February 7, 2016

Intermittent clouds

Trubisky accounts for six TDs in 19 minutes


Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — When Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky receives his diploma in June, don’t be surprised if Brunswick’s football team shows up at his graduation party. Heck, the Blue Devils might drive him all the way to the University of North Carolina just to make sure he accepts his scholarship with the Read More…

High School Football Scoreboard

Black River 28, Buckeye 27  final Mentor 49, Brunswick 21 final Solon 42, Medina 14 final Green 47, Cloverleaf 21 final Tallmadge 35, Highland 21 final Wadsworth 42, Revere 7 final

Medina man pleads guilty to raping 14-year-old girl

Matthew Avon, who pleaded guilty to one count each of rape, importuning and sexual battery, appears in Medina County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

MEDINA — A 31-year-old city man pleaded guilty Thursday to rape involving a minor and was sentenced to six years in prison. Matthew J. Avon, of 841 Lafayette Road, No. 9, pleaded guilty to rape, a first-degree felony, and two fifth-degree felonies: sexual battery and importuning. “We’re satisfied with the results of the case,” county Read More…

Brunswick High School senior to march at bowl game

Vinh Trinh is presented with a Marching Band cap from Staff Sgt. Michael Zickefoose, of Medina, after he is formally awarded a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Vinh was  one of only 125 students from across the country selected to perform during the halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl featuring the country's top high school football players. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — He probably would more comfortable marching in formation, but Thursday afternoon, the spotlight was on Brunswick High senior Vinh Tranh as classmates celebrated his selection in the U.S. Army All-American High School Marching Band. Tranh, who plays clarinet, will join 125 other students from around the country to perform Jan. 5 during halftime Read More…

Browns keep it close until last-ditch pass goes high

Baltimore Ravens long snapper Morgan Cox tackles Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs. (AP PHOTO)

BALTIMORE — Ravens cornerback Cary Williams turned into Ed Reed for one pivotal play Thursday night. Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden morphed into so many of his predecessors — Tim Couch, Jeff Garcia, Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson — on the same snap. The Browns were hanging tough against heavily favored Baltimore and Read More…

Blue Devils aim to keep Mentor air attack stranded on runway

Brunswick slot back Keith Yohman.

BRUNSWICK — Grab a seat early. Judy Kirsch Field will be rocking tonight. The Brunswick football team clamored all preseason about their goal of returning to the Divison I, Region 2 playoffs for the first time since 2009. A win over Mentor, the defending Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division tri-champion and 11th-ranked team in the Read More…

Girls soccer: Mustangs dominate the final 30 minutes vs. Bees

Amy Bobonik

STRONGSVILLE — For what it’s worth, the Medina girls soccer team’s defenders probably played their best 50 minutes of the season Thursday night. Facing a barrage of shots from Strongsville, the Bees turned away every attempt thrown at them. Then the pressure became too much. With the ball on the Mustangs’ third off the field Read More…

Fantasy football? We’re still having fun with it

In case anyone is wondering — judging by the approximate total of zero feedback, no one is, but … — Gazette Prep Fantasy Football is still kickin’ in what is now its seventh season. We came up with the idea as a hush-hush venture in 2006 as a way to snare bragging rights within our Read More…

Volleyball: Pirates dominate Phoenix

Danielle Jenkins

OBERLIN — Senior captain Megan Mey had 26 kills in just three games Thursday, leading Black River’s volleyball team to a 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 Patriot Athletic Conference victory over Oberlin. Danielle Jenkins added nine kills, three blocks and 14 service points for the Pirates (8-5, 6-5), who set a school record with their sixth PAC Read More…

Bees triumph handily in tennis against Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — The Medina girls tennis team defeated Wadsworth 4-1 in non-league play Thursday. Ali Garrity and Brooke Ott notched singles wins for the Bees, while Avery Major and Rebecca Arnold and Sally Doyle and Ashlynn Rodgers picked up doubles points. Third singles player Kayla Lockwood was Wadsworth’s winner. In another match: Highland 4, North Read More…