August 20, 2014

Medina
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Girls soccer: Expecting more, Medina pulls out win

Medina's Hannah Ludwig works to control the ball against Copley's Courtney Campbell during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Chalk it up to opening-night jitters, but the Medina girls soccer team didn’t put together the effort it wanted or expected Monday. Despite that, the nationally ranked Bees still found a way to pick up a goal late in regulation to edge a pesky Copley squad 1-0 in non-league play at Medina Memorial Read More…

Golf: Pat Spoerndle to participate in ‘100 for Hospice’

Pat Spoerndle will golf 100 holes today to raise money for HMC Hospice of Medina County. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Not even a little rain in the forecast can damper the spirits of Pat Spoerndle. The Medina resident has many reasons to be happy, as he already has surpassed last year’s record money total for HMC Hospice of Medina County. He will take to the links for the sixth straight summer in his Read More…

Hinckley Hills Golf Course turns 50

Hinckley Hills Golf Course club house from the 18th fairway. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Dan Brown The Gazette HINCKLEY TWP. — Hinckley Hills Golf Course has come a long way in 50 years. From a Donald Krush idea in the early 1960s to the present-day 23-hole layout in the wooded countryside and rolling hills of northeast MedinaCounty, the course has become one of the most scenic and challenging Read More…

U.S. Women’s Amateur: Confident Jessica Porvasnik embraces challenge

Over the last two days, Jessica Porvasnik has been learning the ins and outs of Nassau Country Club. She’s not too nervous about the challenge of managing the historic layout in the oldest women’s amateur around. The 2012 Highland graduate is focusing more on believing it can be done. Porvasnik will use the confidence she Read More…

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…