September 18, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
67°F

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…

Wadsworth football coach Greg Dennison could miss first game

Greg Dennison

There’s a strong chance the most recognizable figure on Wadsworth’s football team won’t be around when the Grizzlies open their season Aug. 29 at Ashland. Head coach Greg Dennison, who is entering his 20th year with Wadsworth, hasn’t stepped down or been non-renewed. The winningest coach in school history, Dennison will likely still be recuperating Read More…

Bilek aims to build demo cars with lasting power

Gary Bilek, right, can't compete in the demolition derby at the Medina County fair, but he does build cars for competitors like Kristen Frantz. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Brad Bournival The Gazette MEDINA — Fans will gather next week at the grandstand of the Medina County Fairgrounds ready to hear the engines roar and listen for the loud crashes of the demolition derby. Gary Bilek, one of its biggest fans will be front and center in the pit, cheering on the competitors Read More…

Basketball tourney keeps growing

MEDINA — The Hoop-N-Que has come a long way in a little under a decade. What once was an event that housed a single tournament played on a court with roll away basketball hoops, the Hoop-N-Que is a big happening in Medina County these days. The ninth annual tournament will take place Aug. 2 and Read More…

Retired principal John Deuber put in charge of Highland sports

GRANGER TWP. — After retiring as a principal at Highland Middle School, John Deuber is ready to tackle his new role as assistant principal at the high school and athletic administrator. Deuber, 54, who is under a one-year contract, will have much the same role as outgoing athletic director Curt Johansen. Johansen’s AD position was Read More…

Clarett will be in Wadsworth for a benefit and camp

  Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — “BigMo” is coming to Wadsworth and he’s staying for two days. One of the most polarizing sports figures to step foot on Ohio State’s campus over the last two decades, gridiron great Maurice Clarett has been in the news for a variety of reasons. The former running back Read More…