Thank you, LeBron

Thank you, LeBron

By Nick Shook
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LeBron James celebrates against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo credit: Curtis Compton/Associated Press)

Five years ago, they burned his jersey in the streets.

He was leaving them, leaving behind his home and their grand visions of supremacy.

He encountered the vitriol of a population scorned. He departed and twice reached the pinnacle elsewhere as Northeast Ohio watched with envious eyes and pained hearts. Continue reading

St. Vincent-St. Mary 68, Mentor Lake Catholic 52: Jalen Hudson leads Irish to Division II regional final

By Nick Shook | Special to the Beacon Journal
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CANTON: It took nearly all 32 minutes of play before the result was no longer in question, but St. Vincent-St. Mary continued its march to Columbus on Thursday night.

St. V-M outlasted pesky Mentor Lake Catholic to advance to the Division II regional final with a 68-52 win at the Canton Civic Center. Continue reading