September 23, 2014

Medina
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High School Football: Black River at Lutheran West

ROCKY RIVER — Behind its best defensive performance of the season, the Black River football team knocked off Lutheran West 32-24 in a Patriot Athletic Conference cross-divisional game Friday. The Pirates (2-2, 1-0) could have broken early and held true to their sieve-like defense after a rough start, but got things together to hold on Read More…

High School Football: Cloverleaf at Buckeye

Buckeye quarterback Nathan Polidori celebrates after a Buckeye touchdown in the third quarter.

YORK TWP. — It took a little trickeration, some Johnny Manziel-like quarterbacking and some huge defensive stops, but the Buckeye football team finally ended a long losing streak against Cloverleaf with a 27-7 non-league win Friday. The Bucks (1-2) ended a 14-game skid against their county rival by taking control of the game late in Read More…

Volleyball: Blue Devils roll, take over first in NOC Valley

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BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick volleyball team has had a pretty successful season, but had been flying under the radar to this point. That won’t be an issue any more. The Blue Devils announced their presence to the state volleyball world Thursday with a big 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20 win over state-ranked North Royalton in Northeast Ohio Read More…

H.S. football: Pirates give up 50 again

CHESTER TWP. — Black River football coach Al Young knows exactly what his team needs. Defense … and lots of it. For the second straight week, the Pirates’ defense struggled. This time it cost them in a 52-32 non-league loss Saturday to Northwestern in a game suspended Friday due to lightning. The Pirates (1-1) have Read More…

High School Football: Brunswick at Padua

PARMA — Running back Mike Bekeny was feeling a little under the weather leading up to the Brunswick football team’s non-league game with Padua — enough so that the plan was to limit his carries and let junior Marc Davis start and handle the bulk of the work. Davis went down with an elbow injury Read More…

High School Football: Black River at Western Reserve

COLLINS — It featured a spastic scoring pace, a crazy fourth quarter and the most combined points in a game involving a MedinaCounty team since 1923. Even better, the game turned on a pair of defensive plays by the new guy. Black River outgunned Western Reserve by an eye-popping 72-57 final score in a season-opening Read More…

Weird victory for Grizzlies

Chad Grant The Gazette BATH TWP. — Fans of the Wadsworth boys basketball team have become accustomed to the strange and bizzare when traveling to Revere. The back-and-forth Suburban League finale Friday was no exception, as the Grizzlies managed to escape with a 63-62 overtime win after rallying several times. “This was a lot of Read More…

Bees squander big lead

Chad Grant The Gazette WOOSTER — As quickly and as well as it started for the Medina girls basketball team, it fell apart faster. The Bees came out on fire only to stumble down the stretch and drop a heartbreaking 48-42 decision to Wooster in the Valley Forge Division I Sectional finals. Sixteenth-seeded Medina (11-11) Read More…

Wildcats had extra motivation

Chad Grant The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — Motivation can come in many forms. In the Keystone boys basketball team’s Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Black River, the Wildcats used their first matchup against the Pirates as incentive to pull off an 81-24 rout. Specifically, Keystone (15-5, 13-2) used the first quarter for that Read More…

Boys basketball: Hornets hit big pothole, fall into tie with Green

GRANGER TWP. — The road to the Suburban League boys basketball title is paved with potholes and speed bumps. Front-running Highland hit a big one Tuesday night, falling 60-58 to Nordonia in overtime and moving back into a tie with Green (13-6, 9-3) with two games to play. “We were disappointed with how we started,” Read More…