July 30, 2015

Medina
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Devils bag win over Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to learn the Medina softball team is still seeing double, especially after the Bees lost to Brunswick 10-3 Wednesday. The Blue Devils (13-5, 3-2) hit six two-baggers and collected 13 hits in a key Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. Four doubles Read More…

Bebout still rolling along

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — Undefeated and looking like the reigning Gazette MVP he is, it’s not often Wadsworth pitcher Nick Bebout runs into trouble. So when the senior was faced with adversity Tuesday in a 3-2 Suburban League win over Nordonia, he stepped up like an ace. The Knights (11-8, 5-3) pulled to Read More…

Bees hammer Cardinals

Brad Bournival The Gazette MENTOR — When Mentor softball coach Emily Strobel decided to save her ace for later in the week, Medina jumped on the opportunity. By the time the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division contest was over, the Bees were on the right side of a 17-6 victory that lasted five innings. With Read More…

Campbell delivers another game-winning hit

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — History showed freshman Gabbi Campbell wasn’t going to shrink in a pressure situation Friday at the Prebis Memorial Tournament. With a chance to get her second game-winning hit of the season for the Brunswick softball team, Campbell once again came through with a one-out single to score Shaina Read More…

High school softball: Elyria cools off Brunswick with 5-2 win

Elyria’s Anna Daly scores in the fourth inning as Brunswick catcher Molly Grzybowski is late with the tag. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, it was going to take one hot bat to get things going for the Brunswick or Elyria softball team. That bat belonged to Elyria senior Alex Dick, who smacked a two-run home run in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to an important Read More…

Softball: Red-hot Black River rolls to tourney title

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SPENCER — On March 31, Black River softball coach Larry Toth saw growth despite a season-opening loss. A team almost devoid of seniors — the Pirates have two — Toth knew it would be a matter of time before the pieces fit and the clock ticked in unison with his timetable. Fast forward to the Read More…

Warriors get best of Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette AKRON — For the better part of four innings Friday, the Medina baseball team matched Walsh Jesuit at-bat for at-bat. The problem was the Warriors start seven Division I recruits, so things eventually caught up with the Bees in a 5-0 loss at CanalPark in the Chad Crawford Memorial Classic. Medina Read More…

College soccer: Wadsworth freshman phenom commits to North Carolina

Wadsworth freshman Jordan Taylor verbally committed to the University of North Carolina this week. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — With a name like Jordan, the logical choice was North Carolina. Unlike “His Airness,” Jordan Taylor has given her commitment to the Tar Heels to play women’s soccer. In what is arguably the biggest commitment in Medina County girls soccer history, the Wadsworth freshman gave her word to coach Anson Dorrance that she Read More…

College signing: Wadsworth’s Shane Mast inks with talented Kent State

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WADSWORTH — When Shane Mast started looking at college programs, the Wadsworth senior didn’t want to go too far from home but still wanted to be pushed. A decorated wrestler for the Grizzlies, the 160-pounder had been eyeing Cleveland State, but when the Vikings dropped the sport temporarily, Kent State became more attractive. As he Read More…

Softball: Talia Boutwell’s RBI hit highlights blowout

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MEDINA — Moments before Talia Boutwell stepped to the plate in the top of the sixth inning Monday, winds picked up on Medina’s softball field and the temperature seemingly dropped five degrees. The imagery was foreshadowing for the Brunswick sophomore, as Boutwell smacked a two-out, two-run single over short to take a one-run game and Read More…