May 1, 2016

Medina
Rain
54°F
 

High school softball: Brecksville’s big bombs befuddle Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth softball team came into its Suburban League National Division game with Brecksville on Wednesday riding an eight-game winning streak. After an 8-2 loss to the Bees, the Grizzlies will need some help if they want to win or share the division title. “It’s a killer,” Wadsworth coach Mike Schmeltzer Sr. said. Read More…

High school softball: Highland sets tone early in win over Copley

GRANGER TWP. — Two-year starter Alex Pasco couldn’t play Tuesday due to food poisoning, but the Highland softball team didn’t go sour in her absence with a 5-0 Suburban League American Division win over Copley. Knowing the Indians (4-10, 2-7) knocked off previous conference co-leader Tallmadge 9-7 the day before, the Hornets (8-6, 7-1) kicked Read More…

High school softball: Keystone beats up on Buckeye

YORK TWP. — The sleeping giant stirred Monday, and the Buckeye softball team took the brunt of it in a 16-2 Patriot Athletic Stars Division loss to Keystone. A program that measures success by state titles (3), final four appearances (14) and district titles (28), the Wildcats were upset by Black River last week to Read More…

Colts don’t capitalize on chances

WESTFIELD TWP. — Rain delayed a non-league conference game between the Cloverleaf and Wooster softball teams. Then the Generals rolled in minutes before the contest was supposed to be played. Add the fact that it was Friday and it had all the makings of a trap game. Unfortunately for the Colts, it was as the Read More…

Heil selects Campbell University

BRUNSWICK — A highly decorated wrestler, Josh Heil had his pick of Division I colleges to continue his academic and athletic career. Training under a coach with a laundry list of accomplishments was too much to pass up. As a result, the Brunswick senior signed his letter of intent this week with Campbell University, choosing Read More…

High school softball: April remains cruelest month for Medina girls

MEDINA — Bet the house the Medina softball team won’t have a game on April 13, 2017. It’s not that the Bees won’t play any chance they get in Ohio’s volatile spring, but April 13 has not been good the last two seasons. On Wednesday, Medina fell 8-0 in a Greater Cleveland Conference at home Read More…

High school softball: Buckeye uses two-out magic to rally to beat Firelands

YORK TWP. — When the locomotive that is the Buckeye softball team gets rolling, jump on board or get out of the way. Firelands found that out Tuesday in a 5-4 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss that ended on a walkoff single by Kayla Whitmer. It took six innings before the Bucks (2-2, 2-0) Read More…

High school softball: Despite cold weather, Cloverleaf has red-hot bats in win over Buckeye

YORK TWP. — Howie Calame Jr. found out it’s going to be tough to contain Cloverleaf’s softball team. The Buckeye coach watched his team score 21 runs on 21 hits Saturday. It wasn’t nearly enough, as Cloverleaf opened the first game of the doubleheader with a 17-14 win and then backed it up 17-7. “This Read More…

High school softball: Flashy defense leads Brunswick over Solon in GCC

BRUNSWICK — Inspiration can come from anywhere. On Wednesday, the Brunswick softball team drew some want-to from two stellar defensive plays in an 8-1 Greater Cleveland Conference win over Solon. After loading the bases and allowing just one run in the first inning, the Blue Devils (2-0, 2-0) began the second frame by letting the Read More…

High school softball: Schmeltzer gets 250th win as Wadsworth beats Stow

WADSWORTH — Wadsworth softball coach Mike Schmeltzer Sr. went more than four years without a win, and that’s what made a 1-0 Suburban League National Division victory over Stow on Tuesday so special. From 1999-2011, Schmeltzer guided Wadsworth to 249 victories before Michelle DeAngelis took over for four seasons. Back in the saddle, Schmeltzer wasted Read More…