November 25, 2014

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Soccer: Wadsworth fails to capitalize on chances on the tourney trail

Wadsworth’s Mariah Braman controls the ball against Wooster’s Aiche N’Daiye in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Typically, if you can control the midfield, you usually win the game. But in the case of Wadsworth’s girls soccer team Monday night, it was one counter-attack that ended its season. Wooster scored late in the first half and let its defense do the rest en route to stunning the Grizzlies 1-0 in Read More…

High School Football: Wadsworth at Revere

Dan Brown The Gazette BATH TWP. — While Wadsworth’s Kyle Kemppel is listed as a linebacker, the senior has the heart of a defensive back. Facing one of the top quarterbacks in the Suburban League on Friday night, Kemppel and his teammates rose to the challenge, forcing multiple turnovers en route to picking up a Read More…

Soccer: Medina wins NOC Valley, gets first outright title since 2010

Medina’s Lauren Rafie attempts to head the ball into the goal while being defended by North Royalton’s Dani Giles and goalie Keeley Malley in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — With four teams alive for a share of the final Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division championship Wednesday night, many at Medina Memorial Stadium were glued to their phones for score updates. Those text messages proved meaningless, however, as the Bees took care of business and defeated North Royalton 4-1 to claim the outright Read More…

High School Football: Black River at Wellington

WELLINGTON — It wasn’t a shock to Black River football coach Al Young that his offense struggled Friday night. With three starters out, a steady rain and a highly motivated Wellington squad to deal with, the Pirates dropped a 28-12 decision in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division opener. It was quite a 180-degree feeling Read More…

Girls soccer: Brunswick suffers setback

COPLEY TWP. — It was the rematch the Brunswick girls soccer team had been waiting for all summer. Facing a Copley team that knocked them out of the postseason a year ago, the Blue Devils were out for a little payback Monday night. That revenge will have to wait a little bit longer, however, as Read More…

H.S. Wrestling: Former Black River state champion to coach Pirates

SULLIVAN TWP.— Jesse Campbell is going back to where he made a name for himself. The former Black River state champion wrestler recently was named successor to longtime coach Corey Kline. Campbell spent last year guiding the Pirates’ middle school program, making him almost an ideal fit for a team that will feature a handful Read More…

Pirates win another wacky game

Black River's David Bell breaks through the line for a 55 yard touchdown run in the first quarter Friday night against Clearview. (JUDD SMERGLIA / PHOTO)

Dan Brown The Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — If you would’ve told coach Al Young his Black River football team would finish its game with Clearview on Friday without its starting quarterback and top running back, he probably would have thought his chances of winning were slim. But behind the legs of Dalton Toth, the Pirates Read More…

Girls soccer: Blue Devils upend Bees

BRUNSWICK — In one of the biggest weeks in program history, the Brunswick girls soccer team proved it belonged with the state’s elite. For the second time in as many seasons, Brunswick defeated rival Medina in a battle of state-ranked teams — this time by a 2-1 count Saturday night at Judy Kirsch Field — Read More…

High School Football: Oberlin at Buckeye

YORK TWP. — As Buckeye’s football team walked off the field after a 55-16 thrashing of Oberlin, Braeden Stauffer helped carry some equipment into the locker room. You would never know the sophomore scored a touchdown he will never forget. Stauffer’s first career score in the closing seconds — an exclamation point on an easy Read More…

Soccer: In battle of top teams, No. 9 Brunswick tie No. 1 Strongsville

Brunswick’s Marissa Fabrizi battles Strongsville’s Megan Patrick for the ball in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

STRONGSVILLE— You can count on one hand the number of times Macey Juguilon had the ball Monday night. But the Brunswick senior isn’t about counting her touches; she’s about making the most of her opportunities. Juguilon connected on one of the biggest shots of her prep career in helping the ninth-ranked Blue Devils forge a Read More…