July 22, 2014

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Girls soccer: Everyone gets into act during Bucks’ easy victory

Buckeye goalkeeper Stacy Hannah brings the ball upfield while defended by Black River’s Brianna Brookshire. Below, the Bucks’ Corrinne Phillips plays the ball between Pirates goalkeeper Erin Heilman and Elizabeth Rowe. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

Ho Hoffman | The Gazette YORK TWP. — The Buckeye and Black River girls soccer teams’ Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division match followed the form sheet to perfection, as the Bucks took the Saturday morning battle 8-0. With Buckeye (11-1-1, 7-0-1) entering the game undefeated in PAC play and the Pirates (0-10, 0-7) looking for Read More…

Knights strike down Colts

Ho Hoffman The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf football team received a double dose of lightning Friday night at Gene Clark Stadium. Lightning from the Nordonia offense coupled with lightning from the sky resulted in a game-shortened 27-3 Suburban League defeat for the Colts. The weather was the big story. Athletic directors and head Read More…

Scoring dry spells sink Pirates in sectional action

2012-13 Black River Girls Basketball

BARBERTON — Either the St. Thomas Aquinas girls basketball team played great defense or Black River was horrible on offense. Or both. The Knights beat the Pirates 32-22 Monday night in the Barberton Division III Sectional, holding Black River to four points in the first half and none in the second quarter. The Pirates (5-18) Read More…

Grizzlies spread wealth around

Ho Hoffman The Gazette WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth boys basketball team’s 64-39 win Friday over Tallmadge was Grizzlies coach Mike Schmeltzer’s “dream game.” It wasn’t the score of the Suburban League game that caused Schmeltzer to grin from ear-to-ear, but rather the way Wadsworth (10-9, 8-4) scored. Of the Grizzlies’ 25 baskets, 23 came off Read More…

Colts gallop off with win

Ho Hoffman The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team not only won its second Suburban League game of the season Friday, but a 62-51 victory over Revere was its first over the Minutemen since Feb. 9, 2007. The Colts (4-12, 2-8) were like a school of sharks smelling blood as they snapped Read More…

Boys basketball: Charity stripe kind to Hornets

Tanner Houska

BATH TWP. — The Highland boys basketball team used the free throw line to its advantage Friday night to hold off upset-minded Revere 54-51 in Suburban League action. Although the Minutemen (1-13, 1-8) had five more field goals, the Hornets connected on 19-of-26 freebies. In the critical fourth quarter, Austin Adams (14 points, 10 rebounds) Read More…

Frigid shooting dooms Hornets on Tuesday night

Austin Adams

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland boys basketball team’s shooting was as frigid as the weather Tuesday night. As a result, it lost the Battle of Route 94 to North Royalton 57-46 in non-league action. With the outside temperature less than 10 degrees, the field goal percentage of the Hornets (8-6) wasn’t that much better, as Read More…

Minutemen end long losing streak at Colts’ expense

Ho Hoffman The Gazette BATH TWP. — The streak is over for the Revere football program. The Minutemen routed Cloverleaf 48-36 in Suburban League action Friday to end a 20-game losing streak. Ironically, the last win for Revere (1-8, 1-5) was Oct. 15, 2010, against Cloverleaf. “We knew that coming into tonight’s game,” Minutemen coach Read More…

Boys soccer: Bucks blast past underdog Rockets

Danny Waters

YORK TWP — If ever a game went according to form, it was the boys soccer match between Buckeye and Streetsboro on Tuesday. The Bucks routed the Rockets 12-0 in a Kent Roosevelt Division II Sectional semifinal. Not only did Streetsboro enter the contest with a 0-10-0 mark, but its record since 2004 was 6-109-2. Read More…

Colts lose shootout to Tallmadge

Ho Hoffman The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — In what looked like a shootout between the Earps and Clantons at the OK Corral, Tallmadge’s football team defeated Cloverleaf 55-35 Friday in a high-scoring Suburban League contest. The Blue Devils (6-2, 4-1) did a good job playing the part of the Earps, as they had most of Read More…