December 21, 2014

Medina
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Bulldogs stuff Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette GARFIELD HTS. — As much as the Garfield Heights boys basketball team gets credit for its high-octane offense, the Bulldogs’ defense can be just as tenacious. As much as Medina tried to make the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game reasonable Friday, the Bees had no answer in a 59-37 loss. Read More…

High school football: Bob Lake ends second tenure as Cloverleaf coach

Recently resigned Bob Lake is Cloverleaf’s winningest football coach. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — With his plan fulfilled, Bob Lake has stepped aside as the coach of Cloverleaf’s football team. The winningest coach in school history with a 67-102 record, Lake came in to help when the Colts needed him the most. Without the ability to hire a full-time teacher in 2012, Cloverleaf looked to Lake, Read More…

Sitting in a good position

Brunswick Josh Heil takes down Seth Hogue from Reynolds High School in Oregon during their match at 132 lbs. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  CUYAHOGA FALLS — Noah Baughman only knows the stories of the past when now assistant coach Brad Squire won the Ironman Tournament for Wadsworth’s wrestling team. Entering Day 2 of arguably the best invitational in the nation this morning, the returning state champion still has a chance to join Squire as the only wrestler Read More…

Wadsworth athlete takes shot at making Olympic women’s bobsled team

Going from a three-sport athlete at Wadsworth and three-time record holder in track and field at two colleges to bobsled standout? If Kristen Bennett has anything to do with it, the answer is yes. The Gazette’s 2009 Senior Female Athlete of the Year excelled in volleyball and track — Bennett didn’t play basketball her senior Read More…

Women’s soccer: Katie Roberts nominated for Golden Boot

Katie Roberts has put herself in rare air after finishing a storybook senior season at the University at Buffalo. The 2011 Cloverleaf graduate logged 12 goals and added three assists to lift the Bulls’ women’s soccer team to its first Mid-American Conference title. In doing so, Buffalo also reached the NCAA Division I Tournament for Read More…

Spencer’s Glasgo is logistics manager for Hamlin

Brad Bournival The Gazette With the Chase for the Cup reaching its pinnacle Sunday, SpencerTownship resident Scott Glasgo once again found himself in the middle of the biggest prize on the NASCAR circuit. The logistics manager for Denny Hamlin — a jack-of-all trades job where he basically drives the coach, cleans and cooks for driver Read More…

Frustrating situation for Schreck, Ford

Brad Bournival The Gazette University at Buffalo tight end Mason Schreck looked out his window and wondered if the Bulls were ever going to play KentState in Mid-American Conference football action. As it turns out, they won’t. MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher announced in a press release that the game, which was supposed to be played Read More…

Tifft joins Kyle Busch Motorsports lineup

Brad Bournival The Gazette If Matt Tifft has anything to say about it, the 2014 Highland graduate will go from go-karts to a Sprint Cup championship one day. The HinckleyTownship native took a step in the right direction over the weekend when Kyle Busch Motorsports announced the addition of Tifft to the team’s lineup for Read More…

Wrestling: Hinckley’s Pat Semary to be inducted into hall of fame

What started out as a way to get Brunswick students out of the hallways and into a wrestling room has turned into a career Pat Semary wouldn’t trade for anything. Because of it, the Hinckley Township resident will be inducted into the Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame during state tournament festivities in Read More…

Powerboat racing: Hinckley Township’s Mark Kowalski is a national and world champion

Stihl, piloted by Robert Noble and with Hinckley Township’s Mark Kowalski serving as the throttle man, competed in the Offshore World Championships in Key West, Florida last week. Kowalski, a former motocross star, in two decades as a powerboat racer owns a national championship and two world championships. (AP PHOTO)

Every time Mark Kowalski tries to get out, he gets pulled back in. That’s what happens when you’re as accomplished as the Hinckley Township resident is in powerboat racing. He has been a throttle man for almost 20 years and has a strong resume to boot. A Hall of Champions inductee, Kowalski estimates having won Read More…