June 26, 2016

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Gazette MVP: Wadsworth’s Baughman embraced big picture over personal glory

More often than not, athletes aren’t a fan of the sports they compete in once they find fame. Success leads to complacency and complacency to a sense of entitlement. Accolades come and alienation follows. Noah Baughman, the 2016 Gazette MVP in wrestling, is one of the exceptions. When the Wadsworth senior won the Division I state Read More…

Brunswick native Heil wins NCAA wrestling title on Madison Square Garden’s grand stage

Dean Heil has four state championships from his high school days. The 141-pound Brunswick resident and former St. Edward standout also was a four-time Disney Duals gold medalist and 2011 Ironman champion. Absolutely none of those accomplishments measured up to what the Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore did Saturday at the NCAA Division I Championships. Wrestling Read More…

Heil makes NCAA Division I wrestling finals

  Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil saw the damage Mat 3 was doing to the best wrestlers in the nation at the NCAA Division I Championships on Friday. That’s why the 141-pound Brunswick resident, two-time All-American and now national finalist made sure he did what he knew he could do in the semifinals against Rutgers two-time Read More…

Gazette MVP: Cool customer Vetrovsky always came through for Brunswick

One trip to Columbus was all Justin Vetrovsky needed. A standout on a team full of superstars, The Gazette MVP in boys bowling remembers the day the switch flipped. Brunswick was in the state tournament in 2014 and was rolling through the competition en route to a third-place finish in Division I. Vetrovsky threw a Read More…

College wrestling: Heil looks to make good on top seed at NCAA tournament

Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil took care of business Thursday. Now the business turns to something left unfinished a month ago. The Brunswick resident and four-time state champion out of St. Edward is in Madison Square Garden this weekend and is looking to make good on his No. 1 seed at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Read More…

Gazette MVP: Steele demonstrated will to win, led Wadsworth to league title, district berth

Failure paralyzes, while the fear of it motivates some to reach unparalleled heights. For 2016 girls bowling Gazette MVP Lexie Steele, failure is a teaching aid for the future. Don’t get the Wadsworth junior wrong, she’s not a big fan of failing, but when adversity slaps her in the face, she sticks it in her Read More…

Postak has memorable week, seeing son take first steps before coaching Wadsworth to state title

COLUMBUS — Smiles and tears of joy flowed from players, fans and coaches following a 60-51 Division I state final win by Wadsworth’s girls basketball team over Mason. There wasn’t a bigger smile than the moonbeam coming from Grizzlies assistant coach Mark Postak. While it was the second title for the longtime assistant, Saturday put Read More…

Members of ’97 Wadsworth state title team welcome current Grizzlies to the club

COLUMBUS — Wadsworth Nation isn’t just a saying, it’s reality. A school rich in tradition and spirit, there really isn’t much that compares to the army of fans that supports its alma mater and area athletes. That area spreads for thousands of miles and was on display Saturday during the Division I state title game Read More…

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…