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Recent articles by John:

Captains batter Fort Wayne, win ninth straight game

Nothing like a sweet Sunday to complete a sweet sweep. The Captains slugged four home runs as part of a 17-hit barrage to top visiting Fort Wayne, 13-7, at Classic Park for their ninth straight vic… → Read More

Football officials association, area conferences, agree on five-year plan to boost pay

Opening night of high school football on Aug. 19 is no longer in danger after the Cleveland Football Officials Association and area conferences came to an agreement on a five-year plan that will ad… → Read More

Two decades of memories leave a wealth of gratitude, with more to come

Tears streamed down the cheeks of the little boy as he rolled over in his hospital bed and stretched as hard as he could to reach the ringing telephone on the table next to him. Only a few days had… → Read More

Josh Hill runs away from field to win Friday Night Lights 5K

Josh Hill came into the Friday Night Lights 5K at Mentor High School unprepared. Pfft … Like it mattered. A native of Amherst and a member of the Eastern Michigan University cross country tea… → Read More

Salary structure could prompt high school football officials to boycott Week 1 games

A demand for better pay for officials has potentially put the first week of the high school football season in jeopardy for area schools. Tony Bondra, secretary for the Cleveland Football Officials… → Read More

High school wrestling: Logistics of first boys/girls state wrestling tournament taking shape

The time schedule for this coming season’s individual state wrestling tournament won’t be drastically different than in years past, even with the addition of a girls state tournament to… → Read More

Resilient Captains top Dragons for fifth straight victory

The Lake County Captains are rolling toward the All-Star break with a serious head of steam. Even if the High-A Midwest League doesn’t actually have an all-star game. Behind a stellar pitchin… → Read More

Captains do the little things right in 4-2 win over Dayton

A box score doesn’t always tell the story to a ballgame. The Lake County Captains upended the visiting Dayton Dragons, 4-2, in front of 4,626 fans at Classic Park on July 15. A handful of pla… → Read More

Joe Spear makes hole-in-one on a Par 4 at Green Ridge Golf Course

Joe Spear hit the best drive of his life last weekend. He didn’t know just how good it was until his buddy looked in the cup. A recent graduate of VASJ, Spear made a hole-in-one on the 275-ya… → Read More

Captains accentuate progress in twinbill split with Lansing

It was early on July 2 when members of the Lake County Captains got onto the field for a doubleheader later in the day against visiting Lansing. The twinbill was a handful of hours away, but Captai… → Read More

Lansing longball spells doom for Captains in 10-3 defeat

The Captains’ pitching staff did a decent job controlling MOST of the Lansing batting order on June 30 at Classic Park. Dealing with Jared McDonald was a whole different matter. McDonald home… → Read More

Guardians: Twins win Game 2 of twinbill to earn split with the Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco drove in three runs in his first game back from the injured list and rookie Josh Winder pitched six stellar innings as the Minnesota Twins earned a day-night doublehe… → Read More

News-Herald Senior Bowl: Defense rises to the occasion as White beats Blue, 23-20

In a game that featured some record-breaking offensive performances, the 2022 News-Herald Senior Bowl came down to defense. → Read More

Chardon vs. Akron Hoban baseball: Hilltoppers rally to win Division II state title

AKRON — Someone has some rearranging to do in the Chardon High School trophy case. They need to make room for another state championship trophy. Powered by a five-run outburst in the sixth inning —… → Read More

State track and field meet returns to Jesse Owens Stadium with ‘Wow’ factor

COLUMBUS — As Ayden Bath walked slowly toward the entrance at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 2 — one day before the start of the 2022 state track and field meet — his heart began to race. Thi… → Read More

John Carroll men’s track and field places second in NCAA Division III meet at SPIRE – News-Herald

In the biggest day of John Carroll men’s track and field history, Jamie Dailey provided the exclamation point. A fifth-year performer, Dailey kicked in the final 150 meters to win the 5,000-m… → Read More

High school scoreboard for May 25

Baseball Hawken 5, Elyria Catholic 3 Hawken 100 301 0 — 5 5 2 Elyria Catholic 002 010 0 — 3 5 1 Hawken: Brancel 2h, 3RBI, HR, Suggs 1h; Elyria Catholic: Belza 2RBI WP: Anthony 8k; LP: Begalla 3k Re… → Read More

OHSAA’s NIL proposal for high school student-athletes soundly defeated by member schools – Morning Journal

A Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) proposal by the Ohio High School Athletic Association was soundly defeated by a wide margin of member schools, the OHSAA announced on May 17. The referendum vote wa… → Read More

Angel Martinez walk-off single leads Captains to victory

Angel Martinez had every reason to hang his head after making a throwing error in the ninth inning to allow the visiting Great Lakes Loons tie the Captains at 3-3 on May 13. Martinez chose to make … → Read More

High school scoreboard for May 3

Softball Olmsted Falls 6, Avon Lake 4 Avon Lake 102 001 0 — 4 7 5 Olmsted Falls 000 411 x — 6 5 2 Avon Lake: Revmatas 2B, Orile 3RBI Riverside 3, Avon Lake 0 Avon Lake 000 000 0 — 0 4 2 Riverside 0… → Read More