November 24, 2014

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Kyle Hotz named Gazette soccer MVP for renewed focus, fitness

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Kyle Hotz knew something had to change. After a five-goal junior season in which he struggled to stay on the pitch for long periods of time, the Brunswick forward was far from satisfied. “When (my junior) season ended, I got off the bus and Coach (Ben Dotson) asked me if I was going to play Read More…

County teams to raise money for Battered Women’s Shelter

WADSWORTH — The Cloverleaf, Wadsworth, Norton and West Holmes girls basketball teams will come together for foundation games on Tuesday, with all proceeds supporting the Battered Women’s Shelter. Cloverleaf will play Norton at 6 p.m. and West Holmes takes on Wadsworth at 7:30 in scrimmages at WadsworthHigh School. The Colts’ junior varsity plays the Panthers Read More…

Shingary is made of true grit

RON SCHWANE / PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Medina senior Bri Shingary is the 2014 Gazette MVP for girls soccer. Dan Brown The Gazette If there was a question of how tough Bri Shingary really was, fans only had to watch the closing minutes of the Medina girls soccer team’s district final game against Copley. Hobbling around in Read More…

Rhoads accentuates the positive

RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE Highland’s Carlee Rhoads is the 2014 Gazette MVP for girls cross country. Jonathan Huff The Gazette The dominance was present all year — two course records broken, the Highland girls 5,000-meter run standard, winning races by 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 40 seconds. At the Suburban League Super Duals, 1:22 passed before Read More…

Wrestling: Hinckley’s Pat Semary to be inducted into hall of fame

What started out as a way to get Brunswick students out of the hallways and into a wrestling room has turned into a career Pat Semary wouldn’t trade for anything. Because of it, the Hinckley Township resident will be inducted into the Ohio High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame during state tournament festivities in Read More…

All-Gazette cross country: Running in Division I helped Colin Theis’ confidence

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The end of the season looked familiar for Buckeye’s Colin Theis. The final race was at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway for the Ohio High School Athletic Association State cross country meet. Everything learned from his sophomore season went into this year. The previous experience at state helped him earn sixth place Nov. 1. But as Read More…

All-Gazette golf: Highland’s Andy Grayson was never satisfied with being second best

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Andy Grayson needed to remind himself he was chasing the impossible: The perfect round of golf. The textbook shot fueled the Highland senior. There were no better feelings than striping the fairway, sticking an approach within 5 feet or drilling a nasty bender for birdie. Average golfers fall under this spell until reality sets in Read More…

Girls golf All-Gazette: Chloe McKinzie dedicated years to keeping Highland elite

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Chloe McKinzie walked the Ohio State University Golf Club’s Gray Course with her parents, Tim and Kathy, as an anxious middle-schooler in October of 2009 and ’10. They were cheering on Chloe’s older sister, Lauren, as she helped put the Highland girls golf team on the map. The Hornets’ program had only been around since Read More…

Bill Frey, 1948-2014, won titles, set records as baseball, basketball coach

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The undeniable raspy voice of Bill Frey has been silenced, but the character of the man will live on for decades. Frey, 66, lost his battle with brain cancer Sunday. He leaves behind a wife, three children and his father, but Frey’s influence goes well beyond immediate family. A piece of him can be found Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Brunswick at St. Edward

Brunswick quarterback Steven Ficyk tries to get a pass past the reach of St. Edward's Cal Reynolds in the first quarter Saturday night in Lakewood. Photo by Judd Smerglia

    LAKEWOOD – Facing a football team that many think could be playing in the Division I state final in a few weeks, Brunswick knew the sledding would be rough on Saturday. The Blue Devils hung with St. Edward for a quarter, but ultimately fell 37-3 at First Federal Lakewood Stadium in a game Read More…