September 22, 2014

Medina
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Steffas takes third Jim Reynolds Relays title

AVON — For the third straight year, Highland senior Karissa Steffas came away with the top prize in the high jump at Saturday’s Avon Jim Reynolds Relays. Steffas teamed with Nikki McKenna in the two-person relay event for a combined height of 9 feet, 8 inches. They beat Avon and Avon Lake, which both cleared Read More…

Blue Devils win fourth straight title at Comet Relays

Brianna Neitzel

AMHERST — There were a few bumps in the road, but the Brunswick girls track team won its fourth straight title at the 57th annual Comet Relays. The Blue Devils rang up two victories at the Richard Cooley Track while adding four second-place finishes and one third to hold off Medina 86-80. The Bees countered Read More…

Anna Boyert, Ryan Gallagher secure top-10 finishes

Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher, left, finished sixth at the Division II state cross country meet. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

HEBRON — Medina senior Anna Boyert and Buckeye junior Ryan Gallagher ended their cross country seasons on a high note with all-state finishes Saturday. Boyert finished fourth for the second straight year in the Division I girls race (18:12.49), earning All-Ohio (top 25) for the third time in her career. “I led for most of Read More…

Blue Devils rally to win D-I cross-country crown

The Brunswick girls cross country team members stand on the podeum after receiving their medals for winning the top prize in Division I on Saturday in Hebron. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY AARON JOSEFCZYK)

HEBRON — Loren McDaniel, the youngest of Jack and Denise’s 13 children, was a kindergartner tagging around with her family at the 1999 state cross country meet. Her brother, Joe, helped Brunswick win the boys Division I state title that year. McDaniel learned quite a bit in 12 years, as the senior helped the girls Read More…

Medina County runners roll, earn plethora of state berths

Anna Boyert

TIFFIN — It was a great Saturday for Medina County cross country at the Tiffin Regional at Hedges-Boyer Park. The No. 2-ranked Brunswick girls won the Division I meet despite an off day by senior Selena Pasadyn. The Blue Devils held off Sylvania Northview 99-107. The D-I boys race was also with good news. No. Read More…

Cross country: Buckeye teams have outstanding races

J.J. Grzincic

ELYRIA — It was a very special Saturday for the Buckeye cross country program at the Elyria Division II District. The boys advanced to regionals for the second time in school history (2002). The girls qualified to the Tiffin-hosted event for the first time since 2001. Buckeye advanced with a second-place finish behind Bay 69-87 Read More…

Cross country: Hornets run away with two team titles

Gus Kazek

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Highland boys and girls cross country teams were not at 100 percent manpower Saturday at the J.B. Firestone Invitational. It didn’t matter, however, as both convincingly defended their team titles. Highland’s boys beat Black River 69-107 in a 13-team field. The Pirates finished third last year, one point out of second Read More…

Cross country: Devils pocket title at Earlybird invite

Paige Szabat

ELYRIA — It wasn’t the type day the Brunswick girl cross country team expected, but it was one full of pleasant surprises Saturday at Lorain County Community College. Behind seniors Selena Pasadyn and Loren McDaniel, Brunswick defeated three-time defending champ Magnificat, 57-115, to win the 34th annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational. Brunswick turned the trick Read More…

State cross country: Scioto Downs no longer a host

The Ohio High School Athletic Association state cross country meet will have a new site this year. The National Trail Raceway in Hebron replaces Scioto Downs Racetrack, which had been the race course since 1985. The state meet will be Nov. 5. NTR is a racing drag strip. Construction work for the new high school Read More…

Jack Greenwald sweeps sprints at USATF National Masters

BEREA — Things clicked like 1-2-3 for Seville’s Jack Greenwald at Sunday’s 43rd annual USATF National Masters Track and Field Championships. The 83-year-old swept his events when he won his third gold medal of the four-day meet with a victory in the men’s 80-84 age group 200-meter dash in 35.59. “I wanted to do it Read More…