September 2, 2014

Medina
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Colts can’t find way to stop Culp

Rick Noland The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — His initials stand for Thomas Dale, but they could just as easily mean touchdown. Northwest quarterback T.D. Culp rushed for three scores and threw for two more Friday night as the Indians lit up defenseless Cloverleaf 42-22 in the non-league season opener for both teams. “It feels like Read More…

Harris, offense have breakout night

Dan Brown The Gazette WOOSTER — The Wooster football team unveiled its new helmet decals with the initials ‘WG’ Friday night at Follis Field. Those initials could very well have stood for the Washington Generals, as Highland was putting up Harlem Globetrotter-like numbers. The Hornets had a breakout night, scoring on the ground, in the Read More…

Tribe trades for Kubel

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — They weren’t blockbuster acquisitions Friday but at this point the Indians will try anything to breathe life into their sagging offense — and playoff hopes. Fresh off scoring just three runs in three games and being swept by Atlanta to start a pivotal nine-game stretch, Cleveland acquired veteran outfielder/designated Read More…

New-look Bucks struggle

Buckeye's Alex Wilk, right, and Zachary Diaz tackle Revere's Austin Hawkins for a loss in the first quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA)

Brian Dulik The Gazette YORK TWP. — The Revere football team proved to be a rude guest in spoiling the debut of the new-look Buckeye Bucks. Quarterback Zeck Lehman and running back Nick Zimmerman each scored three first-half touchdowns Friday, powering the Minutemen to a 55-7 non-conference win. Revere amassed 356 passing yards on the Read More…

Vaughn joins elite company

Chad Grant The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Andrew Vaughn is the definition of a game-breaker. The senior wingback took his game to another level Friday in Black River’s 40-14 season-opening win over Collins Western Reserve. Vaughn slashed, gashed and thrashed through the Roughriders defense on his way to 343 rushing yards and four touchdowns on Read More…

Grizzlies ground, pound out win

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Kenneth Coleman The Gazette WADSWORTH — It was the first football game played on the new FieldTurf at Art Wright Memorial Stadium and fans of both teams packed the stands for the season opener between Wadsworth and Ashland. With the Arrows looking to win through the air and Wadsworth utilizing a steady ground game, the Read More…

Blue Devils dominate

Brunswick running back Jake Ambrose celebrates the Blue Devils first touchdown during the first quarter against Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — The formula works: Ground, pound and then go up top. Behind rookie quarterback Steven Ficyk and dominating lines, the Brunswick football team passed — and passed and passed — its first test Friday with a 42-13 non-conference drubbing of Medina in front of 6,000 fans at Kenneth Dukes Stadium. Read More…

Golf: Bees keep Valley win streak alive

Greg Briggs

STOW — The streak is still alive. The Medina boys golf team used its best performance of the season Thursday to defeat Stow 152-156 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division action. The Bees (3-0, 3-0), who won their 34th consecutive division match, received an even-par 36 at Fox Den Golf Course from Evan Schreck, a Read More…

Volleyball: Devils, Cardinals stage match worthy of playoffs

Brunswick’s Julie Holden plays the ball against Mentor’s Rachel Brittain. Below, Brunswick’s Megan Anderson hits against Mentor during the second game. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — Mentor and Brunswick should be two of the better volleyball teams in Northeast Ohio throughout this season. The Cardinals, however, gained bragging rights over the Blue Devils on Thursday night. Senior middle hitter Megan Moroney collected 14 kills and a match-high seven blocks, leading undefeated Mentor to a 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-23 non-league Read More…

Man indicted in burglarly spree

Brandon Ball

MEDINA — A Medina County grand jury indicted a 23-year-old Wadsworth man Wednesday in connection with a rash of burglaries throughout his city earlier this month. Brandon T. Ball, of 210 Knollwood Drive, is charged with seven counts of burglary, second-degree felonies punishable by up to eight years in prison each, and a count of Read More…