February 28, 2015

Medina
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Quiring stands tall in win

Brunswick's Steve Ficyk chases down a loose ball in front of Shaker Height's Ricky Stokes in the second quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

    BRUNSWICK — All 5 feet, 8 inches of Michael Quiring — and that’s being generous — attacked the redwoods with an unflappable resolve. The diminutive point guard kept swinging until the trees crashed to the ground. In a Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division slugfest featuring nine players standing 6-4 or taller, the smallest Read More…

Sectional girls basketball: Cloverleaf cruises to win against Copley

Cloverleaf’s JIllian Miglich battles Copley’s Armani Jackson for a rebound in the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Jilly was silly before she played anything but willy-nilly. About 45 minutes after messing around with a selfie stick, amateur guitar player/singer/guard Jillian Miglich improvised Thursday when someone forgot to turn on the warm-up music. She then led an impromptu team-wide a cappella rendition of Vance Joy’s “Riptide” as the Cloverleaf girls Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina gets an efficient victory against Strongsville

Medina’s Jon Teske is fouled by Strongsville’s Tyler Jamison in the second quarter.
Teske finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE — The crowd was sparse and the atmosphere stale, but Ben Geschke and Zach Bennett were anything but lethargic. Rapidly improving 7-footer Jon Teske did his thing and Geschke and Bennett filled in the complementary pieces perfectly Wednesday, leading the Medina boys basketball team to an efficient 71-60 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory Read More…

Girls basketball: Offense carries Cloverleaf to win over Wooster

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WESTFIELD TWP. — Coach John Carmigiano’s synopsis of his Cloverleaf girls basketball team’s 76-59 win over Wooster in the Medina Division I Sectional semifinals Monday would have made Captain Obvious blush. “As long as we kept scoring at the pace we were scoring at, we were not going to lose,” he said. Employing the new-age Read More…

Bucks have eye on post season

Buckeye's Nick Wills and Keystone's Brandon Kuhl battle for a loose ball during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  YORK TWP. — A surprised Ryan Grauel didn’t say a word, but he did raise his eyebrows when Buckeye coach Matt Saunders informed him of his staggering stat line. The senior point guard wasn’t aware how far and away he was the best player on the court Friday night. Grauel flirted with a triple-double Read More…

Boys Basketball: Cloverleaf’s triangle of terror leads Colts past Wellington

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WESTFIELD TWP. — The Triangle of Terror was an equation the Wellington boys basketball team failed to solve. Behind a multilook press and the post-attacking trio of Troy Kapeluck, Connor Ploucha and Dillon Mullins, Cloverleaf shaped the game the way it wanted, rallied and knocked off the Dukes 56-53 Monday night in non-league play. The Read More…

Teske has big night for Bees

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — The new home of smashmouth boys basketball is Medina. Feeding 7-foot center Jon Teske like a stud I-formation tailback Friday, the Bees crushed shorthanded Strongsville 64-39 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. Teske scored all 14 second-quarter points for Medina (10-8, 2-5), which has won five of its Read More…

Wadsworth manages to hold off Cloverleaf

Wadsworth's Joel Kipfer gets fouled by Cloverleaf's Braedon Hansen in the second quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

WADSWORTH — Six of the 10 starters were playing through illness, and the Wadsworth-Cloverleaf boys basketball game reflected that in every way. Despite frequent lifeless play from both teams that snowballed in the fourth quarter Friday, someone had to win, and the Grizzlies finally eked out an ugly 42-35 Suburban League victory to stay 2ᄑ Read More…

Bees stun Blue Devils

Medina's Ben Geschke shoots between Brunswick's Eric Bulic, left, and Michael Quiring during the third quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Big Jon and Cool Hand Luke were fantastic reasons why Medina’s boys basketball team secured its signature win under first-year coach Chris Hassinger. Rallying from a double-digit deficit Friday, the Bees made all the clutch plays to upset Brunswick 41-40 in another physical, intense edition of Medina County’s top rivalry. Michigan recruit Jon Read More…

Hornets on the Money

GRANGER TWP. — Few boys basketball teams can pull off a single-digit victory without making a field goal in the fourth quarter. Highland had the moxie Friday, as it secured a lead big enough to spare and was money from the free throw line to defeat Nordonia 56-50 in Suburban League play. The defending SL Read More…