May 1, 2016

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UPDATED: Wadsworth selects Todd as football coach

WADSWORTH — Youthful enthusiasm and a high-energy spread offense are coming to Wadsworth. Mount Vernon’s Justin Todd has been recommended to be hired as Grizzlies’ football coach at the March 7 school board meeting. The 33-year-old is slated to replace Greg Dennison, who won a school-record 148 games over 21 seasons. “There’s nothing negative to Read More…

College signing: Buckeye’s Thome to play football at Mount Union

YORK TWP. — Trevor Thome is a man of his word. Shortly after completing his record-breaking football career at Buckeye, Thome declared publically he wasn’t seriously considering anyone but defending Division III national champion Mount Union. The reigning Gazette MVP worked out the details with the small-school superpower in the meantime, and everything culminated with Read More…

High school football: Wadsworth coaching search nearing end; nine finalists to be interviewed

WADSWORTH — For the first time in 21 years, Wadsworth is on the hunt for a man to lead its tradition-rich football program after coach Greg Dennison, who won a school-record 148 games, resigned Nov. 12. High school principal Steve Moore knew from the start Wadsworth was going to be thorough and patient during the Read More…

Buckeye ready to tackle stadium project; replacing bleachers first step

Football fans have filled the same bleachers at Buckeye High School’s stadium fall after fall since the 1960s and the structure is showing its age. Buckeye officials say they hope to replace the aging metal and cinderblock bleacher on the home field side by the 2016 season. Superintendent Brian Williams and members of the school Read More…

Bucks’ Pinzone named Browns high school coach of the year

CLEVELAND — Mark Pinzone picked up more hardware Sunday, as the Buckeye football coach was named the Cleveland Browns 2015 High School Coach of the Year. Pinzone topped nine other finalists for the award. The 45-year-old was honored at halftime of Cleveland’s 24-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers with Bucks players Trevor Thome, Nathan Read More…

Cattle-tested: Farming values shaped Thome into Bucks’ leader

And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer. — Paul Harvey, 1978 The farming life is the only life Trevor Thome has known. Grueling, tough, filled with highs and lows and not for the faint of heart, tending to God’s Read More…

High school football: Buckeye trio receives state honors

Trevor Thome’s record-smashing statistics, Hunter Gray’s ability to do the dirty work and Nathan Polidori’s dual-threat skills have officially garnered statewide attention. The Buckeye standout football players were named to the second, third and special mention teams, respectively, when the Division III All-Ohio squads were announced by The Associated Press on Tuesday. A 5-foot-8, 180-pound Read More…

High school football: County trio joins elite company

Brunswick punter Jordan Sadler, Wadsworth tailback Daniel Weinerman and Highland lineman Tyler Frederick joined elite company when the Divisions I/II All-Ohio football teams were announced Monday by The Associated Press. Sadler joined former teammates Steven Ficyk (2014) and Zach Parker (2013) as Blue Devils punters to pick up All-Ohio honors when he was named to Read More…

Area athletes part of college postseason run

One team is in familiar territory, while the other is somewhere it has not been for five years. Mount Union and Ohio Northern came out of the Ohio Athletic Conference this year and into the NCAA Division III playoffs. Mount Union will host Albright in second-round action Saturday. For the Polar Bears, a trip to Read More…

Nine area players named first-team all district; in line for state honors

Medina County will have nine All-Ohio football players in 2015. That was the number of first-team selections when the All-Northeast Inland District teams were released by The Associated Press on Monday as, despite no playoff wins for the third time in four years, the area again had its share of standouts. All first-team all-district players Read More…