July 28, 2014

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Nine-year-old Jackson Chambers makes hole-in-one

  Dan Brown The Gazette YORK TWP. — From the first day he started playing golf, Jackson Chambers fell in love with the 11th hole at Shale Creek Golf Club. It’s the spot where he had his first par when he was six and his family lives in the York Township housing development that surrounds Read More…

Track and field: Steele Wasik wins Pan American junior decathlon crown

Medina native Steele Wasik celebrates winning the Pan American Cup Junior decathlon title. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

It’s been Steele Wasik’s dream for a while now to represent his country on the track. The Medina native got that opportunity Saturday and made the most of it by winning the Pan American Cup junior decathlon championship at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility in Ottawa, Ontario. Wasik compiled 7,004 points to take the title Read More…

Hornets use soccer event to build on last year’s success

Highland’s Lauren Tecco, left, and Kaitlyn Lafayette work against each other in practice. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE — After the best finish in Suburban League play in seven years and one of the best overall records in over a decade last fall, Highland’s girls soccer team is on the rise. Despite having to fill some spots due to graduation, the Hornets return eight fulltime starters from a year ago and will Read More…

Cleveland Futbol Club not done yet

The under-14 Cleveland Futbol Club is headed to the national tournament. Coach Ross Nicol is surrounded by (back row, from left) Olivia Menssen, Janice Joyner, Victoria Baker and Emily Arellano. In front are Halle Rogers and Megan Sency. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

If you need any proof how bright the future of Medina County soccer is, just look at the Cleveland Futbol Club’s under-14 girls squad. The team is led by six local residents that will be future contributors for Medina and Wadsworth’s high school programs, and all have played integral roles in helping the club to Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth wrestlers push each other

Wadsworth wrestlers Cody Surratt, left, Darrin Gilkerson, center, and Shane Mast will compete in the ASICS/Vaughn Junior & Cadet National Championships. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Much of wrestling is an individual sport. But Wadsworth’s Darrin Gilkerson, Shane Mast and Cody Surratt are happy to be sharing the experience of competing at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota this weekend. The three Grizzlies will join a host of wrestlers from across the state in Read More…

Kyle Gordon, 10, wins national taekwondo championship for age bracket

Montville Township’s Kyle Gordon holds a championship medal. Gordon took first in his age bracket at the America Taekwondo United National Championships. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

MEDINA — Like many kids his age, Kyle Gordon wants to someday compete in the Olympics. Gordon is not a typical kid, however. The Montville Township resident has done more in the sport of taekwondo than most do in a lifetime. And he’s only 10. The local recently claimed the national championship in his age Read More…

Miracle League makes special memories on the baseball diamond

Bianca Kennedy of the Orioles runs the bases as the Aces Jacob Danszczak looks on during their game against the Royals during the Miracle League game at Sam Masi Park in Medina. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — For six nights a week, the baseball diamond at Medina’s Sam Masi Park is a busy place for the Miracle League of Northeast Ohio. From its junior buddy league to one for adults, individuals with mental and/or physical challenges from across the region get the opportunity to play America’s pastime on the artificial Read More…

Play for P.I.N.K. scramble set for July 19

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — After two turbulent days to open the NBA’s free agency period, calmer waters prevailed Thursday. LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, continued meeting with teams interested in signing the four-time MVP as an unrestricted free agent. All of the negotiating sessions are being held at Paul’s office in downtown Read More…

Ohio Open: Parker Hewit struggles down stretch finishing 13th

Westfiled Center’s Parker Hewit hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the Ohio Open. Below, Montville Township’s Howard Clendenin studies the fifth green. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD CENTER — Through six holes Wednesday, everything was going according to plan for Parker Hewit. He found himself climbing the leaderboard on the final day of the 93rd Ohio Open Championship at Westfield Group Country Club, a course he practically has grown up on. That’s when it all came crashing down. Hewit went from Read More…

Ohio Open: Four area golfers remain in running following Day 2

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WESTFIELD CENTER — For the first time this summer, Parker Hewit was pleased with how he hit the ball in his second round of the Ohio Open Championship. Putting was another story. Short game aside, Hewit’s ball-striking was enough Tuesday to secure a spot in the final round at Westfield Group Country Club. He enters Read More…