March 28, 2015

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Medina County All-Stars: MVP Nate Armagost dominates in the second half

Brunswick's Nate Armagost scores over Highland's Brogan Scott and Ben Hauser during the second quarter. Armagost was the Hoopla MVP. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — The Towers of Power were locked, loaded and ready to dominate. Brunswick center Nate Armagost and power forward Eric Bulic were the best players on the Buckeye High floor Tuesday in the boys “Hoopla! Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but only one could be named MVP because there was only one trophy. Read More…

Medina County basketball All-Star Games: Hoopla takes stage at Buckeye High School

Cloverleaf’s Darren Mullins will take part tonight in the Medina County Boys Senior All-Star game at Buckeye. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — The 26th annual “Hoopla” Medina County Senior All-Star games always have been about ceremoniously ending the season with smiles. Sponsored by the Brunswick Rotary and The Gazette, the area staple that has taken its turns around the county will take place tonight at Buckeye High, located on state Route 252 in York Read More…

All-Ohio boys basketball: Brogan Scott, Jon Teske pick up honors

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The clear-cut top two boys basketball players in Medina County this season earned further accolades Monday evening when The Associated Press Division I and II All-Ohio teams were released. Highland senior Brogan Scott was a third-team selection in D-I, while Medina junior Jon Teske was special mention. The 6-foot-5 Scott averaged 21.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, Read More…

Boys basketball: Esa Ahmad carries Shaker Heights to finals over Medina

Medinas' Evan Schreck shoots over Shaker Heights David Wright during the first half of their Regional semi final game at CSU. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

CLEVELAND — The bull got cornered and blew fire from his nose. Esa Ahmad was that 6-foot-8, 220-pound beast in the Cleveland State Division I Regional semifinals Wednesday, putting the Shaker Heights boys basketball team on his back and leading it to a 53-44 victory over Medina at the Wolstein Center. The West Virginia recruit Read More…

Girls basketball All-Ohio: Jodi Johnson makes first team

Wadsworth junior Jodi Johnson puts up a shot over Notre Dame’s Jami Huth. Johnson has been named to the Division I All-Ohio first team. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Katelyn Vujas and Cassie Schrock were the only first-team All-Ohioans in the history of Wadsworth girls basketball before Monday. That changed, as Jodi Johnson was among the top six players in Division I when the 2014-15 All-Ohio teams were released by The Associated Press. Johnson was a virtual lock to earn the distinction Read More…

Boys basketball commentary: NOC is really, really good

Jon Teske puts up a shot in Medina’s Copley Divsion I District championship win. Garfield Heights, Medina and Shaker Heights, all members of the Northeast Ohio Conference, are in the Sweet 16. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

Unaware he was within earshot of Chris Hassinger, a neutral fan at the Highland-Massillon Jackson Copley Division I District semifinal game last week openly declared the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division isn’t all it’s cracked up to be because “even Medina won some games.” Hassinger, Medina’s first-year coach, was boiling but kept his mouth shut. Read More…

District boys basketball: Jon Teske’s 27 points put Cinderella Medina in Sweet 16

Medina’s Jon Teske holds up the Copley Division I District championship trophy. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

COPLEY TWP. — Jon Teske lifted the Copley Division I District championship trophy over his head and looked toward the appreciative Medina boys basketball fans. The 7-footer’s smile was easy to spot towering above the shoulders of his teammates, and the visual was a perfect representation of Saturday evening. Teske loomed largest on the court Read More…

Regional girls basketball: Wadsworth falls to Toledo Notre Dame for fourth straight season

Wadsworth’s Kaile Pappas dribbles against Notre Dame Academy’s Dorian Miller. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

NORWALK — A handful of microscopic missteps assured the hill remained too steep. The Wadsworth girls basketball players rode the bus home from Norwalk thinking of the what-if moments Saturday after falling to Toledo Notre Dame Academy 42-37 in a Division I regional championship game. The nightmare wouldn’t end, as the Eagles (26-2) have defeated Read More…

Bees’ defense ready for high-powered Jackson

Albert Grindle The Gazette It has been hard to argue in recent years. Few use the us-against-the-world card better than Medina. A total afterthought in Northeast Ohio circles following the graduation of power forward Branden Wilkins and transfer of third-team All-Ohio guard Craig Randall to Arizona, the Bees surprised most by advancing to tonight’s Copley Read More…

Never-quit Grizzlies to face Notre Dame Academy

Albert Grindle The Gazette The extra “A” in Kaayla McIntyre’s first name may as well stand for almighty. The Toledo Notre DameAcademy star will be the biggest player on the floor this afternoon in the Norwalk Division I Regional championship. Wadsworth (23-3) and the Eagles (25-2) will battle at 1 o’clock with a state semifinal Read More…