June 30, 2016

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Local Corner: Weaver sisters finish great seasons

WADSWORTH — Samantha and Nicole Weaver recently fin­ished up outstanding summer softball seasons.

Samantha, a senior at Wadsworth who plays for the under-18 Ohio Pride, helped the team win the NSA “A” state tournament and finish fifth out of 45 clubs at the ASA Eastern Nationals in Sterling, Va. The Pride also finished third in three other tournaments.

In addition, the Pride raised funds for cancer research in honor of coach Donna New­berry, a 20-year cancer survivor and the head coach at Musk­ingum University. Nicole, a sophomore at Wadsworth, made the U-18 Ohio Ice Gold as a 14-year-old. She was put on the team as a developmental player, but worked her way into the No. 2 spot in the batting order while playing third base and catcher. Ohio Ice Gold went to the FAST Nationals in Florida, where she was selected Dia­mond Sports Athlete of the Day.


Kyle Szumski scored four touchdowns to lead the Medina Monsters to a 25-19 bantam league victory over the Highland Black Hornets in Medina Bees Youth Football action. The Medina Stallions beat the Brunswick Jets 25-0 behind scores from Trevor Aupperle, Jonny Brickman, Zach Zaccaro and Nick DeFaine, while Corey Tripp scored a pair of TDs to lead the Medina Rampage to a 19-6 win over the Medina Predators. In other action, the Medina Broncos got TDs from Luke Hensley and Jacob Nanosky while blanking the Brecksville Red Bees 13-0 and the Medina Grizzlies blitzed the Brunswick Cowboys 25-6.

In U-9 action, Ian Dorman scored twice to lead the Medina Storm to a 22-0 victory over the Medina Predators, while the Medina Rampage beat the Medina Grizzlies 25-0. The Medina Broncos got TDs from Ethan Hund and A.J. Gaich en route to a 13-0 victory over the Brunswick Bears.

In U-8 play, Demetrius Shannon had a 78-yard TD to lead the Medina Stallions to an 8-0 win over the Brecksville Red Bees.

Nate Davis, Ty Johnson, Ty Westfall, Tyler Kaminski and Sam Herman scored as the Medina Broncos downed the Medina Grizzlies 33-6. Jett Suggs scored off a pass from Jamison Van Drei and Jacob Johnson ran for a score as the Medina Monsters edged the Brunswick Vikings 14-6, while Xavier McDaniel threw a TD pass to Noah Knechtel and Colin Szumski ran for a score in the Medina Storm’s 20-0 win over Highland White.

In varsity action, Brett Hutkay, Zach O’Connor, Cody Fisher and Jason Ruff led the Medina Predators to a 24-0 blanking of the Brecksville Red Bees. The Medina Rampage beat the Brecksville Black Bees 20-0 behind Drew Hall, Jake Taylor and Lenny Krcal, while the Medina Grizzlies got solid performances from Joe Garapic, Nik Pelligrino and Nick Achterhof in a 26-0 win over the Brunswick Falcons. Ryan Berger, D.J. Stayer, Ethan Frisch and Jonathon Simmons paced the Medina Broncos’ 44-6 romp over the Highland Black Hornets and the Medina Stallions downed the Highland White Hornets 26-0.

In flag action, TDs were scored by Aaron Filips, Jakcson Durny, Dylan Rupprecht, Jacob Kiern, Jaret Bogard, Nick Szanty, Colton Crabiel, Drew Boothe, Dylan Boothe, John Henwood, Daniel Stoddard, Dominic Straka, Jacob Hunz, Ponch Gaich, Conner Shaffer, Ryan Miklich, Luke Petrowski, Jesse Rahe, Gavin Kaine, Ryan Cipullo, Brennen Schramm, Jake Johnson, Peter Jelenic, Anthony Santivasci, Parker Wilson, Josh Bobey, Jacob Close, Brandon Schramm and Ty Stolarski.


Jason Feist rolled a perfect game in the Mixed Classic Trio League, while Tony Lupica had a 789 series. Deana Rogers shot 258-638 to lead the women.

Nancy Tinney had 259-671 in the Plan B Photography League and Dawn Salata had 244-678. Aaron Tinney had high game in the Jo Jo’s Sports Bar League with a 279, while Tom Carlson had high series with a 751. In another week in the same league, Doug Richter (278) and Russ Bowers (758) led the way.


The Medina Community Recreation Center will host a series of youth clinics. Children ages 5 to 7 will meet on Tuesdays from Oct. 12 through Nov. 16.

Ages 8-12 will meet Thursdays from Oct. 14 through Nov. 18.

Both sessions will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for MCRC members and $50 for non­members. For more information, call Maureen Dowell at (330) 721-6935.


The Brunswick B.A.T. Cage will hold a catching clinic on Mondays from Oct. 11 through Nov. 1. It will run from 6 to 7 p.m. and be conducted by former major league coach Dan Williams. Cost is $79.

For more information, call (330) 273-9559.


Highland Youth Wrestling will hold sign-ups Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Highland High wrestling room. Cost is $75. For more information, go to highlandyouthwrestling.com.


Medina’s Mandy Yates won the half-marathon at the Akron Road Runner event. Yates, 32, finished in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds.


The Paramount Tennis Club 6.0 mixed doubles team coached by Dawn and Ed Bonfiglio won the state championship in Toledo and participated in sectional championships in Fort Wayne, Ind.

• Beth Winquist, a certified instructor for more than 20 years, has been added to the training staff at Paramount.

• Paramount is forming a challenge ladder for youth players. For more information, call (330) 239-1800.


The Medina Applebees donated a “large check” to the Special Olympic Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, coordinator Kathy Miller said. The donation will allow the group to purchase new shirts for the 2010-11 season.

Contact Rick Noland at (330) 721-4061 or rnoland@medina-gazette.com.

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