August 30, 2014

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Explorers find common ground in Wadsworth

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WADSWORTH — Hudson’s boys basketball team strolled into Wadsworth on Saturday night like a big beach bully and spent the rest of the evening kicking sand in the face of the Grizzlies. The Explorers remained undefeated with an easy 62-52 non-league win. Hudson (5-0) had its way throughout Read More…

Buckeye falls to Rittman

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette RITTMAN —  The Rittman Indians proved to be rude hosts Saturday night, not even allowing Buckeye’s boys basketball team to circle the wagons as they rolled to a 77-60 non-league win. “Tonight was our best first quarter of the season,” Rittman coach Chad Milosevich. “(Friday) we beat our Read More…

Colts no match for Copley

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP — The expected battle between Cloverleaf’s Brooke Forsythe and Copley’s Beth Mantkowski never developed, as the Indians pounded the Colts 61-32 Wednesday night in Suburban League girls basketball action. Forsythe, hampered by early foul trouble, spent most of the evening on the bench and was limited Read More…

Bucks upset in sectional final

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette LaGRANGE — The Rocky River Pirates fired three solid broadsides at Buckeye Saturday, sinking the Bucks’ chances and eliminating them in a LaGrange Keystone Division II Sectional final volleyball match. Rocky River (18-6) came out with guns blazing, jumping out to a 17-4 first-game lead from which Buckeye Read More…

Hornets stun Grizzlies

By HO HOFFMAN Special to the Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Highland’s Kirsten Gillespie’s first-half goal not only gave her team a 1-0 Suburban League soccer win over visiting Wadsworth, but it also made school history. For the first time both the Highland girls (5-4-4, 2-3-0) and boys teams beat Wadsworth (8-2-1) in the same year. Read More…

Colts stay perfect

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette COPLEY — Cloverleaf’s football team rolled into Copley and executed its game plan to perfection Friday in stopping the Indians 25-7 in Suburban League play. “Execution” was the key as Cloverleaf (5-0, 2-0) played near perfect football. The Colts were only charged two penalties, turned over the rock Read More…

Juszczyk tosses game-winner

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Who called the play? That was the question Friday night when Cloverleaf converted a 52-yard fake field goal in the fourth quarter into a 36-yard touchdown pass to beat visiting Green 14-13 in the Suburban League opener for both teams. “Kyle Juszczyk made the call,” Read More…

Father, son roll perfect games

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette BRUNSWICK — One 300 game on a set of lanes is something. Two 300s by two different individuals on that set of lanes is fantastic. But when the pair of perfect games are rolled by a father-son combo on the same night on the same lanes in the Read More…

Pirates pounced on by Panthers

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Manchester’s football team ran its winning streak against Black River to four, drubbing the Pirates 50-12 Friday night in non-league action at Stevenson Field. Since the series started in 2005, the Panthers (3-0) have also racked up wins of 35-7, 21-10 and 33-7. “We’ve been Read More…

Beuck saves day for Colts

By HO HOFFMAN Staff Writer WESTFIELD TWP. —Gokey and The Goalie sounds like a great title for a child’s fantasy book, but Wednesday night Rachel Gokey and netminder Karly Beuck were the main characters in Cloverleaf’s 1-0 Suburban League girls soccer win over Copley. Gokey scored the game- winner with 11:24 remaining and Beuck shut Read More…