June 26, 2016

Medina
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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…

High school softball: Medina comes up short against Walsh Jesuit, but seniors have long list of accomplishments

BARBERTON — While one game remains for the Medina softball team, seniors Jessie Holzman, Morgan Rittenhouse and Allison Stack can take a bow. The fourth-seeded Bees saw their postseason end Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to top-seeded Walsh Jesuit in the Barberton Division I District final, but what the trio has done is pretty amazing. Read More…

High school softball: Medina wallops Brunswick to set up date with Walsh Jesuit

BARBERTON — Motivation comes from everywhere for high school softball teams. For fourth-seeded Medina, Monday wasn’t just about beating third-seeded Brunswick for the third time this season in a 16-6 Barberton Division I District semifinal. There was more, especially for some of the players who saw action in 2014. That team saw its two-year streak Read More…

High school softball: Holzman hits clutch homer to lead Medina over Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Jessie Holzman tried to get her point across twice Tuesday. When the center fielder for the Medina softball team failed, she drove it home with authority in a 5-1 Barberton Division I Sectional final win over Wadsworth. After twice failing to get down a bunt in the fifth inning with fourth-seeded Medina (14-6) Read More…

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…