September 1, 2015

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Boys soccer: Brad Fogel, Medina thrillingly upset No. 6 team in nation

Medina’s Loren Sefcik, left, and Janiece Joyner celebrate Sefcik’s game-winning goal. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Knock off the sixth-ranked team in the nation and second-ranked team in the state according to TopDrawerSoccer.com? Check. Get a bit of revenge on the school that beat you in the district finals last season? Check and check. Send an early message to the district that the Medina boys soccer team is the Read More…

Browns: Not bad, by Josh McCown

Quarterback Josh McCown and many of the Browns starters played their final preseason snaps Saturday night at Tampa Bay. They finished on a high note with a third-quarter touchdown drive, a 31-7 victory — Cleveland’s first of the preseason — and plenty of good vibes heading into the regular-season opener Sept. 13 at the New Read More…

Girls soccer: Loren Sefcik deposits game-winner with only 2:32 left

Medina’s Brad Fogel celebrates after his game-winning goal against Copley. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Loren Sefcik certainly knows how to make an entrance. Making her first varsity start for the Medina girls soccer team, the sophomore forward scored the winning goal in the waning minutes of a 3-2 victory over Westlake on Saturday. Not bad for someone who was playing club soccer for the Internationals at this Read More…

Medina beats sixth-ranked team in nation Copley

MEDINA – Knock off the sixth-ranked team in the nation and second-ranked team in the state according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Check. Get a bit of revenge on the very school that knocked you out of the playoffs last season at the district final level. Check and check. Send an early message to the district that the Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Buckeye halts Revere in 35-14 win

YORK TWP. — At times Friday, it looked like the only thing that could stop the Buckeye football team against Revere was the Bucks themselves. If not for cramping issues — it seemed like it happened almost every play in the second half — Buckeye put together a very impressive 35-14 season-opening win over the Read More…

McCown has moved on from Tampa days

Scott Petrak The Gazette Josh McCown is friendly, accommodating and thoughtful with reporters. But he was curt this week when asked to reflect on his time with Tampa Bay. “I’d rather not,” he said. McCown has good reason for not wanting to spend too much time thinking about his year with the Buccaneers, whom the Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Indians take out frustrations on Colts in non-league walloping

WESTFIELD TWP. — A pair of teams plagued with struggles and losing seasons lined up across from one another Friday night. Cloverleaf was coming off a winless season and Northwest was coming off two years of humiliating losses. Both had experienced teams and were looking to right the ship. The Indians took out the struggles Read More…

Bauer shuts down Angels

Chris Assenheimer The Gazette CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer had plenty of excuses not to pitch well in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. He didn’t need to use any of them. Pressed into service for an ill Danny Salazar on a chilly night at Progressive Field, Bauer rose to the occasion Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ashland picks up historic win, ends drought against Wadsworth

Chris Freeman The Gazette WADSWORTH — Chalk it up to the first game of the season. Wadsworth missed chances in the first half, then saw its youthful defense controlled by Ashland in the fourth quarter as the Arrows picked up a 28-20 non-league victory Friday night at Art Wright Memorial Stadium. It’s the first time Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Zelinski throws two TDs as Highland christens new stadium with win

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GRANGER TWP. — For one night, Tyler Zelinski, Sam Jenkins and Taran Treb felt like royalty. The Highland football team successfully ignored the hype Friday, as Zelinski connected with Jenkins for two long touchdowns and Treb and the defense sparkled to lead the Hornets to a 17-7 non-league victory over neighboring Brunswick in the first Read More…