May 27, 2016

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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…

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…