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PAINESVILLE — Chris Blauman scored 19 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point career barrier in Madison’s 56-53 overtime victory Friday night at Riverside, but it was his passing and defense that put the final nail in the Beavers’ coffin.


SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — To say Wednesday’s girls basketball matchup between Lakeside and Geneva was a defensive battle would be an understatement.

Mike and Brendan are back to give you all the happenings in area sports. In this episode, they discuss Geneva and Edgewood's strong starts to the wrestling season, and five of the area's stand-out basketball teams. Mike also unleashes on the Cleveland Browns.


MADISON — Entering Friday night’s Western Reserve Conference game against South, Madison scored 70 or more points in all six of its wins and fewer than 60 in both of its losses.

For a girl who had the courage as a seventh grader to walk into the wrestling room amongst all the boys on the first day of practice, it’d be easy to think not much of anything is out of Jordan Jarvi’s comfort zone.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Basketball players introduced themselves to elementary school students ready to learn more about the game and meet


It’s hard to believe another decade is upon us in the new millennium.


JEFFERSON — Over the last decade, Jefferson boys basketball grew from an every-team-makes-the-tournament program to one that nearly brought home a pair of district championships.


CLEVELAND — The snowy images of Leroy Kelly racing for a touchdown in the frigid weather of Cleveland Stadium seen from almost 400 miles away on a television in Hershey, Pennsylvania provided my first connection with the Cleveland Browns.

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SUFFIELD [ndash] Theron Nesbitt, Sr., 70, died peacefully January 17, 2020. Funeral services, Saturday, January 25, 3:00PM, Springfield Church of the Brethren, 3500 Albrecht Ave., Akron. Calling hours 2PM-3PM. Visit tribute page at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com.

TUCSON [ndash] Willard Lee Browning, 82, of Tucson, Arizona, died at home January 6, 2020. A Celebration of Life in Tucson will be held. Inurnment will be in Eagleville Cemetery, Ohio. Sister: Marilyn Clark; Brother: Larry Browning