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Past articles by Jay:

Kirtland grad Mason Rus nets Senior Bowl MVP for one last high school honor

He’s been named first-team all-Ohio. He was one of the top players on a Kirtland program that advanced to a state final (winning three) all four years he was in high school. He is the reigning News… → Read More

Captains, Lugnuts trade shutouts in doubleheader split

Lake County made an early lead stand up in a 3-0 victory over visiting in Lansing in the first game of a doubleheader on April 30. The second game was not so kind to the Captains, who ran up agains… → Read More

North vs. South baseball: Rangers win back-and-forth classic at Classic Park

Think of “Sunday Night Baseball,” and marathon, back-and-forth battles between bitter rivals Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees that sometimes go past midnight often come to mind. … → Read More

Columbia boys basketball falls at D-III district to Smithville, 54-52, in heartbreaking finish

March Madness and all its attendant trappings permeated the Richmond Heights gym in a Division III District Final between familiar postseason foes Columbia and Smithville on March 1. Big scoring ru… → Read More

Chardon vs. Perry boys basketball: Hilltoppers erase deficit in fourth to advance

Chardon-Perry III, unlike many sequels, made sure that all the fans in attendance at the packed Perry gym got their money’s worth. Meeting for the third consecutive season in a Division II sectiona… → Read More

Hot-shooting Chicago Fury tops Burning River Buckets, 122-115

If you haven’t seen Burning River Buckets basketball yet, you have two more opportunities, at least as far as the regular season goes. It’s well worth the effort, as the Buckets play an entertainin… → Read More

Lakeland men’s basketball improves to 11-0 with win over Clark State – News-Herald

It would be an understatement to call Lakeland Community College men’s basketball season tumultuous, with a combined seven cancellations or postponements. Recently, on the bus on the way to a game … → Read More

Burning River Buckets make 30 3-pointers in romp over Beaver County

As fans filed out of the Mentor High School gymnasium on Jan. 8 after having watched Burning River take on visiting Beaver County, they were greeted by warmer temperatures than they started the day… → Read More

Burning River Buckets give up 40 in fourth, lose, 105-101, to Chicago

For three quarters, Burning River held the lead over the visiting Chicago Knights at Mentor High School on Dec.18, fending off charge after charge. In the fourth quarter, the Buckets finally gave w… → Read More

Burning River Buckets win inaugural game, 131-102

The American Basketball Association is alive and well in Lake County, Ohio. The semi-pro league, a descendant of that which was prominent in the 1970s before its merger with the NBA, welcomed one o… → Read More

Notre Dame College stops Ashland in OT to win season opener

On a wall in the Notre Dame College coaches office at the former Regina High School hangs a picture of the Cleveland skyline with the famous LeBron James quote on how in Northeast Ohio, nothing is … → Read More

Gilmour football: Kavcic brothers pace Lancers past Rhodes

Sophomore twin brothers Jake and Andy Kavcic led the way as the Lancers routed visiting Rhodes, 28-6, in a season opener on Aug. 21. → Read More

Chardon pulls away from Glenville for 28-14 win

Some of the elements that have played such a big part of the Hilltoppers’ success in the past — a strong running game, time-consuming drives and a stifling defense — were all in effect. → Read More

Wickliffe football preview capsule for 2021 season

Conference: CVC Valley OHSAA: Division VI, Region 21 Coach: Marce Porcello, 11th year (54-49) 2020: 8-2 Twitter: @wickliffefb Home field: Memorial Stadium Outlook After a five-year run in which Wic… → Read More

Lake Catholic football: Success comes with culture change

Change comes as a result of trust and belief in the school and the program, strong relationships with the coaching staff and teammates, and a consistent message. → Read More

Mayfield baseball: Wildcats fall to Walsh Jesuit in regional final

LOUISVILLE — Unforgettable four years, and an unforgettable baseball season. → Read More

Mentor baseball: Cardinals beat Green in no-hitter, win fourth straight district title

HUDSON — Manchester United soccer star Anthony Martial has said “Greatness for me is the ability to perform under pressure." → Read More

South baseball: Rebels rout Alliance, get another shot at Mayfield

One tried-and-true formula for postseason baseball success: Score first and put pressure on your opponent. → Read More

Bay vs. University baseball: Preppers' pitching leads victory

In the pressure-cooker environment of the OHSAA baseball tournament, when fortunes can change with each at-bat, having an ace starting pitcher that can handle the pressure is a luxury for → Read More

Bay vs. University baseball: Preppers' pitching leads victory

In the pressure-cooker environment of the OHSAA baseball tournament, when fortunes can change with each at-bat, having an ace starting pitcher that can handle the pressure is a luxury for → Read More