August 21, 2014

Medina
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Panthers maul Pirates

Kenneth Coleman The Gazette NEW FRANKLIN TWP. — It’s never easy going against Manchester’s football team, especially on its home field. A perennial state power within the small-school ranks, the Panthers were too much for Black River to handle in cruising to a 56-13 non-conference win Friday. A member of the PAC-7 Conference, Manchester has Read More…

Grizzlies squeak past Generals

Richard Doyle The Gazette WADSWORTH — For the second straight week, Wadsworth’s football team faced an opponent with a myriad of deceptive plays and spread formations. And for the second straight week, the Grizzlies made the proper defensive adjustments. Friday’s result was a 14-13 non-league win over Wooster. Wadsworth (2-0) fell behind in the second Read More…

Cunningham gets Colts out of gate quickly

Todd Shapiro The Gazette LaGRANGE — Devin Cunningham was determined to make sure this week would be different. From the Cloverleaf football team’s first offensive play, he did everything he could to make it happen. Cunningham’s 70-yard run after receiving a lateral pass from quarterback Garrison Flora set the tone as the Colts went on Read More…

Grizzlies ground, pound out win

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Kenneth Coleman The Gazette WADSWORTH — It was the first football game played on the new FieldTurf at Art Wright Memorial Stadium and fans of both teams packed the stands for the season opener between Wadsworth and Ashland. With the Arrows looking to win through the air and Wadsworth utilizing a steady ground game, the Read More…

Marinaro sets record for assists

Brunswick's Gannon Foust shoots and scores. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

Jon Huff The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It’s two shutouts and two wins for Brunswick’s boys soccer team, which dominated Amherst Steele 7-0 Thursday night in non-league action. Kyle Hotz scored twice and Jesse Marinaro tallied a goal and set a school record with five assists. “Two wins, no losses going into a very tough game Read More…

Amazing ride come to end

Richard Doyle The Gazette NEW ALBANY — The remarkable run is over. Medina entered the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Division I state semifinals Friday against a familiar but not-so-friendly foe, and third-ranked Sycamore got its revenge by upending the three-time defending champion with a convincing yet stunning 10-3 victory. The Aviators, who lost to the Read More…

Dunbar makes semifinals

Richard Doyle The Gazette COLUMBUS — Cloverleaf junior Jacob Dunbar used an impressive array of strokes and patience Friday to capture a berth in this morning’s Division I state semifinals at the Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center. Dunbar will face Gahanna Lincoln senior Canyon Teague, who disposed of Willoughby South’s Vince Anzalone 4–6, 6–2, 6–1. Read More…

Hornets never say die

Richard Doyle The Gazette MACEDONIA — What was touted Friday as a matchup of solid pitching quickly became a slugfest. In the end, the fifth-seeded Highland baseball team needed one extra inning to take down Suburban League champion and No. 4 seed Nordonia 12-4 in a Hudson Division I Sectional final. The Hornets (21-8) advance Read More…

Boys basketball: Rockets blast past Buckeye

WESTLAKE — The Buckeye boys basketball team started the season on fire and fizzled towards the end. The opposite held true in the Westlake Division II Sectional finals Friday, as it started slowly but ended with a flurry. The clock beat the sixth-seeded Bucks to the finish and their comeback fell short in a 64-53 Read More…

Knights beat Grizzlies

MACEDONIA — A big second quarter was all Nordonia’s boys basketball team needed Friday in a 70-59 win over Wadsworth in Suburban League action. The Knights (15-2, 10-0) won the second quarter 24-13 on a night in which they received double-figure scoring totals from Chris Scott (12 points), Eli Linder (11), Nick Piotrowski (11) and Read More…