March 3, 2015

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Girls basketball: Medina can’t find touch in loss

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ELYRIA — Sometimes the basket is the size of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes it’s the size of a pin. When the 10-foot goal shrinks, it might as well be an 80-foot obstruction. That was the case Monday, when 18th-ranked Medina played third-ranked Magnificat in an Elyria Catholic Division I District semifinal that turned ugly by Read More…

Wrestling: Brunswick turns heads and upends favored Wadsworth for first sectional title

Brunswick’s Nick Kuissis pins Wadsworth’s Cody Surratt in the 138-pound semifinals. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Brunswick wrestling coach Mike Koshar racked his brain and couldn’t come up with an answer. Former Blue Devils wrestlers took their best guesses but didn’t have anything concrete, either. A phone call to former coach Gary Eaton late Saturday night finally confirmed what many thought was true. When Brunswick won the Wadsworth Division Read More…

Highland’s Ashley Mennenga highlights record-setting day for county stars

Ashley Mennenga

CANTON — Another day, more records and more history. That’s how the final rounds of the Division I state swimming meet went Saturday as Medina County athletes closed the season with memorable performances. Ashley Mennenga gave the Highland faithful hope for a very bright future, as the freshman broke her school record in the 100-yard Read More…

Houska nets 1,000th point in win

MACEDONIA — It took Tanner Houska almost the entire game to get his points across Friday. Highland, on the other hand, didn’t wait that long. Add it up and the Hornets boys basketball team closed the regular season with a 57-50 Suburban League win over Nordonia. Houska (10 points) scored his 1,000th career point with Read More…

Wrestling sectionals: Connor Gray gets final shot at landing state berth

Wadsworth’s Connor Gray controls Highland’s Josh Kedzior on his way to a pin in the 126-pound championship match at the Suburban League Tournament. Saturday, Gray will begin the postseason road at the Wadsworth Division I Sectional. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The just-missed kid is ready to hit it big. Wadsworth’s Connor Gray has never forgotten his freshman season. A wrestler who appeared ticketed for the state tournament, Gray lost a controversial 2-0 decision to Oregon Clay’s Jared Davis in the match to go to Columbus. Fast forward three years later and Gray still hasn’t reached Read More…

Swimming: Great things could be in the future for Nikki Eyssen

Sophomore Nikki Eyssen anchored Brunswick’s record-setting 200 medley relay last week at districts. This weekend, the relay will be competing at the state meet. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

When the Brunswick girls 200-yard medley relay crushed the school record last weekend at the Northeast Division I District, bells and whistles didn’t go off. The same could be said when the 400 freestyle relay mark went down. While it certainly came with smiles and fist pumps from Blue Devils coach Vince Colwell, seeing Nikki Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick keeps streak going with 59-48 win vs. Mentor

Nate Armagost

MENTOR — With one game left in the regular season, the Brunswick boys basketball team picked the right time to get hot. Winners of four of their last five contests, the Blue Devils put an exclamation on their recent streak Tuesday with a 59-48 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over Mentor. It marked the Read More…

Bowling: A Dunn deal; junior is living up to his potential

Wadworth bowler Kevin Dunn. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Wadsworth boys bowling coach George Steele is successful in large part because he doesn’t come with a tremendous filter. A professional bowler himself, one of Steele’s strongest qualities is getting the most out of his athletes by telling them exactly what they need to do to excel. So when he had high praise for Kevin Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth in awe of history after winning 23rd straight crown

Wadworth's Shane Mast against Copley's Connor Knabe on his way to a 18-3 victory in the 170lb championship match at the Suburban Leauge tournament. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — No. 23 holds a special place in sports. From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, it’s arguably the greatest jersey to wear in basketball. Baseball saw Don Mattingly and Ryne Sandberg don the number, while soccer has David Beckham and Lionel Messi’s 23 hat tricks. On Saturday, the Wadsworth wrestling team recorded its Read More…

Bees give Shaker all it can handle

SHAKER HTS. — The Medina boys basketball team’s record says it is average. The argument can be made the Bees are anything but. While Medina saw another shot fall short at the end of a 51-48 loss to Shaker Heights on Friday, the Red Raiders survived another scare from the Bees. A team that has Read More…