August 2, 2015

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All-Ohio softball: Jessie Holzman, Paige Salisbury selected

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Success on the softball diamond translated to postseason honors when the state coaches association handed out its awards. Not surprisingly, the two best players in Medina County were at the center of praise, as Gazette MVP Jessie Holzman of Medina was named Division I second-team All-Ohio and Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury was honorable mention. The season Read More…

MVP: From softballs to her own back, Jessie Holzman always connects with force

Medina junior Jessie Holzman is the 2015 Gazette MVP for softball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Area pitchers can’t say Jessie Holzman doesn’t warn them every time she steps to the plate. The 2015 Gazette MVP in softball and a Medina junior, Holzman’s ritual before every at-bat can be heard from the furthest reaches of the softball diamond. Sitting in the three-hole, the left-hander will take one mighty whack before heading Read More…

Upper Arlington defeats Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette WESTERVILLE — Sometimes, statistics can be construed to say whatever people want. Unfortunately, those same numbers oftentimes don’t lie and the Medina girls lacrosse team found out the hard way Friday in a 13-8 Ohio Schoolgirls Division I state semifinal loss to Upper Arlington. Coming in, the Golden Bears had won Read More…

Lacrosse: Medina banks on experience in seventh straight trip to state

The 2015 Medina girls Division I state semifinal lacrosse team. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

WESTERVILLE — The X factor for the Medina girls lacrosse team at the state level has always been experience. A squad that has made the Division I semifinals seven seasons in a row, the Bees (10-7) always seem to have an advantage — especially in the nerves category — when it gets to the round Read More…

Grizzlies run off with title

Brad Bournival The Gazette MACEDONIA — Moving day, especially in the track postseason, is supposed to be a time where nerves are as big an enemy as the competition. Someone forgot to tell the Wadsworth boys that Friday at the Nordonia Division I District. The Grizzlies had a field day in Boliantz Stadium, capturing the Read More…

Wadsworth learns tough lesson in Softball semifinals loss

Michelle DeAngelis

BARBERTON — The Wadsworth softball team learned a valuable lesson Thursday. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, it ended their season. Up one run heading into the bottom of the third of a Barberton Division I District semifinal against Walsh Jesuit, Wadsworth relaxed for a split second and that resulted in a 9-4 defeat. “Against a team Read More…

Bulldogs oust Brunswick from tourney

Brad Bournival The Gazette STOW — The Brunswick softball team learned a valuable lesson Friday. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it came swift and ended what could have been a long postseason run. The message rang clear more than once that every play in the playoffs is magnified, as second-seeded Stow knocked out fourth-seeded Brunswick Read More…

Baseball sectionals: Hudson ousts Brunswick from tourney in 4-2 win

Brunswick’s Gary Clift attempts to break up a double play in the first inning. Hudson’s Jake Suursma made the throw to first. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The Brunswick baseball team hit Hudson starter Ian Swan early and often. The Blue Devils just didn’t hit the right-hander enough. As a result, the third-seeded Explorers escaped a Hudson Division I Sectional final Wednesday with a 4-2 win over sixth-seeded Brunswick. Their prize is a district semifinal with second-seeded Walsh Jesuit (22-3) Read More…

High school softball: Brunswick keeps title hopes alive

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Maybe the Brunswick softball team wanted to get home in time for Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals. Then again, it could have been the team’s razor-sharp focus. Whatever the motivation was Wednesday in a 10-0 six-inning win over Mentor, it certainly worked as the Blue Devils stayed alive in the Read More…

Cloverleaf softball prepping for postseasaon

Brad Bournival The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — With the softball regular season wrapping up, the name of the game more often than not is about making adjustments. On Tuesday, Cloverleaf was able to sweep its Suburban League series with Highland, and much of the 7-4 win had to do with the Colts making changes faster Read More…