July 23, 2016

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Local Corner: Medina’s Winter has talent for all seasons

MEDINA — She skis downhill, but she’s moving up in her sport. And even her last name is appropriate.

Taylor Winter, a senior at Medina High, recently won a gold medal in the 17-to-20-year-old age group at the NASTAR National Ski Races in Winter Park, Colorado.

The Level 8 team from Medina Gymnastics Academy competed at the Frogtown Invitational. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The Level 8 team from Medina Gymnastics Academy competed at the Frogtown Invitational. (COURTESY PHOTO)

It was Winter’s first appearance in a national race. Under the training of Wadsworth’s Alex Teresko, she qualified for the national event with a great performance at Peek-n-Peak.


Medina Gymnastics Academy competed at the Frogtown Invitational in Toledo, with Madelyne Deighton, Shayla Ramey, Jenna Sterk, Beth Gornall, Addison Kasian, Meghan Deighton, McKinley Karans, Kylei Kosek, Sarah Kosick, Katie Mone, Allison Bresnhan, Olivia Ramey, Madelyn Alexander and Mara Mack turning in outstanding efforts in Level 4.

Excelling in Level 5 were Lea Schroth, Ellie Robertson, Erin Sievers, Sadie Palmer-Wilcox and Sky Gill.

The prep optional-bronze team won the title behind Rachel Kurjian, Emily Szabados and Danielle Kendel, while the prep optional-silver squad was second behind Julia Parmelee and Avery Kasian. Prep optional-gold took third, with Eileen Piernik and Megan Sievers leading the way.

MGA won the title in Level 8 behind Jessica Froncek, Jenna Mattox, Izzy Barnes, Dylana DiPietro, Dylan Poleondakis, Danielle Stewart and Kira Palmer.


Anne’s Army 5-Kilometer Race to Battle Breast Cancer will be held June 25 at the Ohio State OARDC on Madison Avenue in Wooster. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. There will be age groups ranging from under-17 to over-60. All proceeds will benefit the Anne M. Wolf Breast Cancer Foundation. To register, go to annesarmy.org.

• The Medina County Road Runners will present a “Couch to Finish 5K Training Program.” Designed for those with no previous running experience, the group will meet three times a week over nine weeks beginning the week of May 1. Fore more information, e-mail angie@medinacountyroadrunners.com.


The under-12 Brunswick Fury girls team won the Icebreaker Tournament in Rocky River, finishing with a 3-0-1 record. Team members were Devin Hagler, Gianna Bosko, Mia Giannantonio, Audrey Frimel, Madelyn Vrtacnik, Morgan Bohrer, Taylor Canfield, Nikki Greiner, Angelina Trajkovski, Carly Jeffers and Abby Olszewski. The coaches were Julius Bohrer and Darrin Hagler.


Linda Nowell shot a sizzling 279-729 to lead all bowlers in the Plan B Photography League at AMF Medina Lanes. David Cooke had a 748 series in the Mixed Classic Trio League, while Chuck Brock had 279-704 in the Mixed Couples League. Nikki Stiteler led the women with 237-664. In the Jo Jo’s Sports Bar League, Brian Zook had a 754 series.


The Buckeye Athletic and Band Boosters will host a four-person scramble at Cherokee Hills Golf Course on May 29. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with hotdogs and sodas provided for lunch before the round starts. The outing includes 18 holes and a cart, plus a practice round prior to the event (cart not included). A buffet dinner will follow the tournament. Cost is $55 if registered by May 14 and $65 after. All proceeds go to the booster clubs. For more information, call Glen Reisner at (330) 722-8257, ext. 3053.


Teaching pro Beth Winquist will host a cardio tennis class at Paramount Tennis Club on Mondays at 9 a.m. and Thursdays at noon. For details, e-mail bwinquist@paramounttennisclub.com.

• Shaun Keenan and his teaching staff will offer weekly USTA drills from May 9 through July 15. Cost is $24 per class or $20 if a commitment is made to attend five or more of the 10 classes. For a list of times, call Paramount Tennis Club at (330) 239-1800.


USA Softball, the national governing body of the sport, will host the 2011 Ohio ASA Spring Classic on April 16-17 at Volunteer Park in Strongsville. The will be Class C, D and E men’s slowpitch divisions. Entry fee is $250. First-place teams will receive a plaque and paid entry fee ($375) to the national tournament. For more information, call Keny Reichle at (440) 785-2306.

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

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Rick Noland is the Cavs beat writer for The Gazette and the author of "Over Time," a compilation of stories he's written in more than 30 years as a journalist. He can be reached at 330-721-4061 or rnoland@medina-gazette.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.