May 3, 2016

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High school basketball: Wadsworth girls receive national honor

WADSWORTH — The season ended more than a week ago, but the honors keep coming for the Wadsworth girls basketball team. The Division I state champion Grizzlies (28-1) were informed Tuesday they have been selected as one of 10 nationwide honorees for the MaxPreps Girls Basketball Tour of Champions, presented by the Army National Guard. Read More…

Moser leaves Hornets

GRANGER TWP. — Mike Moser saw another opportunity to go home and took it. The 37-year-old Wadsworth native and resident resigned this week as Highland girls basketball coach, ending a two-year run at Medina County’s most unstable program to make a second stint as an assistant to Grizzlies boys coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr. Moser compiled Read More…

All-Ohio: Medina’s Teske named to first team

Jon Teske joined elite company Wednesday when the Division I All-Ohio teams were released by The Associated Press, as the 7-foot-1 Medina senior was named to the first team. Teske joined future University of Michigan teammate and Mr. Basketball winner Xavier Simpson of Lima Senior, Northland’s Seth Towns (Harvard), Massillon Jackson’s Kyle Young (ESPN four-star Read More…

High school basketball: Benner has blast, pours in points to lead forces of Light in All-Star Hoopla

MEDINA — I scream, you scream, we all scream for (Farrah to get) ice cream. Tuesday was a good night to be Brunswick small forward Farrah Benner. The Lake Erie signee won the 3-point contest, then pumped in 23 points to lead the Light team (Buckeye/Brunswick/Medina) past the Dark team (Cloverleaf/Highland) 45-34 in the “Hoopla” Read More…

High school basketball: Harrington gets rare opportunity to coach current, former players at Hoopla!

MEDINA — Tom Harrington will have the opportunity to coach his current and former players a final time. Harrington recently completed his first season as coach of the Buckeye boys basketball team, but for years he was Joe Mackey’s lead assistant at Brunswick. The schools will combine with Black River tonight to make up a Read More…

Believe it: Wadsworth beats Mason for Division I state title

COLUMBUS — Sophia Fortner took the inbounds pass from Laurel Palitto with five seconds left Saturday night, standing alone and holding the ball as the Wadsworth faithful let out a deafening roar that permeated throughout Value City Arena. The crowd counted down the final seconds — four, three, two, one — and Fortner threw the Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth beats Reynoldsburg to advance to state final

COLUMBUS — One. More. Game. The Wadsworth girls basketball team has become really, really good, really, really quickly at this ol’ sprint-to-center-court, scream-and-hug routine. To be fair, reaching the Division I state championship game is a justifiable reason for 15 teenage girls to lose their minds in excitement. The Grizzlies needed every ounce of their Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth girls ready for state spotlight

COLUMBUS — Among all the well-wishers who have given words of encouragement to the Wadsworth girls basketball team over the last six days, one stood out: Kate (Lyren) Sondles. That’s the same Kate Lyren who in 1997 made the game-winning layup as time expired against Mason to give the Grizzlies their lone Division I state Read More…

High school basketball: Clock strikes for Brunswick in loss to Canton McKinley

AKRON — Two more minutes. Maybe 30 seconds. The time ultimately needed to complete a miracle was debatable. A lifetime of what-ifs is not. The Brunswick boys basketball team left its collective heart on the James A. Rhodes Arena floor Thursday night against Canton McKinley in the University of Akron Division I Regional semifinals. Given Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick refocuses, ready for challenge against Canton McKinley

AKRON — Get ready to feel the heat. The Brunswick boys basketball team (21-4) will have another shot to add to its already impressive resume tonight when it plays storied Canton McKinley (21-5) in a University of Akron Division I Regional semifinal at 7. Infused with four starters thanks to a merger with Timken, the Read More…