October 24, 2014

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Six individuals, four relays advance

Dan Brown The Gazette MACEDONIA — Leah Runkle and the rest of Wadsworth 4×400-meter relay ended their night Friday by posing for pictures, exchanging hugs with loved ones and attempting to catch their breath. The relay deserved all the praise and a moment to celebrate, as it took the lead with a lap and half Read More…

Hornets get squeezed out

Albert Grindle The Gazette HUDSON — Somewhere in a Georgia cemetery, there’s a chance — albeit a slim one given his hardened demeanor — baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb is smiling. The second-seeded Hudson baseball team failed to hit the cover off the ball Friday against fifth-seeded Highland at The Ballpark at Hudson. All Read More…

Brunswick had a night of dancing

Brunswick's Kyle Michalik, left, and Kyle Burson celebrate after completing a double play in the top of the fifth. (JUDD SMERGLIA / PHOTO)

Rick Noland The Gazette HUDSON — Brunswick baseball players were concerned about their goal of reaching The Big Dance. Getting to prom on time was not a concern. In a rare pre-prom event, the sixth-seeded Blue Devils stayed alive in the postseason by downing ninth-seeded Twinsburg 7-1 Friday in a windy and cold Hudson Division Read More…

Medina’s teams place second

Brian Dulik The Gazette AMHERST — Medina senior Jenna D’Errico soared to new heights Friday at the Amherst Division I District. D’Errico cleared a career-high 11 feet, 7 inches to win the district championship in the pole vault, helping the Bees finish second in the team standings to the host Comets. The two-time regional qualifier Read More…

Brunswick sobriety checkpoint announced for Saturday

BRUNSWICK — The Medina County OVI Task Force announced Friday there will be a sobriety checkpoint Saturday in Brunswick. The specific location will be announced Saturday morning. The checkpoint will be funded by federal grants and is planned to deter and intercept drunken or impaired drivers. “OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired Read More…

Softball: Medina team has a chant for everything

Medina’s softball team does a cheer in the dugout during a Barberton Division I District semifinal game against Barberton. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

Just as there’s no quit in the Medina softball team, there’s also no quiet. The Bees, it seems, always have something to cheer about — and they do it loudly. “We love being around each other,” senior pinch-running specialist, reserve right fielder and unofficial cheerleading co-captain Megan Lawrence said Thursday. “We practice cheers on the Read More…

Tribe crushes Boston 12-3

Terry Francona

BOSTON — Drew Stubbs and Mark Reynolds drove in three runs each and Cleveland had 16 hits in the Indians’ 12-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in manager Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park on Thursday night. Francona, let go by Boston after the 2011 season, got a standing ovation after the first inning Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Bees earn state berth

Sierra Thomas

Todd Shapiro MEDINA — For most athletes, a trip to the state tournament is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s just another day at the office for a Medina lacrosse player. The Bees got a hat trick from Sierra Thomas in an 11-6 win over Olentangy Liberty on Thursday in the Ohio Schoolgirl Lacrosse Association Division I Read More…

Browns: Hoyer is happy camper

Brian Hoyer

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer stays late to familiarize himself with his fourth new offense in the last several months. He works with the rookies after practice to get extra repetitions. He’s likely still learning the names of his 89 teammates. But there’s one thing Hoyer knows as well as anyone. “I didn’t need directions Read More…

Track: Buckeye’s 4×8 relay advances to regionals

Buckeye’s Michael Keith wins the first heat of the 300-meter hurdles at the Midview Division II District meet. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

EATON TWP. — Sometimes it’s about having the right combination. The Buckeye boys 4×800-meter relay team has that. The Bucks cemented a spot to regionals by taking third Thursday at the Midview Division II District at Adelsberg Stadium. With just two legs returning from last season’s regional-qualifying unit, veterans Bob Auber and Ryan Gallagher and Read More…