July 23, 2016

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Surratt’s good tourney run comes to an end

Brad Bournival The Gazette FARGO, N.D. — Wadsworth’s Cody Surratt sat in a corner of the FargoDome on Friday taped up and iced. Lutheran West senior and Medina resident James Handwerk was cooped up in Johnson Hall in his bed. Both were hurting from the Junior Freestyle National Tournament at North Dakota State University in Read More…

Refusing to let up: Team Ohio sets sights on national wrestling title

FARGO, N.D. — Team Ohio won’t be satisfied with anything but a national team title in Junior Freestyle action. Heading into today’s action, the Buckeye state has 16 wrestlers left on the championship side and 14 left in the consolation. The team is looking to win a national crown for the first time since 2003 Read More…

LoFaso has rough day at wrestling nationals

FARGO, N.D. — Taped up from ear-to-ear in order to stop a bloody nose, Brunswick resident and Padua sophomore Sam LoFaso III wore the scars of the Fargo Cadet Freestyle National Tournament on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the 138-pounder it meant an early exit as the bracketing gods weren’t too kind to him. The lone representative Read More…

Medina High School graduate signs with UFC

From Medina to the Grand Canyon State to the premier mixed martial arts organization, Joe Gigliotti is living the dream. The 2011 Medina High School graduate has made that dream a reality by signing with UFC, recognized across the world as the top fighting organization. The call came last week as the former Bees football Read More…

Local golfers ready to tackle Ohio Open

WESTFIELD TWP. — When the 96th annual Ohio Open takes place on the North and South courses of Westfield Group Country Club, the 233-player field won’t be devoid of area talent. The Open, which runs Tuesday through Thursday, is a three-round event with cuts made after the second day. It is a virtual who’s who Read More…

Gazette MVP: Medina’s Holzman became master of her craft

Need a wrench? Jessie Holzman has you covered. Same goes for a hammer and probably pliers. An incredible five-tool player, Holzman did it all in helping the Medina softball team return to the Division I Barberton District final for the first time in three seasons. A two-time All-Ohioan and first-team selection this year, the Medina Read More…

High school lacrosse: Medina’s Vanadia named first-team all-American

MEDINA — A torn ACL may have robbed Sarah Vanadia of her last two and a half games in high school, but the Medina senior more than made up for it with a phenomenal season. After leading the Bees to a 12-7 record and another Division I regional final, she was named to the U.S. Read More…

State track meet: ‘Anything can happen’ as Pasadyn places second, Blamble third

COLUMBUS — The encore will be interesting. With so many fresh faces in Columbus, it wouldn’t have been a surprise to see a mediocre Ohio High School Athletic Association state meet for Medina County track and field athletes. Someone forgot to tell them, as they put on a show Saturday. That held true especially for Read More…

Macenko was destined for stardom

Amanda Macenko’s pink Nike baby shoes foretold a future of dominance for the 2006 Brunswick High graduate. That she will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame on June 16 at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth isn’t a surprise to the shoes, nor should it be to anyone else. When Macenko was Read More…

Medina County Sports Hall of Fame: Gehring’s been involved with Black River athletics for more than 40 years

The time of year doesn’t matter. The sport doesn’t matter. The period in school doesn’t matter. Head to Black River and there’s a constant. Irene Gehring. She’s not just a pillar in the community and school district. She’s part of the foundation. It’s why she’s a perfect person to be inducted into the 31st Medina Read More…