November 20, 2014

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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…

Volleyball: Cruise control, Wadsworth easily gets by Barberton

BARBERTON — The only drama in the Wadsworth volleyball team’s Barberton Division I Sectional semifinal against Akron Garfield on Wednesday was a brief delay in the second set. The delay, which lasted about five minutes, was due to the Grizzlies playing out of order. After officials discussed the error and got everyone back where they Read More…

High School Football: Green at Cloverleaf

Cloverleafs' Russel Gretsinger goes up to make an interception on a pass intended for Greens Jonathan Brooke in the second quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  WESTFIELD TWP. — The offensive woes continued for the Cloverleaf football team night, as it dropped a 42-7 Suburban League decision to Green on homecoming night. A late touchdown by sophomore running back Diego Rivera helped Cloverleaf (0-7, 0-4) avoid being skunked for the third straight game and the fourth time this season. Rivera Read More…

High School Football: Buckeye at Brookside

SHEFFIELD — To say the Buckeye football team is on a roll would be an understatement. The Bucks rolled over Brookside like a herd of hungry deer over a one-foot fence into an unguarded corn field. Buckeye crushed the Cardinals 62-13 in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division opener Friday night. The Bucks (4-2, 1-0) Read More…

Bees suffer another one-point loss

Chad Grant The Gazette NORTH ROYALTON — It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Medina football team. For the second consecutive week, the Bees dropped a heartbreaking one-point game, this time 21-20 to winless North Royalton on Friday. The Bees (1-4, 0-1), who lost to Garfield Heights 28-27 last week, met their Read More…

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…