February 5, 2016

Medina
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High school gymnastics: Brunswick trio shines at GCC meet

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MEDINA — Brunswick freshman Hannah Burk is only two weeks into her high school gymnastics career. Fortunately, she has two accomplished teammates to help her with the transition. Returning district qualifiers Alexx Sikora and Camryn Scott joined Burk in finishing in the top seven in the all-around Thursday at the inaugural Greater Cleveland Conference Meet. Read More…

High school basketball: Rittman, Wiencek ride to rescue as Highland beats Twinsburg

Joe Wiencek

TWINSBURG — The present and future of the Highland boys basketball team delivered a road victory Tuesday night. Senior center Joe Wiencek and sophomore small forward Collin Rittman combined to score the Hornets’ first 15 points of the fourth quarter, powering them to a 54-48 non-league win at Twinsburg. Highland (11-6) entered the final period Read More…

High school basketball: Bartinelli’s 20 second-half points help Buckeye to PAC upset of Clearview

YORK TWP. — Joey Bartinelli’s sharpshooting sunk the powerful Clearview Clippers. The junior shooting guard scored a career-high 20 points — all in the second half — to lead the Buckeye boys basketball team to a 63-55 Patriot Athletic Conference upset of Clearview on Tuesday. Bartinelli made 8-of-12 shots over the final two quarters, including Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina’s Jon Teske and Jimmy Daw give the Bees an impressive game-winning finish

SOLON — Senior Jon Teske and junior Jimmy Daw have given Medina fans plenty to cheer about during their athletic careers. None of those moments, however, were more dramatic than what happened Friday night. With 1.1 seconds left, Daw threw a 75-foot inbounds pass to Teske, who calmly spun and buried a jumper over a Read More…

High school basketball: Salisbury, Skrzypek lift Brunswick to win

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BRUNSWICK — Eileen Salisbury and Jessica Skrzypek were on point Wednesday. As a result, Brunswick’s girls basketball team earned a much-needed victory. The point guard duo collected 21 points, 12 rebounds and four steals in leading the Blue Devils to a 48-38 non-league win over St. Joseph Academy. Sophomore starter Salisbury had 12 points and Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick unstoppable in GCC victory over Shaker Heights

SHAKER HTS. — Brunswick senior Aaron Badowski is a fine perimeter shooter whose natural position is small forward, but he hasn’t complained one bit about being the Blue Devils’ starting center this season. “Playing with this team is so much fun, who wouldn’t want to be out there with the guys?” a smiling Badowski said. Read More…

High school basketball: Rittman scores career high to lead Highland over Valley Forge

PARMA HTS. — Highland small forward Collin Rittman picked the perfect place to play his best game of the season. The sophomore scored a career-high 20 points and buried four 3-pointers Tuesday, leading the Hornets to a 74-63 non-league victory over Valley Forge. It was Highland’s fifth straight win and occurred in the same gymnasium Read More…

High school basketball: Wiencek has performance for the ages in Highland win

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GRANGER TWP. — The greatest moments in sports often occur when you least expect them. The latest example took place on a chilly, non-descript Tuesday night at Highland. Joe Wiencek put on an unforgettable performance with 16 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead the Hornets to a 51-42 come-from-behind victory over Tallmadge in Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick girls cash in at foul line for win

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BRUNSWICK — Practice made perfect for Brunswick’s girls basketball team in the championship game of its Holiday Hoops Tournament. The Blue Devils made all 10 of their free throw attempts, then successfully played keep-away to run out the clock and hold on for a 51-49 victory over Berea-Midpark on Tuesday. Zoranne Host’s steal-and-score had pulled Read More…

Cavs’ Shumpert talks about delivering baby

Iman Shumpert

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert can joke about it now, but it was no laughing matter when his fiancée went into premature labor in their bathroom. Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. arrived one month early, being born at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday as her father assisted Teyana Taylor in the delivery. He said mother and Read More…