September 1, 2014

Medina
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Barberton is magical in win over Bees

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette BARBERTON — In a game Medina football coach Greg Reed would probably just as soon forget, the Bees stumbled, bumbled and fumbled their way to a 26-10 non-league loss to the host Barberton Magics on Friday. How bad was it for Medina? Although the offense was coming off Read More…

Colts impressive in opener

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Green had the misfortune of being Cloverleaf’s first opponent for the 2008 volleyball season and paid the price in a quick 25-14, 25-13, 25-22 loss to the defending Suburban League champions Tuesday night. “We were definitely ready for tonight,” said senior co-captain Stephanie Buckwald, who Read More…

Green not easy to stop

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WADSWORTH — While Kermit the Frog thought it wasn’t easy being green, the Ashland boys soccer team found out it isn’t easy stopping Green. Thanks to two goals by Josh Green, Wadsworth took a 3-1 win Saturday night over the Arrows. Green, a senior, now has four goals Read More…

Father’s Day in Wadsworth

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WADSWORTH — Courtney Mendel delivered a belated Father’s Day gift to her dad Saturday. Even better, the recipient was Wadsworth girls soccer coach Ron Mendel. The junior forward scored with only 3:01 remaining to give the Grizzlies a 2-1 season-opening win over visiting Alliance Marlington. The Dukes (0-3) Read More…

Grizzlies gain big points

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette WADSWORTH — It took Wadsworth’s football team an entire half to figure out how to score without running back Dru Jones on Friday, but once the Grizzlies learned the secret, they rolled to a 35-19 opening game win over Wooster. Leading 7-6 at half, Anthony Schrock started the Read More…

Karaba’s glove propels Blue Devils

By HO HOFFMAN Staff Writer GRAFTON — Brunswick used the winning formula of pitching, defense, timely hitting and aggressive base running — plus a little politicking — to shutout Grafton Midview 4-0 in a Strongsville Division I Sectional championship baseball game Friday. Supplying the pitching  was Chris Ward (5-1), who notched his second shutout of Read More…

Cruisin’ is the only way to go

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette So, what is the best and most enjoyable way to vacation in Hawaii? If you ask any of the 18 seniors from the Wadsworth Center for Older Adults, who joined 72 others from Barberton, Maumee, Columbus, Erie and a few other locations and toured the islands for 10 Read More…

Aloha Ho —- top Hawaiian travel hot spots

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette Aloha! Welcome to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, land of sunshine, sandy beaches, clear skies and blue water — not to mention botanical beauty, ancient island lore, history, rainbows and waterfalls — in general, a wonderful vacation spot to explore the sights or just simply kick back and relax. Read More…

Steele scores perfect 10 at sectional

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette MEDINA — Amherst Steele’s girls basketball team answered the age-old question “How much is experience worth?” on Monday night. The answer: 10 points. The Comets scored a 50-40 victory over Highland in a battle of unseeded teams in the opening round of the Medina Division I Sectional. While Read More…

Wadsworth makes Copley look sick

By HO HOFFMAN Special to The Gazette COPLEY — Wadsworth’s boys basketball team finally put all aspects of its game together for 32 minutes and Copley paid the price, as the Grizzlies came away with a 53-42 Suburban League victory Friday night. “The difference tonight was everybody who played contributed,” Wadsworth coach Scott Callaghan said. Read More…