Cleveland Indians broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus will be alongside Tom Hamilton for more years to come,
Rosenhaus signed a multi-year extension with the club to continue as the pregame host and as an in-game play-by-play broadcaster with Hammy all along the Cleveland Indians radio network.
Jim joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his radio journey and what the Indians organization has meant to him.
"I couldn't imagine doing it anywhere else," Rosey said. He will be entering his 10th year with the Indians this coming season.
The Perry Panthers are one of the nine area teams that will be making an appearance in the third round of the playoffs, and will look to impose their will on Worthington Kilbourne in the Division II Regional Finals.
Keith Wakefield the head coach of the Perry Panthers joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the matchup and his team's focus and talent as they prepare for Worthington.
One of the keys will be stopping the opposing offense, including their quarterback.
"It'll be our job to get him down, he gets the ball out quickly."
One of the keys to Perry's Wing-T offense is star running back Keishaun Sims, who has racked up some big numbers this season.
"He's a humble kid, he works hard, and his mental toughness, and grit are what makes him good," said Coach Wakefield.
One of the biggest debates in the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Paris has been whether to accept refugees from Syria. The governors of 32 states have asked the federal government to not place Syrian refugees in their states, and there is speculation that Republicans in Congress may insert language into a key spending bill to block Syrian refugees from being accepted into the United States.
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth) believes Ohio Gov. John Kasich made the right decision by calling for Syrians to not be placed in Ohio.
"We need to ensure those coming over have no ties to ISIS or other terrorist organizations. We need to have a system in place, we need to be screening." Renacci said. "If we can't do that, we shouldn't just be allowing individuals to come in."
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Niles) sees it differently. While he also wants to make sure terrorists don't enter the country, he says there are safeguards in place to ensure the wrong people don't come in.
"If we don't know something... or we don't know who exactly you are, you don't get in the country," Ryan said.
When asked about the "gaps" in the ability to vet Syrian refugees noted last month by FBI director James Comey, Ryan said a refugee whose information falls into one of those gaps would not gain entry into the United States.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would, among other changes, require FBI background checks for refugees. The Associated Press reports President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
The Hudson Explorers are looking to keep the ship rolling this weekend against a tough Mayfield team in the Division II Regional Finals at Solon.
Hudson head coach Ron Wright joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the win over Nordonia last week 35-14 and challenges they will face in Mayfield.
"We played pretty well (against Nordonia) in all three phases of the game, the kicking gamw was what I was most worried about, but we did OK there."
Hudson and Mayfield will face off on the gridiron Friday November 20 from Solon at 7:30pm.
Many people are still buzzing about Holly Holm's knockout of MMA star Rhonda Rousey this past weekend in UFC 193, equating it to the knockout of Mike Tyson by James "Buster" Douglas many years ago.
Vince McKee from the Inscriber Digital Magazine spoke with our own Brad Russell from the Average Sports Show to talk about the match and what it means for the careers of both women moving forward.
"I think Holly Holm is going to be a dominant champion," McKee said. "I don't think she's going to flame out like Douglas did in boxing after he beat Tyson, he lost to (Evander) Holyfield and was never heard from again."
McKee said Rousey won't take a hit to her brand with this loss, but some much-needed time off will help her.
"I think she needs to take some time off, regroup, she had one bad night with her game plan, just attack it differently and get ready for a rematch."
After the Browns humiliating 30-9 loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers, there are many questions swirling around the lakefront.
Our own Sam Bourquin dissected the loss, saying it amazes him why people continue to watch the team, despite their ineptitude this season, and in seasons past.
"How can you sit there and root this team on?" Bourquin asked. "You're not going to see me barking and woofing."
For Akron Beacon Journal Browns beat writer Nate Ulrich, who joined the show, he says he doesn't really see a light at the end of the tunnel with the current trifecta of Ray Farmer, Mike Pettine, and owner Jimmy Haslam.
The Crusaders of Canton Central Catholic will be moving on in the Division V OHSAA playoffs against Columbiana Crestview this Friday after a big win over Sandy Valley.
Jeff Lindesmith, the CCC head football coach joined the Sam Bourquin Show Monday to talk about the team's 38-7 triumph over Sandy Valley and what they look to do against Crestview.
When asked about his team's performance, coach Lindesmith was pleased with their ability to play agressive, hard-nosed football.
"Our effort was outstanding," Lindesmith said. "We don't like to turn the ball over, but we played a physical game."
Central and Crestview will kick things off this Friday at 7:30pm from Minerva High School at Dr. Robert H. Hines Stadium.
It's the third round of the high school football playoffs, and nine local teams have made it this far. Here's a look at who and where they will be playing in week 13:
Division I, Region 1 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)
#2 Stow-Munroe Falls vs. #3 Lewis Center Olentangy at Mansfield Senior HS
Division II, Region 3 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
#5 Hudson vs. #3 Mayfield at Solon HS
Division II, Region 5 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
#1 Perry vs. #3 Worthington Kilbourne at Mount Vernon HS
Division III, Region 7 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
#1 Archbishop Hoban vs. #2 St. Vincent-St. Mary at The University of Akron InfoCision Stadium Summa Field
Division IV, Region 11 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)
#5 Youngstown Ursuline vs. #3 Crestwood at Ravenna HS
Division V, Region 15 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
#1 Columbiana Crestview vs. #3 Canton Central Catholic at Minerva HS
Division V, Region 16 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
#1 Milan Edison vs. #6 Chippewa at Brunswick HS
Division VII, Region 23 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)
#1 Warren JFK vs. #2 Mogadore at Twinsburg HS