May 29, 2015

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Baughman won’t rest in his quest to be the best

Brad Bournival The Gazette As the clock struck 6 p.m. on a nondescript day in December, the familiar clang of a set of weights meeting each other reverberated through the halls of WadsworthHigh School. A half-hour later, the whistle of an assistant coach sounded instructions for the next lap to be run. Later, that same Read More…

Bowling MVP: Shannon Jones’ hard-working attitude resulted in individual berth at state

Wadsworth senior Shannon Jones is the inaugural Gazette MVP for girls bowling. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

There was symbolism in Jodi Bowers’ labor of love. As the winter season dragged on, the Wadsworth athletic secretary would head out of the athletic department to the posters of the school’s swimming and bowling teams hanging on the walls while armed with tape and a little hope. Every day virtually all of them needed Read More…

Softball: Alex Pasco, Highland revels in the rain

GRANGER TWP. — Even Mother Nature couldn’t knock out the Highland softball team. While rained washed away every other game in the area Thursday, the Hornets played on and the elements were no match. Neither was Copley, which fell 7-3 in Suburban League play against a team that is pushing all the right buttons this Read More…

Wrestling: Brady Chrisman ends year in style, becomes All-American

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When Brady’s Chrisman’s wrestling season ended one match short of the state tournament, the Medina 132-pounder hit reset and made some new goals. As a result, Chrisman can now call himself an All-American. Chrisman, along with Bees coach Chad Gilmore, headed to Virginia Beach, Virginia, to participate in the National High School Coaches Association Nationals Read More…

Softball: Highland rallies in seventh to pick up win against Wadsworth

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WADSWORTH — For a softball team with no seniors and only four juniors, character wins are always a welcome sight. Even when they come in the second game of the season. Such was the scene Wednesday, when Highland staged an improbable rally in the final two innings to knock off Wadsworth 4-3 in Suburban League Read More…

Softball: Black River stressing positives

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SULLIVAN TWP. — As far as openers go, it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t all good for the Black River softball team, either. The Pirates played good enough to win but still found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 non-league loss to Elyria Catholic on Tuesday at Dorothy Chapman Field. “Truthfully, I’m very happy Read More…

Bowling MVP: Brunswick’s Eric Bator always found ways to excel in big-time moments

Brunswick senior Eric Bator is the inaugural Gazette MVP for boys bowling. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Teams poked and prodded to find Eric Bator’s boiling point, but the Brunswick senior always had the safety valve to release the pressure. In a sport where coaches say 90 percent of success is cerebral, Bator stood above the rest. When his Blue Devils bowling team was in 10th place after two games at the Read More…

Gazette swimming MVP: Brunswick’s Cassandra Pasadyn never let size get in way of success

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Standing 5-foot-2 and weighing 100 pounds on a good day, Cassandra Pasadyn doesn’t look like a hulking figure. Put her anywhere near water, however, and the 2015 Gazette MVP in girls swimming turns into a viper. Unquestionably the leader for Brunswick this season, the sophomore used her stature to saturate the record books for the Read More…

College wrestling: Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil earns All-America status

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ST. LOUIS — Given the way Dean Heil’s redshirt freshman season finished, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the four-time state champion from St. Edward already back in the wrestling room getting ready for 2015-16. The Brunswick resident went into nationals with the goal of becoming an All-American and did just that. With a Read More…

College wrestling: Nick Tavanello member of Buckeyes’ championship

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ST. LOUIS — Nick Tavanello’s already impressive resume added another bullet point Saturday as a member of the Ohio State University wrestling team. In 2010, Tavanello was part of the first Wadsworth team to win a title since 1942. On Saturday, he was a member of the first Buckeyes team to win a national title. Read More…