May 26, 2015

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Hall of Fame: Black River was first Medina County volleyball team to make state semis

Members of the 1984 Black River Class A state semifinalist volleyball team in action. Clockwise from upper left are Pam Heilman, Tina Lieb, Deanna Hawley and Melissa Freeman. Sue Leach is in the center. The team will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during June 11 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (PHOTOS PROVIDED / RON SCHWANE ILLUSTRATION)

Lisa Gayle Grayson | The Gazette It was a time when female sports were gaining respect. Black River’s volleyball team advanced to the Class A state semifinals 12 years after Title IX was passed by the federal government. Still, in 1984, sports played by female athletes were trying to establish respect. According to the Feminist Read More…

Indians: Slugfest sadness as error on Zach McAllister allows go-ahead run

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CLEVELAND — One winning streak continued Monday afternoon at Progressive Field. Unfortunately for the Indians, it was the wrong one. Texas got the best of Cleveland, out-slugging the Indians 10-8 to extend its winning streak to six games. Cleveland, on the other hand, lost for the first time in seven games. A game that featured Read More…

Medina teams place second at Amherst District

Dan Gilles The Gazette AMHERST — It was a great day for the Medina boys and girls track and field teams Friday at the Amherst Division I District. Both teams finished second in the team standings, with 117 points for the boys (behind Berea-Midpark) and 102 for the girls (behind Strongsville). Among the stellar performers Read More…

Blue Devils have solid day at district

Jonathan Huff The Gazette BRUNSWICK — After their first time hosting a district track meet, the Brunswick teams wound up with a couple second-place finishes. The girls ended with 141 Friday to finish behind only St. Joseph Academy’s 156, and the boys scored 129 to finish behind St. Ignatius (148½). “We moved on most of Read More…

Grizzlies run off with title

Brad Bournival The Gazette MACEDONIA — Moving day, especially in the track postseason, is supposed to be a time where nerves are as big an enemy as the competition. Someone forgot to tell the Wadsworth boys that Friday at the Nordonia Division I District. The Grizzlies had a field day in Boliantz Stadium, capturing the Read More…

LeBron puts on vintage performance

Rick Noland The Gazette “The Big Three” became “The Big One,” but LeBron James was more than enough. James put on a vintage performance Friday at Philips Arena, finishing with 30 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 94-82 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Read More…

Wadsworth learns tough lesson in Softball semifinals loss

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BARBERTON — The Wadsworth softball team learned a valuable lesson Thursday. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, it ended their season. Up one run heading into the bottom of the third of a Barberton Division I District semifinal against Walsh Jesuit, Wadsworth relaxed for a split second and that resulted in a 9-4 defeat. “Against a team Read More…

Cavs: Fans ready for broom, but there’s still some work to do

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball against Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (31) during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

At the moment, Kyrie Irving is just a shadow of the player who Thursday was named third-team All-NBA. LeBron James, a unanimous selection in making the All-NBA first team for the ninth time in his 12-year career, sprained his right ankle. Iman Shumpert slipped and came up limping. Kevin Love is already out for the Read More…

Cavs: Cleveland wins series opener against Hawks

Cleveland’s Iman Shumpert takes a shot in the first half. (AP PHOTO)

LeBron James and the Cavaliers both ended bad streaks Wednesday night and J.R. Smith set a franchise playoff record. Winless in eight previous Game 1 situations on the road, James had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Cavs won for the first time in 15 series-opening games away from home, defeating the Read More…

District baseball championship: Close call stops Wadsworth cold in title game

Wadsworth’s Adam Dennison and his teammates react after losing 5-4 to Walsh Jesuit in the Hudson Division I District final. Wadsworth ends the season 27-1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The stuff fairytales are made of ended in the nightmare of a lifetime. Wadsworth designated hitter Alex Laikos was at the plate Wednesday in the Hudson Division I District championship with his dugout on the edge of pandemonium. The Grizzlies were trailing Walsh Jesuit by one, but the winning run was on first Read More…