November 24, 2014

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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…

Bill Frey, 1948-2014, won titles, set records as baseball, basketball coach

Bill Frey

The undeniable raspy voice of Bill Frey has been silenced, but the character of the man will live on for decades. Frey, 66, lost his battle with brain cancer Sunday. He leaves behind a wife, three children and his father, but Frey’s influence goes well beyond immediate family. A piece of him can be found Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Brunswick at St. Edward

Brunswick quarterback Steven Ficyk tries to get a pass past the reach of St. Edward's Cal Reynolds in the first quarter Saturday night in Lakewood. Photo by Judd Smerglia

    LAKEWOOD – Facing a football team that many think could be playing in the Division I state final in a few weeks, Brunswick knew the sledding would be rough on Saturday. The Blue Devils hung with St. Edward for a quarter, but ultimately fell 37-3 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium in a game Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Buckeye at Bowling Green

Buckeye's Trevor Thome looks for running room in the second quarter against Bowling Green Friday night. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  BOWLING GREEN — The game plan of just about every high school football team on the road is to start fast, establish superiority and ride the wave. Try as it might, fifth-seeded Buckeye stumbled out of the box and it led to a 41-7 loss to No. 4 Bowling Green in a Division III, Read More…

Football playoffs: Brunswick’s Tom Knuff playing in memory of late grandmother

Brunswick's Tom Knuff against Solon. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

A week ago today, Brunswick left guard Tom Knuff woke up full of zest, excited for what would happen. The Blue Devils were a day away from playing Solon for a right to make the Division I, Region 1 playoffs, and his grandmother was going to walk him across the field on senior night. Bonnie Read More…