2018 High School Football Schedule on All Sports Cleveland

AllSportsCleveland.com (ASC) and NorthCoastUnderground.com (NCU) is proud to bring High School Football with our strongest schedule ever. The best teams and the best schools will be in action more than ever as we bring you the best coverage of high school football anywhere in Northeast Ohio. Many schools including St. Ed’s, Glenville, Solon, Berea-Midpark and last season’s Division 1 State Runner-Up Mentor will be featured for the first time on our coverage of high school football.

All of our coverage will be led by the students of the Ohio Media School and various staff members who are currently working in media. Our coverage will begin each week with Countdown to Kickoff Presented by the Ohio Media School at 6:30pm follow by kickoff and the Scoreboard Show with game recaps, scores and highlights.

2018 High School Football Radio Schedule

Fri 8/24 St. Edward Eagles @ Mentor Cardinals 6:30pm NCU
*Nordonia Knights @ Bedford Bearcats (8/25 12pm) ASC

Fri 8/31 Elyria Pioneers @ Bedford Bearcats 6:30pm NCU
*Olmsted Falls Bulldogs @ Avon Eagles (9/1 12pm) ASC

Fri 9/7 Glenville Tarblooders @ Mentor Cardinals 6:30pm ASC

Thu 9/13 Bay Rockets @ Parma Redmen 6:30pm ASC
Fri 9/14 Strongsville Mustangs @ Mentor Cardinals 6:30pm ASC
North Olmsted Eagles @ Avon Eagles 6:30pm NCU

Fri 9/21 NDCL Lions @ Bedford Bearcats 6:30pm ASC
Parma Redmen @ Normandy Invaders 6:30pm NCU

Fri 9/28 Westlake Demons @ Avon Eagles 6:30pm ASC
Elyria Catholic Panthers @ Parma Redmen 6:30pm NCU

Thu 10/4 Bay Rockets @ Normandy Invaders 6:30pm ASC
Fri 10/5 Shaker Hts Red Raiders @ Mentor Cardinals 6:30pm ASC
Cleveland Hts Tigers @ Bedford Bearcats 6:30pm NCU

Thu 10/11 Shaw Cardinals @ Bedford Bearcats 6:30pm ASC
Fri 10/12 Solon Comets @ Mentor Cardinals 6:30pm ASC
Valley Forge Patriots @ Parma Redmen 6:30pm NCU

Thu 10/18 Elyria Catholic Panthers @ Normandy Invaders 6:30pm ASC
Fri 10/19 Rocky River Pirates @ Parma Redmen 6:30pm ASC

Fri 10/26 TBA 6:30pm ASC
Berea-Midpark Titans @ Avon Eagles 6:30pm NCU

*Nordonia/Bedford & Olmsted Falls/Avon will air on tape delay on ASC.
**Schedule is Subject to Change

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Two Doubleheaders Highlight Lake County Captains Schedule 5/14-5/20

Here is the upcoming Lake County Captains Schedule on the flagship home of the Captains, All Sports Cleveland which includes a rare Six game home series with the South Bend Cubs as they makeup two rained out games from April 14th and 15th.

Mon 5/14 vs South Bend Cubs (G1 RHP Eli Morgan vs TBA) & (G2 RHP Nick Gallagher vs TBA)
4:25pm Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School with Frank Parkison, Louis Smith, James Cardarelli & Mike Wilson
4:40pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
5pm First Pitch (Game 1)
Appx 7:30pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, Louis Smith, James Cardarelli, Dwayne Reed & Mike Wilson
Appx 7:45pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
Appx 8pm First Pitch (Game 2)
Appx 10:30pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, Louis Smith, James Cardarelli, Dwayne Reed & Mike Wilson

Tue 5/15 vs South Bend Cubs (LHP Juan Hillman vs TBA)
5:55pm Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School with Frank Parkison, Cory Holibaugh & Asa “Astro” Haslage
6:10pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
6:30pm First Pitch
Appx 9:45pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, Cory Holibaugh & Asa “Astro” Haslage

Wed 5/16 vs South Bend Cubs (G1 RHP Gregori Vasquez vs TBA) & (G2 TBA vs TBA)
4:25pm Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School with James Cardarelli & Mac Robinson
4:40pm Caotains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
5pm First Pitch (Game 1)
Appx 7:30pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up with James Cardarelli & Mac Robinson
Appx 7:45pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
Appx 8pm First Pitch (Game 2)
Appx 10:30pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up with James Cardarelli & Mac Robinson

Thu 5/17 vs South Bend Cubs
10:25am Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School Sports Emphasis Program
10:40am Captains Warm-Up with Andrew Luftglass
11am First Pitch
Appx 2:15pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Presented by the Ohio Media School Sports Emphasis Program

Fri 5/18 @ West Michigan Whitecaps
6:30pm Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School with Frank Parkison, James Cardarelli, Mac Robinson & Eli Mooneyham
6:45pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
7:05pm First Pitch
Appx 10:20pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, James Cardarelli, Mac Robinson & Eli Mooneyham

Sat 5/19 @ West Michigan Whitecaps
6:30pm Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School with Andrew Mann
6:45pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
7:05pm First Pitch
Appx 10:20pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Andrew Mann

Sun 5/20 @ West Michigan Whitecaps
1:40pm Captains Warm-Up with Andrew Luftglass
2pm First Pitch
Appx 5:15pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass

Lake County Captains Schedule 4/30-5/6

Here is the upcoming Lake County Captains Schedule on the flagship home of the Captains, All Sports Cleveland.

Tue 5/1 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
5:55pm Captains Live with Frank Parkison, Cory Holibaugh & Asa Haslage
6:10pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
6:30pm 1st Pitch @ Classic Park
9:45pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, Cory Holibaugh & Asa Haslage

Wed 5/2 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
10:25am Captains Live Presented by the Ohio Media School Sports Emphasis Class
10:40am Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
11am 1st Pitch @ Classic Park
2:15pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show Presented by the Ohio Media School Sports Emphasis Class

Thu 5/3 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
5:55pm Captains Live with Frank Parkison, Kevan Arnold & Asa Haslage
6:10pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
6:30pm 1st Pitch @ Classic Park
9:45pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, Kevan Arnold, Asa Haslage & Mac Robinson

Fri 5/4 vs Beloit Snappers
5:55pm Captains Live with Frank Parkison, James Cardarelli, Dwayne Reed, Mac Robinson, Marquetta Williams & “Double A” Anthony Alford
6:10pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
6:30pm 1st Pitch @ Classic Park
9:45pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Frank Parkison, James Cardarelli, Dwayne Reed, Mac Robinson, Marquetta Williams & “Double A” Anthony Alford

Sat 5/5 vs Beloit Snappers
5:55pm Captains Live with Steven Smith & Andrew Mann
6:10pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
6:30pm 1st Pitch @ Classic Park
9:45pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Steven Smith & Andrew Mann

Sun 5/6 vs Beloit Snappers
1:10pm Captains Warm-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass
1:30pm 1st Pitch @ Classic Park
4:45pm Ohio Media School Wrap-Up Show with Andrew Luftglass

Hudson @ Brush Football Playoffs

(Photo By Michael Bohm/NEOSportsInsiders.com)

By Anthony Alford

Here is our full coverage of the OHSAA Division II, Region 5 postseason playoff game live from Korb Field in Lyndhurst. Game was played on November 3rd, 2017.

OMS Postseason Show: Anthony Alford “Double A,” Demetrius Dodson, Brittany Craighead, Jaivon Thornton, Eli Mooneyham and Producer Mark Pauley.

Game Call: Michael Bohm, Tim Whelan and Tyler Johnson (Brush student).

OMS Scoreboard Show: Omar Claussell, Cynthia Overton and Dan Lukas

Preview: Browns vs Giants

Story written by Tim Whelan —

The Browns are coming off a 20-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints thanks to the heroics of rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. Although wins don’t count for anything in the preseason. It is still does have an impact on the Browns. Hue Jackson is trying to change the culture in Berea. Every little win matters to the Browns.

What to look for…

The obvious battle for the Browns is quarterback competition per usual. New year, same competition. The Browns will trot out Brock Osweiler to start the game. He will be looking to end the debate of who should start week 1 vs the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rookie DeShone Kizer, and second year quarterback Cody Kessler are also in the competition. Though Brock Osweiler, and DeShone Kizer have the upper hand in the competition.

DeShone Kizer is keeping the competition close. Kizer showed poised, good pocket presence, big arm strength, willing to take big chances. Kizer threw 2 bombs including a 45 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jordan Payton that won them the game.

Final quarterback numbers from preseason week 1:

DeShone Kizer 11/18 completions, 184 yards, 1 touchdown, 114.1 rating

Cody Kessler 5/10 completions, 47 yards, 63.3 rating

Brock Osweiler 6/14 completions, 42 yards, 50.3

Another position battle to keep up on is the right tackle position. It seems as though second year lineman Shon Coleman has the upper hand. Former first round draft pick Cameron Erving has been struggling. The Browns have tried him at every position but nothing changed. Cameron Erving could be on his way out of Cleveland. Struggling in practice, getting beat off the snap right away, the false start penalties continuing to add up.

Whose Out

Danny Shelton NT, knee

Joel Bitonio Guard, knee

Cameron Erving OL, calf

The Browns will be taking on the New York Giants at First Energy Stadium on Monday Night Football, Kickoff is 8 pm, on ESPN.

 

The Most Critical Offseason for the Cavaliers

Story written by Tim Whelan –

The Cavs are coming off a disappointing NBA finals loss to the Golden State Warriors. It was a series that showed the true weaknesses of the Cavs. Cavs had major problems with the bench, rebounding, defense, and the reality of not having enough firepower on the floor to match with Golden State.

The Cavs offseason has been very entertaining. But took a turn for the worse just before the draft. The Cavs and General Manager David Griffin have decided to part ways due to different visions of the future with the team. Koby Altman, Assistant General Manager, has been fielding the calls and the draft for the time being.

What is next for the Cavs as we head into free agency? First order of business is the finding a new General Manager. The Cavs have been pursuing ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups aka “Mr. Bigshot”. You may have heard of him. Billups is regarded as one best all-around point guards the NBA has seen. Billups was a part of the Detroit Pistons when they were making big in the postseason year after year. Billups has met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert for 2 days. It has been reported he is currently mulling an offer. His position would be President of Basketball Operations. He will then add a General Manager under him.

Now, let’s talk about the current state of the roster. Is it a championship caliber roster? Yes. Is a roster that can beat Golden State? No. Are there moves that the Cavs can make that would make them better, or at least feasible against the Warriors? Yes but not much.

The problem with the Cavaliers appear to be the lack of trade assets they have this offseason. No one is willing to take on the contract of Iman Shumpert. Kevin Love’s trade value is no where near what it was in 2014.

But that isn’t the only problems the Cavs face. They now face a roster that is depleted by age, lack of athleticism off the bench, the lack of defense. The Golden State Warriors were able to exploit that every time LeBron James left the court.

Rumors have been flying about the Cavaliers. Especially ones involving some guy by the name of Paul George. You may have heard of him. George has been linked to the Cavs since the end of the NBA Finals. Paul George recently told the Pacers that he will leave them in 2018. George has insist he prefers to play for the Lakers. But can a trade the Cavs change his mind? Paul George is currently sitting on a 1-year deal and is basically a one year rental for any team that trades for him.

With the NBA free agency upon us, here are some names I believe the Cavs should consider:

Small Forward, Rudy Gay (Sacramento)

Small Forward, Tyreke Evans (Sacramento)

Guard, Tony Allen (Memphis)

Forward, Michael Beasley (Milwaukee)

Small Forward, Vince Carter (Memphis)

Point Guard, Darren Collison (Sacramento)

Center, Dwayne Dedmon (San Antonio)

Forward, Taj Gibson (Oklahoma City)

Point Guard, George Hill (Utah)

Guard, Jrue Holiday (New Orleans)

Of course, there are several other players available to the Cavs. The problem is the Cavs don’t have money to spend. Any free agent they spend money on will put them in a deeper hole in the luxury tax. Making trades, moving contracts in order to add a free agent would most likely be the route for the Cavs. The Cavs will still be in a bad spot heading into next season. But every decision they make will be with the question does this free agent or trade improve our chances against Golden State? It will be a very interesting offseason for the Cavs. One that could change the look of the Cavs future for a very long time.

 

Fly the Parot! Edwin Carries the Indians to 5-2 victory over the Twins.

Story written by Tim Whelan –

The Indians came into father’s day looking for a 4-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The Indians did exactly that. The Indians beat the Twins 5-2. The Indians have a 2 game lead in first place. The Indians move their record to 36-31. The Twins fall to 34-33 on the season.

STARTING PITCHING FINAL LINES:

Trevor Bauer (CLE) Win (Record 6-5). Bauer went 7 innings, 2 runs, 2 earned, 2 walks, 8 strikeout, ERA of 5.54.

Kyle Gibson (MINN) Lose (Record 4-5). Gibson went 6 innings, 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, 2 home runs, ERA 6.56.

SUMMARY: It took until the 4th inning for the Indians get on the board. With a second deck bomb from Edwin Encarnacion. Fast forward to the 6th inning. Edwin did it again. This time a 2-run bomb into left field. Edwin finished the day with 3 hits, 2 home runs (16), 5 RBIs (36) including a Sac fly in the 9th inning.

The Twins would battle. Getting 2 runs from the help of Eduardo Escobar, and Eddie Rosario. The Twins got a nice effort from Kyle Gibson, keeping the twins within 3 runs through the game. But the Indians bats would be too much for the twins to recover in this one.

Andrew Miller would get the save for the Tribe. It was his first on the season. Why was Indians manager Terry Francona using Miller in the 9th? As of now, it seems as though he is trying to balance the workload between Cody Allen, and Andrew Miller. How long will this switch last? Only time will tell.

PREVIEW: The Indians will travel to Baltimore to take on the struggling Orioles. Two aces will toe the rubber. Corey Kluber who is 5-2 on the season with an ERA 4.15, will take the mound for the tribe. Dylan Bundy who is 7-5 with an ERA 3.29, will be taking the mound for the Baltimore Orioles. First pitch will be at 7:05 pm ET. Watch live on Sports Time Ohio or tune on WTAM 1100.

NBA Has Some Serious Issues to Address This Offseason

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By Jay Alan

This NBA postseason has been unlike any other I have experienced in my 34 years. Not just because the Cavs dominated the number one seed Celtics, but they dominated in a historic manner. A 50 point lead at half time in the Eastern Conference finals is bad enough, but now the defending champion Cavs are on the verge of being swept by a Warriors team that is 15-0 so far in the playoffs this year.

Parody has been an issue in the NBA for quite a few years. The West has been seen as quite a bit better than the East, really since the Michael Jordan Bulls run came to an end. Now I am not going to get into the ridiculous game of comparing teams from different eras like the mainstream sports media loves to do, but history is important to keep in mind.

Lets take a look at a list of NBA Champions since the Bulls run of six championships in 1998…

1999-Spurs (West)

2000-Lakers (West)

2001-Lakers (West)

2002-Lakers (West)

2003-Spurs (West)

2004-Pistons (East)

2005-Spurs (West)

2006-Heat (East)

2007-Spurs (West)

2008-Celtics (East)

2009- Lakers (West)

2010-Lakers (West)

2011-Mavs (West)

2012-Heat (East)

2013-Heat (East)

2014-Spurs (West)

2015-Warriors (West)

2016-Cavs (East)

2017-Warriors lead 3-0 (West)

Lets be honest, without LeBron James’ Miami teams, the East may have 3 of the last 12. LeBron James has been in the last seven finals representing the East, with the Cavs and Warriors playing in the last three.

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This is the first time two teams are meeting three years in a row, and normally this wouldn’t be a bad thing with no team winning in consecutive years, but the Warriors addition of Kevin Durant changes things.

The Cavs and Warriors was a fairly evenly matched contest the first two years. The Warriors won in 2015 with the Cavs missing Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, and the Cavs won in 2016 coming back from a 3-1 deficit, the first team to ever do so.

Enter Kevin Durant…

The 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player (Giving the Warriors the last 3 between Durant and Steph Curry) in the middle of his prime gets added to a team that won a record 73 games in 2016.

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In 2011 commissioner David Stern blocked a three team trade that would have sent Chris Paul from the then New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers. Granted the league had control of the Hornets at that time, so Stern used that as the reason as to why he blocked the trade, but in the interest of parody, the commissioner could have done something…anything to stop Durant from joining the Warriors. Durant was a free agent, not getting traded, but I can’t see any of the leagues other owners objecting to something being done.

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So where does all of this leave us now? The Warriors will likely sweep through the playoffs being the first team to go 16-0, and will in all likelihood dominate the NBA for the foreseeable future. We could see the Warriors in six or seven consecutive finals, potentially winning the next three or four easily. The Warriors are making the team that dominated the East look like a D-League team.

The only way I see the Warriors being stopped is by the Cavs doing something drastic. I am a Cleveland fan so obviously I want to see the Cavs do well, but they are already paying more luxury tax than anyone ever, so what can they really do?

Dan Gilbert has some very tough questions to ask himself this offseason. He can’t continue to pay all this luxury tax on a team that got swept out of the playoffs, so he can either break up the team, or get better. Much better.

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LeBron gave Cleveland a second chance, so lets hope Gilbert doesn’t decide to break up this team and rebuild. He will have to make some tough roster decisions, like possibly parting with Love or maybe even Irving, but for all of Cleveland’s sake he cant give up. Dan Gilbert isn’t a quitter, and Cleveland doesn’t quit, so I think this will be an exciting offseason.

Having two teams dominate isn’t great, but it is better then just having one team run all over the rest of the league.

Check out more posts from Jay Alan at JayAlan.Wordpress.com. 

Royals Play Long Ball to Help them Beat The Tribe 6-4

Story written by Tim Whelan –

The Cleveland Indians took on the Kansas City Royals to start a 3 game Memorial weekend series. The Royals beat the Indians by a final score of 6-4. Mike Minor gets his 3rd on the season as a reliever for the Royals. Reliever Bryan Shaw takes his first loss on the season for the tribe. Kevin Herrera notches his 10th save on the season. The Indians fall to 24-22 on the season. While the Royals move 20-27 on the season

HOW DID WE GET HERE? The Indians came out firing the first punches in the first three innings. With the help of a solo home run from third baseman Jose Ramirez in the 2nd inning. His 7th home run of the season. Left fielder Michael Brantley had a near 3-run home run that turned into an RBI single in the 3rd inning. That helped the Indians get off a 4-0 start over the Royals.

But the Royals wouldn’t go away that easily tonight. the Royals start their rally in the 4th with a 3-run blast from former Cleveland Indian DH Brandon Moss. It was his 9th on the season. Third baseman Mike Moustakus hit a solo home run to tie the ball game in the 5th inning at 4. It was his 12th home run on the season.

Late in the ballgame with one of the best relievers on the mound Andrew Miller had an off night. Giving up a 2-run double to left field from right fielder Jorge Bonifacio in the top of the 8th inning. Those 2 runs would give the Royals the lead and that’s all they would need after that.

STARTING PITCHING FINAL LINES:

Mike Clevinger (CLE) record: 2-1. 5 Innings pitched, 8 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 2 home runs, ERA 2.82. Mike Clevinger takes the no decision as he gave up his first 2 home runs of the season.

Ian Kennedy (KC) record 0-4. 5 Innings pitched, 3 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 home run, ERA of 4.43. Ian Kennedy took the no decision tonight.

PREVIEW:

Left handed pitcher Jason Vargas (5-3, 2.3 ERA) will look to take the series win against the Indians. The Indians will send right handed pitcher Danny Salazar (3-4, 5.55 ERA) on the hill tomorrow. First pitch is at 4:10 pm on FOX SPORTS 1 tomorrow.