By RICK NOLAND
Assistant Sports Editor
MEDINA â€” Kyle Sheer scored on a 27-yard run and added a two-point conversion as the Medina Colts junior varsity defeated Highland Green 16-0 Saturday in Wadsworth Youth Football Association action.
The Colts (3-2) also scored on a 34-yard pass from Casee Voss to Eric Vinborg, with Mitchell Fashian adding the conversion.
The key to the win was the play of offensive linemen Brad Tschannen, Zach Hunter, Connor Gillespie, Alex McMullen, Adam Meier, Will Freeman and J.T. Paris.
In Medina Bees Youth Football League varsity action, the Medina Storm routed the Brecksville Hurricanes 44-0 behind outstanding play from Jacob Hatcher, Tommy Nikolai, Tyrell Dumas, Zak Davis and Jacob Fields.
The Medina Rampage edged the Medina Stallions 12-7 behind a 50-yard TD pass from Jordon Bybee to Collin Dabbieri and a 70-yard interception return for a score by Bybee. Other standouts for the winners were Cameron Cook, Jacob Burik, Charles Leftridge and Sam Kratsas, while Austin Peak, Logan Barna, Alec Dempsey, Nathan Hunt and Tristan Bravo excelled for the Stallions.
The Medina Broncos got TDs from Michael Kaminski and A.J. Hoptry and solid contributions from Ryan Parsons, Ian Crawley and Jake Gargiulo en route to a 12-2 win over the Medina Predators, who were led by Gage Watts and Chris Hunt.
In junior varsity action, the Medina Stallions routed the Brecksville White Bees 30-0 behind two TDs from Zack Defraine and one score apiece from Jimmy Daw, Nick Kungli and Kyle Clegg. Nick Hoptry, Alex Defraine, Kyle Gottschalk, Zack Sancraint and Adam Taranto also contributed.
The Medina Broncos blitzed the Brecksville Silver Bees 50-0 behind Ryan Berger, Bailey Meuler, Cade Pipoly, Bobby Vidika, Kristian Stojkoski, Zach Pipoly, D.J. Stayer, Jimmy Berger, Ethan Frisch, Brodie Gagne and Grant Hallock.
Dan Cherne, Nik Pelligrino, Alec Uttech and Kyle Slykhuis scored TDs as the Medina Grizzlies blanked the Brecksville Orange Bees 26-0. Braiden Arnold, Jordan Arnold, Bryce Fink, Ben Puls, Ryan Seabrook and Niko Semancik also played well.
The Medinan Predators got TDs from Brett Heisel and Michael Zufra en route to a 13-0 victory over the Medina Rampage. Tyler Vogrin and Collin Hutkay had interceptions.
The Medina Panthers edged the Brunswick Browns 18-12 in overtime on Sam Vavzincakâ€™s game-winning TD. Michael Urban had two TDs, with Josh Mone and Andrew Maxwell providing excellent defense.
Austin Provost and Collin Winters scored TDs and Robert Buchtinec and Ryan Milroy played well as the Medina Hawks nipped the Strongsville Mustangs 12-7, while the Medina Storm routed the Brooklyn Hurricanes 36-0 behind Nick Pankow, Noah Gue, Jonathan Williams, John Curtis and Nate Keirn.
In bantam action, the Medina Bisons downed the Medina Wildcats 18-0 behind Gavin Montgomery, Bailey Sydenstricker and Jamison Van Drei.
The Medina Dawgz shut out the Medina Crush 20-0, with Colin Szumski, Zach Dodds and Demetrius Shannon leading the way.
In other action, the Sharks edged the Knights 6-0 in two OTs and the Eagles blanked the Cobras 21-0.
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BASKETBALL: Doug Kelly had 25 points and Bob Stuba added 12 as Frontcourt defeated the Eagles 63-57 in the opening week of play in the 18-and-over menâ€™s league at the Medina Community Recreation Center. John Rodgers had 25 for the Eagles. Newblood downed J-Team 70-60 behind 23 points from Oneal Osorio, 11 from John Stolarski and 10 each from Dan Pincombe and Matt Bosway. Joe Zweifel (20), John Gory (15) and Alex Gory (13) scored in double figures in defeat. Phishbowl edged Drogellâ€™s Landscape Design 35-32 behind 10 points from Justin Wigley. In the 35-and-over league, Rob Wininger (25), Roger Evans (21) and Ray Weaver (15) scored in double digits as Johnny Malloyâ€™s routed OMF 70-28. John Uhlir had 10 for OMF. Newman downed Still Here 68-58, with Jeremy Newman (17), Rick Burgess (15) and Kevin Marquis (12) leading the scoring parade. Rock Supan (18) and Brett High (17) paced Still Here. Otis Elevator edged the Shockers 38-35 behind 15 points from Jeremy Metzger and 13 from Joe Campbell. Jim Berger (13) and K.C. Gillespie (11) led the Shockers. Ryan Sooy (14), Paul Ray (14), Brett Morlock (12) and Todd Zufra (11) scored in double figures as Moâ€™s Misfits downed Westfield Bank 63-55. Jeff Stuart had 16 for Westfield and Craig Bohl added 10. â€¦ The Akron Silver League will begin play on Nov. 3. There are full-court and half-court divisions. For more information, call Mike Staschak at 330-628-2903.
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SOCCER: Andrew Siebert scored a goal and Triston Wasil and Kyle Hotz played well between the pipes as the under-13 Brunswick Arsenal tied Medina 1-1 in Brunswick Travel Soccer action. The U-13 Brunswick team then downed Hudson 3-1 behind goals from Siebert and Brett Thomas and an assist from Jesse Marinaro. The U-10 Arsenal fell 4-2 to Avon Lake despite goals from Jacob Nagy and Connor Daly. Daniel Hochschild, Luke Steinkamp and Alexander Bruder also played well. The U-8 Arsenal edged North Olmsted 3-2, with Ryan McConnell, Justin Hagler, Hunter Less, Garrett Shay and Benjamin Gorecki leading the way. In girls action, the U-9 Brunswick Attack fell 2-1 to Westlake despite a goal from Nikki Greiner. Madison Stupka had the assist, with Katherine Ferretti and Rachel Barnes playing well in goal.
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TENNIS: Paramount Tennis Club is hosting a USTA Rookie Net event for junior players of all ages from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The club will also hold a USTA junior girls singles tournament from Oct. 17-19. Registration deadline is Oct. 13. There will be a mother/daughter tennis match event in November and a mixed doubles social on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-239-1800.
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VOLLEYBALL: One Shy of a Six-Pack swept Mighty Mortals No. 1 (1-1) to improve to 2-0 in the coed volleyball league at the Medina Community Recreation Center. In other action, VB Power (1-1) swept Mighty Mortals No. 2 (0-2).
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