Rhodes Tops John Hay 7-1 In The Senate Athletic League Championship Game

first_img Related TopicsBaseballCarlos VazquezJohn HayRhodes Eli Mooneyham CLEVELAND – It was a beautiful day at Progressive Field and it was also a beautiful day for the best two teams in the Senate Athletic League to do battle for the Championship.The Rhodes Rams and the John Hay Hornets took the field at 12:30 and from there, the action began. The Hornets started off very sluggish, with no offensive production for most of the game. For Rhodes, the offense was clicking all day. Scoring five runs in the first three innings, the Rams never looked back. Starting Pitcher Carlos Vazquez shut down the Hornets, allowing just one run in the game.When the Hornets scored their first run in the fifth inning, it looked better for the Hornets chances going later into the game. The tide didn’t turn, as the Rams scored once again. As the innings went on, it looked like the Rams were already seeing the Senate Athletic Championship for back-to-back titles.Coming into the final inning, the Rhodes’ fans got excited, knowing their team was so close to the championship gold. Their excitement was not in vain, as the Rams clinched the title and celebrated on the Progressive Field, which is the grandest stage of high school baseball for the SAL.I spoke with both coaches after the game.center_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Suburban League Showdown: Aurora Tops Nordonia, 6-2

first_imgThe Aurora Greenmen picked up a 6-2 victory on the road against Suburban League rival Nordonia, continuing their impressive start to the 2017 season.Aurora (6-1) received five solid innings out of junior right hander Michael Sapp, who picked up his first win of the season, allowing two hits and giving up two runs – both of which were unearned.Earlier in the week, Sapp had a rough outing against Highland in another Suburban League match and Aurora coach Michael Brancazio was proud of his ability to bounce back with a short turnaround between starts.Michael Sapp worked five strong innings in Aurora’s win over Nordonia. Photo Credit: Brian Siebenthal“I was pleased with Michael,” Brancazio said. “He struggled Monday, so what I wanted to do was get him the ball early as soon as I could. So we slotted him to start today and I was very pleased with what he did. This is what he did last year. He commanded the strike zone. He was not afraid to throw inside and really commanded everything very well. I thought it was a sign of toughness going back from Monday to where he is now.”Sapp’s offense gave him some help early on, as Aurora capitalized off a one out single by Jacob Blue in the top of the first.Blue stole second, advanced to third on a balk and came home on a fielding error to give Aurora a 1-0 lead.In a game where offense wasn’t easy to come by, plays like that were how the Greenmen manufactured runs throughout the day.Both starting pitchers held serve for the next two innings.Aurora added onto its lead in the top of the fourth, as junior Joe Capretta drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a passed ball, followed by a fielder’s choice ground out, which moved him up to third.Drew McVay hit a sharp grounder to second and the throw home was not in time, scoring Capretta from third to make it a 2-0 game.A walk, a stolen base, and another Nordonia error helped Aurora extend its lead to three runs midway through the fourth inning.Nordonia’s offense responded, finally getting to Sapp, as the right hander gave up a leadoff single to Trey Crockett, hit a batter and issued a walk.Crockett came around to score on a fielding error to make it a two-run game, but Sapp limited the damage heading into the fifth.Evan Fromwiller came right back and delivered one of the biggest hits of the day, starting the inning off with a double to set Aurora’s next rally in motion.Cleanup hitter Bubba Arslanian was hit by a pitch on the leg, and both runners went onto move into scoring position after a groundout.Capretta drove in a run with another fielder’s choice RBI, followed by Brent Anderson’s RBI double, which scored Aslanian from third, giving Aurora a 5-1 lead.Catcher and cleanup hitter Bubba Arslanian behind home plate for Aurora. Photo Credit: Brian SiebenthalNordonia didn’t go down without a fight, as the Knights scratched a run across in the bottom half of the fifth, when Robby Levak scored, thanks to a pair of errors.With a 5-2 lead, Aurora added one more in the sixth courtesy of a one out double by Jacob Blue and an RBI single from Fromwiller.Brancazio didn’t want to take any chances and brought Chase Coady, one of Aurora’s best arms, into the game to start the bottom of the sixth.“Chase is a guy who we know is going to be a top of the line starter for us, but a couple days ago we had to use him in a league game for an inning and I felt ‘you know what, if we want to get this game, let’s go with a guy that was dominant last year.’”“So I went with Chase for a couple innings and he pounded the zone, as usual.”Sometimes starting pitchers aren’t always happy to see their day come to an end, but that was not the case with Aurora’s starter.Sapp feels that he and Coady are a good 1-2 punch and the junior was comfortable seeing his teammate come in for the save.“Having Chase come in was really good,” Sapp said.“I felt really comfortable. Chase is my man, we’re back-to-back pitchers and we’re good.”Coady found himself in a bit of a jam in the sixth, as Nordonia loaded the bases with one out, but the right hander induced a pair of ground balls to get out of the inning unscathed.The seventh was less dramatic and Coady closed out the multi-inning save, striking out three in two innings of work.It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but Brancazio and the Greenmen will take a win any way they can get it, especially in a game against a tough opponent, like Nordonia.“It wasn’t clean, but I liked the way we responded,” Brancazio said after the game.“We gave up a run and then we’d respond with two. Every time they got a run, we gave something back. That’s the sign of a good team. We had our third baseman kind of struggle in the field a little bit so he responds with an RBI single.”“Our right fielder made his first start ever in right field and he was diving for balls on the warning track. Our first baseman made his first start ever there and he did a good job in the seventh there.”“That’s going to be the process here. We’re seven games in and we have a lot of work to do. We still haven’t had an outdoor practice so I’m very pleased with what we’re doing, but we know we have some work to do, if we’re going to achieve our ultimate goal.”Nordonia falls to 7-3 with the loss, but coach Drew Hoisington doesn’t believe the day full of mental mistakes (five errors) was reflective of the type of team the Knights have.“I think today it came down to one team came ready to play and the other team didn’t,” he said.“I think we came out flat. It showed early. We dug ourselves a hole and tried to fight out of it, but they continued to tack on. They were the better team today.”Blake Williams receives the loss after four innings of work, but he only allowed one hit, walking five on the day.“Blake threw hard,” his coach said.“We didn’t make many plays behind him. We definitely beat ourselves today.”Despite the loss, Nordonia still leads the Suburban League National Division with a 4-0 record against division opponents and Aurora (6-1, 5-1) is certainly in the hunt for the top spot in the American Division, with its only loss coming against Highland.Playing in a competitive conference like the Suburban League is something Hoisington feels benefits every team involved for the long run.“I love the League,” Hoisington said.“I can tell you, you have to bring your lunch every single day. You have to be ready to play because if you’re not, any team can beat you. I think this league is the best in Northeast Ohio and maybe even the best in the state.”Aurora and Nordonia won’t see each other again in the regular season, but there’s a decent chance these two teams meet in the Playoffs and both teams will be keeping an eye on one another in the overall conference standings.Next up, Aurora heads home for a non-conference doubleheader against Eastlake North on Saturday, April 15.Nordonia returns to action on April 17, hosting Cuyahoga Falls in league play.Watch video highlights of the game, courtesy of OhioSportsNet. Matt Medley Related Topicscenter_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

Battle of the Saints turns into a Classic, St. Ignatius defeats St. Edward 17-10

first_img Related TopicsBlaine StencilCameron ToppinDaniel AlexanderDaylan JerniganDevin MaddoxGarrett DzuroJahadge FloydMason LawlerMatthew TrickettOmar FattahRichard WhiteSt. Edward EaglesSt. Ignatius WildcatsTeon Smith ***Saturday Night’s game between the St. Edward Eagles and the St. Ignatius Wildcats is sponsored by YUZU Lakewood. YUZU Lakewood is located at 13603 Madison Ave. Lakewood, OH. You can also contact YUZU Lakewood at (440) 799-8343.LAKEWOOD, Ohio – On Saturday night, First Federal Lakewood Stadium saw the Battle of the Saints take place. St. Edward faced St. Ignatius to close out week 10 of the regular season. Heading into the game the St. Edward Eagles were 9-0, while the St. Ignatius Wildcats were 8-1.Last season both teams matched up twice; once at First Energy Stadium and once in the Regional Finals. The Wildcats defeated the Eagles both times though. The first time the Wildcats defeated the Eagles by a score of 34-7 and the following matchup needed overtime, but the Wildcats prevailed 38-31.In the first quarter, both teams were going back and forth until the Wildcats got on the board first with 7:15 in the quarter when Jahadge Floyd scored on a 6-yard TD run. Floyd’s touchdown was the only scoring play in the opening quarter as the Wildcats took a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. The Eagles trailed 7-0, which marked the 3rd time this season that St. Edward trailed after the first quarter. Prior to this game, the Eagles were 2-0 after trailing in the first quarter.In the second quarter, the Wildcats added on with a 24-yard field goal from Matthew Trickett with 9:24 in the first half giving St. Ignatius an early 10-0 lead. The second quarter saw 3 turnovers. The Wildcats had Cameron Toppin get an interception but shortly after St. Ignatius committed a turnover also when Richard White intercepted a Wildcat pass from Daniel Alexander. Garrett Dzuro hit a string of bad luck though when he threw two interceptions in back to back drives.The Wildcats took a 10-0 lead into halftime though over the Eagles. St. Ignatius crossed midfield 2-4 times when the Wildcats didn’t cross midfield the team threw an interception and also had time expire while heading into halftime. On the other hand, the Eagles crossed midfield 4-4 times but in two of those drives committed a turnover, proving that turnovers were very costly early on.To start the second half, The Wildcats started with the ball but only had the ball for 1:31 before being forced to punt. The Eagles couldn’t capitalize though as they went 3 and out but had a big 50-yard punt from Mason Lawler. The Eagles had another turnover in the 3rd quarter when the ball was snapped over Dzuro’s head and the ball was recovered by the Wildcats with 4:24 in the quarter. The very next drive though, the Eagles forced the Wildcats to commit a turnover of their own when White had his 2nd interception of the game (3rd of the season). The Eagles had one of their biggest plays of the game when Devin Maddox had a 39-yard run with 2:24 remaining in the 3rd.Maddox’s run eventually set up the Eagles first scoring play in the 4th quarter when Blaine Stencil had a 32-yard field goal with 11:50 in the quarter. The Eagles went for an onside kick following the field goal and the kick was recovered by Daylan Jernigan. On that drive, the Eagles put together an 8 play, 50-yard drive that lead to Tylan Rice having a game-tying 4-yard TD run with 9:05 left. Teon Smith had a big sack with 4:01 left that knocked St. Ignatius out of field goal range but the Eagles could not capitalize on the following drive.The Wildcat defense only allowed the Eagles to make 3 plays and total all of 2 yards. Momentum went back the Wildcats way and St. Ignatius only needed 4 plays before Alexander scored on a 2-yard run TD with 1:13 left giving the Wildcats a 17-10 lead following a Trickett extra point. The Eagles had enough time to put together one more drive but eventually turned the ball over on downs.Following the game St. Edward fell to 9-1 on the 2017 season, and St. Ignatius improved to 9-1.St. Edward Head Coach Tom Lombardo comments on the Eagles second half come back:“We moved the ball in the first half but we gave them the first one when we had the turnover on the punt. That kind of ended up being the difference in the game. We had a lot of injuries, we were down to guys we didn’t usually use…we even had a JV player in there. We had Michael Dowell in there and he hasn’t played receiver all year. That’s no excuse though, it’s apart of football. The kids fought, both teams, and it was a good game. I told the kids no matter what the outcome is what matters the most is week 11, because if you lose then you go home.”Lombardo also commented on the Eagles defensive performance:“The defense really came along after the first couple of series, the defense did a great job. The Wildcats are big and physical, there is no doubt about it.”St. Ignatius Head Coach Chuck Kyle gives his thoughts on the mindset of “Unfinished Business” from losing in the State Championship game last season:“A lot of kids realize you can get there. Hard work, you can get there. You gotta keep your faith and I think that’s the big thing. They saw how close we were to getting it last year. So was it a motivation for the offseason? Definitely, definitely. But right now it’s one game at a time. You can’t think about last year right now.”Omar Fattah commented on his defensive performance and what he takes away from the loss:“We just got to keep set of the big picture. You want a week 15 and you want to be state champs. This is always a great game, it’s a great rivalry, great opponents to face and always a fun game every year. We have great support from our fans and family, we have people all walks of life that come to this game and it’s all love in the end. We are going to stay hungry, we are going to get after it and keep focused. We are going to keep getting better week by week. I’m proud of every one of my teammates, we all make mistakes but we are going to fix them. You are going to see us week 15.”Jahadge Floyd commented on his first-half performance and reading the Eagles defense:“This was the biggest half of my year so far. The atmosphere was unlike any other. I haven’t played a game like this yet. It’s Week 10, so that’s the good payoff atmosphere to get us ready for the playoffs. The Eagles defense comes really hard. So when they come so hard, there’s gonna be space left. I just read the whole play and hit the space.”Eagles Player of the Game:Omar Fattah4 sacksWildcats Player of the Game:Jahadge Floyd19 rushes, 74 yards, 1 TD***This recap brought to you by YUZU Lakewood, which you can visit here Payton Vincecenter_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more

SOCCER: WPSL Cleveland Kicks Off Home Schedule Saturday Night Against Steel City FC

first_imgCLEVELAND, Ohio – There is no doubt that soccer is back in Northeast Ohio and as strong as ever.  Not only do the men have a new team up and running, Cleveland SC, but they women are as talented as ever in the form of the Cleveland Ambassadors of the WPSL.Fresh off a 4-2 come from behind road victory in week one against the Empire Revs, the Ambassadors are back at it again and ready to defend home turf!  With all eyes on Cleveland this weekend, the Ambassadors will look to take center stage!The game is at 8pm at Nordonia High School.Located at 8006 S Bedford Rd, Macedonia, OH 44056). Vince McKee ?⚽️? Home opener❕?️ Saturday 19th May? 8 PM Kick-Off?️ @NordoniaSchools (8006 S Bedford Rd, Macedonia, OH 44056) pic.twitter.com/5l7QwUKHno— Cleveland Ambassadors (@cleveland_amb) May 16, 2018center_img Related TopicsWPSLWPSL ClevelandWPSL Cleveland Ambassadorslast_img read more

Japan closes in on medals at Thomas Cup, Uber Cup

first_imgBANGKOK – Japan secured at least third place at the Thomas Cup when the men’s team beat France 3-1 on Thursday in the quarterfinals.Kento Momota helped Japan take an early lead by defeating Brice Leverdez 21-13, 21-11 in the first men’s singles match at Siri Fort Sports Complex, the former world No. 2 needing just 33 minutes to close out the game. Kento Momota hits a return against Brice Leverdez of France in a men’s singles quarterfinals match at the Thomas Cup in Bangkok on Thursday. | AFP-JIJI RELATED PHOTOS In doubles, Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda gave Japan a two-match lead which Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe capitalized on in the final doubles rubber.Kazumasa Sakai was the only Japanese loser on the day, going down in straight games to Lucas Corvee (21-17, 21-19).Momota won all five of his matches at the 2014 championship as a member of the gold-winning team, but the 23-year-old missed the previous event in 2016 after he received a ban from the Nippon Badminton Association for gambling at illegal casinos.Two years ago, Japan was eliminated in the quarterfinals.The men’s team will face Denmark in Friday’s semifinals, where Momota is set for a singles clash against world champion Viktor Axelsen.“I look forward to seeing how well I can do against him,” Momota said.In the Uber Cup, the top-seeded Japan women also reached the semifinals, booking a place in the last four with defending champions China as well as South Korea and Thailand.The women’s team topped Taiwan 3-1 in their Uber Cup quarterfinal.After Akane Yamaguchi put Japan on the back foot with a two-game loss in the tie’s opener, doubles players Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota drew Japan even before star singles player Nozomi Okuhara won her rubber easily and handed over to Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi to close it out. KEYWORDScenter_img Thomas Cup, Kento Momota, Uber Cup IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Lawmaker Who Has Long Shunned Spotlight Is Becoming Speaker

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The incoming speaker of the Alaska House is known as a level-headed moderate willing to work across party lines. But he faces major tests in leading a new majority coalition and trying to secure agreement on a plan to address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit. Democratic Rep. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham acknowledges moments of trepidation about his new role. But he says he’s someone who rises to the challenge. Edgmon ascends to House speaker 10 years into his political career. It started with Edgmon winning a primary contest with a coin toss against his former boss. Edgmon is a strong advocate for rural Alaska issues.last_img read more

Which Parks Are Open, And Which Remain Closed

first_imgCabinsKelly Lake CabinTrapper Joe CabinBig Indian CabinLakes and RiversEast Fork Moose RiverWatson LakePetersen LakeKelly LakeJean LakeBottenintin Lake The following locations and facilities within Skilak Lake Wildlife Recreation Area and vicinity remain closed:CampgroundsWatson Lake CampgroundJean Lake CampgroundPetersen Lake CampgroundKelly Lake CampgroundRoadsMystery Creek RoadTrailsSkyline TrailFuller Lakes TrailSeven Lakes Trail (except for the portion fromEngineer Lake to Engineer Lake Cabin) FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A number of parks and lakes on the Kenai Peninsula were closed due to fire activity at the Swan Lake Fire. Now that fire progression has slowed down residents are wondering if some of the parks are now open for personal use.center_img The goal of this closure modification is to minimize risk to people while providing for access byfirefighters and the public. The closure will remain in effect through August 5, unless rescinded earlier, or extended for cause.last_img read more

Arkansas junior lineman named preseason All-American

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas offensive lineman Denver Kirkland has been named a preseason first team All-American by Sporting News.The university announced Monday that the football team’s tackle picked up the honor. Kirkland enters his junior season with 21 consecutive starts. He started his career at right guard before moving to left tackle this offseason.The Miami native participated in more than 750 snaps in 2014 and allowed just one sack. He was penalized only three times.The Razorbacks will host the University of Texas at El Paso Miners on Sept. 5 to kick off the 2015 season.last_img read more

Local GAA fixtures – Sunday

first_imgTipperary Intermediate football champions Moyne Templetuohy are back in action this afternoon.The Mid Tipp side, coached by Toomevara native Denis Kelly, defeated Golden Kilfeacle after extra time in the county final at Semple Stadium recently.Moyne take on Cork side Fermoy in the Munster semi final in Templetuohy at 1.30pm. The 2018 county champions go up against last years title holders in the South Senior Football Championship this afternoon.Ardfinnan plays host to the clash of Moyle Rovers and Clonmel Commercials at 2 o’clock.At 12 Ballybacon Grange and Carrick Davins meet in Ned Hall Park in round 2 of the South Under 21 “B” Hurling losers group.last_img read more

Drew Brees’ jersey burned by Saints fans after his comments on national anthem protests

first_img LIVE TV Protesters in New Orleans marching past the giant pedestal on which stood—until 2017—a giant statue of Robert E. Lee. pic.twitter.com/ltEo6S343G— Bryn Stole (@brynstole) June 4, 2020 Last Updated: 4th June, 2020 16:24 IST Drew Brees’ Jersey Burned By Saints Fans After His Comments On National Anthem Protests New Orleans Saints fans took their resentment of 13-time Pro Bowlers Drew Brees to a whole new level by burning a Drew Brees jersey on Wednesday. ALSO READ: Broncos’ Vic Fangio Risks Wrath Of Fans After “There Is No Racism In NFL” CommentsFans burn Drew Brees jersey: Drew Brees national anthem incidentOn Wednesday night, protesters that joined hands with the Black Lives Matter campaign let the NFL icon know about their feelings by burning a Drew Brees jersey. Viral videos showcased furious fans lighting a Drew Brees jersey on fire in a bid to exhibit their disapproval of the Saints quarterback. The Drew Brees comments have attracted plenty of hate towards the Saints great and it appears that 13-time Pro Bowler has now fallen from grace among the local crowd in New Orleans as well. “It has NEVER been about an anthem or a flag. Not then. Not now.”THANK YOU for speaking truth for the oppresssed and unheard.THANK YOU for understanding the WHY. @AaronRodgers12 🙏🏾✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/khGyOSF2wL— Mark Ingram II (@markingram21) June 3, 2020 The Drew Brees comments have seemingly upset a number of NFL fans including New Orleans Saints faithful who have expressed their anger by burning Drew Brees jersey. Social media users blasted the Drew Brees comments but some fans took their frustrations to a whole new level as Saints fans were spotted burning Drew Brees jersey on Wednesday night. The fans burning Drew Brees jersey stemmed from the 41-year-old’s comments of disrespecting the national flag while kneeling. Despite an illustrious Drew Brees Saints career, the NFL icon has come under heavy criticism this week. First Published: 4th June, 2020 16:24 IST Written By Having seen the Drew Brees jersey burnt, protesters in New Orleans hurled expletives towards the NFL star. The protests carried out until early morning and brief chants of ‘F*** Drew Brees’ were heard among the Saints fans in the early hours of Thursday. Drew Brees was a revered figure in New Orleans but his comments over disrespecting the national anthem have put him in hot water. At first, Brees’ Saints teammates including Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Emmanuel Sanders and Malcolm Jenkins hammered the quarterback. Even NBA stars including LeBron James and CJ McCollum expressed their disappointment in Brees.ALSO READ: Drew Brees Bashed By NFL, NBA Stars For Slamming Colin Kaepernick National Anthem ProtestsDrew Brees comments: Drew Brees on Colin KaepernickWhile speaking to Yahoo Finance on Wednesday, Drew Brees explained that he would never disrespect the US national anthem nor the national flag. The Drew Brees national anthem comments spelt that he wasn’t a fan of players kneeling and ‘disrespecting’ the national flag. This lead to a number of athletes slamming the Saints quarterback with some believing that Brees was trying to suppress the Black Lives Matter movement. ALSO READ: Rhule’s Transition From Baylor To NFL Anything But NormalDrew Brees Saints career: Records in NFLThe Drew Brees Saints career began in 2006 when the former San Diego Chargers star was picked up as a free agent. Brees won a Super Bowl with the Saints in 2009 and the quarterback also claimed the Super Bowl MVP award that season. Brees holds the record for the most passing yards in NFL history including the record for highest most pass completion in NFL history. ALSO READ: Broncos Coach Apologizes After Suggesting NFL Free Of Racism Facebook burning they Drew Brees jerseys 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/IFeYqNU5Lx— Goku (@BeauxTieSwag) June 3, 2020 Arnold Dsouza COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more