November 24, 2014

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Pollock is leaving legacy at Highland

Highland athletic secretary Terry Pollock is retiring after 25 years. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

     Brad Bournival The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — A new era in HighlandHigh School athletics will start in the fall. The bright smiling face that has been a mainstay in the Northeast corner of the school since it opened in 2004 — and one that has been part of the athletic department since 1989 Read More…

King’s drama tiring

  Got my water, my Gatorade and a banana. Should the air conditioning in the office fail, I will fight through it. Heck, even if that mysterious injury to my right elbow flares up, I will battle on and type solely with my left hand. I know, I know. Too easy. And maybe not even Read More…

Runkle not herself

  Dan Brown The Gazette COLUMBUS — Leah Runkle was the first to admit she wasn’t herself. And with good reason. The Wadsworth sprinter had a member of her family missing Friday from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as she competed in three events. Runkle’s father, Scott, had been hospitalized battling leukemia and that was weighing Read More…

Highland’s 4×100 in finals

Amber Neitzel anchors Brunswick's 4x100 relay at the state track meet. (RAY RIEDEL / GAZETTE)

Dan Brown The Gazette COLUMBUS — Another week, another school record for the Highland girls 4×100-meter relay. While the stakes were much, much bigger this time than when they won the Amherst Division I Regional in record time last week, Sarah Carpenter, Sam Duale, Emma Grantier and Colleen Hoynes advanced to the Division I finals Read More…

Baby to Grad – Sovizral

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Buckeye High School Class of 2014 Congratulations and Good Luck at Mt. Union. We are proud of you! Love Dad, Mom and Joshy

Tribe: Asdrubal Cabrera homer caps marathon sweep

CLEVELAND — A team that had trouble winning on a consistent basis over the first two months of the season can’t lose now. Though it took them what seemed like an eternity Wednesday night — and Thursday morning — at Progressive Field, the Indians continued their streak of success with a dramatic 7-4 victory in Read More…

Sports commentary: Track always provides theater

Sometimes I forget just how spoiled I am. Over the last five seasons, I’ve had the pleasure to cover Medina County’s best track and field athletes at the state meet in Columbus, a tradition that will continue today. While typing up the list of local athletes that have dreams of standing on the podium in Read More…

Tennis MVP: New law allowed home-schooled Hanna to win for Cloverleaf

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A stroke of the pen, coupled with the passage of Ohio’s state budget last summer, changed the present and future of boys tennis in Medina County. When Gov. John Kasich signed into law that home-schooled students must be allowed to play sports at local public schools, it set the wheels in motion for Cloverleaf’s Austin Read More…

College basketball: Caroline McCombs takes her biggest shot

After 15 seasons as a Division I women’s college basketball assistant, 1994 Medina High graduate Caroline McCombs is moving over one chair. The 38-year-old will be introduced this morning as the head coach at Stony Brook University in New York. “It’s amazing,” McCombs said Thursday evening in a phone interview. “It is just an awesome Read More…

Brunswick golf club maker moving headquarters to Calif.

Medicus Golf, one of the nation’s leading manufacturer of golf training equipment, is moving its headquarters to Vista, Calif. Founder and CEO Bob Koch said manufacturing and assembly productions will remain in Brunswick at 2845 Interstate Parkway. Koch said the reason for moving the headquarters to Vista, a 94,000-population city just north of San Diego, Read More…