September 20, 2014

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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…

Ohio Open: Pete Skirpstas, Parker Hewit sitting in 26th place

Westfield Center’s Parker Hewit chips to the 12th green on the first day of the Ohio Open. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD CENTER — No one was more shocked to find himself just seven shots off the lead after Monday’s opening round of the Ohio Open Championship than Pete Skirpstas. The former Medina standout found a way to get it done and is tied for 26th to remain in the thick of things along with a Read More…

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…