November 25, 2014

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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…

Tennis: Exchange student Lisa Wetzel adjusts to new country, team

Medina's Lisa Wetzel. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

As much as Lisa Wetzel’s peanut butter pie was a hit with the Medina girls tennis team, the sophomore has been a bigger star on the court. While the pie didn’t come with plates and had to be eaten out of cups, Wetzel’s play has been nothing but sweet as she heads into the Oberlin Read More…

High School Football: Medina at Strongsville

STRONGSVILLE — When it rains like it did Friday night, it’s best to make sure all the windows are closed. When your football team is playing against a squad averaging four touchdowns per game, it’s a very good idea to safeguard against any holes on offense or defense. Medina played Strongsville tight for the better Read More…

Sectional tennis: Grizzlies out to prove year wasn’t a fluke

Back in August, Sarah Wellert, Annie Nichols, Rylee O’Brien, Selena Laikos, Hannah Jarolim, Abby Tolson and Sarah Elfers embarked on a journey that even Wadsworth girls tennis coach Kristy Nichol didn’t foresee. A mixed bag of players all competing in new spots for the Grizzlies, the septet picked up steam early, carried that momentum and Read More…