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The MiraCLE at the OraCLE

CLEVELAND - Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Championship Finals was close for the entire first quarter - close enough for everyone rooting for Cleveland to completely buy into the All In and the Believeland hysteria sweeping across the city of Cleveland and all of Ohio.
The second quarter, the Warriors started to pull away behind the home crowd. The Cavs were down 7 going into halftime. Still we had to believe. It was an “Elf” movie moment for me - where everyone had to believe in that Christmas Spirit, except this time it was the Cleveland Spirit that needed to be All In. And I was a witness to that. With Cleveland cheers being started almost every ten minutes at least.

Fishing derby lures youngsters to sport

PAINESVILLE – The Northeast Ohio Walleye Association held its annual Jim Venditti Memorial Kids Fishing Derby at Painesville Kiwanis Recreation Park June 6.
Jim Venditti had run the tournament for most of the years it has been held, so it was named for him when he passed away.
“We’ve been doing these tournaments

Storm wins Memorial Day Tournament


PAINESVILLE - The 12U Lake Erie Storm baseball team had another great showing over Memorial Day weekend in an out of town tournament in Sandusky, Ohio. In the 21-team Brawl-by-the-Bay tournament they were one of four teams to bring home some hardware finishing as the runner-up in the "Brawl" bracket.

Perry topples Geneva

GENEVA – The Geneva Eagles baseball team hosted the Perry Pirates in a recent junior league baseball game.

Perry took a 3-0 lead right from the start and held on to win 16-6.

Falcons fall at Regionals


AKRON – The Jefferson Falcons softball team fell to Akron Archbishop Hoban in a recent Division II regional softball game. The Knights scored six runs in the third inning to take a commanding lead in route to a 10-0 victory.

Falcons score early in win over Runnin Rebels


JEFFERSON – The Jefferson Falcons summer league team kicked off the season with a 9-5 win over the visiting Geneva Runnin Rebels.

Mustangs hang on for Junior League win

JEFFERSON – The Jefferson Black hosted Grand Valley in a recent junior league baseball game. The two teams finished off a delayed game as Grand Valley won 15-14 in extra innings. The following game would see Grand Valley up 5-0 before going up 8-1.

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