Down Goes The Tribe

There has been a lot of ups and a lot of downs this MLB season but unfortunately, it did not end on a
high for our Cleveland Indians as they suffered another heartbreaking defeat against the New York
Yankees in the AL wildcard game yesterday at Progressive Field. The tribe did not go out with a fight
with the score of 10-9 this was an absolute slobber knocker! The tribe started strong putting up 4
runs in the first inning. Three of those runs after 2 rain delays something the tribe should be used to at this point. Sean Carlo Stanton hit a solo home run to put the Bombers on the board in the top of the second inning. Then at the top of the fourth Gio Urshela Hits a breathtaking gland slam sending the ball deep into the left-center field putting the Yankees on top 5-4. At the top of the 5th inning, the Yankees would tack on one more. At the bottom of the 5th, A big hit from Jose Ramirez would clock in 2 more runs sending Lindor and Hernandez home. Then at the top of the 6th just like they drew it up Gary Sanchez hits a home run putting New York on top 8-6. At the bottom of the 7th the tribe would tie the game 8-8.
Then off a Hernandez base hit to take the lead 9-8 in the bottom of the 8th. That was then followed by a
Yankees double play to end the inning. Brad hand unfortunately could not close out the game giving up
2 runs putting the score at 10-9 and ending the Tribes season. Lindor was asked by the media how this
Felt. Did it feel like a playoff game? He responded with no it felt like a “big game late in the season” not
a playoff game. seems like a red flag if you ask me. How will the tribe manage to mustard up some playoff wins losing 11 playoff games since 2016. We will have to wait and see were this offseason takes

High School Football

With the high school football season coming to end it’s almost like it didn’t take place. The shortened

the season due to Covid-19 is a game away from being over with teams playing 6 games instead of 10.

The rivalries did not feel the same for some teams and the atmosphere for games like the holy war did

not take your breath away. On the bright side, postseason football is near and All Sports Cleveland is

here to provide you with Maxpreps top 10 power ranking!

1 Archbishop Hoban (Akron) 4-0 65.6 26.0 +1
2 Pickerington Central (Pickerington) 5-0 64.5 16.8 -1
3 Dublin Coffman (Dublin) 5-0 56.5 32.0 +2
4 St. Edward (Lakewood) 4-1 56.3 45.1 -1
5 St. Xavier (Cincinnati) 3-2 55.7 47.4 -1
6 Central Catholic (Toledo) 3-0 55.0 26.2 +1
7 Mentor 4-1 54.4 39.2 -1
8 Chardon 5-0 53.4 22.5 +2
9 Washington (Massillon) 4-1 51.0 34.4
10 La Salle (Cincinnati) 3-2 50.6 43.3 -2

Back To Business

2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for the entire world. Our world was put on pause due to Covid-19. The way we lived our lives was completely derailed. Sports fans everywhere lost their escape from the real world when the sports world came to a halt. As the world heals from the pandemic so does our escape from reality. With the NBA back in full swing, it’s relieving to see things are getting back to normal
and somethings never change with LeBron making his tenth finals appearance with his 3rd different team leading the Lakers to their first finals appearance since the late great Kobe Bryant led Lakers in 2010.

  1. The King had another dominating performance notching his 28th career triple-double shooting 15-
    25 with 38 points 16 rebounds and 10 assist to send home the Denver Nuggets in game 5 of the Western
    Conference Finals. It is safe to say that LeBron has flipped the switch and ready to pop The Bubble as the Lakers saddle up to go head to head with the blazing hot Miami Heat team in the 2020 NBA Finals.
    Game 1 is Wed, 9/30 at 9 pm.
  2. The NBA isn’t the only thing to get excited about. The MLB is back in business and the regular season was gone in the blink of an eye and its playoff time. But this isn’t your average playoff picture.
    Its 2020 so you know Major League Baseball had to shake things up. The MLB has implemented an expanded playoff format with 16 teams. This could possibly be one of the wildest postseasons we have ever seen with this new format with teams that haven’t hit their stride getting an extra chance to make something special happen. Our own Cleveland Indians played well enough to make the cut this year and will be battling the New York Yankees in the Wild Card round in a 3 game series. American League
    Triple Crown-winning picture Shane Bieber will be starting for the Tribe in the first game of the series.
    All Sports Cleveland cannot wait to see what this action-packed playoff picture has to offer.
  3. The year 2020 has been full of surprises. A lot of them not so pleasant. But something out of the ordinary has happened and probably the most shocking thing for a lot of people and that’s our
    Cleveland Browns are over .500 for the first time since 2014 with the season just starting and the Browns suffering an embarrassing but not crippling week one loss against the Ravens they have managed to put together 2 commanding wins in back to back weeks putting the browns at 2-1. The season is still very young. New head coach Kevin Stefanski seems to be a sight for sore eyes. maybe it’s to early to tell. But the excitement and aura in Cleveland has come a long way since Freddie Kitchens and Hue Jackson. But then again you can’t spell miracle with CLE. With the sports world getting back to normal hopefully so does our reality.

Mentor Football Postseason Coverage

All Sports Cleveland is your exclusive home of the 2019 Mentor Football Postseason.

Our coverage begins at 5pm with the official OHSAA Football Preview Show.
The network produces a series of weekly football and basketball preview shows that include statewide schedules, interviews and updates, state tournament previews and audio highlights.

Then at 5:30pm Gridiron Gameday will get you first look analysis of the upcoming Mentor Postseason games and all of the upcoming postseason football games live from our Ohio Media School studios in Valley View.

At 6pm, we will take live to the football stadium for Countdown to Kickoff as we set the scene for the Big Division 1 Playoff game. Mentor will face top teams like Euclid, St. Ed’s, McKinley, etc…

You can listen live here:

Ignatius-Mentor, Avon Lake-Avon, Cuyahoga Hts-Kirtland, Euclid-Mentor Highlight 2019 High School Football Schedule

The 2019 High School Football season is underway with training camps all over Northeast Ohio. High School Football presented by the Radio Networks and the Ohio Media School returns to All Sports Cleveland and North Coast Underground with the best games and best teams of Northeast Ohio.

You can listen to each game here:

WTAM’s Anthony Alford returns for his third season as lead studio host of High School School on ASC and NCU. Alford also returns as host of The Scoreboard Show, All Sports Cleveland’s weekly studio high school football postgame show.

The OBR’s Mac Robinson returns for his second season of coverage. Robinson will host a brand new social media pregame/halftime/postgame show “The Sideline Show” from the site of one of our scheduled games on our social media platforms. Other members of the All Sports Cleveland team will also host “The Sideline Show” from their game sites.

Last season’s Postseason voice Jaret Andrews will be on the call for St. Ignatius-Mentor contest on Friday September 6th. ASC will feature veteran and new personalities throughout the 2019 season.

The Christian Cretella 2019 NBA Draft Big Board

The 2019 NBA Draft is quickly approaching and all eyes will be glued to the screen to see who their favorite team selects. While no one truly knows who will select who we do know that there are some future stars in the making although not as many as previous drafts.

There are three guys in this draft that are separated from the pack Ja Morant, Zion Williamson, and RJ Barrett. All three are coming off of huge years and have big expectations at the pro level. Then there’s you second tier guys like Jarrett Culver, Cam Reddish, and De’Andre Hunter who can be key complementary pieces to a team.

Take a look below at where the top 60 rank on my big board.

1.Ja Morant PG-Murray State

Coming out of Murray State, Morant has all the makings of a star point guard in the NBA. At 6’3 and weighing a lean 175lbs he soars above the rim with endless highlight reel dunks and is able to finish strong at the rim while using his elite speed to get by defenders. His ball handling and excellent court vision allows him to make plays for not only himself but his teammates as well. Morant will likely be a top 3 pick and could eventually be one of the top guards in the league.

2.Zion Williamson PF-Duke

At 6’7 and 285lbs Zion is a force to be reckoned with at the rim and out on the break. His superhuman frame matched with his speed and strength allows him to terrorize rims all over the country. For his size Zion has unheard of agility and is able to get out on the break and make plays for him and his teammates as well as swat shots into the 10th row on the defensive end. His quickness allows him to recover if he is beat and he is able to use his agility to get to the hoop at will. If this former Duke star is able to tune up his jumper Watch Out!

3.RJ Barrett SG/SF-Duke

This former Blue Devil is ready to take over the league and is ready to lead whatever team he joins. Hailing from Ontario,Canada RJ Barrett in many eyes is the top wing in the draft. While at Duke alongside the likes of Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish Barrett was able to put together a solid freshman year averaging 22.6ppg 7.6rpg and just over four assists while shooting nearly 50% from the field. His playmaking ability and knowledge of the game show early signs of a long star studded career in the NBA who many would love to have on their team.  

4.Jarrett Culver SG/SF-Texas Tech

Culver who is listed at 6’5 looks more like 6’7 in person and uses his length to his advantage on both ends of the floor. Culver is in many minds the best defender in the draft and is able to use his length to block shots and poke balls away which is arguably his best asset. On offense Culvers bread and butter move was his hesitation dribble that often got him that first step to blow by defenders. Culver was able to show a ton of improvement from his first year to his second while at Texas Tech. He improved his points per game average by 7.5 points and lead the Red Raiders to their first ever final four and first national championship appearance. Culver’s talents will be coveted by many teams in the draft.

5.Cam Reddish SG/SF-Duke

Reddish is one of the most interesting pieces in this years draft and has a chance to have the best NBA career out of all the draft hopefuls. The former number three ranked prospect coming out of high school played his college ball at Duke where most of the time he saw himself playing in the shadows of Barrett and Williamson, and even though he didn’t get as many touches as he would have liked (averaging only 13.5ppg) that didn’t stop him from showing off his elite athleticism and NBA potential. His three point shooting is one of the things that sets him apart from the rest and mainly his ability to catch and shoot and being able to be a threat scoring off the ball. Reddish is the perfect player to pair with another young piece to build around or to add as depth off the bench to come in and be a scorer on a team that already has a nucleus, making him one of the most desired players this years draft.  

Below is the full list of the top 60 draft prospects on my big board.

6.Coby White PG-North Carolina

7.Darius Garland PG-Vanderbilt

8.De’Andre Hunter SF-Virginia

9.Bol Bol C-Oregon

10.Jaxon Hayes PF/C-Texas

11.Rui Hachimura SF/PF-Gonzaga

12.Sekou Doumbouya SF/PF-France

13.PJ Washington PF-Kentucky

14.Brandon Clarke PF/C-Gonzaga

15.Tyler Herro SG-Kentucky

16.Romeo Langford SG/SF-Indiana

17.Nassir Little SF-North Carolina

18.Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG-Virginia Tech

19.Kevin Porter Jr. SG-USC

20.Cameron Johnson SF-North Carolina

21.Keldon Johnson SF-Kentucky

22.Goga Bitadze C-Republic of Georgia

23.Mfiondu Kabengele C-Florida State

24.Grant Williams PF-Tennessee

25.KZ Okpala SF-Stanford

26.Nicolas Claxton PF-Georgia

27.Bruno Fernando PF-Maryland

28.Darius Bazley SF-Princeton HS (OH)

29.Eric Paschall PF-Villanova

30.Matisse Thybulle SF-Washington

31.Luka Samanic PF-Croatia

32.Ty Jerome PG/SG Virginia

33.Carsen Edwards PG-Purdue

34.Luguentz Dort SG-Arizona State

35.Admiral Schofield SF-Tennessee

36.Talen Horton-Tucker SF-Iowa State

37.Chuma Okeke PF-Auburn

38.Dylan Windler SF-Belmont

39.Terence Davis SG-Ole Miss

40.Isaiah Roby PF-Nebraska

41.Daniel Gafford C-Arkansas

42.Jontay Porter C-Missouri

43.Shamorie Ponds PG-St. Johns

44.DaQuan Jeffries SG-Tulsa

45.Jalen Lecque PG-Brewster Academy (NH)

46.Zylan Cheatham PF-Arizona State

47.Deividas Sirvydis SF-Lithuania

48.Tremont Waters PG-LSU

49.Louis King SF-Oregon

50.Miye Oni SG-Yale

51.Jaylen Hoard PF-Wake Forest

52.Jordan Bone PG-Tennessee

53.Jordan Poole SG-Michigan

54.Quinndary Weatherspoon SG-Mississippi State

55.Nazreon Reid C-LSU

56.Zach Norvell Jr. SG-Gonzaga

57.Jalen McDaniels PF-San Diego State

58.Dedric Lawson PF-Kansas

59.Jared Harper PG-Auburn

60.Jaylen Hands PG-UCLA