July 22, 2014

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Track and field championships: Steele Wasik dominates hurdles

Steele Wasik has never been so happy with a fourth-place finish. The Medina resident set four personal records, which included breaking the American junior decathlon record in the 110-meter hurdles, en route to a banner day at the USATF Championships at Sacramento State University. “The meet was everything I had hoped it would be,” Wasik Read More…

Ohio Open: Medina’s Austin Schreiber wants to make the cut this time

Montville Township’s Pete Skirpstas tees off during last year’s Ohio Open at Westfield Group Country Club. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD CENTER — One shot. That was all that separated Austin Schreiber from the final round of the Ohio Open Championship last summer. After firing his lowest round of the event, the Medina graduate fell just short of his goal of making the final-day cut. He is hoping to erase those bitter memories when the Read More…

Ohio Open: Henighan confident at Westfield

WESTFIELD CENTER — There aren’t many competitors that will hit the course this week at the 93rd Ohio Open Championships and know Westfield Group Country Club better than Bob Henighan. Since he was 12 years old, Westfield has been a second home to the Medina resident. Last year it showed. In his first Ohio Open Read More…

College track and field: Kent State Hall to honor Mindy Wirtz

WADSWORTH — It has been more than a decade since Mindy Wirtz pushed the shot put or spun the discus for Kent State University. The former Medina standout and current Wadsworth resident will be inducted into the school’s Varsity ‘K’ Hall of Fame in September as part of the 36th induction ceremony. It’s an honor Read More…

Pro Kyle Juszczyk to hold football camp at Cloverleaf

Baltimore Ravens fullback and Lafayette Township native Kyle Juszczyk, left, will host a youth football camp at Gene Clark Stadium on Monday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The “Juice” is back at Gene Clark Stadium. Former Cloverleaf football standout and current Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk will conduct the inaugural Juice’s Future All-Stars Camp, a one-day clinic for kids ages 8-13, on Monday. Registration for the camp will start at 8:30 a.m., with instruction by Juszczyk and members of the Read More…

Heartland baseball: Eli Kraus shines for Team Ohio in Oklahoma

Eli Kraus got a glimpse into his baseball future last week and the recent Buckeye graduate liked what he saw. The Kent State recruit traveled to Oklahoma and played with Team Ohio in the Heartland Baseball Classic, helping the squad to a fifth-place finish. Not only did Kraus get to compete alongside 19 of the Read More…

Basketball: Tyler Peters headed to Sweden

MEDINA — Tyler Peters just wanted one more year to play the game he loves. So after highly successful stints at Medina High and Division III Wheaton College in Illinois, Peters hit the road and played in a handful of showcases in front of pro basketball scouts and agents. That led to an opportunity to Read More…

Lodi’s Davis excited for Buckin’ Ohio event

WESTFIELD TWP. — Brandon Davis has never forgotten his roots. Davis, a native of Cabot, Arkansas, is a professional bull rider on the PBR Touring Pro Division and the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association. He has made a name for himself in the sport he loves, but he will always have a special place in Read More…

U.S. Open: Jessica Porvasnik thrilled to compete against the best

Jessica Porvasnik tees off during the 2012 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I state tournament. The Hinckley Township resident will compete in the U.S. Women’s Open today. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

PINEHURST, N.C. — Jessica Porvasnik has played in more golf tournaments than she can count. From dominating the junior circuits to winning a state individual championship for Highland to helping Ohio State capture the Big Ten crown this season, the Hinckley Township native has lived on the links. This week, however, Porvasnik will play alongside Read More…

Track and field: Steele Wasik, Sarah Berger help Ohio win

GRANVILLE — When describing her final high school track meet, Sarah Berger was just appreciative of the honor. To represent Team Ohio and help it to another title Saturday afternoon at the Midwest Meet of Champions was a perfect capper to an already highlight-packed career for the recent Wadsworth graduate. Beating the school up north Read More…