August 29, 2014

Mostly clear

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

High school football: Brunswick’s Stormin’ Norman

The first three years of Richie Norman’s high school football career were nothing short of frustrating. The final one has been nothing short of memorable. The Brunswick running back thought he was going to start on the freshman team in 2010, but a broken ankle on the first day of full-contact practice ended his season. Read More…

High school football: Diaz right at home on lanes, gridiron

Zak Diaz has manned seven positions for the Buckeye football team this season, but that’s nothing compared to the adjustments he makes on the bowling lanes. Diaz, who will start at offensive tackle and defensive end when the Bucks (6-4) visit Clyde (9-1) in a Division III, Region 8 playoff game Friday at 7:30 p.m., Read More…

High school football: County sees five make playoffs

Medina County has a Fab Five in the football playoffs for the first time. Black River (Division V, Region 15), Brunswick (D-I, Region 1), Buckeye (D-III, Region 8), Highland (D-II, Region 4) and Wadsworth (D-I, Region 1) qualified for the postseason when the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced first-round pairings Sunday. The previous county Read More…

Grizzlies win crazy game

Albert Grindle The Gazette MACEDONIA — Minutes after the Wadsworth football team defeated Nordonia 34-33 Friday, defensive coordinator Rob Karovic heaped compliments on his jubilant players. He ended the short speech with three words that led to a primal roar: “We’re going home.” Art Wright Memorial Stadium will be rocking next week in a Division Read More…

Sutherland proud of seniors

Tim Gebhardt The Gazette ELYRIA — In spite of five losses to close the year, Medina football coach Dan Sutherland couldn’t help but be proud Friday night at Ely Stadium. “Our seniors have not quit all year long,” he said after Elyria escaped with a 14-7 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory that sewed up Read More…

Hornets have perfect end to season

Highland’s Cory Moncol upends Cloverleaf’s Garrison Flora for a short gain during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE) Rick Noland The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — This time, there was no upset. Not by a long shot. The Highland football team got touchdowns from five different players on its first five possessions Friday en route Read More…

River’s defeat leaves Stars in three-way tie

Todd Shapiro The Gazette LAGRANGE — For most of the week leading up to the Black River game, Keystone fans were eagerly anticipating what the Pirates offense would do next. The Pirates had put up approximately 48 points per game in Patriot Athletic Conference play and senior Andrew Vaughn had gone over the 2,000-yard mark Read More…

Field goal as time expires beats Brunswick

Chad Grant The Gazette SOLON — The Brunswick and Solon football teams put on a show in a Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division thriller Friday. The game featured big plays, big misses, big stars, stats galore and lots of surprises as Solon eventually pulled out a heart-stopping 44-41 win at Stewart Field. All the news Read More…

Bucks earn title share, playoff berth

Brian Dulik The Gazette YORK TWP. — The Buckeye football team played a near-perfect game on what turned into an absolutely perfect Friday evening. Senior running back Cody Fortney rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Bucks reach the end zone on all seven of their possessions in a 48-7 Patriot Athletic Conference Read More…

County teams can make playoff history

Albert Grindle The Gazette The impressive and, quite frankly, surprising rebound is nearly complete. Medina County was shut out of the playoffs last season for the first time since the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded to 192 qualifiers in 1999. It is now on the verge of history. Heading into Week 10 action tonight, Read More…