November 24, 2014

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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…

Boys golf sectionals: Bees dominate with 303

NORTON — The Medina boys golf team tore up Barberton Brookside Country Club so well Thursday that Jeanne Pritchard smiled from ear to ear. Those who know the ultra-competitive, longtime Bees coach understand the magnitude of that statement. “It’s been awhile. There’s no doubt it’s been awhile,” senior Evan Schreck quipped when asked the last Read More…

Football: Black River junior Dalton Toth was revelation for attack

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At the high school football season’s midway point, Dalton Toth leads Medina County with 796 rushing yards. Feel free to ask, “Who?” Not even the Black River football team could have predicted the junior running back’s remarkable start as it heads into its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division opener tonight at rival Wellington. “I was Read More…

Hornets roll by Grizzlies

Wadsworth's Daniel Weinerman scores a touchdown against Highland's Manny Dela Cerna (14) and Blake Phelps during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette WADSWORTH — Grant Wallace sliced left, dashed right and brought the hammer. There was no stopping Highland freight train No. 41. The senior running back rushed for a career-high 206 yards and three touchdowns Friday night, leading the Hornets to an eye-opening 41-14 win over archrival Wadsworth in Suburban League play. Read More…

Grayson stars as Highland wins overall title

Albert Grindle The Gazette AKRON — Andy Grayson narrowly missed a 50-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of the Suburban League Tournament. The Highland senior then calmly marked his ball and did a subtle, bobbing dance while waiting for the other players in his group to finish. Grayson knew he was the only player Read More…