September 2, 2014

Medina
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Cross country: Rhoads, Wadsworth boys win

GREEN — The girls race Saturday at the Suburban League Super Duals wasn’t even close. The winners of both individual and team competitions left a wide gap behind them. Highland’s Carlee Rhoads won by a margin of 1:22. Nordonia won the team competition with a 7-0 record fueled by six runners in the top 15. Read More…

Volleyball: Colts off to best start since ’09

WESTFIELD TWP. — Chemistry isn’t just the name of a high school science class. It’s also a critical component in winning volleyball. Just ask the Cloverleaf Colts, who are off to their best start since 2009 after finishing fifth Saturday at their annual eight-team tournament. “I have never seen our team more excited about a Read More…

Girls soccer: Bucks tie Wooster

YORK TWP. — The Buckeye girls soccer team’s match Saturday against Wooster brought a range of emotions. In 80 minutes, the Bucks showed frustration, disappointment, relief, joy and, finally, desperation. As the non-league game ended 1-1, Buckeye settled for mixed emotion. The Bucks (3-0-1) looked like the better team and took control early. Corrinne Phillips Read More…

Boys soccer: Copley crushes Bees

COPLEY TWP. — One thing became abundantly clear to Medina’s Jacob Schaefer just 15 minutes into the Bees’ 5-0 loss to Copley. By the end of the non-league boys soccer match, virtually everyone else came to an agreement with the junior. “They’re probably the best team in Northeast Ohio,” he said. “They’re skilled. They move Read More…

Grossman among latest cuts

BEREA — Browns general manager Ray Farmer continued to work through the holiday weekend, making eight transactions Sunday that altered the bottom of the 53-man roster. Cleveland released veteran quarterback Rex Grossman, wide receiver Charles Johnson, tackle Martin Wallace and guard Karim Barton. All four survived the so-called final cuts one day earlier, only to Read More…

Browns notes: Skrine back on field

BEREA — When the Browns returned to practice late Sunday afternoon, cornerback Buster Skrine was the happiest man on the field. The fourth-year pro had been sidelined with a broken right thumb that required surgery Aug. 18, but was cleared to resume football activities. “I’ve been watching a lot of film, eating right and conditioning Read More…

High School Football: Medina at Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick defense was glad to spend most of the first half on the field Friday against rival Medina because the Blue Devils offense was scoring so quickly. Four touchdown drives that each lasted 75 seconds or less and a momentum-swinging botched trick play by the Bees changed the non-league game for good, Read More…

High School Football: Wooster at Highland

Highland's Zack Levine runs past Wooster's JR Sample after a reception during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — If the Highland football team wins 13 games again this season, it will be playing for the Division II state championship. State semifinalists a year ago, the Hornets were done in by a key injury, several crucial mistakes, porous pass coverage and two debatable calls Friday night in dropping their non-league season Read More…

High School Football: Buckeye at Revere

Richard Doyle The Gazette BATH TWP. — The Buckeye football team was hoping its stars would shine on the first night of the season. Revere, on the other hand, was hoping to get its program back to the level of dominance it had from 1989-2005, when it qualified for the playoffs seven times. The Minutemen Read More…

High School Football: Cloverleaf at Northwest

CANAL FULTON — Coming into the season opener Friday at Northwest, Cloverleaf football coach BobLake knew his team was raw on offense. With just three full-time starters back and another that started late in the season, the Colts struggled to move the football against the bigger Indians and got blanked 19-0 in non-league play. “It’s Read More…