January 28, 2015

Medina
Mostly sunny
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Bees can’t keep up with the Cardinals

MENTOR — The Medina boys basketball team didn’t have a chance Friday in its Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division matchup with Mentor. The Bees got blitzed 69-46 as the Cardinals’ pressure and the blazing-hot right hand of Kyle McIntosh put the game out of reach early. “We did a bad job trying to take him Read More…

Grizzlies win drama-filled game

COPLEY TWP. — The Wadsworth and Copley boys basketball game Friday had more plot twists and what-just-happened moments than an episode of the FX Network’s critically acclaimed “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” When the final credits finally rolled, the Grizzlies had held on for a big 67-60 Suburban League win, but there was all kinds Read More…

Devils win tournament

Chad Grant The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Brunswick boys basketball team used defense and huge plays down the stretch to knock off Lexington 41-35 in the Brunswick Holiday Tournament championship game. The Blue Devils (7-0) looked like they were going to blow the doors off the Minutemen Read More…

Bucks rally to dump Dukes

Chad Grant The Gazette WELLINGTON — Between officials huddling, inconsistent whistles and confusing moments on the court Friday, there was a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball game. Buckeye rallied from an early second-half deficit and pulled away for a 65-51 over Wellington despite a multitude of players in foul trouble. The Bucks (2-2, Read More…

Bucks win game at stripe

LORAIN — Free throws aren’t free. You still have to make them. The Buckeye boy’s basketball team earned more trips to the charity stripe and converted its chances Friday to eek out a 63-61 over Clearview in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division opener. The Bucks (1-2, 1-0) had to overcome a hot start from Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland solid in opener against Wooster

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland boys basketball team started every quarter with a made shot and set the tone Tuesday for a season-opening 66-46 non-league win over Wooster. “It was what I would call a perfect team win,” Hornets coach Michael Murphy said. “I played a ton of people and everybody got involved. We made Read More…

High School Football: Highland at Cloverleaf

WESTFIELD TWP. — Two high school football teams headed in opposite directions met as conference rivals for the last time Friday night. The result was expected. Highland and Cloverleaf lined up across from each other for the final time as Suburban League foes and the Hornets walked away with a convincing 41-0 victory. The Colts Read More…

My little dude and football: The perfect combination

Keegan, left, and Chad Grant at the Mentor-Hudson football game. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Taking my son Keegan to his first football game was an experience I will never forget. We don’t get a whole lot of time together since his mother and I separated — a few days every week, one with just him when I am not working and one with him and his sister, Keira, on Read More…

Soccer: Pirates pack too much punch for Bucks

ROCKY RIVER — From the start, the speed and aggressive offensive game plan of Rocky River’s boys soccer team were going to be problems for Buckeye. The fast and furious Pirates knocked off the Bucks 4-1 in a Rocky River Division II District semifinal Wednesday. “Today we started on the front foot and got a Read More…

High School Football: Firelands at Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River quarterback Mike Hazlett completed just one pass during a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Firelands on Friday. It was a big one. With the Pirates clinging to a one-score lead, Hazlett found open David Bell for a critical third-down conversion that enabled his team to hold on for Read More…