February 12, 2016

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College signing: Pharmacy program lures Schaefer to ONU

Jacob Schaefer

MEDINA — Many prospective college athletes look at schools as a way to better themselves in their sport. Medina’s Jacob Schaefer was looking for a university that would better him four or five years down the line. While the 2015 Gazette MVP in boys soccer will no doubt get better on the pitch with Ohio Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth has night to forget in loss to North Royalton

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WADSWORTH — Senior nights are supposed to be games of pomp and circumstance with memories to last for decades, if not a lifetime. There won’t be many moments the Wadsworth boys basketball team will want to remember after a 45-31 Suburban League National Division loss to North Royalton on Friday. While there might have been Read More…

High school swimming: Highland’s Wilkes has become a standout

Mindy Wilkes swims for Highland. RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE

There’s a good chance everyone in the Suburban League and Northeast Ohio know the one thing the Viking Invitational didn’t last year. As Highland swimmer Mindy Wilkes prepared for the invitational in December, her coach, Beth Starling, looked at the Meet Mobile app to check on the sophomore’s times from a year ago. There her Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria boys knock off Brunswick to create logjam atop GCC

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ELYRIA — Brunswick gave the hottest boys basketball team in the Greater Cleveland Conference its best shot Tuesday. The only problem was Elyria had two shots in its arsenal and registered a 54-52 overtime win for its seventh straight victory. The loss forged a three-way tie between Elyria (11-4, 7-2), Brunswick (13-4, 7-2) and Medina Read More…

High school wrestling: Wadsworth defends turf in home invitational

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WADSWORTH — Don’t tell Noah Baughman, Brandon Baughman, Kyle Green and Brock Swartzbaugh the 30th annual Grizzly Invitational Tournament was a tune-up for the postseason. All seniors competing in their hometown event, they knew what the GIT meant to the school. They also remembered how it felt when St. Paris Graham ended a 12-year winning Read More…

College wrestling: Wadsworth’s Tavanello makes return to area as Buckeyes wrestle at Walsh Jesuit

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Wadsworth native Nick Tavanello returned to the gymnasium where his high school career began Sunday and the memories came rushing back. A member of the Ohio State wrestling team, Tavanello and the Buckeyes took part in a Big Ten dual with Michigan State, beating the Spartans 33-9 in front of a standing-room-only Read More…

Boys basketball: Shutting down Brooklyn makes third straight for Buckeye

BROOKLYN — Coming off two big wins, everything about the Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game between the Buckeye boys basketball team and Brooklyn on Friday smelled like trouble. That is until the Bucks put away the Hurricanes on the road 61-36. Buckeye came in on the heels of its first win in school history over Read More…

High school basketball: Turnovers doom Medina in non-league loss to Lorain

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LORAIN — Medina boys basketball coach Chris Hassinger won’t be hanging out on state Route 57 in Lorain County in the near future. For the second time in eight days, the second-year coach pointed his bus west and for the second time the Bees fumbled away a late lead. On Tuesday, it came during a Read More…

High school wrestling: Heils, Wissels have special time at Dies Invitational

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AKRON — All things are better with family, even when it comes to high school wrestling. Brunswick’s Logan Heil (113 pounds) and Josh Heil (145) reached the finals of an event for the second time this season and Highland’s Tyler Wissel (6th, 120) and Ryan Wissel (6th, 126) placed at the same tournament for the Read More…

High school basketball: Elyria boys hand Medina first GCC loss

Elyria’s Bo Furcron goes up to the hoop between Medina’s Jon Teske (33) and Jackson Sartain (12) Jan. 12. STEVE MANHEIM/GAZETTE

ELYRIA — Bo knows basketball. The Medina boys basketball team forgot that Tuesday and suffered its first Greater Cleveland Conference loss of the season in a 65-60 upset by Elyria. Blake “Bo” Furcron scored 32 points in a come-from-behind win that put the GCC on its ear. It was the second time the Ohio Dominican Read More…