September 2, 2014

Partly cloudy

Select games will be streamed on

Day Date Game
Friday 8/29 Medina at Brunswick
Friday 9/05 Eastlake North at Medina
Friday 9/12 Cloverleaf at Buckeye
Friday 9/19 Black River at Lutheran West
Friday 9/26 Normandy at Brunswick
Friday 10/03 Medina at Strongsville
Friday 10/10 Buckeye at Black River
Friday 10/17 Wellington at Buckeye
Friday 10/24 Brunswick at Strongsville
Friday 10/31 TBA

Colts’ Keene hungry for big season

Rick Noland The Gazette Cloverleaf’s Jon Keene is hungry. Not only for the peach cobbler he can whip up just like Mom and Grandma or the trout he catches or rabbits and deer he hunts, but for success on the football field. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 350 pounds, the senior offensive tackle will play a Read More…

Pirates’ Slone an old-fashioned lineman

Two-way lineman Ryan Slone is a little bit crazy, but Black River football coach Al Young has no problem with that. “He’s a loose cannon, there’s no doubt about that,” Young said of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior. “He’s always been one of those kids who had fun playing, but this offseason he’s really taken hold Read More…

Bucks’ Scott has need for speed

With a ton of talented juniors, the Buckeye football team could be very good next season. But Nate Scott and the rest of the 11th-grade group are still planning on doing some big things in 2014. “We’re looking like a solid team coming off a good year last year,” the wide receiver/cornerback said of the Read More…

High school football players return to gridiron

Veteran Black River coach Al Young is looking at life without leading rusher Andrew Vaughn, left, as a welcome challenge. Today, is the first day of high school football practice. RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE

This week’s weather has high school football faithful excited for the lights of Friday night again. By this time next week, that enthusiasm will be at a fevered pitch when teams across the state are in full pads. This morning, schools were able to meet as a team, put away the 7-on-7 playbooks and actually Read More…

Wadsworth football coach Greg Dennison could miss first game

Greg Dennison

There’s a strong chance the most recognizable figure on Wadsworth’s football team won’t be around when the Grizzlies open their season Aug. 29 at Ashland. Head coach Greg Dennison, who is entering his 20th year with Wadsworth, hasn’t stepped down or been non-renewed. The winningest coach in school history, Dennison will likely still be recuperating Read More…

PHOTOS: Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk returns to Cloverleaf for camp


Cloverleaf graduate and current Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk visited his alma mater on Monday for the Juice’s Future All-Stars Camp. Juszczyk  and Cloverleaf head football coach Bob Lake worked with players at the camp.

Football MVP: Highland’s Kinsey has one more decision to make

The high school resume is as impressive as any quarterback in Medina County history. Senior Bruce Kinsey led Highland to its first state semifinal appearance, a school-record 13 wins and No. 6 ranking in The Associated Press Division II state poll. He was the undisputed Northeast Inland District D-II Offensive Player of the Year, a Read More…

All-Ohio football: Black River’s Vaughn is on second team

Black River running back Andrew Vaughn was a narrow runner-up to Fairless quarterback Hunter Wells for Northeast Inland District Division V Offensive Player of the Year last month. Surprisingly, that wasn’t enough for the senior to be named first-team All-Ohio when those teams were announced Tuesday by The Associated Press. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Vaughn earned Read More…

Football: Kinsey on All-Ohio first team, four on second team

COLUMBUS — Highland quarterback Bruce Kinsey was named to The Associated Press Division II All-Ohio first team Monday, but he would trade it “in a second, in a heartbeat” to be playing for a state championship Friday. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior, who led the Hornets (13-1) to their first state semifinal appearance, where they lost Read More…

Heartbreaker for Hornets

Very few things bring a community together quite like a deep playoff run in high school football. The streets are lined with signs rooting for the team as hype turns into hyperbole with every win. At Highland, it was a little different as the Hornets went where few Medina County teams have gone before when Read More…