January 30, 2015

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Brunswick suffers tough loss to Shaker Heights

Brunswick's Eric Bulic goes up for a shot against Shaker Heights' Esa Ahmad during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SHAKER HTS. — Brunswick point guard Michael Quiring drove through the trees with a chance to tie the score against Shaker Heights with 10 seconds left Friday. The ball hit the stanchion. Blue Devils forward Zach Cebula had an open look from the left side on a 3-pointer to beat the Red Raiders at the Read More…

Lombardo turns down Massillon coaching job

GRANGER TWP. – Highland football coach Tom Lombardo can rest easy. In line to take over head coaching duties for Jason Hall at Massillon, the eight-year Hornets coach decided to stay put. Lombardo did not apply for the job and instead was approached by the Tigers. “It was a tormenting last week,” Lombardo said. “You Read More…

Hillsdale right fit for Ficyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Steven Ficyk has never been one to shy away from competition. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Brunswick senior proved that in a two-year career as the starting quarterback, throwing for 3,763 yards and 36 touchdowns. So when Division II Hillsdale College told him on his official visit he had a chance Read More…

Brunswick’s Laisure to Hillsdale

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Many prospective athletes pick colleges based on the X’s and O’s of the game. Elliot Laisure did it for the ABC’s. When faced with a decision between Hillsdale, Notre DameCollege, John Carroll, Findlay and Lake Erie, the Brunswick defensive end chose Hillsdale for the reason many prospective freshman should. Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick’s next man up delivers

Michael Quiring

LYNDHURST — Looking for a spark Tuesday, the Brunswick boys basketball team took an Oregon football mentality during a 59-40 Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division win against Brush. On the road and with two of their leading scorers — Eric Bulic and Nate Armagost — mired in foul trouble, the Blue Devils (11-0) were led by Read More…

Bees handle Bulldogs

Brad Bournival The Gazette OLMSTED TWP. — The Medina boys basketball team made sure there wasn’t a sequel — not after a one-point defeat over the weekend in which it gave up 12 of the final 14 points, and not after a three-game losing streak. The victim Tuesday was OlmstedFalls, as Medina blew the Bulldogs Read More…

Long layoff doesn’t hurt Grizzlies

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — If there were fears of a nine-day layoff, the Wadsworth girls basketball team put them to rest Monday. It came in a tidy 61-45 non-conference win over Wooster during the Believe Roundball Classic. “We did a lot of good things for it being a nine-day layoff,” Wadsworth coach Andrew Read More…

Naples upsets top seed at MIT

MEDINA – The Medina Invitational Tournament might just have launched another wrestler into the stratosphere. Now in its 40th year, the MIT has a penchant for making names for wrestlers early. Saturday, Aaron Naples of Brunswick took a major step forward. A district qualifier last season, the 195-pound sophomore registered a pin and major decision Read More…

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…