To prepare for the upcoming season, Western Reserve's coaching staff started the three-a-day training event at Huntington Beach in Bay Village. The day helped rebuild each player physically, mentally, and the group as a team through rigorous strength and condition training. (Screenshot)

Reciting ‘Invictus,’ carrying logs, dragging football teammates through water: Western Reserve Academy’s preseason beach training (video)

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – Western Reserve Academy’s football team returned where it all started last summer, where a beach and lake replace a field, for three hours of training at 6 a.m. earlier this month. “It just brings back great feelings and great memories to see my old teammates working hard,” said graduate Zak Burgan. “It gets…

Pictured Willoughby South senior Vince Anzalone takes a strike at the ball during the Division I state semifinals on Saturday at Ohio State University's Varsity Tennis Courts. Anzalone finished fourth in the state. (Nathaniel Cline, Northeast Ohio Media Group)

Watch fan cheer from parking lot at high school tennis tournament

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many spectators including Ohio State mascot Brutus Buckeye were attracted to the boys tennis high school state semifinals on Saturday at the Varsity Courts. But the person who caught everyone’s attention was one of the loudest fans cheering on Willoughby South senior Vince Anzalone. It was Willoughy South substitute teacher Ricky Guycan yelling…

Tennessee's Bashaara Graves (12) and Maryland's Malina Howard (5) tip off during a women's college basketball regional final game in the NCAA tournament, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Twinsburg’s Malina Howard, Solon’s Kristen Confroy head to women’s Final Four with Maryland (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Far from their hometowns in Northeast Ohio, two women’s basketball players at Maryland will compete for their first national titles at the Final Four. First up for Twinsburg graduate Malina Howard and Solon’s Kristen Confroy is facing defending national champion Connecticut (36-1) on Sunday at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., with…