December 21, 2014

Medina
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Bad stretches hurt Grizzlies

Eric Barnes The Gazette WADSWORTH — Often the difference between winning and losing is the ability to play consistently for 32 minutes. The Wadsworth boys basketball team was unable to find it Friday in a 59-46 Suburban League loss to Nordonia. “It was a couple poor stretches,” Grizzlies coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr. said. “I thought Read More…

Medina soccer players enjoy magical tourney ride

Michael Clendenin

MACEDONIA — Michael Clendenin wasn’t happy how it all ended so quickly, but the Medina senior is proud of what it took to get there. The news of the night was the Bees saw their soccer season come to an end with a 3-0 Division I regional semifinal loss to Westlake, but there’s so much Read More…

Dukes turn close game into rout

Eric Barnes The Gazette WELLINGTON — A quick start wasn’t enough for Buckeye’s football team. The Bucks forced a fumble on the first play of the game and scored on the second, but couldn’t find a winning formula in a 42-20 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss to host Wellington on a cold and wet Read More…

Wadsworth doesn’t capitalize on chances

Eric Barnes The Gazette TALLMADGE — An opportunistic defense gave Wadsworth’s football team a chance, but the Grizzlies couldn’t find the winning combination Friday in a 19-14 Suburban League loss to Tallmadge. Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Gotto did. Wadsworth (5-4, 3-2) forced five turnovers in the first half, but Gotto made the play of the Read More…

Kinsey accounts for five TDs

Eric Barnes The Gazette GREEN — Bruce Kinsey doesn’t think of himself as a dual-threat quarterback. The Green Bulldogs probably do. Kinsey put together the best game of his high school career Friday as he ran and threw Highland to a 43-21 win over Suburban League rival Green. The 6-foot-1 junior threw four touchdown passes Read More…

Young Blue Devils not feeling pressure

Highland's Cole Vandenberg will be competing this weekend in the Suburban League Championships. (Judd Smerglia / photo)

Eric Barnes The Gazette Young and carefree. That’s a way to describe Brunswick’s girls cross country team as it prepares for Saturday’s Northeast Ohio Conference Championship at Garfield Park in Mentor. The Blue Devils are the reigning Division I state champions, but coach Kerry Hunter said they’re not worried about living up to expectations. “I Read More…

Many happy returns for Colts, but no win

Eric Barnes The Gazette COPLEY TWP. — Sometimes a football team needs to look at the little victories and not the final score. Such was the case Friday for Cloverleaf, which lost to Copley 38-21 in Suburban League play. The good news for the Colts (3-4, 0-4) came on big plays from junior running back Read More…

Bees take pride in Medina Cross Country Festival

Ian McKee

MEDINA — Six of the seven Medina County schools will compete Saturday at the 21st annual Medina Cross Country Festival at Ella Canavan Elementary School. The event has special significance to the host Bees. “This is our home course and we need to defend our turf,” boys coach Milt Place said. Place said the course Read More…

Gotto goes wild

Eric Barnes The Gazette TALLMADGE — Tallmadge quarterback Anthony Gotto proved to be too much for Highland on Friday as the Blue Devils won 35-21 in Suburban League action. Gotto, a senior, showed why he’s getting the attention from Division I college programs, tossing for 203 yards and touchdown passes of 56, 11, 6, 5 Read More…

Hornets start to heat up in cross country action

Nicole Hadler

With three weeks until the Suburban League meet and the postseason around the corner, Highland’s cross country teams are coming off their best showings. The boys and girls swept the team titles as well as top places individually Saturday at the J.B. Firestone Invitational at Back River. The victories come at a great time, and Read More…