April 30, 2016

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High school basketball: Wadsworth has talent in reserve(s)

This is a story about four players who average a combined 12.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Wadsworth girls basketball team. Three of them average less than 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds, and all of them average less than one assist. Those numbers are extremely misleading, however, because the Grizzlies (26-1) would Read More…

High school basketball: For Brunswick, Q is the answer

Brunswick boys basketball coach Joe Mackey was a really good point guard at Strongsville High, leading the Mustangs to an undefeated regular season and regional semifinal berth as a senior in 1990. Twenty-six years later, Mackey is back at the same level of the postseason tournament, as his Blue Devils (21-4) will play Canton McKinley Read More…

High school basketball: District final lives up to hype

On one end, veteran Brunswick boys basketball coach Joe Mackey pumped his fist, his team, already up 10, about to shoot two free throws with 18 seconds left. On the other, 7-foot-1 Medina senior Jon Teske, tears streaming down his 18-year-old cheeks, left to a standing ovation after the final game of his illustrious high Read More…

Bay rockets by Buckeye

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Buckeye boys basketball team exploded through the door at the outset of its North Ridgeville Division II District semifinal game against top-seeded Bay, then had it slammed in its face. The fourth-seeded Bucks resiliently pushed that door open a bit on several more occasions, but never got through it again in Read More…

Noland: Wadsworth girls on verge of ending streak

Read this sentence five times: The Wadsworth girls basketball program will play for the Norwalk Division I Regional championship. Now read this one four times and we’ll explain in a moment: The Grizzlies went home heartbroken. For the fifth straight season, Medina County’s best and most tradition-rich basketball program finds itself one victory away from Read More…

Colts’ season is over

Rick Noland The Gazette ROCKY RIVER — The Cloverleaf boys basketball program is right back where it started. The Colts made some baby steps at various points of the regular season, but took a big leap backward Tuesday while losing 67-32 to Rocky River in the opening round of the North Ridgeville Division II Sectional. Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick boys deliver memorable night — eventually

BRUNSWICK — A near-capacity crowd was in attendance, it was senior night, a cancer survivor was in the starting lineup for the first time and members of the Cavaliers’ Scream Team were on hand to perform at halftime. Having already clinched a share of the program’s first league title in 50 years, the stage was Read More…

High school basketball: Team play key as Highland downs Barberton

BARBERTON — The most impressive thing about the Highland boys basketball team is just that: The Hornets are a true team. Again maximizing their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses, the intelligent and unselfish Hornets downed Barberton 48-44 Tuesday in Suburban League American Division play. “We all know our roles,” said sophomore small forward Collin Rittman, Read More…

Ejection, no dejection: Medina rolls over Elyria in GCC tilt

MEDINA — A very unusual ejection did not lead to any kind of dejection for the Medina boys basketball team. With varsity coach Chris Hassinger not allowed on the sideline because he was thrown out during the freshman game, the Bees played their best defense of the season Friday in downing Elyria 54-37 in Greater Read More…

Noland: Brunswick-Medina matchup headlines great night for county basketball

It was, as Brunswick boys basketball coach Joe Mackey said, a great night for Medina County. There was a packed house of 1,050 fans in Brunswick’s one-sided, undersized gym, with barely a seat available when the junior varsity game tipped off shortly after 6 p.m. There were two raucous student sections, Medina going farmer get-up Read More…