April 17, 2014

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2013 All-Medina County Boys Tennis

Jacob Dunbar

Jacob Dunbar – Cloverleaf (MVP) Class: Junior. Highlights: Division I state singles champion with 36-0 record. … Also won titles at Oberlin College District, Medina Sectional, and Suburban League Tournament. … Set Medina County season mark for victories. … Graduated one year early from Cloverleaf, finishing career with 97-5 record. … Three-time state qualifier. … Read More…

Tennis: Dunbar is all-time great

Cloverleaf's Jacob Dunbar is the 2013 Gazette boys tennis MVP. Dunbar went undefeated on his way to winning the Division I state singles championship. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Cloverleaf junior Jacob Dunbar truly put together a season for the ages in 2013, capturing every possible trophy while setting the Medina County record for victories. The three-time Gazette boys tennis MVP dominated the competition from start to finish, completing his 36-0 campaign by winning the Division I state singles championship in straight sets. It Read More…

Track and field: Medina County’s run of titles ends

RAY RIEDEL / GAZETTE Wadsworth’s Sarah Berger competes in the 1,600-meter run.

COLUMBUS — Medina County has been spoiled recently at the state track and field meet. An individual or relay was atop the podium every year since 2009. While no county residents made it to the elusive spot this year, it still was a successful meet as four individuals — all of whom were making their Read More…

Tribe: Masty not so nasty, Tigers win 4-1

DETROIT — The Indians are a sinking ship and right now there are too many holes to stop them from capsizing. Cleveland, which isn’t pitching or hitting, is losing plenty. The latest evidence is its 4-1 setback Sunday at Comerica Park that completed a three-game sweep for Central Division-leading Detroit. The Indians have lost a Read More…

Tribe commentary: Tito’s time of reckoning is here

Whether he liked it or not, Terry Francona was viewed as a savior when the Indians hired him in the offseason. As a two-time world champion manager, Francona was brought aboard to change the landscape in Cleveland and rescue the Indians from insignificant, playoff-less oblivion. Well, Tito, you’ve got some savin’ to do. Francona’s Indians Read More…

Softball: Elyria, Columbia title bids fall short

Bob Daniels and Todd Shapiro AKRON — If there was a shadow of doubt Saturday morning about who has the best softball team in Ohio, there was certainly none by early afternoon. Top-ranked and undefeated North Canton Hoover, on its way to a three-peat as Division I state champion, resolved the issue with a remarkably Read More…

Track and field: Young, Wasik lead St. Edward to repeat crown

RAY RIEDEL / GAZETTE Medina resident and St. Edward junior Steele Wasik, left, finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at the Division I state meet.

COLUMBUS — Most athletes who fall tenths of a second short of an individual state championship find it hard to smile. That wasn’t the case Saturday for St. Edward’s Anthony Young and Steele Wasik. The Medina County residents enjoyed an even-better feeling: helping the Eagles to their second straight Division I state title. The tandem Read More…

Tribe: Righty Carrasco finally drops appeal

DETROIT — As expected, right-hander Carlos Carrasco dropped the appeal of his eight-game suspension for hitting the Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis with a pitch April 9. The suspension was reduced to seven games, and Carrasco, who started Saturday against the Tigers, began serving it Sunday. “We can keep everybody in order and then slot him in Read More…

Track and field: Gallagher, Kazek end their careers

Ryan Gallagher of Buckeye, runs in the 3200m final at the OSHAA state track meet in Columbus, OH. photo by Ray Riedel

COLUMBUS — Ryan Gallagher didn’t show up to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon expecting to finish eighth, but he’ll take it. The Buckeye senior capped the toughest season of his career by placing in the 3,200-meter run for the second straight year at the Division II state meet. “I really can’t ask for anything Read More…

Medina water rates to increase

Medina City Council is expected to approve a water rate hike at tonight’s meeting. The increases, which cover both residential and commercial customers, would be 3 percent each year for the next five years. Medina City Finance Director Keith Dirham said the increases were recommended by the city’s utility rate review commission and are necessary Read More…