September 16, 2014

Medina
Mostly cloudy
52°F

Pollock is leaving legacy at Highland

Highland athletic secretary Terry Pollock is retiring after 25 years. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

     Brad Bournival The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — A new era in HighlandHigh School athletics will start in the fall. The bright smiling face that has been a mainstay in the Northeast corner of the school since it opened in 2004 — and one that has been part of the athletic department since 1989 Read More…

Leng turned wrestling into his lifestyle

Former Highland and Ohio State wrestler Jesse Leng will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies on June 12 at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE)

    Brad Bournival The Gazette What started as something Jesse Leng did on a whim has turned into a career full of memories. Leng, 33, who will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during June 12 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth, was first introduced to wrestling by a Read More…

Lacrosse: Early five-goal deficit gives Medina little shot at crown

WEBSLIDElacrosse

NEW ALBANY — Experience told the Medina girls lacrosse team it would be in trouble if Sycamore got out to a fast start. For the second time this year, the Aviators came out blazing. It led to an Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division I state title for Sycamore in a 14-6 victory Saturday that turned Read More…

Bees make state final game

Dave Smith (left) and Jim Hitchcock celebrate after a Medina goal in the girls OSLA Division I state lacrosse semifinals. (JUDD SMERGLIA)

  Brad Bournival The Gazette WORTHINGTON — Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. The Medina girls lacrosse team didn’t need much motivation Friday night in its 7-5 Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division I state semifinal win over Mason. Comets coach Paul Limpert provided all the incentive earlier in the Read More…

Girls lacrosse: Medina won’t look past Mason

WORTHINGTON — A three-year state title streak ended last year when the Medina girls lacrosse team lost to eventual state runner-up Sycamore one step away from the championship game. It was a team the Bees had tied in the regular season, so Medina might have been looking ahead. That loss taught the squad a valuable Read More…

All-Gazette softball: Medina’s Vanessa Scoarste can never get enough

WEBSLIDEball

High praise seems to follow Medina shortstop Vanessa Scoarste no matter where she goes. The four-time All-Gazette selection and 2014 Gazette MVP has been a thorn in the side of opposing coaches for the last 48 months, but when Elyria coach Ken Fenik rather emphatically said the senior was unlike anyone he’d ever coached against, Read More…

College track and field: Foster sisters double their pleasure

The Foster kids did it again. Competing in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Grand Valley State University, the Cloverleaf graduates brought home more hardware to an already overflowing drawer full of awards. For Stephanie, a 2009 Cloverleaf graduate and Walsh University senior, it was the perfect way to go out. Read More…

Buckeye reaches district final

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — The postseason redemption tour rolled on for the sixth-seeded Buckeye softball team Thursday in a 4-2 LaGrange Division II District semifinal win over second-seeded Clearview. For the second time since tournament play began last week, the Bucks (12-11) faced a team they had lost to in the regular Read More…

Softball sectionals: Medina wastes no time putting Highland away

Medina’s Vanessa Scoraste tags out Highland’s Abbigail Rinard at second base in the top of the sixth inning. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — A softball team that loves the comeback didn’t need it Monday. Second-seeded Medina rolled to a 7-2 win over seventh-seeded Highland in a Barberton Division I Sectional final that started with a strong statement by the Bees. Medina (20-4), which has come back twice this season from 6-0 deficits, came out on fire Read More…

Sectional softball: Colts have bases loaded and no outs

WESTFIELD TWP. — By the time the LaGrange Division II Sectional final between the Cloverleaf and Holy Name softball teams gets going today, Shannon Mohney will have had more than 52 hours to think about her at-bat. Rain suspended the game and a ton of Colts momentum Saturday. The Green Wave was up 5-2 but Read More…