September 22, 2014

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Hornets win thriller over Nordonia

Highland’s Myles Houska celebrates a 28-25 win over Nordonia. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE) Albert Grindle The Gazette MACEDONIA — It was the performance of a lifetime for 42 minutes. The Highland football team’s defense isn’t known for its overpowering size or big-time names. It relies on speed, aggression and adrenaline instead. On Friday in the Read More…

Wild finish gives Bucks win

Dan Gilles The Gazette LaGRANGE — For a split second, it appeared there would be a second overtime Friday night. On a high snap following Buckeye’s game-tying touchdown, holder Nathan Polidori grabbed the ball and rolled out to his right. He was met by a scrum of Keystone defenders at around the 1-yard line. Before Read More…

Minutemen dash Cloverleaf’s playoff hopes

Richard Doyle The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — The game pitted two football teams at the bottom of the Suburban League, but there were playoff ramifications on the line. In the end, Revere dashed the hopes of a postseason berth for Cloverleaf with a hard-fought 21-14 victory. With only two wins on the season, the Colts Read More…

Vaughn helps Pirates run away with win

Chad Grant The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — In the hit television show “Duck Dynasty,” when a member of the Roberston family walks away from the group and doesn’t come back, the phrase “He gone” is usually uttered. When Black River running back Andrew Vaughn hits the corner or breaks through the line, opposing coaches have Read More…

Not pretty, but it’s a victory

Kenneth Coleman The Gazette WADSWORTH — With the game scoreless entering the fourth quarter, the optimist would say it was a defensive dogfight. In reality, the lack of scoring was due to two offenses that couldn’t make the big play. The first three quarters between the Wadsworth and Tallmadge football teams left little to brag Read More…

Penalties hurt Bees

Dan Brown The Gazette MEDINA — It was like a bad dream for Medina football coach Dan Sutherland on Friday night. Every time the Bees gained a little bit of momentum, they were halted by a yellow flag. After all was said and done, Medina committed more than 100 yards in penalties in falling to Read More…

Blue Devils on verge of playoffs

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick football team is on the verge of returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Blue Devils sacked Strongsville quarterback Bobby Cole six times Friday night, including a game-clinching putdown with 1:16 left, to beat the Mustangs 28-25 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Read More…