September 2, 2014

Medina
Cloudy
74°F

Boys soccer: Copley crushes Bees

COPLEY TWP. — One thing became abundantly clear to Medina’s Jacob Schaefer just 15 minutes into the Bees’ 5-0 loss to Copley. By the end of the non-league boys soccer match, virtually everyone else came to an agreement with the junior. “They’re probably the best team in Northeast Ohio,” he said. “They’re skilled. They move Read More…

Devils’ Ficyk has big arm, brain

Football enjoyment isn’t measured in yards for Steven Ficyk. It’s not a game about points, punts and penalties. Instead, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior would rather talk about kings, queens, rooks and pawns. A returning starter who led Brunswick to the playoffs last season for the first time since 2009, the senior would rather talk about Read More…

Bees’ Crawley gunning for All-Ohio honor

Every time Ian Crawley wants to take a break, he’s got a bug in his ear telling him to keep going. That bug goes by the name of Chris Arthur, who happens to be one of the assistant coaches for the Medina football team. An accomplished football player during his days with the Bees, Arthur Read More…

Volleyball: Eager Cloverleaf bests Black River in opener

Cloverleaf’s Samantha Flora gets a kill against Black River’s Danielle Jenkins in Game 1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — For 19 days, the Cloverleaf volleyball team had been itching to play in something that mattered. The Colts, pardon the pun, held serve in practice and did their best in scrimmages leading up to their season opener against Black River. But practice was exactly that, so Cloverleaf wasn’t about to hit the Read More…

Ohio State football: Kyle Berger tears ACL, same as last year

The very injury that cut Kyle Berger’s senior season short at St. Ignatius last year looks like it has wiped out his first year at Ohio State as well. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Medina resident missed his last year with the Wildcats when he tore his left ACL while trying to make a tackle on 2015 Read More…

Pro bowling: Mike Henry loves the competition

Bowling can bite you at strange times. It hit Mike Henry 37 years ago and hasn’t let go. Because of it, the Brunswick resident has made the game quite an interesting adventure as a member of the Pro Bowlers Association Senior Tour. Like most, Henry, 64, played the game as a kid, but gave it Read More…

College football: Noah Johanson is going the extra mile in England

Medina’s Noah Johanson is going to use his remaining year of college eligibility to coach and play football in Durham, England. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Noah Johanson’s love for football is almost unparalleled. In fact, the 2010 Medina graduate’s affinity for the game knows no borders. It’s why the 6-foot-4, 240-pound quarterback came back to Medina as an assistant coach and it’s why he’ll travel 3,615 miles in a month to not only teach the game, but play Read More…

Saylor living his dream as minor league manager

Drew Saylor is still living the dream. In fact, the life he’s led is so good he doesn’t want to be woken up. Saylor, a 2002 Wadsworth graduate, never left the game of baseball after his minor league playing days. He’s now in his second season as manager of the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Read More…

Ohio Golden Knights to make Medina home

MEDINA — The top-ranked amateur football team in the nation will be playing at Kenneth Dukes Stadium the next two weekends. Beginning next season, that team will call Medina High School its home, and owner Jermaine Campbell couldn’t be prouder that his Ohio Golden Knights of the Premier Amateur Football League will play their games Read More…

High school football players return to gridiron

Veteran Black River coach Al Young is looking at life without leading rusher Andrew Vaughn, left, as a welcome challenge. Today, is the first day of high school football practice. RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE

This week’s weather has high school football faithful excited for the lights of Friday night again. By this time next week, that enthusiasm will be at a fevered pitch when teams across the state are in full pads. This morning, schools were able to meet as a team, put away the 7-on-7 playbooks and actually Read More…