September 3, 2015

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Bucks, Devils tie in opener

Brunswick's Allen Gronert (18) and Buckeye's Adam Matras battle for the ball during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The final score of the non-conference game between Brunswick and Buckeye’s boys soccer teams read 1-1, but feelings ran the gamut. Both squads came into the season opener Friday with a ton of questions. Some were answered, while some will be later in the season. For the visiting Bucks, Read More…

Wrestling: Alan Fried brings Olympians to Highland

GRANGER TWP. — When Alan Fried took over as Highland wrestling coach this summer, the three-time state champion and one-time national champ talked about taking a solid Hornets base and building it up. An Espoir world champion and the only four-time Junior Freestyle National champion in history is hitting the ground running through his wrestling Read More…

Girls soccer: Medina will feature six Division I recruits

Medina’s Marin Auth (3). Sydney Leckie (18), Olivia Sency, Bri Caccavale (21), Lilly Jackson (6) and Liz Ash (10) are  all heading to Division I college soccer programs. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Believe the hype. Just don’t let it consume you. That’s pretty much the way Medina’s girls soccer team heads into the season. And why not? The Bees are coming off a 13-3-3 season where they lost in the district finals in a shootout to Copley and are ranked sixth in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com. The Read More…

Caccavale selects Lipscomb

Brad Bournival The Gazette MEDINA — Bri Caccavale has never been one to back down from a challenge, so when the Medina senior soccer player went shopping for schools at the next level, she wanted to be tested. She’ll head to Lipscomb on a partial scholarship next fall over South Carolina Upstate and Gardner-Webb. Caccavale Read More…

College signing: Toledo’s loss is Canisius’ gain with Medina’s Liz Ash

Liz Ash

MEDINA — A hiccup in the Toledo women’s soccer program was Canisius’ gain. Already committed to the Rockets, Medina forward Liz Ash took pause when Toledo changed its entire coaching staff. That allowed the Golden Griffins a chance to sell themselves. As a result, Canisius offered a full scholarship and secured Ash’s services next season. Read More…

Boys golf: Work to do, eye-opener for area teams

HINCKLEY TWP. — With the boys high school state tournament sitting a little more than 10 weeks away, it’s hardly time to worry about the postseason. That said, coaches always want to see improvement, so any tournament on any given day can be an eye opener for a team. Brunswick, Highland and Wadsworth all went Read More…

Familiar face back at Firestone

No need to do a double take. That was Dave Thomas driving around the streets of Medina and Summit counties this week. A longtime Medina County resident and Medina County Sports Hall of Fame Al Thomas Award winner, Thomas has since moved to Malone, New York, but was back in town to help out as Read More…

County Fair motocross: Riders on fast track to success

Austin Mckee (middle) of Medina gets ready to launch from the starting line during his race at the Medina County fair motocross event Tuesday night. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A dry track at the Medina County Fairgrounds led to fast motocross racing Tuesday night. The event, put on by the Ohio Motocross Association, was the second of the OMA Faircross series. A big winner was Berlin Heights’ Carson Nealey, who captured the 85cc Senior and Super Mini classes. “It’s a pretty nice Read More…

Spoerndle raising money for Hospice

What started out as a mission to help a great organization has turned into a passion for Patrick Spoerndle. On Aug. 10, the Medina resident will raise money for HMC Hospice of Medina County by playing 100 holes of golf at Fox Meadow Country Club as fast as he can. “The first year I did Read More…

High school football: Parity is name of game in new Suburban League

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CUYAHOGA FALLS — The Suburban League makes sense. That’s the feeling that came out of the SL Media Day on Thursday when the 15 football teams of the “new” conference got together at The Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls. Cloverleaf and Green have joined the Portage Trail Conference and Federal League, respectively. In their place is Read More…