September 1, 2015

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Wrestling: Noah Baughman, James Handwerk take care of business

Wadsworth’s Noah Baughman, right, wrestles Minnesota’s Jakob Bergeland. Baughman beat Bergeland to end the day with three wins. (BRAD BOURNIVAL / GAZETTE)

FARGO, N.D. — On the first day of competition in the Freestyle Junior Nationals, it’s easy to not get ahead of yourself. One big win can be met with a crushing loss that knocks a competitor to the consolation bracket where almost every match becomes win or go home. That’s the way Wadsworth’s Noah Baughman Read More…

Wrestling: Medina resident becomes four-time Fargo All-American

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FARGO, N.D. — On Tuesday, James Handwerk cemented himself as a four-time Fargo All-American. It happened inside the FargoDome on the campus of North Dakota State University and came with a seventh-place finish in Junior Greco-Roman at Nationals. The seventh-place finish pairs with a Cadet Greco-Roman runner-up finish (2014), Cadet Freestyle fifth-place finish (2014) and Read More…

Toocheck to be an assistant softball coach at KSU

Brad Bournival The Gazette MEDINA — The pull to get back to her college alma mater finally grabbed a hold of Jessica Toocheck. A standout softball player at KentState and the Mid-American Player of the Year in 2008, Toocheck was very happy after five seasons as Medina’s softball coach and two years as a Bees Read More…

Women’s golf: Renee Dietz, Alice Ho keep pulling off upsets

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MEDINA TWP. — The Women’s Ohio State Golf Association set up the seeds after the first day of its Amateur Championship. Alice Ho and Renee Dietz keep knocking them out. The Medina County golfers reached the semifinals of their respective flights Wednesday thanks to another day of strong match play. In order to reach the Read More…

Baughman, Handwerk earn All-America status

FARGO, N.D. — Two wrestlers from Medina County entered the Junior National Freestyle tournament in Fargo, North Dakota, this week. Both will finish as All-Americans. Considered by many to be the best tournament in the nation — there were 1,140 entrants at the beginning — it’s an event that separates the very good from the Read More…

Special memories made at Medina County Sports Hall of Fame banquet

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — While countless Northeast Ohioans sweated the beginning of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, 450 people gathered in Wadsworth for the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame banquet. They gathered at The Galaxy Restaurant for the 30th annual event and celebrated Bob Crum, Karen (Friend) DeVries, Dick Read More…

Devils’ 4×800 relay makes podium

Brad Bournival The Gazette COLUMBUS — With clipboard in hand at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Brunswick distance coach Kerry Hunter went through the years. It took 15 of them until he found the answer. When the girls 4×800-meter relay finished eighth Friday at the Division I state track meet, it not only marked the first Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Jessie Holzman, Paige Salisbury selected

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Success on the softball diamond translated to postseason honors when the state coaches association handed out its awards. Not surprisingly, the two best players in Medina County were at the center of praise, as Gazette MVP Jessie Holzman of Medina was named Division I second-team All-Ohio and Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury was honorable mention. The season Read More…

MVP: From softballs to her own back, Jessie Holzman always connects with force

Medina junior Jessie Holzman is the 2015 Gazette MVP for softball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Area pitchers can’t say Jessie Holzman doesn’t warn them every time she steps to the plate. The 2015 Gazette MVP in softball and a Medina junior, Holzman’s ritual before every at-bat can be heard from the furthest reaches of the softball diamond. Sitting in the three-hole, the left-hander will take one mighty whack before heading Read More…

Upper Arlington defeats Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette WESTERVILLE — Sometimes, statistics can be construed to say whatever people want. Unfortunately, those same numbers oftentimes don’t lie and the Medina girls lacrosse team found out the hard way Friday in a 13-8 Ohio Schoolgirls Division I state semifinal loss to Upper Arlington. Coming in, the Golden Bears had won Read More…