December 18, 2014

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High School Football Playoffs: Brunswick at St. Edward

Brunswick quarterback Steven Ficyk tries to get a pass past the reach of St. Edward's Cal Reynolds in the first quarter Saturday night in Lakewood. Photo by Judd Smerglia

    LAKEWOOD – Facing a football team that many think could be playing in the Division I state final in a few weeks, Brunswick knew the sledding would be rough on Saturday. The Blue Devils hung with St. Edward for a quarter, but ultimately fell 37-3 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium in a game Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Buckeye at Bowling Green

Buckeye's Trevor Thome looks for running room in the second quarter against Bowling Green Friday night. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  BOWLING GREEN — The game plan of just about every high school football team on the road is to start fast, establish superiority and ride the wave. Try as it might, fifth-seeded Buckeye stumbled out of the box and it led to a 41-7 loss to No. 4 Bowling Green in a Division III, Read More…

Football playoffs: Brunswick’s Tom Knuff playing in memory of late grandmother

Brunswick's Tom Knuff against Solon. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

A week ago today, Brunswick left guard Tom Knuff woke up full of zest, excited for what would happen. The Blue Devils were a day away from playing Solon for a right to make the Division I, Region 1 playoffs, and his grandmother was going to walk him across the field on senior night. Bonnie Read More…

All-Gazette: Only losses for Emily Dunbar this season came to state stars

Cloverleaf sophomore Emily Dunbar is the 2014 Gazette MVP for girls tennis. (RON SCHWANE / PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Run-of-the-mill state qualifiers, if there is such a thing, need not apply when it comes to beating Cloverleaf’s Emily Dunbar. In fact, if someone wants to overcome the 2014 Gazette MVP in girls tennis, she had better hold the moniker of state runner-up or state champion. In two seasons, the two-time MVP has lost six Read More…

High School Football: Keystone at Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone football team’s quest for its first playoff appearance didn’t last long. In fact, the Wildcats needed just 4:51 to wrap that up Friday in a 54-20 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win over Black River. Those 291 seconds were jam-packed with action, as Keystone (8-2, 4-1) blitzed the Pirates (4-6, Read More…

Soccer: Indians make Hornets pay

COPLEY TWP. — When the state’s best boys soccer team welcomes you to InfoCision Field, it’s best to keep the squad under wraps. One slip-up and things can get ugly fast. It happened to seventh-seeded Highland on Wednesday in a 6-3 Brunswick Division I District semifinal loss to Copley. The top-seeded Indians (17-0-1) will play Read More…

High School Football: Twinsburg at Brunswick

Brusnwick fans stand in the endzone for the national anthem prior to the Blue Devils game against Twinsburg. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  BRUNSWICK — The rains came in the third quarter during Brunswick’s football game with Twinsburg on Friday. The Blue Devils’ reign over the Tigers lasted 48 minutes, as Brunswick erased a bad taste that lasted the better part of two weeks with a 59-21 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. “I told them this Read More…

Tennis: Emily Dunbar hungry for good showing

WESTFIELD TWP. — Emily Dunbar is hungry. While that doesn’t sound like news for a high school student, the Cloverleaf sophomore is headed to Columbus this weekend for the Division I girls state tennis tournament with a purpose. It’s the second time in as many years Dunbar has participated in the 16-person singles bracket, but Read More…

Tennis: Inching closer, Emily Dunbar takes set but falls to Sandberg

Emily Dunbar

OBERLIN — Emily Dunbar has taken a set. The next step is to win the match. That was the consensus Saturday after Walsh Jesuit’s Molly Sandberg beat Dunbar 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win her second consecutive Oberlin College Division I District title in girls tennis. The great news for Dunbar is there will be another Read More…

High School Football: Mentor at Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Fans of Brunswick football can legitimately argue their team is two tipped passes away from heading into Week 8 with only one loss. It happened a week ago against Elyria. Friday, the dreaded tip reared its ugly head again and gave Brunswick a 21-14 loss to Mentor in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Read More…