June 28, 2016

Medina
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Two teams, 11 individuals to compete for state berths in district gymnastics meet

CHESTERLAND — Three months of hard work, bruises, blisters, sprains, and myriad body pains have led to this moment. Eleven Medina County gymnasts — and two local teams — will compete Saturday at the West Geauga District. None of the 22 aforementioned girls have previously qualified for the state meet, but each has the opportunity Read More…

College signing: Brunswick’s Holden sees patience rewarded by Clarion

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick middle hitter Julia Holden never wavered in her belief that she would play volleyball at the next level. Not when she tore her right anterior cruciate ligament last spring, nor while she was relentlessly rehabbing her knee after reconstructive surgery. Holden’s faith and hard work was rewarded in grand style as Clarion Read More…

High school basketball: Buckeye stays competitive, but comes up short against North Olmsted

NORTH OLMSTED — Nathan Polidori didn’t hesitate to call North Olmsted “the best team” on the Buckeye boys basketball schedule. Given how competitive the Bucks were against the Eagles, that statement bodes well for their chances in the postseason. Senior center Andy Lucien collected 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists Friday, leading Southwestern Conference Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick beats Strongsville for a party 50 years in the making

STRONGSVILLE — Kevin Simmons set off a celebration that was 50 years in the making for Brunswick’s boys basketball team. The senior forward split the defense to score a driving layup with 0.6 seconds left Friday, giving the Blue Devils a 37-35 victory over Strongsville and at least a share of the Greater Cleveland Conference Read More…

High school gymnastics: Brunswick trio shines at GCC meet

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

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

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…