September 30, 2014

Medina
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Devils lose in two OT

By BRIAN DULIK Staff Writer EATON TWP. — Scott Kimmey isn’t the marquee player on Olmsted Falls’ boys basketball team, but he deserves to have his name up in lights. The junior forward scored on a putback with four seconds left in double overtime on Thursday night, lifting the Bulldogs to a 62-61 upset of Read More…

Grizzlies get beat in paint

By RICK NOLAND Assistant Sports Editor COPLEY — Goliath got the better of David this time, but it was far from easy. Dominating inside, a bigger and stronger Stow team downed hot-shooting Wadsworth 60-56 in overtime Thursday in a thrilling Copley Division I District semifinal boys basketball game. The seventh-seeded Bulldogs (13-9), who will meet Read More…

County trio looking good at state tourney

By BRAD BOURNIVAL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Watching Brunswick’s Richie Spicel and the Wadsworth tandem of Brad Squire and Ben Buzzelli compete in the 71st annual state wrestling tournament looks almost as natural as an umbrella on a sandy beach. The three have been to Columbus before. All of them know what it takes to Read More…

Ferrell grabs first-team berth

By ALBERT GRINDLE Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Medina County high school basketball didn’t have its usual amount of names when the All-Northeast Inland District teams were announced Thursday, but there was still enough recognition to go around. On the boys’ side, Brunswick’s Tyler Ferrell was the lone first-team pick in Division I. The 6-foot-5 sophomore, Read More…

Cavaliers won’t jell overnight

What, you expected the Cavaliers to become the best team in the NBA overnight? Don’t worry — at least not too much — that Mike Brown’s team has gone just 1-2 with Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith and Delonte West in uniform. It takes time for four players to jell with a new team, Read More…

Hornets wrestle for the moment

By BRAD BOURNIVAL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — The only credentials Value City Arena cares about are the ones around the necks of media members. A sporting venue with a reverberant soul, it doesn’t care if you come in with the moniker of state placer or state qualifier. All it cares about is the fact you Read More…

Most county districts use up ‘calamity’ days

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By ALLISON WOOD Staff Writer Because of wintry weather this week, the school year for students and employees in the Highland Local School District will be one day longer. The district has had six snow days, so one day must be made up at the end of the school year on June 5, Superintendent Bruce Read More…

Fire station plans stall

By HANNAH SCHAEFER Staff Writer BRUNSWICK — Although the city acquired a parcel of land to build a new fire station, the project has been put on hold due to a lack of funding. Chief Jim Baird said construction of the proposed fire station, which the city plans to build on North Carpenter Road, has Read More…

Melillo keeps dream alive for state crown

By BRAD BOURNIVAL Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Parma Padua senior and York Township resident Anthony Melillo knows all about being a pain in the neck. The returning state qualifier learned it firsthand this season. Just a month removed from his first action, Melillo rolled through his Division II match with Cambridge’s Tyler Berger in the Read More…

Cleveland GM wants to dive into free agency

By SCOTT PETRAK Staff Writer BEREA — The Browns may not do a cannonball off the high-dive this time through free agency, but general manager Phil Savage still hopes to make a splash. Savage and coach Romeo Crennel haven’t been shy about the need to beef up the defensive front seven, and the first opportunity Read More…