Being Tom Brady’s backup is a good gig if you can get it. Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer and Houston’s Ryan Mallett can share Read More…

Indians: Corey Kluber named AL Cy Young Award winner


CLEVELAND — The Indians didn’t make it back to the postseason this year, but pitcher Corey Kluber gave them a big reason to celebrate Wednesday. Kluber, the stoic and ultra-consistent right-hander, was named the American League’s Cy Young Award winner, edging 2010 winner Felix Hernandez of the Mariners, by 10 points in voting conducted by Read More…

All-Gazette golf: Highland’s Andy Grayson was never satisfied with being second best


Andy Grayson needed to remind himself he was chasing the impossible: The perfect round of golf. The textbook shot fueled the Highland senior. There were no better feelings than striping the fairway, sticking an approach within 5 feet or drilling a nasty bender for birdie. Average golfers fall under this spell until reality sets in Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers show improvement, but still have problem areas


The Cavaliers showed Monday night in an exciting and fun-to-watch 118-111 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans just how dynamic and dominant they are capable of being offensively. At the same time, they also showed their half-court offense is still very much a work in progress, that they are at their best when they are Read More…

Browns Notes: RB Ben Tate not satisfied with role, use in 3-back rotation


BEREA — During Ben Tate’s four years in Houston, he longed to escape the shadow of Pro Bowler Arian Foster and become a feature running back. When he signed a two-year deal with the Browns in March, he thought he’d have that opportunity. Nine games into his Cleveland career, he’s part of a three-back rotation Read More…

Browns return from break excited to be in 1st place, focused on staying there for next 7 weeks


BEREA — The Browns dispersed for the weekend riding high after the emphatic 24-3 win in Cincinnati on Thursday night. They returned to practice Tuesday in sole possession of first place in the AFC North, courtesy of the Jets’ upset of the Steelers on Sunday. “It’s a great accomplishment at this part of the season,” Read More…

College Football Playoff rankings: TCU moves into top 4; Ohio State grabs 8th spot


TCU still has Baylor beat in the College Football Playoff rankings — even though the Bears got the better of the Horned Frogs on the field. The Horned Frogs moved up to fourth in the rankings released Tuesday night, while the Bears were up to seventh, closing the gap between themselves and their Big 12 Read More…

Girls golf All-Gazette: Chloe McKinzie dedicated years to keeping Highland elite


Chloe McKinzie walked the Ohio State University Golf Club’s Gray Course with her parents, Tim and Kathy, as an anxious middle-schooler in October of 2009 and ’10. They were cheering on Chloe’s older sister, Lauren, as she helped put the Highland girls golf team on the map. The Hornets’ program had only been around since Read More…

Bill Frey, 1948-2014, won titles, set records as baseball, basketball coach

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The undeniable raspy voice of Bill Frey has been silenced, but the character of the man will live on for decades. Frey, 66, lost his battle with brain cancer Sunday. He leaves behind a wife, three children and his father, but Frey’s influence goes well beyond immediate family. A piece of him can be found Read More…