Sunday, January 13, 2013
While he wasn't even on most people's radar, Chud is starting off strong as the new Cleveland Browns head coach
As I was reclining in my La-Z-Boy late Thursday night, my phone went off with an alert from ESPN. "Browns hire Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as head coach." Wait, what? Shocked. Flabbergasted. Disappointed. Those were the words to describe my feelings about this news. I didn't understand where this even came from and why they would bring a fired Browns offensive coordinator back as the head coach four years later. I was prepared for another few years of losing football and yet another coaching search. Now, less than 24 hours later, I'm singing a different tune. After Friday's press conference in Cleveland, I'm much more optimistic that Chudzinski (more affectionately known as "Chud") might be a good man to lead this team…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
For the first time since 1996 no players will be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
Major League Baseball will have no players making their way into the Hall of Fame this year. Baseball writers across the country elected to shut out Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens from Cooperstown on Wednesday. According to the New York Times, it was the "most resounding referendum on the legacy of steroids in baseball," and only the eighth time ever no players got the required 75 percent of votes from baseball writers. Former Houston Astro Craig Biggio came the closest, getting 68 percent of the votes. Sammy Sosa, another name involved in steroids, was also rejected by voters, along with former Mets catcher Mike Piazza and another former Astro Jeff Bagwell. Bonds and Clemens were the two biggest names involved with steroid scandals that…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator is the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns
Many Cleveland Browns fans were left scratching their heads Thursday night as the team announced the hiring of Rob Chudzinski as head coach. Chudzinksi was the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers for the past two years and was an assistant coach with the Browns twice with stints in 2004 and 2007, according to ESPN.com. With Chudzinkski as the new head coach, sources say he will bring former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner with him as the offensive coordinator, The Plain Dealer reports. Turner was fired by the Chargers after the season ended. This is a dream job for the new coach, who grew up a diehard Browns fan in Toledo and followed the team as a kid. Many fans are wondering what happened to the big names owner …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Volunteer Park diamonds will get fencing, dugout roofs
Strongsville Travel Baseball will donate $30,672 worth of material and labor to the city to improve the fields at Volunteer Park. City Council accepted the donation from the league and Carl Hoerig this week. Mayor Tom Perciak called Hoerig "a remarkable human being" who has championed Strongsville's baseball programs for more than a decade. The donation will go for fencing and dugout roofs at the baseball fields at Volunteer Park.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Thousands flock to Strongsville for winter activities in Metroparks
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Mustangs lose to Bulldogs at home
The Garfield Heights Bulldogs put the bite on Strongsville in boys basketball action Friday night, beating the Mustangs 82-42. Sophomore Drew Robertson led the Mustangs with 8 points in the varsity game, followed by John McNelis with 7. The junior varsity team showed a lot of hustle, but the Bulldogs scored 7 points in the final 40 seconds of the first half to take a 26-19 lead at halftime. Garfield Heights went on to win 55-44. The Bulldogs also handed the freshman team a rare loss, winning 50-44. It was only the third loss of the season for the freshmen.
Monday, December 31, 2012
It's been reported today that the Cleveland Browns' head coach and General Manager Tom Heckert have been fired
Everyone saw it coming after the Cleveland Browns' 24-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, but it was confirmed on Monday: Head Coach Pat Shurmer and General Manager Tom Heckert are gone. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported through Twitter Monday morning that both had been fired after a less-than-stellar 5-11 season. Shurmer had a dismal 9-23 record over his first two seasons as the head coach. He took the position in 2011. Heckert was hired in 2010. With Shurmur out the door, the Browns will begin their search for a new head coach immediately. The Plain Dealer reports some names in the running are University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly, Penn State's Bill O'Brien, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator and interim head coach Bruce …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Varsity falls to Berea in consolation game
Strongsville High School's freshman and junior varsity basketball teams won their championship games in the second day of the holiday tournament play Saturday. The Mustang freshman whipped Berea 50-38, while the JV team bested Shaw 60-49. The varsity Mustangs played a consolation game against Berea, losing 81-67. Kyle Meehan had 25 points for Strongsville, leading all scorers. In the varsity championship game, St. Peter Chanel and Shaw were tied 31-31 at the half, but Shaw came out in the second half to take a 12-point lead. Chanel closed the gap to 61-60 with 40 seconds left, but Shaw rallied to win 65-60. In the JV consolation game, Berea beat Chanel 40-36. On Friday, the varsity Mustangs held a 7-point lead in the second quarter, but …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Mustangs will play again today
The Strongsville boys basketball team led by 7 in the second quarter, but ended up losing to the Chanel Firebirds 71-46 in the first day of a holiday tournament at Strongsville High School. Strongsville is hosting the two-day tourney with Berea, Shaw and St. Peter Chanel. Shaw beat Berea in the first varsity game Friday evening and will play Chanel on Saturday for the championship. The Mustangs will play Berea in a consolation game at 6 p.m. In junior varsity action, the Mustangs beat Chanel 66-41. On Saturday, they will take on Shaw, which bested Berea 46-39. Strongsville's freshman team also won on Friday and will play Berea for the championship at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Fourth-grader earns high honor in Tae Kwon Do