May 29, 2016

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High school baseball: Drubbing by Strongsville shows Brunswick has much to work on

BRUNSWICK — The soul-searching is under way. The Brunswick baseball team has played some of Ohio’s best already this season, but the results have shown there is plenty of catching up to do. That held true again Monday, as Strongsville rolled to a 15-1 five-inning victory in a Greater Cleveland Conference rivalry game that traditionally Read More…

Bees waste great effort by Curtis

  STRONGSVILLE — The margin of error continues to be slim in the Greater Cleveland Conference. Ian Hennessey was masterful in throwing a 96-pitch two-hitter Friday as the Strongsville baseball team edged Medina 1-0 on an unearned run, making Bees ace John Curtis (1-2) a hard-luck loser despite allowing only four hits in a complete Read More…

High school baseball: Wadsworth makes statement, manhandled state-ranked Twinsburg

WADSWORTH — The runaway freight train known as the Wadsworth baseball team continued to rumble down the tracks. Taking most by surprise — except themselves, of course — the Grizzlies demolished state-ranked Twinsburg 13-3 Thursday in a key early-season Suburban League National Division game that only took five innings. Wadsworth (7-0-1, 5-0) extended its SL Read More…

High school baseball: Pluta has big day on mound, at plate as Black River beats Brookside

SULLIVAN TWP. — For being relatively new to pitching, Seth Pluta is doing all right. The ace was unhittable for long stretches, got out of a couple jams and, for good measure, belted a two-run home run Wednesday as the Black River baseball team pulled off a thrilling 4-3 win over Brookside. While Travis Sexton Read More…

Gazette MVP: Medina’s Teske cherished opportunity to be one of the guys

Boys basketball coach Chris Hassinger is minding his own business in a hallway at Medina High, engaging in a conversation or loudly making a quip. Lurking in the background is Jon Teske, who at 7-foot-1, 245 pounds always sticks out in a crowd but has a way of staying incognito around “Hass.” Teske keeps his Read More…

Coaching success has followed, but Wadsworth’s Booth remembers where he came from

A tall country boy from tiny Lucas, Ohio, has accomplished big things in a girls basketball coaching career at one of the most respected Division I programs in the state. He won’t be giving up the whistle soon, either. But even after 242 wins, 10 Suburban League titles, eight district crowns, two state tournament berths Read More…

Gazette MVPs: Football toughened Wadsworth’s Johnson on the way to stardom

Wadsworth youth quarterback Graham Blind lined up under center against Highland, poised to lead the offense down the Green Leaf Park field in Sharon Township. The Grizzlies were inside the 40-yard line and aiming for the end zone with a well-timed play call in mind. Blind got the snap and quickly fired outside, where a Read More…

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…