February 12, 2016

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High school basketball: Lyon, Catron help Highland girls move into first-place tie in SL American Division

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GRANGER TWP. — Two games, 32 minutes apiece. They are what separate the Highland girls basketball team from history. Getting a mistake-filled but incredibly resilient performance from their undersized, Marlee Profitt-less eight-player rotation Saturday, the Hornets used second-half scoring brilliance from Emily Lyon and clutch free throws by Sam Catron to defeat Tallmadge 40-38. Highland (16-3, Read More…

High school basketball: Cloverleaf’s Civittolo matches county single-game record with 39 in win over Triway

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SHREVE TWP. — Cassie Schrock and Tanya Ross have company. Anyone associated with the Cloverleaf girls basketball program knew what Lexi Civittolo accomplished Saturday wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. The versatile senior took over a non-league game at Triway, pumping in points at an absurd rate in the second half. When Civittolo hit Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick beats Solon to keep pace atop GCC

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BRUNSWICK — The “#15as1” warm-up T-shirts are more than a catchphrase. They’re a way of life for the Brunswick boys basketball team. Getting contributions from everyone Friday, the Blue Devils overcame a slow start against shorthanded Solon in Greater Cleveland Conference play. A new hero arose every few minutes as Brunswick kept the aggressive, hard-nosed Read More…

Benson plays with unbridled passion, but don’t expect him to brag

Black River's Allan Benson against Mapleton. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Logically speaking, the fact that Black River star basketball player Allan Benson is so quiet and unassuming doesn’t make a lot a sense. His younger sister, Erica, is a spitfire who’s pretty much fearless in social situations, while their parents, Eric and Elaine, aren’t exactly shy, either. So, could Erica explain why big bro is Read More…

High school basketball: Did that all really just happen?

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Dude, f’real. Did Tuesday seriously just happen? One of the wildest nights of Medina County boys basketball in years had a little bit of everything. There were three overtime games that included game-tying buckets in the final 4 seconds of regulation, three games that ultimately ended on buzzer-beaters, three first-place teams losing — yet staying Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth girls beat Twinsburg, inch closer to SL National Division

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WADSWORTH — Never, ever question the toughness of Jodi Johnson. The first-team All-Ohioan and the Wadsworth girls basketball team got all they could handle Wednesday from tough-as-nails Twinsburg. The emotional Suburban League National Division game teetered on the brink of an upset for large portions of the second half. When the pressure increased, Johnson took Read More…

High school basketball: Rittman delivers game-winner as Highland upsets Avon

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GRANGER TWP. — The shot heard ’round Granger Township couldn’t have been more wide open, and Collin Rittman coolly drilled the biggest bucket of his young career. With the Highland boys basketball team shortly removed from blowing a seven-point lead in the final minute Tuesday, Rittman took a pass from Isaac Matejin and hit nothing Read More…

High school basketball: Highland girls dismantle Wooster at Quicken Loans Arena

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CLEVELAND — The question was asked jokingly and Sam Catron ran with it. After surprisingly dismantling Wooster 70-33 Thursday, should Highland’s girls basketball team petition the OHSAA to play all its home games at Quicken Loans Arena? “That’d be nice,” the point guard said with a chuckle. “That’d be nice.” The Hornets had a lifetime Read More…

High school football: Wadsworth coaching search nearing end; nine finalists to be interviewed

WADSWORTH — For the first time in 21 years, Wadsworth is on the hunt for a man to lead its tradition-rich football program after coach Greg Dennison, who won a school-record 148 games, resigned Nov. 12. High school principal Steve Moore knew from the start Wadsworth was going to be thorough and patient during the Read More…

High school basketball: Buckeye boys get big win over Wadsworth

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WADSWORTH — Mark it down: At 8:44 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, the Buckeye boys basketball team officially made history. Taking a page from Garrett Beck, Jeff Miller, Chris Vogt, Cory Inman and John Tighe’s playbook — the quintet that powered the Bucks to a school-record 21 wins two years ago — Buckeye strung Read More…