July 30, 2014

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Grizzlies don’t respect their Alders

Brian Dulik The Gazette WADSWORTH — Alex Alders is an All-Ohio wide receiver for Nordonia’s football team, but he’s also quite skilled on the hardwood. The junior power forward scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday in leading the Knights to a 64-52 win over Wadsworth in Suburban League boys basketball action. Read More…

Revere rolls over Cloverleaf

Chad Grant The Gazette BATH TWP. — It took a few minutes to get the ball rolling, but it rolled fast once it did. Unfortunately for the Cloverleaf boys basketball team, the ball and Revere rolled right over them. The Minutemen rebounded from a sluggish first few minutes and trounced the Colts 77-38 in a Read More…

Bucks crush Hornets

Black River's Tyler Potter shots over Buckeye's Chris Vogt in the second quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — The sense of urgency is beginning to tug at their heartstrings. The five seniors on Buckeye’s boys basketball team are realizing time is running out on their careers, and they’re no longer taking anything for granted. In their eyes, an 80-42 victory over archrival Black River on Friday Read More…

Houska, Scott step up for Hornets

Highland's Kevin Greenhoe lays the ball in past Tallmadge defender Colton Stricker during the fourth quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Kenneth Coleman The Gazette TALLMADGE — Brogan Scott and Tanner Houska knew it was a big game with a lot at stake. So from the opening tip, they showed why they are two of the top scorers in the Suburban League. In a Friday night matchup between two of the three teams that were tied Read More…

Supporting cast has made Bees very good

Medina's Mike Kaminski goes up for a shot against Garfield Heights' Dave Bell during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette MEDINA — With sharpshooting guard Craig Randall, rugged 6-foot-5 power forward Branden Wilkins and 6-10 center Jon Teske, the Medina boys basketball team is very good. If the Bees continue to get performances like they did from Zach Bennett, Tyler King and Mike Kaminski in an 83-69 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Read More…

High school basketball: ‘Super Districts’ ready to debut

Changes are coming to the Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason tournaments. This year marks the debut of blended districts — often referred to as “Super Districts” — that were implemented in an effort to create more competitive balance. Instead of schools being pre-assigned a district site, they will have their choice of two or, Read More…

Cavs: Knicks pick up easy win

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 29 points, J.R. Smith embarrassed a couple of defenders on his way to 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Cavaliers 117-86 Thursday night for their fourth straight victory. The Knicks led nearly all the way and wrapped up a 10-6 January Read More…

Girls basketball: Kirchner steps up as Hornets top Colts

AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE
Highland’s Kathleen Kirchner looks to regain control of the ball as Cloverleaf’s Lauren Gokey guards her in the first quarter.

GRANGER TWP. — Center Anna Rose Wiencek and power forward Marlee Profitt have grown accustomed to carrying the load for Highland’s girls basketball team. They got much-need help Thursday. Sophomore Kathleen Kirchner scored in double figures for the first time in her young career and assisted on the go-ahead bucket, helping the Hornets fend off Read More…

Boys basketball: Bees ride big first to victory

Craig Randall

MEDINA — Medina boys basketball coach Anthony Stacey was curious to see how his team would react after Mother Nature gave it an unexpected 13-day layoff. The Bees slammed home the statement again and again and again Thursday in a 74-54 Northeast Ohio Conference crossover win over Cuyahoga Falls. Three dunks and one heck of a Read More…

Girls basketball: Beating buzzer, Salisbury drops in winner

Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury, right, celebrates with Monica Wasson after hitting the game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat Medina 40-39. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY RON SCHWANE)

BRUNSWICK — The biggest basket of Paige Salisbury’s career completed the largest comeback of the season for Brunswick’s girls basketball team. The junior point guard went coast to coast to score the game-winning layup as time expired Thursday, giving the Blue Devils a 40-39 victory over Medina in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play. Salisbury Read More…