March 5, 2015

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Wildcats maul Pirates

Brad Bournival The Gazette LAGRANGE — There were many reasons why the Black River boys basketball team got blown out of the gym Friday in a 65-29 loss to Keystone. Two probably stuck out more than any other in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game, two being the number of points the Pirates (6-14, Read More…

Wrestling: Brunswick wins third crown in row

Brunswick’s Garrett Lambert controls Hudson’s Ben Boysel on his way to a 4-0 victory at 132 pounds. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

BRUNSWICK — It turns out the Brunswick wrestling team knows how to hit the curveball. In fact, the Blue Devils know how to do it very well. That was the consensus Thursday after the Blue Devils handed Hudson a 52-19 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division loss. In doing so, Brunswick (9-2, 4-1) clinched its third Read More…

Brunswick’s Casey Klaus natural leader in and out of the pool

In his first year of swimming for Brunswick’s team, Casey Klaus set a record in the 100 breaststroke and became a valuable leader. AARON JOSEFCZYK/GAZETTE

Spend five minutes with Casey Klaus and it’s difficult not to become a fan of the Brunswick swimmer. A driven athlete whose performances are trumped only by his outgoing personality, Klaus has joined the Blue Devils team and in two months turned into an instant success in and out of the pool. When Vince Colwell Read More…

Elyria puts on a show

GARFIELD HTS. — The Brunswick wrestling team went into the Northeast Ohio Conference Tournament on Friday with hopes of becoming the only school to three-peat in the eight-year history of the event. It’s going to take a mountain of an effort — and a little luck — for the Blue Devils to overtake Elyria, which Read More…

Wadsworth defeats Brunswick, but loses to St. Edward

Wadsworth head wrestling coach John Gramuglia, left, looks on as Wadsworth’s Joey Baughman defeats Brunswick’s Christian Camacho in their 152-pound match. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — The good news for the Wadsworth wrestling team is it is closing the gap against St. Edward. The bad news is the Grizzlies haven’t been able to figure out how to get past the regional finals in the Division I State Duals. Wadsworth got a second crack at St. Edward after losing in Read More…

Grizzlies notch win at home

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth boys basketball team knew it had a wounded warrior coming into the Grizzly Den on Friday. It also knew it hadn’t won a home game this season. A 63-37 Suburban League victory over Revere was exactly what the team needed. Wadsworth (9-6, 6-2) got the monkey off its back and put Read More…

Brunswick suffers tough loss to Shaker Heights

Brunswick's Eric Bulic goes up for a shot against Shaker Heights' Esa Ahmad during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SHAKER HTS. — Brunswick point guard Michael Quiring drove through the trees with a chance to tie the score against Shaker Heights with 10 seconds left Friday. The ball hit the stanchion. Blue Devils forward Zach Cebula had an open look from the left side on a 3-pointer to beat the Red Raiders at the Read More…

Lombardo turns down Massillon coaching job

GRANGER TWP. – Highland football coach Tom Lombardo can rest easy. In line to take over head coaching duties for Jason Hall at Massillon, the eight-year Hornets coach decided to stay put. Lombardo did not apply for the job and instead was approached by the Tigers. “It was a tormenting last week,” Lombardo said. “You Read More…

Hillsdale right fit for Ficyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Steven Ficyk has never been one to shy away from competition. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Brunswick senior proved that in a two-year career as the starting quarterback, throwing for 3,763 yards and 36 touchdowns. So when Division II Hillsdale College told him on his official visit he had a chance Read More…

Brunswick’s Laisure to Hillsdale

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Many prospective athletes pick colleges based on the X’s and O’s of the game. Elliot Laisure did it for the ABC’s. When faced with a decision between Hillsdale, Notre DameCollege, John Carroll, Findlay and Lake Erie, the Brunswick defensive end chose Hillsdale for the reason many prospective freshman should. Read More…