December 18, 2014

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Track and field: Kazek, Gallagher qualify in 3,200

Ryan Gallagher

LEXINGTON — After coming up short of a state bid in cross country, Black River’s Gus Kazek had been waiting Saturday afternoon’s race at the Lexington Division II Regional. The senior broke off the best 3,200-meter run of his career to earn his first state trip since his junior year of cross country — and Read More…

Softball: Bees take runner-up regional trophy

JIMMY DAVIS / GAZETTE The Medina softball team huddles with the University of Akron Division I Regional runner-up trophy.

AKRON — The plan was well-thought out. The execution was even better. Mentor’s softball team figured out what few have all season: How to be successful against Medina ace Megan Paradise. Led by No. 1-3 hitters Arial Birtley, Jordan Kramer and Lindsey Valvoda, the Cardinals walked away with a 5-2 victory Saturday in the University Read More…

Softball commentary: Seniors had day to remember

It was a day Jen Sansonette, Lauren Peak, Maria Vanadia, Abby Knechtel and Megan Lawrence will never forget. But it was so busy, so hectic, so full of highs and lows, of ups and downs, that it will be a few more days before the five Medina High seniors — actually, the five Medina High Read More…

Tribe: Rays rock McAllister, bullpen 11-3

CLEVELAND — The Progressive Field sound system pumped out the Shirelles’ lyrics “Mama said there’ll be days like this” at the completion of Sunday afternoon’s game between Cleveland and Tampa Bay. The Indians could relate. With little going right for the home team, Cleveland dropped the rubber match of a three-game series against the Rays, Read More…

Boys rugby: Brunswick wins first crown

Tommy Knuff

WESTERVILLE — With the wind in its face during the second half and needing a big play, Brunswick’s rugby team got it Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils recorded an insurance score with 10 minutes remaining and used stingy defense to defeat Springfield 28-14 and clinch the club’s first Division II state championship. After the Reapers Read More…

Wrestling: Highland’s Adam Kluk signs with Findlay

Adam Kluk

GRANGER TWP. — Adam Kluk just completed a dream career with Highland’s wrestling program. The senior was a three-time state place, multiple-time All-Gazette selection and left the school as one of its leaders in career pins. Now Kluk has had had another dream come true with a chance to wrestle at the collegiate level for Read More…

Tribe: Jimenez tosses strong Saturday, Indians win 5-0

CLEVELAND — Throughout the majority of his tenure, the Indians have watched the good and bad from right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Now, they’re seeing his best. Another quality outing from Jimenez evened the series at a game apiece Saturday afternoon, with the Indians blanking the Rays 5-0. Jimenez was on the mound for eight of the Read More…

Tribe: Barnes is all wet, Rays win 9-2 Friday

CLEVELAND — Nearly five hours worth of rain delays didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Indians fans Friday night. Tribe reliever Scott Barnes, however, managed to throw a wet blanket on the crowd once play resumed. Barnes allowed five runs in the third inning, including two-out homers to Matt Joyce and James Loney, as the Tampa Read More…

Tribe: Perez remains on schedule

CLEVELAND — According to manager Terry Francona, closer Chris Perez underwent a positive examination and will begin throwing in three days. The right-hander hasn’t thrown since May 26 after leaving an outing in Boston with shoulder soreness that led to a trip to the Disabled List the following day. Perez (2-1, 4.32 ERA, 6-for-8 in Read More…

Cloverleaf’s Jacob Dunbar makes history at state championship

Jacob Dunbar  is the first tennis singles player in Medina County history to win the state title. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY BRIAN DULIK)

Jacob Dunbar’s destiny is now complete. So is his high school tennis career, which ended in spectacular fashion on Saturday afternoon. The Cloverleaf junior captured the Division I state singles championship with a 6-1, 6-1 sweep of Walsh Jesuit junior Aaron Sandberg in the final in Columbus. Dunbar never lost his serve — breaking Sandberg Read More…