November 26, 2014

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Varejao will miss 3 to 4 weeks

By RICK NOLAND Assistant Sports Editor INDEPENDENCE — While LeBron James is openly campaigning for the Cavaliers to trade for disgruntled New Jersey Nets point guard Jason Kidd, Cleveland will have to make do without backup power forward Anderson Varejao for the next three to four weeks. Varejao was evaluated by team physician Dr. Richard Read More…

Business as usual for tourneys

The countdown to the OHSAA Tournament is officially under way for Medina County’s seven boys basketball teams, with the first game tipping off in just over two weeks. Each school received its postseason assignment Sunday afternoon at the Northeast District meeting at Copley High, where few surprises occurred but plenty of feathers were ruffled. In Read More…

There for each other

By SHAWNA KELLY Staff Writer MEDINA — Considering Medina’s Alex Wasik and Taylore Urban’s impressive talent it’s hard to believe they are just first-year varsity gymnasts. They have competed together at the club level since they were 5 years old but high school is a  different experience. There is less individual pressure and teamwork is Read More…

Tucker sees dream come true

By SCOTT PETRAK Staff Writer BEREA — Mel Tucker’s most vivid memory of following the Browns as a kid was a Chiefs game at the old Stadium. He didn’t recall the season, but knew he was young and remembered what he saw. “My dad held me up so I could see,” Tucker said. “Greg Pruitt Read More…

Basketball roundup: Grizzlies stay in hunt for SL championship

From staff reports. WADSWORTH — Wadsworth’s girls basketball team inched one step closer to the Suburban League title Wednesday night, beating Copley 64-63. The Grizzlies (14-5, 11-2) led 64-59 late in the fourth quarter and had to endure a furious, nerve-racking comeback by the Indians (12-6, 9-4) in the waning moments. “I’m very proud of Read More…

Gymnastics notes: Colts end with perfect record

From staff reports WESTFIELD TWP. — The Colts (135.4) ended the regular season Wednesday with a perfect record as they picked up non-league wins over Buckeye (124.4), Brunswick (111.5), Grafton Midview (104) and Columbia (50.6). “The girls were pretty excited,” Cloverleaf coach Wendy Armstrong said. “We are just trying to take it one meet at Read More…

Bowling roundup: Green tops Grizzlies twice

From staff reports GREEN — Green’s boys and girls bowling teams came away with a pair of wins over Wadsworth on Tuesday. The Bulldogs beat Wadsworth’s boys 2,396-2,168. The Grizzlies’ Brad McVicker had the best outing on the day with a two-game total of 447 (169-278). Green topped Wadsworth’s girls 1,736-1,318. The Grizzlies’ Alyshia John Read More…

Wrestling notes: Hornets roll by St. John’s

From staff reports OAK HARBOR — Sometime’s you’re the spitball, sometimes you’re the wall. Highland’s wrestling team looked impressive in a 62-0 non-league win over Toledo St. John’s on Tuesday but then fell 49-21 to Oak Harbor, which is ranked second in the Division II state poll. Jake Rininger (119 pounds), Jon McKee (140), Ben Read More…

Amateur notes: Turner laps competition

By RICK NOLAND Staff Writer LIVERPOOL TWP. — Sarah Turner, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Liverpool Elementary, is lapping the competition in the pool. At the Winter Wonderland Meet at Kent Roosevelt High, she earned first-place finishes in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke and 100 intermediate medley. At the High Point Winner Meet at Read More…

Pfister’s season ends early

From staff reports SULLIVAN TWP. — Josh Pfister will end his junior season undefeated. It just won’t be the way he wants it to conclude. A returning Division III state placer at Black River, Pfister rolled up a 19-0 mark for the Pirates before hurting his knee in the early part of the year. It Read More…