October 26, 2014

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High School Football: Keystone at Buckeye

Buckeye's Trevor Thomes breaks though Keystone's Chris Sittinger, right, and Nick McLaughlin after a pass reception during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  YORK TWP. — Championship teams aren’t bought on supermarket shelves. Blood, sweat and tears are required to mold them into works of art. The Buckeye football team found out vividly what the finished product looks like. Dominating the second half from start to finish Friday, coach Mark Pinzone’s Bucks rallied to bury neighboring Keystone Read More…

Golf: Highland, Medina have no regrets, finish sixth, eighth

Highland senior Chloe McKinzie putts during the second round of the Division I state tournament. (TRISHA KRAKOWSKI / GAZETTE)

COLUMBUS — Second-round expectations were relatively tame for the Highland and Medina girls golf teams at the Division I state tournament. Both walked off Ohio State University’s Gray Course satisfied with their seasons. Basically holding their ground in gloomy, 50-degree weather Saturday, the Hornets kept the status quo to finish sixth and the Bees fell Read More…

High School Football: Revere at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace hurdles David Leach (67) after getting away from Revere's Thomas Lester during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    GRANGER TWP. — Coltin Kinsey, Grant Wallace and their teammates were determined to send Highland Stadium into history with a bang. Using past Hornets greats and a little pep talk from eighth-year coach Tom Lombardo as inspiration, Highland closed the book an a 55-year stadium legacy Friday by playing a perfect fourth quarter Read More…

Golf: Hornets set to contend for title, Medina would love top six finish

Senior Chloe McKinzie remembers the feeling of competing for a Division I state championship in 2012. The Ohio recruit believes the 2014 Highland girls golf team has similar great chemistry. The Hornets will tee off in their sixth consecutive state tournament at 9:56 this morning on Ohio State University’s Gray Course. They’re a better team Read More…

Highland Stadium to host its final varsity football game tonight

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Hundreds of former Highland football players hold it dear to their heart, partly because their opponents hated it with a passion. The end of a 55-year era will take place tonight. Nestled on top of a scenic hill in the heart of Granger Township, Highland Stadium will host its final varsity football game before handing Read More…

High School Football: Buckeye at Black River

Black River's Alex McIntyre can not make a reception as Buckeye's Tom Harrington defends during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  SULLIVAN TWP. — Buckeye offensive linemen Hunter Gray, Brad Calta, Bruce Barnby, Brenden Morrissey and Jack Schroeder may have well said, “Here it comes. Try to stop it,” every time they put their hands in the dirt. The jet sweep looked like the best play in the history of football. School and MedinaCounty records Read More…

Boys golf: Coach Jeanne Pritchard retires after 13 seasons

Jeanne Pritchard

MEDINA — A Medina County legend is calling it a career. Medina boys golf coach Jeanne Pritchard informed her team following the Pine Hills Division I District on Wednesday she is retiring after a 13-year run of brilliance that will be almost impossible to match. The 62-year-old Medina County Sports Hall of Famer led the Read More…

High school football Week 7: This game never gets old

Buckeye’s Nathan Scott and Kyle Svagerko

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship will not be decided tonight. A playoff berth can not be clinched, either. The odds of both will change dramatically, however, depending on the result of the annual football war that is Buckeye vs. Black River. Someone’s season could ultimately be defined at Art Stevenson Read More…

District golf preview: State at stake, Highland aims for another trip

Alica Porvasnik hopes to help Highland’s girls golf team earn its sixth state trip in a row today at The Legends of Massillon Division I District. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The Legends of Massillon Division I District has been very kind to the Highland girls golf team in recent years, and there’s no reason to believe the tradition of excellence will end today. Coach Mary Becker’s team is one of the heavy favorites to secure one of the five qualifying spots to the Oct. 17-18 Read More…

High School Football: Wadsworth at Cloverleaf

Wadsworth's Daniel Weinerman turns the corner on Cloverleaf's Tyler Hissom during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  WESTFIELD TWP. — Dangling fresh meat in front of Grizzlies is never a good idea. Fresh off consecutive losses to open the Suburban League season, the Wadsworth football team was hungry to travel to rival Cloverleaf. The offensive line proved that point, as the Grizzlies rolled to a 35-0 victory that could have been Read More…