February 10, 2016

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High school wrestling: Brecksville, Wadsworth to meet in Suburban League showdown

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Something will give tonight when two of the most storied wrestling programs in Northeast Ohio match up in a Suburban League National Division dual that could be one for the ages. Wadsworth (7-0, 4-0) and reigning Division I dual meet champion Brecksville (2-0, 2-0) will meet at Cuyahoga Falls to try and Read More…

High school basketball: Beck leads Central Catholic over Brunswick

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BEREA — Coming into the Scholastic Play-By-Play at Baldwin Wallace University, the Brunswick boys basketball team knew Cleveland Central Catholic forward Tervell Beck had interest from Ohio State, Pitt and Maryland. The Blue Devils also knew the 6-foot-8 senior had offers from Dayton, UNLV, Xavier, Kent State and West Virginia. That didn’t matter, as the Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina gets off to disastrous start, falls to St. Edward

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BEREA — Maybe it was jet lag from a trip home from a holiday tournament in Florida. Then again, it could have been a squad afraid of playing the name on its opponent’s jersey. Whatever it was, the Medina boys basketball team laid an egg Sunday during the Scholastic Play-By-Play in a 65-54 loss to Read More…

Blue Devils first, Grizzlies third at Medina Invitational Tournament

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MEDINA — If the Medina Invitational Tournament is anything like what the Wadsworth Division I Sectional will be a few months from now, it might be smart to get tickets now. The battle between Brunswick and Wadsworth could be epic. In fact, it could be almost as good as it was Monday when the two Read More…

Cloverleaf’s Briggs, Medina’s DeFraine make strong statement at first day of MIT

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MEDINA — The Medina Invitational Tournament is always a proving ground. On Sunday, the 41st annual event was a place to make a statement with some exclamatory efforts, especially for Cloverleaf’s Greg Briggs (138 pounds) and Medina’s Alex DeFraine (145). Both took a big step forward in their careers by reaching the semifinals, ensuring a Read More…

Wadsworth’s Saylor back in managerial ranks — this time in Dodgers system

Drew Saylor is back among the managerial ranks in the minor leagues. Unlike in years past, however, the 2002 Wadsworth graduate will be doing it for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization instead of the Colorado Rockies. He’ll still be in the high Class A California League, like he was last year as a hitting instructor Read More…

Legacy lives on: Doan coached Grizzlies to wrestling state crown

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Russ Doan, the Wadsworth wrestling coach of the 1942 state championship team, died last week at the age of 99. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Eileen, who passed away in 2012. He is survived by his daughter Susan (Donald) Dobina of Louisville, son Terry (Laurie) of Elyria along with six Read More…

New York State of Mind: Brunswick’s Lambert to continue wrestling at Hofstra

BRUNSWICK — Already deeply involved in taking classes at Cuyahoga Community College, Garrett Lambert knows the path he wants to follow. So when the journey began to select a school to further his academic and athletic career, the Brunswick senior was very picky. As a result, the 126-pound, two-time state placer, who plans on majoring Read More…

Local grapplers ready to be tested at Walsh Jesuit Ironman

The Wadsworth team, the Brunswick quintet of Logan Heil, Josh Heil, Nick Kiussis, Garrett Lambert and Aaron Naples and Medina resident/Lutheran West junior James Handwerk are ready to throw down today. All 20 wrestlers will have to be on their games as they prepare for the 22nd annual Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament. The tournament isn’t Read More…

High school basketball: Little things lead Medina boys to win over Ashland

ASHLAND — Offense is sexy, but the other things often win boys basketball games. Medina went on the road Tuesday and shot well, but the Bees did the little things even better to knock off defending Ohio Cardinal Conference champion Ashland 66-54. While the Bees (2-0) shot an impressive 28-for-50 (.560), they also rebounded fantastically Read More…