March 2, 2015

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Boys Basketball: Unbeaten Lorain battles its way past Medina for 71-65 win

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MEDINA — The enemy crosshairs have yet to zero in. Coach John Rositano has said it before, and he said it again Tuesday: His undefeated Lorain team, which is ranked ninth in The Associated Press Division I state poll, has a target on its back. Medina, featuring 7-foot Michigan recruit Jon Teske, was the latest Read More…

Boys basketball: Garfield Heights hands Brunswick first loss

Brunswick junior Kevin Simmons attempts to put up a shot around the defense of Garfield Hts Willie Jackson during the second half. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

BRUNSWICK — Joe Mackey leaned against the locker room wall. The frustration in the Brunswick boys basketball coach’s voice was crystal clear. The Blue Devils allowed a mere 36 points — and lost. Garfield Heights, ranked seventh in The Associated Press Division I state poll, wore down previously undefeated Brunswick with aggressive man defense Friday Read More…

Marlee and We

Albert Grindle The Gazette There is an underlying message when Fall Out Boy’s latest hit song introduces the Highland girls basketball team for warm-ups. Some legends are told Some turn to dust or to gold But you will remember me Remember me for centuries Under always-positive first-year coach Mike Moser, the Hornets are going all-in Read More…

Boys basketball: Cloverleaf makes big strides

Cloverleaf’s Dillon Mullins shoots over Buckeye’s Hayden Roskey in the first quarter. RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team’s first half Tuesday was the equivalent of Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine Chapel. It led to a fan sarcastically proclaiming, “We’re going to state” at halftime. The second half was something along the lines of what happens when a sugar-high toddler gets ahold of a Sharpie, but Read More…

Wills Scores 21 in Buckeye Win

SHEFFIELD — Nick Wills loves being a 6-foot-2 bundle of energy each time he slips on his No. 30 jersey. The junior center was doubly jacked for his first career start Friday and made every second count. Wills scored 16 of his game- and career-high 21 points in the first half, giving the Buckeye boys Read More…

Cloverleaf gym gets a makeover

Albert Grindle The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf athletic director Craig Walkup wasn’t kidding. The renovated high school gymnasium won’t be confused with the Taj Mahal. But make no mistake: It is light years better than the old version. Using state permanent improvement money from a sales tax, Walkup was the driving force behind the Read More…

Grizzlies wake up in time

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — It was the perfect storm for one team and a Titanic collapse for the other. Needing a jolt of caffeine to awaken from its sleepwalking state Tuesday, the Wadsworth boys basketball team used a 1-2-2 press to go on a wild run and take down vastly undersized yet Read More…

Blue Devils set record in win

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Intensity and sportsmanship were the core characteristics. Short of instructing her players to stop trying, Brunswick girls basketball coach Halle Lengal did all she could Monday to keep the score reasonable against Warrensville Heights. With the starting lineup playing approximately 12 minutes, the Blue Devils held the Tigers scoreless Read More…

Blue Devils jump to 38-3 halftime lead in win over Mustangs

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Highlighted by some dude wearing a full-body costume that looked eerily similar to raunchy movie character “Ted,” the members of the Brunswick student section couldn’t contain themselves. They knew the opportunity would never present itself again, so, naturally, they let ’er rip. “You have one point,” they blurted in Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River proves it can handle bright lights in win over Brooklyn

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CLEVELAND — The magnitude of the moment wasn’t lost on senior shooting guard Alex McIntyre. The Black River boys basketball team was clinging to a single-digit lead over Brooklyn heading into the fourth quarter. The golden opportunity to grab its second Patriot Athletic Conference victory in 46 months was there for the taking. The catch Read More…