April 18, 2014

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Wrestling: Baughman, Chrisman earn All-America

Medina County wrestlers Joey Baughman and Brady Chrisman are no strangers to national tournaments, but the duo walked away from the AAU Middle School National Duals with some serious hardware. Baughman and Chrisman earned All-America honors last weekend after posting 8-0 records at the two-day event in Des Moines, Iowa, along with helping their teams Read More…

Bees’ distance medley impresses at Medina Relays

MEDINA — The members of Medina’s distance medley knew they had a strong group, but their win Saturday afternoon was a surprise even to them. It wasn’t the fact Jessica Wolf, Kimmy Vidika, Sarah Pack and Maria Scavuzzo won at the 27th edition of the Medina Relays, it was the margin of victory. “It was Read More…

College basketball: Challenge accepted, Forsythe earns All-America honors in NAIA Division I

Cloverleaf graduate Brooke Forsythe helped the University of the Cumberlands reach the NAIA tournament. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Brooke Forsythe answered the call when the University of the Cumberlands women’s basketball team needed her. The team was hovering around the .500 mark through the first 10 games of the season, but the junior center led a charge that helped the Patriots turn around their season. So when the former Cloverleaf standout was honored Read More…

College signing: Change of plans, Shingary switches from CSU to Buffalo

MEDINA — Just months after making a verbal commitment to Cleveland State, Medina soccer standout Bri Shingary announced Wednesday she will attend Buffalo. The junior decommitted from the Vikings after coach Derrek Falor resigned and quickly chose to play for the Mid-American Conference Bulls in 2015. “I have nothing against the new coach at Cleveland Read More…

All-Gazette wrestling: Vidka willed way to D-III crown

It’s one thing to say you want to be a state champion. Thousands of wrestlers do each season. Sebastian Vidika talked the talk and walked the walk. Whether it was an offseason practice session, a 15-0 blowout win at a midseason tournament or a match in front of thousands of fans with a state title Read More…

Girls swimming MVP: Heart-to-heart talk with sister helped Dostall push through the pain

Brunswick junior Mikayla Dostall is the 2013-14 Gazette MVP for girls swimming and diving. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Mikayla Dostall had a choice. After battling knee problems for most of her prep career, the Brunswick junior had to choose between blaming pain for not fulfilling some of the goals she set or working to leave a legacy. Good news for the Blue Devils: She picked the latter. Dostall strung together one of the Read More…

Track and field: Injured Wasik places third in pentathlon

NEW YORK — Steele Wasik wasn’t going to let anything slow him down Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Despite sustaining a shoulder injury, the Medina resident and St. Edward senior battled through the pain and placed third in the pentathlon with a personal-record total against a stacked field at The Armory Track & Read More…

College sports: John Carroll wrestler Mirman sixth in D-III

Dan Mirman can’t explain it, but things starting clicking for him near the end of the season. The John Carroll University wrestler put together a great postseason and placed sixth Saturday to earn All-America status at the NCAA Division III Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 149-pounder went undefeated in Ohio Athletic Conference duals, won Read More…

College sports: Florida’s Burke takes seventh in high jump

It wasn’t the best performance of Taylor Burke’s collegiate career, but it’s one she won’t soon forget. The University of Florida junior placed seventh in the high jump at the NCAA Division I Championships Saturday at the Albuquerque Convention Center to earn All-America accolades for the first time and help the Gators take third. “I Read More…

Track and field: Bees’ Hutchinson motivated to compete

NEW YORK — Kyle Hutchinson has had a pretty consistent indoor track season. The Medina pole vault specialist has cleared 15 feet and either won or finished runner-up in just about every meet. That’s a major reason why he will be one of four Medina Countians to make the trip to New York today for Read More…