August 29, 2015

Medina
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Buckeye halts Revere in 35-14 win

YORK TWP. — At times Friday, it looked like the only thing that could stop the Buckeye football team against Revere was the Bucks themselves. If not for cramping issues — it seemed like it happened almost every play in the second half — Buckeye put together a very impressive 35-14 season-opening win over the Read More…

Buzz becomes louder as first football game at new Highland field nears

On Friday night, Brunswick and Highland  fans will witness the first football game at North Gateway Tire Field. Below, is Highland’s new scoreboard. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — For a little more than a year, football players like Manny Dela Cerna looked to the south side of Highland and dared to dream. A field once filled with rocks and construction vehicles is now one of the crown jewels of Medina County. That Friday will mark the first time Dela Cerna Read More…

Girls soccer: New kids for Brunswick play like veterans

Brunswick’s Heather Craska (9) controls a header against Highland’s Kaitlin LaFayette in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — If season openers are any indication, the kids are all right. The Brunswick girls soccer team came into its non-conference game Wednesday with Highland full of questions after bringing back just four letterwinners from a year ago. The Blue Devils not only ruined the Hornets’ debut at the new Highland Stadium, they Read More…

Volleyball: Wadsworth still rolling in Suburban League

Wadsworth’s Jenna Johnson passes against Stow. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — The Suburban League might look new, but the Wadsworth volleyball team wants to make sure everyone involved knows not much has changed. A team that won four straight league crowns until last season, the Grizzlies want to show that just because they now sit it in the National Division of the league, they Read More…

Soccer: Medina gets sweet beginning and a bit of revenge on Copley

Medina's Sydney Leckie works to get past Copley's Gabby Banayan (2) and Brooke Semmelroth during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Revenge is a dish best served with an exclamation point. For 10 months — or 303 days, the way the Medina girls soccer team saw it – the Bees had to sit and stew in anticipation of a rematch with Copley. What happened Monday in Medina’s 5-0 season-opening win over the Indians can Read More…

Bucks, Devils tie in opener

Brunswick's Allen Gronert (18) and Buckeye's Adam Matras battle for the ball during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The final score of the non-conference game between Brunswick and Buckeye’s boys soccer teams read 1-1, but feelings ran the gamut. Both squads came into the season opener Friday with a ton of questions. Some were answered, while some will be later in the season. For the visiting Bucks, Read More…

Wrestling: Alan Fried brings Olympians to Highland

GRANGER TWP. — When Alan Fried took over as Highland wrestling coach this summer, the three-time state champion and one-time national champ talked about taking a solid Hornets base and building it up. An Espoir world champion and the only four-time Junior Freestyle National champion in history is hitting the ground running through his wrestling Read More…

Girls soccer: Medina will feature six Division I recruits

Medina’s Marin Auth (3). Sydney Leckie (18), Olivia Sency, Bri Caccavale (21), Lilly Jackson (6) and Liz Ash (10) are  all heading to Division I college soccer programs. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Believe the hype. Just don’t let it consume you. That’s pretty much the way Medina’s girls soccer team heads into the season. And why not? The Bees are coming off a 13-3-3 season where they lost in the district finals in a shootout to Copley and are ranked sixth in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com. The Read More…

Caccavale selects Lipscomb

Brad Bournival The Gazette MEDINA — Bri Caccavale has never been one to back down from a challenge, so when the Medina senior soccer player went shopping for schools at the next level, she wanted to be tested. She’ll head to Lipscomb on a partial scholarship next fall over South Carolina Upstate and Gardner-Webb. Caccavale Read More…

College signing: Toledo’s loss is Canisius’ gain with Medina’s Liz Ash

Liz Ash

MEDINA — A hiccup in the Toledo women’s soccer program was Canisius’ gain. Already committed to the Rockets, Medina forward Liz Ash took pause when Toledo changed its entire coaching staff. That allowed the Golden Griffins a chance to sell themselves. As a result, Canisius offered a full scholarship and secured Ash’s services next season. Read More…