April 29, 2016

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High school basketball: Wadsworth girls sought perfection, now looking for redemption

COLUMBUS — The Wadsworth girls basketball team wanted perfection. That’s why when the Grizzlies fell to Mason on Jan. 17 at the Classic in the Country Challenge, they eyed Value City Arena on March 12 as the date for redemption. After beating Reynoldsburg 58-48 in a Division I state semifinal Friday, Wadsworth will indeed get Read More…

Lots of star power in 31st Medina County Sports Hall of Fame class

MEDINA — The 2016 Medina County Sports Hall of Fame induction class announced Thursday came complete with a couple of first-ballot slam dunk choices mixed in with some outstanding athletes from the past. With 2006 Medina graduate and gymnastics star Emilie (Rymer) Lumpkin and 2006 Brunswick graduate and softball standout Amanda Macenko heading the class, Read More…

Baughman captures his second state wrestling title

COLUMBUS — Noah Baughman didn’t need an eye chart Saturday. The Wadsworth senior’s focus has been razor sharp for some time now. A state champion as a sophomore, he fell in the semifinals and eventually finished third last year to set up a senior season for the ages. That it ended in another state title Read More…

Six county wrestlers in title matches

  COLUMBUS — As Wadsworth wrestling coach John Gramuglia walked away from his chair following Noah Baughman’s semifinal win at the Division I state wrestling tournament, he screamed, “We’re back, baby!” Not that neither the Grizzlies nor the six finalists Medina County placed into today’s championship ever left, but what each did Friday evening was Read More…

County wrestlers bank on experience

COLUMBUS — The lights, the pageantry, the enormity of the state wrestling tournament. Yawn. At least that’s how many Medina County wrestlers felt coming into action Thursday at the 79th annual event until they were put to the test. “You’re coming down here and you’re not as nervous and that’s a huge factor,” said Buckeye Read More…

High school wrestling: Briggs, Carneal first Colts to state tournament since 2007

Greg Briggs and Conner Carneal didn’t need to be reminded last weekend. The two could not only tell you the year the last time a wrestler from Cloverleaf reached the state tournament, they could tell you it was Kurt Wentink. Heck, if hard-pressed they could probably tell you the exact date Wentink finished seventh in Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth’s Lance has kicked things up a notch

NORTH ROYALTON —With a first-team All-Ohioan in Jodi Johnson and teammates that know their roles, Wadsworth has the makings of a very good girls basketball team. Throw in the play of Lexi Lance and the 2015-16 version of the Grizzlies has the chance of joining the 1997, ’98, ’99 and 2006 squads that reached the Read More…

High school bowling: As lone Brunswick representative, Vetrovsky bringing edge to state tournament

Brunswick blue will be represented at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl on Friday just like it has been the last three seasons. Unlike the last two, however, the Division I state tournament won’t have a team feel, as only Justin Vetrovsky will be competing. Brunswick’s string of placing at the state tournament ended a little more than Read More…

High school wrestling: Wadsworth, Brunswick maintain tradition, qualify 12 to state

PERRYSBURG — Retool, reload, rebuild. Call it what you like, but the Wadsworth and Brunswick wrestling programs continue to run roughshod. No one would have faulted the Grizzlies, who lost state runner-up Tim Knipl and state placer Shane Mast to graduation, had they taken a step back this season. Instead, Wadsworth returns Noah Baughman (120 Read More…

High school swimming: Brunswick’s Pasadyn takes silver in 100 backstroke

CANTON — Just when swimming fans thought Medina County athletes couldn’t top the week before, they rewrote the script. On Saturday, swimmers from Brunswick, Wadsworth, Highland and Medina attacked the pool in the Division I state meet and set standards not seen before in the area. No one more did so than Cassandra Pasadyn, who Read More…