May 23, 2015

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Campbell delivers another game-winning hit

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — History showed freshman Gabbi Campbell wasn’t going to shrink in a pressure situation Friday at the Prebis Memorial Tournament. With a chance to get her second game-winning hit of the season for the Brunswick softball team, Campbell once again came through with a one-out single to score Shaina Read More…

High school softball: Elyria cools off Brunswick with 5-2 win

Elyria’s Anna Daly scores in the fourth inning as Brunswick catcher Molly Grzybowski is late with the tag. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, it was going to take one hot bat to get things going for the Brunswick or Elyria softball team. That bat belonged to Elyria senior Alex Dick, who smacked a two-run home run in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to an important Read More…

Softball: Red-hot Black River rolls to tourney title

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SPENCER — On March 31, Black River softball coach Larry Toth saw growth despite a season-opening loss. A team almost devoid of seniors — the Pirates have two — Toth knew it would be a matter of time before the pieces fit and the clock ticked in unison with his timetable. Fast forward to the Read More…

Warriors get best of Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette AKRON — For the better part of four innings Friday, the Medina baseball team matched Walsh Jesuit at-bat for at-bat. The problem was the Warriors start seven Division I recruits, so things eventually caught up with the Bees in a 5-0 loss at CanalPark in the Chad Crawford Memorial Classic. Medina Read More…

College soccer: Wadsworth freshman phenom commits to North Carolina

Wadsworth freshman Jordan Taylor verbally committed to the University of North Carolina this week. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — With a name like Jordan, the logical choice was North Carolina. Unlike “His Airness,” Jordan Taylor has given her commitment to the Tar Heels to play women’s soccer. In what is arguably the biggest commitment in Medina County girls soccer history, the Wadsworth freshman gave her word to coach Anson Dorrance that she Read More…

College signing: Wadsworth’s Shane Mast inks with talented Kent State

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WADSWORTH — When Shane Mast started looking at college programs, the Wadsworth senior didn’t want to go too far from home but still wanted to be pushed. A decorated wrestler for the Grizzlies, the 160-pounder had been eyeing Cleveland State, but when the Vikings dropped the sport temporarily, Kent State became more attractive. As he Read More…

Softball: Talia Boutwell’s RBI hit highlights blowout

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MEDINA — Moments before Talia Boutwell stepped to the plate in the top of the sixth inning Monday, winds picked up on Medina’s softball field and the temperature seemingly dropped five degrees. The imagery was foreshadowing for the Brunswick sophomore, as Boutwell smacked a two-out, two-run single over short to take a one-run game and Read More…

Softball Ohio Invitational: Dialing things in, Brunswick dominates tune-ups

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AKRON — With a big Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game today, Brunswick’s softball team used Sunday as a litmus test. If a 15-0 win over Windham and 8-0 victory over Steubenville were indications at the Ohio Invitational, the Blue Devils should be fine. While everyone was buzzing about playing defending NOC champion Medina today, Read More…

High school softball: Warning is issued as Cloverleaf’s Smith sisters sizzle at the plate

Cloverleaf’s Hallee Smith, left, and her sister K.D. Smith are heating up at the plate. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

The Smith sisters have sent out a warning to the rest of the Suburban League: They’ve simmered long enough and now it’s time to sizzle. Both stars for the Cloverleaf softball team, K.D. and Hallee Smith came out on fire in 2014 and then leveled off to have terrific seasons. An All-Gazette selection, K.D. batted Read More…

Baughman won’t rest in his quest to be the best

Brad Bournival The Gazette As the clock struck 6 p.m. on a nondescript day in December, the familiar clang of a set of weights meeting each other reverberated through the halls of WadsworthHigh School. A half-hour later, the whistle of an assistant coach sounded instructions for the next lap to be run. Later, that same Read More…