Monday, April 29, 2013
Steve Greer, who played football at Solon High and the University of Virginia, has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins
Solon High graduate Steve Greer has signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent. Greer's father told Solon Patch that his son signed a contract with the Redskins this weekend to take a crack at playing in the National Football League. "Blessed for this unbelieveable opportunity! Excited for the path ahead," Greer tweeted Saturday night. A linebacker, Greer was a standout at the University of Virginia from 2009-2012. He ended his college career with 376 total tackles, good enough for sixth-best in the history of Virginia football. Only Notre Dame's Manti T'eo had more career tackles among active BCS conference players, according to University of Virginia Athletics. Greer graduated from Solon High School in 2008.
Monday, September 24, 2012
One week after Trent Richardson rushed 19 times for 109 yards, Cleveland Browns Head coach Pat Shurmer calls his number only 12 times the entire game.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It's here! Make sure you either come out to Solon Panini's Thursday night or join our online chat
Finally, the draft has come back to Cleveland. That's right football fans, it's draft day and the boys in brown and orange are on the clock. Not only is tonight a big night for Cleveland fans, it's a great night for Patch fans. Draft Party: At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Patch and Solon Panini's will team up and throw a party to celebrate the first round of the draft. We'll be set up at the bar, and we'll be giving away prizes. Hint: You can eat some of the prizes! Live Chat: Cant' make it to Solon? During the draft party, Patch Editors Chris Mazzolini and Mitch Cooper will be hosting a live chat that will stream on all of Ohio's Patch sites. That will give you the perfect venue to discuss the draft and who the team picks during the first round. …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sure, the die-hard sports nuts will be glued to the television, but are you pumped up?
On Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. the draft will finally be underway. All the Cleveland sports fans and talk show hosts can put aside their thoughts and know for certain who Cleveland will draft. But how excited for the draft are you? Die-hard fans and sports nuts all over Northeast Ohio will be waiting anxiously to see what happens on draft night, but what about the casual football fan? Are you going to be there watching and waiting? DRAFT PARTY WITH PATCH: Come to Solon Panini's at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. You'll have the chance to win free food! LIVE CHAT: Patch will also host a live chat during the first round on all Ohio Patch sites! Log on to your community's Patch at 7:30 p.m. to join in! Sound off Ohio. Tell us if you're excited for the …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
In honor of tonight's AFC North rivalry game, we want to know which of Pittsburgh's players you can't stand
Editors' Note: This poll is all in good fun. Both Editors Chris Mazzolini and Mitch Cooper are die-hard Cleveland Browns fans. Tonight marks the 119th meeting in the storied rivalry that is the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. Sadly, for Browns fans at least, the Steelers have the series lead, 62-56. In their last 15 meetings, the Brownies have only pulled out one win, which was actually on a Thursday night only two seasons ago. And since we are in Northeast Ohio (and not from that state off to the east somewhere), we know that everyone bleeds brown and orange. To celebrate a rivalry that has, admittedly, been one-side in recent years, we ask this question:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Solon Middle School was selected to kick off the national "Fuel Up to Play 60" wellness campaign, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Education, the NFL and the National Dairy Council
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education, NFL and the National Dairy Council will begin the fitness campaign at 10 a.m. today at the Solon Middle School
Solon Middle School has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Dairy Council to kick off this year's national Fuel Up To Play 60 program, designed to help schools promote eating right and active lifestyles. As the kickoff school, the middle school will have an assembly today at 10 a.m. Attending the event will be Michael Yudin, an acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, and Lomas Brown, a former NFL player and Cleveland Brown who is an analyst on ESPN's First Take. Solon Middle School was selected as the kickoff location in part because it is a Blue Ribbon School. After the assembly, students will do a "milk toast" to their participation in this program and then head out to the field for 30 minutes of …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Death notices for the week include a Solon resident who once played in the NFL
Solon Patch has lots of different types of content, including news articles, a local business directory and events listings. One part of our page you may not be familiar with yet is our announcements, including death notices. Obviously, death isn't necessarily a pleasant topic but, but Patch is about covering all facets of the community, even the sad stuff. And we'd like to help share the memories of our neighbors. So here are the death notices we posted on the site this week. Patricia C. McCurdy, 77, former longtime Solon resident George Buksar, 84, of Solon, played professional football for the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Colts Elizabeth R. Brezinski, 91, widow of Edward J.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Buksar played for the Baltimore Colts and Washington Redskins in the early 1950s
George B. Buksar started selling office machines for IBM (International Business Machines) in 1949, while beginning his professional football career with the Chicago Hornets of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). The Solon resident, who died Feb. 22 at age 84, recognized that he had to prepare for life after football. According to Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football by Robert W. Peterson, Buksar spent weekday mornings at football practice and afternoons learning how to operate IBM products. Before the season ended, he was selling office machines in the Chicago area. The AAFC existed for four seasons, all of which ended with the Cleveland Browns taking home the championship title. The league and the Hornets, previously known …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Take a look at the news and events from communities around you
We want to make sure you know about all of the Patches in your area that can help you stay connected to what's going on in the places that matter the most to you. Whether it's news that will affect your morning commute, events going on this weekend, or business listings for the shops and restaurants you visit in these towns, Patch has it covered. So here's your weekly roundup of some of the big stories at other Patches. Here goes: In Twinsburg, Ashford Thompson, the man convicted in the murder of Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian was granted a stay of execution by the Ohio Supreme Court. Beachwood Patch has an obituary on Henry W. Billys, a Holocaust surviver. Cuyahoga Falls is having its own troubles with a surging deer …