September 21, 2014

Medina
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Blue Devils upset Mentor

Rick Noland The Gazette BRUNSWICK — There were more than 1,000 reasons why Friday was a great night for the Brunswick boys basketball team. Senior guard Ryan Badowski became the 26th documented boys player in Medina County history to top 1,000 points as the Blue Devils upset defending Division I state champion Mentor 59-56 in Read More…

Pirates rally to drop Dukes

Black River's Alex McIntyre scores in front of Wellington's trey Bealer in the first quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

Dan Brown The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Everything was working against Black River’s boys basketball team Friday night. The Pirates were playing without a starter, who is likely done for the season with a broken leg, trailed by 14 points in the second half and hadn’t won a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2011. All Read More…

Green rolls by Colts

GREEN — The Green boys basketball team started fast and never looked back Friday in a 54-27 Suburban League victory over Cloverleaf. The Bulldogs (6-2, 4-1), who received seven points and nine rebounds from Carson Corle, led 19-4 after the first quarter to keep pace with Highland (6-3, 4-1) atop the SL standings. Braedon Hansen Read More…

Hornets, Houska take control in third

Matthew Doyle The Gazette MACEDONIA — The third quarter has been the deciding factor in many of the Highland boys basketball team’s games this season. The Hornets once again made the big plays following halftime to defeat two-time defending Suburban League champion Nordonia 64-56. The first half was back and forth, but Nordonia took advantage Read More…

Bees don’t look rusty after long layoff

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Keep the dogs caged long enough and they’ll come out biting. Medina boys basketball coach Anthony Stacey never wants to experience a 17-day layoff again, during which the Bees tried to stem the boredom with practices heavy on game situations. The goal Friday against Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Read More…

Bucks put win on ice in fourth

Chad Grant The Gazette HENRIETTA TWP. — If coffee is indeed for closers, as Alec Baldwin’s character stated in the early 1990s film “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the Buckeye boys basketball team deserves a trip to the local brew shop. Locked in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division battle with Firelands through three quarters, the Bucks Read More…

White leads Grizzlies by Devils

Wadsworth's Kyle Prunty shoots against Tallmadge's Nick Bickar during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brian Dulik The Gazette WADSWORTH — Austin White was a man on a mission Friday against Tallmadge’s boys basketball team. The junior small forward also was the best player on the court. White flirted with a triple-double before finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in leading Wadsworth to a 63-42 Suburban League Read More…

Stoops stays mum on interest in NFL

Scott Petrak The Gazette University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wouldn’t say if he’d been contacted by the Browns about their coaching vacancy and didn’t rule out leaving for the NFL during an appearance Friday on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “I never acknowledge or deny whether anybody’s contacted me or not,” Stoops said. “It’s something Read More…

OSU football: Meyer aims to keep BCS record perfect

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will try to improve to 5-0 in BCS games when the Buckeyes take on Clemson tonight. (AP PHOTO)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Ohio State’s Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney is sounding like someone who’s getting comfortable under the brightest lights as well. Meyer has coached in four previous BCS games. He’s never lost. Swinney has taken his team to the Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland stops slide

CLEVELAND — Two bad teams, each minus a top player, led to some very bad basketball Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena. It was so bad, in fact, that it actually got exciting at the end of regulation and in overtime. On a night when horrible weather led to a horrible crowd, the only thing Read More…