August 31, 2015

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Zelinski throws two TDs as Highland christens new stadium with win

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GRANGER TWP. — For one night, Tyler Zelinski, Sam Jenkins and Taran Treb felt like royalty. The Highland football team successfully ignored the hype Friday, as Zelinski connected with Jenkins for two long touchdowns and Treb and the defense sparkled to lead the Hornets to a 17-7 non-league victory over neighboring Brunswick in the first Read More…

Football Week 1: All for one, Brunswick switches to flexbone

Brunswick's new offense will center around quarterback Nick Horton (3) running the flexbone to Zach Snyder (34), Marc Davis (11) and Jordan Sadler. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The 1978 Van Halen song “Runnin’ with the Devil” never had more meaning for the Brunswick football team. History will be made on multiple levels tonight in Granger Township, where the Blue Devils will play neighboring Highland for the first time since 1986 and the gridiron christening of North Gateway Tire Field is getting most Read More…

Basketball: Ashland basketball lands Jodi Johnson

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WADSWORTH — The Ashland women’s basketball program snared another big fish. Wadsworth first-team All-Ohioan Jodi Johnson is going to give up volleyball, as the senior accepted the Division II school’s partial scholarship offer that increases with each school year. Johnson was so dead set on Ashland there weren’t any other serious contenders for her services. Read More…

New-look Suburban League promises to be interesting

Behind-the-scenes work two years in the making culminates Friday when the new-look Suburban League gets completely under way with the opening kickoffs of the football season. “Intriguing” is the first word that comes to mind. The big-school, small-school divisions mirror a developing trend throughout Ohio. Copley, Revere, Tallmadge and, up until recently, Highland will get Read More…

Boys basketball: Matt Saunders out, Tom Harrington in at Buckeye

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YORK TWP. — The opportunities were too enticing to ignore. At 31 years old, Buckeye boys basketball coach Matt Saunders realized an offer to become assistant principal at Barberton Elementary West was a rarity for an educator his age. At 32, Brunswick assistant coach Tom Harrington saw gym teacher and head basketball coach openings at Read More…

Golf: Record day for Hewit, county golfer makes history at Westfield

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Parker Hewit had a heart-to-heart with himself, cleared his head and made history. The Westfield Center native didn’t win the 95th Ohio Open — he tied for fifth — but sent Westfield Group Country Club abuzz Wednesday with a finish he’ll remember for years. Complete with a 40-foot eagle putt, near-hole-in-one and Read More…

Ohio Open: Thunderstorms suspend play

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Northeast Ohio weather forecasters were the stars of the Ohio Open on Tuesday, as scattered thunderstorms were right on cue and suspended second-round action at 2:50 p.m. Approximately 120 players will finish their rounds beginning at 8:30 this morning. The field then will be trimmed to 60, including ties, before the final Read More…

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…