August 27, 2014

Medina
Intermittent clouds
75°F

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…

Bucks put win on ice in fourth

Chad Grant The Gazette HENRIETTA TWP. — If coffee is indeed for closers, as Alec Baldwin’s character stated in the early 1990s film “Glengarry Glen Ross,” the Buckeye boys basketball team deserves a trip to the local brew shop. Locked in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division battle with Firelands through three quarters, the Bucks Read More…

Middies roll by Colts

Chad Grant The Gazette EATON TWP. — When good defense meets struggling offense, you get the kind of basketball game Midview and Cloverleaf played Friday in the first round of the Bob DiFranco Holiday Tournament. The game started evenly but quickly got out of hand, as Midview used stifling defense and a balanced offense to Read More…

Bucks win rivalry game with Pirates

Chad Grant The Gazette YORK TWP. — About the only thing Buckeye’s boys basketball team didn’t do well Friday in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division matchup with Black River was start fast. The Bucks overcame sloppy early play easily and went on to rout the rival Pirates 78-30. After struggling initially with missed layups Read More…

Girls basketball: All 15 Bees players contribute to blowout

MEDINA — The big names on the stat sheet weren’t the ones Medina girls basketball fans are used to seeing. The Bees went 15 deep Wednesday in their 78-20 Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division blowout of Valley Forge. Even with a slow start offensively in which the Bees missed layups and struggled to capitalize on Patriots Read More…

Boys basketball: Colts get first win of season

BROOKLYN — Forgive the Cloverleaf boys basketball players if they have a little extra bounce in their steps today. The Colts finally got their first win of the season by knocking off Brooklyn 67-55 in a non-league game Tuesday. How Cloverleaf (1-5) got that first win was a testament to hard work and fundamentals. “It Read More…

Defense lights fire under Hornets

Chad Grant The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — Center Andrew Francesconi gave Highland all sorts of problems Friday as Tallmadge built a first-half lead. In the second half, Brogan Scott and the Hornets’ defense solved Francesconi’s riddle and won 53-45 in Suburban League boys basketball action. Francesconi (21 points, 14 rebounds) was a one-man show for Read More…