September 1, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
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Grunting, stunting & punting

It will be Friday when you read this, so let’s take another look at the local high school football scene, Rick-o-chet style: I was wrong. Again. Strongsville’s 39-0 shellacking of Lakewood St. Edward shows it is not in too deep with its rugged non-league schedule, which includes a game against Mentor tonight and Toledo St. Read More…

Marrs back at full strength

High school football coaches like their defensive linemen built like trucks. A truck’s got nothing on Justin Marrs. In June of last year, Marrs was preparing for a junior season with Cloverleaf that looked full of promise when things went a little haywire. In his backyard with a friend, Marrs was sitting in the passenger Read More…

Tacky way to get a big advantage

The history of Medina football against Barberton is only five games old, but the last time the teams met it was a contest for the ages. The year was 1919 and the books show a 0-0 tie as the end result. How it got there is another story. On a mud-soaked field, the Magics jumped Read More…

Bees, Fighting Irish battle to a stalemate

MEDINA — Medina’s boys soccer team dominated the last 20 minutes of its non-league game with Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Thursday night. The only problem for the Bees was the Fighting Irish controlled the latter portion of the game and the two squads played to a 1-1 draw at Medina Memorial Stadium. “They played 80 Read More…

Grizzlies, Explorers tie

WADSWORTH — Ask any member of Wadsworth’s boys soccer team and they will tell you they would prefer to win every time they take the field. However, things do not always go as planned. There are going to be some days when it doesn’t seem to work. That was the kind of evening the Grizzlies Read More…

Medina Twp. candidate back on Nov. 6 ballot

MEDINA — The Medina County Board of Elections voted Thursday to allow Medina Township trustee candidate Dinah Lambert to remain on the ballot despite putting the wrong election date on her petition. Lambert was originally disqualified from running, but the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office said the error was not severe enough to take her Read More…

Indians notebook: Lewis helps relieve load of others

CLEVELAND — The Indians have been searching for a reliable reliever to lighten the load on Joe Borowski, Rafael Betancourt and Rafael Perez at the back end of the bullpen. Is that guy, Jensen Lewis? Manager Eric Wedge has employed Lewis later in games recently, with the 23-year-old right-hander responding favorably. Since Aug. 9, Lewis’ Read More…

Browns notebook: Decisions await for Browns

CHICAGO — Today is decision day. The deadline for the mandatory roster cut to 53 players is 4 p.m. Saturday, but the Browns will spend today discussing the players on the bubble and choosing which ones stay. Coach Romeo Crennel said this week that about 10 players fall into that category. The biggest questions involve Read More…

Highland to host premier hoops event

GRANGER TWP. — One of the goals Kevin Glenn had when he took the Highland girls basketball head coaching position last summer was to put the program on the map. The second-year coach is doing just that by establishing the inaugural Ballin’ in the Burbs Tournament, to be played Nov. 23 and 24 at Highland Read More…

Golf roundup: Maynard, Rao, Koch lead Bees

HINCKLEY TWP. — Medina’s boys golf team continued to cruise in match play with a pair of victories over Brunswick and Akron Hoban Thursday. The Bees racked up a total of 154 to the Blue Devils’ 167 and the Knights’ 169 at the par-36 Pine Hills Golf Course. Medina (4-0, 2-0) was led by sophomore Read More…