December 21, 2014

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Softball: Bees win district crown

Medina's softball team holds up the Barberton district championship trophy after defeating Brunswick 8-2. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

NORTON — Megan Paradise loves changing things up, especially when the results stay the same. The junior pitcher used her tantalizing changeup to keep Brunswick hitters off-balance Wednesday, sparking the top-seeded Medina softball team to an 8-2 victory over the fifth-seeded Blue Devils in the Barberton Division I District championship. The Bees (22-7), who won Read More…

Track: County has good opener

Leah Runkle

MACEDONIA — Another week, another season-best time for Wadsworth’s girls 4×800-meter relay. The foursome clocked a 9:31.93 Wednesday to finish runner-up at the Nordonia Division I District, securing a spot in next week’s Youngstown Regional. Just days after posting their lowest time together on the same track at Boliantz Stadium, the group of Sarah Berger, Read More…

Cavs: It’s time to get to work after winning lottery

CLEVELAND — Now that the Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years, the real work begins. “We have another chance to add another good young player to the group of players we have,” general manager Chris Grant said late Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “It’s an exciting Read More…

Track: Medina relay extends streak

Sarah Pack

AMHERST — The Medina High girls track team extended its district win streak to six for the 4×800-meter relay, while the boys team had its victory string snapped at five Wednesday afternoon at the Amherst Division I District. Senior Alexis Smith, juniors Maria Scavuzzo and Kimmy Vidika and sophomore Sarah Pack clocked 9:30.63 at the Read More…

College signing: Wadsworth’s Michalla Gordon to run for Akron

Michalla Gordon

WADSWORTH — Michalla Gordon has never been one to back down from a challenge. The Wadsworth track standout made herself into a state-caliber hurdler and, when faced with an injury, converted herself into one of the top mid-distance runners in the area without skipping a beat. Now the senior has announced her next test, competing Read More…

Road Runners preparing for the Half Marathon

MEDINA — Since the group was established in 2007, the Medina County Road Runners has grown by leaps and bounds. In preparation for the inaugural Medina Half Marathon, which will be held May 31, 2014, the club will be holding a free half marathon event Saturday. The race, which already has over 450 runners registered Read More…

Tribe: Francona makes 1st return to Boston

CLEVELAND — Terry Francona has returned to Fenway Park since his high-profile ouster as Red Sox manager in 2011. But when the Indians open a four-game series in Boston tonight, it will be Francona’s first trip back as the opposition. “I’m sure I’ll have a lot of emotions,” said Francona, who brought Boston two World Read More…

Softball: Medina’s Jen Sansonette gets clutch hit

Jen Sansonette

NORTON — Jen Sansonette knows exactly what she hit Wednesday to break open a tie game and ignite the Medina softball team to an 8-2 victory over Brunswick in the Barberton Division I District title game. It was an ugly, greenish ball, silly. “I never have any idea what pitch I hit,” a smiling Sansonette Read More…

Tennis: Highland’s Steve Smykal is close to a dream date

OBERLIN — Steve Smykal’s four-year career with Highland’s boys tennis team reaches a crescendo today. Smykal and Hornets junior Michael Hutchings are one of 16 doubles teams to qualify for the Oberlin College Division I District, putting them two victories away from a trip to the state tournament. “It’s the ultimate goal of every player Read More…

Brunswick police log for May 23

Brunswick police Wednesday, May 15 8:55 a.m. — Permaul Veria, 45, Cleveland, charged with a concealed carry violation and speeding in a school zone after he was stopped in the 3500 block of Center Road. According to the police report, Veria did not inform officers he had a concealed carry permit or that he was Read More…