June 30, 2015

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Ohio Open: Parker Hewit frustrated with one of those days

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Only a talented 25-year-old playing on his home course could find fault after shooting 67. That was how Westfield Center native Parker Hewit summarized the first round of the 95th Ohio Open, as the former Cloverleaf High and Bowling Green State star led 16 Medina County participants on a rainy and unseasonably Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland selects Adam Cestaro as new coach

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GRANGER TWP. — A familiar face within the Highland community has been named the 19th boys basketball coach in school history. Already in the loop as a high school history teacher and freshman coach, Adam Cestaro accepted the school’s offer Friday after a drawn-out interview process. The 35-year-old St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate replaces Michael Read More…

Golf: Spencer Koch breaks Fox Meadow course record held by his father

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MONTVILLE TWP. — Spencer Koch was wound so tightly as dusk approached Wednesday, he walked off the Fox Meadow Country Club course late in the round, went home and grabbed his oldest brother, Josh, before finishing. Spencer wanted to make sure someone had video of history. Playing with childhood friend Sean Gordon, the 18-year-old recorded Read More…

Walter smashed records, won championships with Bucks in 1970s

Albert Grindle The Gazette Jim Walter donned his Buckeye uniform for the final time 39 years and two days ago. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound bona fide star pitched three shutout innings of relief and drove in every run in a 3-0 win over archrival Highland that clinched a share of the Inland Conference championship. Ask him Read More…

Baseball All-Gazette: Riley Campbell, Nick Bebout put themselves among Medina County greats

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One was an easygoing, unbeatable strike-throwing machine who painted corners like a 6-foot-3 Rembrandt in size 13 cleats, baffling opposing hitters with precision instead of power and ironically launching home runs when he wasn’t. The other was a fearless, born-to-play-in-the-dirt 5-9 leadoff hitter who terrorized on the base paths and gobbled up grounders with crazy Read More…

All-Ohio baseball: Wadsworth’s senior duo Riley Campbell, Nick Bebout honored

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The postseason awards continued to roll in for Riley Campbell and Nick Bebout. The Wadsworth senior stars picked up the biggest accolades of their careers when the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Ohio teams were released Tuesday, as Campbell was on the Division I second team and Bebout was honorable mention. They became the Read More…

Clady jumps at chance to coach again

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — A seven-minute car drive from Buckeye High to home was enough for Ron Clady to end his self-imposed coaching hiatus. The LiverpoolTownship resident stepped down in 2009 after 10 seasons as Wellington girls basketball coach to focus on his three children, immediately going from the varsity sideline to Read More…

District baseball championship: Close call stops Wadsworth cold in title game

Wadsworth’s Adam Dennison and his teammates react after losing 5-4 to Walsh Jesuit in the Hudson Division I District final. Wadsworth ends the season 27-1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The stuff fairytales are made of ended in the nightmare of a lifetime. Wadsworth designated hitter Alex Laikos was at the plate Wednesday in the Hudson Division I District championship with his dugout on the edge of pandemonium. The Grizzlies were trailing Walsh Jesuit by one, but the winning run was on first Read More…

Baseball districts: Wadsworth won’t look past Brecksville

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The Wadsworth baseball team believes it has sacrificed too much to allow its season to end tonight in the loaded Hudson Division I District semifinals. Fourth-seeded Brecksville (21-5) will try everything to take down the top-seeded Grizzlies (26-0), with the winner to battle No. 2 Walsh Jesuit (23-3) or No. 3 Hudson (22-6) for the Read More…

Magics turn tables on Bees

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Sometimes role reversals aren’t fun. The Medina softball team had eliminated Barberton from the tournament in each of the last three seasons by a combined 22-6 score, but Friday was a different story. The hug left-handed pitcher Kloee Cuckler gave to catcher Riley Ries was full of joy, as Read More…