WCAL preview: Defending state champ Norwayne team to beat in league

WCAL preview: Defending state champ Norwayne team to beat in league

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wayne County Athletic League HOW THEY’LL FARE (The Daily Record staff’s predicted order of finish) 1 NORWAYNE (14-1, 6-1) — The Wayne County Athletic League hasn’t exactly gone through a changing of the guard in recent seasons — it’s just that more schools have invested in their programs and joined the annual battle for WCAL supremacy. […]

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OCC preview: West Holmes gets top billing

OCC preview: West Holmes gets top billing

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ohio Cardinal Conference HOW THEY’LL FARE (The Daily Record staff’s predicted order of finish) 1 WEST HOLMES (5-5, 3-4 in 2011) — The 10th year for the Ohio Cardinal Conference could prove to be the most balanced yet, and possibly produce a first-time champion in West Holmes. The Knights return seven starters on offense and 10 […]

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Our version of “The Decision”

Our version of “The Decision”

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the hardest decisions we have all year is what theme to center our annual HS football preview around. That’s been made, obviously, as it comes in Thursday’s paper, the day before the season opens. But one even more important is near for the staff, although this one is normally made by myself and […]

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Salser defends IBA belt with split decision over Howard

Salser defends IBA belt with split decision over Howard

| August 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

WEST SALEM — Just about everyone in attendance at the first professional fight night ever held at Northwestern High School, or any area school for that matter, would agree it was a success. The outcome of the 10-round, main-event between Marc Salser and Chris “Hurricane” Howard for the IBA Continental Super Lightweight Title Belt on […]

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Four intriguing Olympic storylines

Four intriguing Olympic storylines

| July 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Four Olympic storylines I’m most interested to follow: * Phelps-Lochte duel — Michael Phelps is coming off an All-Universe 2008 Beijing Olympics in which he won eight gold medals, but Ryan Lochte has come on strong and actually beat Phelps in the 400 individual medley Saturday. In interviews leading up to the London Olympics, Phelps […]

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Families of the Chardon school shooting victims and surviors are honored during a ceremony at the Chardon-Mayfield Alumni football game July 4 at Memorial Field.

Chardon alumni football game a success

| July 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

I attended one of the most unique football games I’ve ever been to when the Chardon High alumni football team took on the visiting Mayfield High alums in a full-equipment, full-contact game on July 4. Chardon had numerous players in their 40s, while Mayfield was a bit younger. I declined to play in the game […]

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The real legacy of JoePa

The real legacy of JoePa

| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Louis Freeh’s 267-page report is out on his investigation involving Penn State University and the internal happenings involving the handling of Jerry Sandusky. In this report he detailed how Tim Curley (Athletic Director), Graham Spanier (President), Gary Schultz (Vice President) and the legendary icon head coach Joe Paterno worked together to “conceal” critical facts, didn’t […]

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USFL coming to Akron?

USFL coming to Akron?

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Got an email this morning (Tuesday, 6/26), which included this, from PR man Greg Ball: “As you may have heard, executives from the United States Football League (USFL) will be visiting Akron this week (Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning) to meet with local officials about the possibility of placing a USFL team there. Jaime Cuadra […]

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Football weather tonight at WHS

Football weather tonight at WHS

| June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Optimism is on the rise with Wooster High football, which I guess usually is the case when a new head coach comes in, as Doug Haas has done at WHS. Stopped up to watch the first of his 10 summer practices Monday night at Follis Field, where, once the sun went away, it felt like […]

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Knights have all of the pieces

Knights have all of the pieces

| May 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

After returning from the 60-day disabled list, I was only able to cover a few h.s. baseball games this season. Add in that we have Kevin Lynch covering Holmes County and it was a rare opportunity for me to see West Holmes in a regional semifinal. I couldn’t have been more impressed. The Knights completely […]

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