May 29, 2015

Medina
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Grizzlies run off with title

Brad Bournival The Gazette MACEDONIA — Moving day, especially in the track postseason, is supposed to be a time where nerves are as big an enemy as the competition. Someone forgot to tell the Wadsworth boys that Friday at the Nordonia Division I District. The Grizzlies had a field day in Boliantz Stadium, capturing the Read More…

Wadsworth learns tough lesson in Softball semifinals loss

Michelle DeAngelis

BARBERTON — The Wadsworth softball team learned a valuable lesson Thursday. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, it ended their season. Up one run heading into the bottom of the third of a Barberton Division I District semifinal against Walsh Jesuit, Wadsworth relaxed for a split second and that resulted in a 9-4 defeat. “Against a team Read More…

Bulldogs oust Brunswick from tourney

Brad Bournival The Gazette STOW — The Brunswick softball team learned a valuable lesson Friday. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it came swift and ended what could have been a long postseason run. The message rang clear more than once that every play in the playoffs is magnified, as second-seeded Stow knocked out fourth-seeded Brunswick Read More…

Baseball sectionals: Hudson ousts Brunswick from tourney in 4-2 win

Brunswick’s Gary Clift attempts to break up a double play in the first inning. Hudson’s Jake Suursma made the throw to first. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The Brunswick baseball team hit Hudson starter Ian Swan early and often. The Blue Devils just didn’t hit the right-hander enough. As a result, the third-seeded Explorers escaped a Hudson Division I Sectional final Wednesday with a 4-2 win over sixth-seeded Brunswick. Their prize is a district semifinal with second-seeded Walsh Jesuit (22-3) Read More…

High school softball: Brunswick keeps title hopes alive

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Maybe the Brunswick softball team wanted to get home in time for Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals. Then again, it could have been the team’s razor-sharp focus. Whatever the motivation was Wednesday in a 10-0 six-inning win over Mentor, it certainly worked as the Blue Devils stayed alive in the Read More…

Cloverleaf softball prepping for postseasaon

Brad Bournival The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — With the softball regular season wrapping up, the name of the game more often than not is about making adjustments. On Tuesday, Cloverleaf was able to sweep its Suburban League series with Highland, and much of the 7-4 win had to do with the Colts making changes faster Read More…

Grizzlies hold off spunky Colts

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — Cloverleaf certainly made Wadsworth softball coach Michelle DeAngelis sweat Thursday, but in the end the Grizzlies were able to hang on. The 7-5 Suburban League win over the Colts didn’t come easy, but it did come, and as a result the Grizzlies stayed relevant in the conference race. The Read More…

Devils bag win over Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to learn the Medina softball team is still seeing double, especially after the Bees lost to Brunswick 10-3 Wednesday. The Blue Devils (13-5, 3-2) hit six two-baggers and collected 13 hits in a key Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. Four doubles Read More…

Bebout still rolling along

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — Undefeated and looking like the reigning Gazette MVP he is, it’s not often Wadsworth pitcher Nick Bebout runs into trouble. So when the senior was faced with adversity Tuesday in a 3-2 Suburban League win over Nordonia, he stepped up like an ace. The Knights (11-8, 5-3) pulled to Read More…

Bees hammer Cardinals

Brad Bournival The Gazette MENTOR — When Mentor softball coach Emily Strobel decided to save her ace for later in the week, Medina jumped on the opportunity. By the time the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division contest was over, the Bees were on the right side of a 17-6 victory that lasted five innings. With Read More…