January 26, 2015

Medina
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Tough loss to take

Brunswick's Eric Bulic goes up for a shot against Shaker Heights' Esa Ahmad during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    SHAKER HTS. — Brunswick point guard Michael Quiring drove through the trees with a chance to tie the score against Shaker Heights with 10 seconds left Friday. The ball hit the stanchion. Blue Devils forward Zach Cebula had an open look from the left side on a 3-pointer to beat the Red Raiders Read More…

Pirates drop third in a row

FAIRVIEW PARK — For a week, Black River’s boys basketball team struggled early and then spent games playing catch-up. On Friday night, the Pirates struggled from beginning to end as they dropped their third consecutive contest. This time, it was a 60-46 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-divisional road loss to Fairview. “It was a lot of Read More…

Hornets on the Money

GRANGER TWP. — Few boys basketball teams can pull off a single-digit victory without making a field goal in the fourth quarter. Highland had the moxie Friday, as secured a lead big enough to spare and was money from the free throw line to defeat Nordonia 56-50 in Suburban League play. The defending SL champion Read More…

Bees can’t keep up with the Cardinals

MENTOR — The Medina boys basketball team didn’t have a chance Friday in its Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division matchup with Mentor. The Bees got blitzed 69-46 as the Cardinals’ pressure and the blazing-hot right hand of Kyle McIntosh put the game out of reach early. “We did a bad job trying to take him Read More…

Bucks run away with win

OBERLIN — Basketball is a game of runs, and the Buckeye boys are definitely a team of runs. That statement held true Friday, as the Bucks used big run after big run to hold off young and feisty Oberlin for a 62-51 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division victory. “We play in spurts. We’ve been that way Read More…

Unbeaten Green rolls

WESTFIELD TWP. — When it rains, it pours. The Green boys basketball team rained down 3-pointers and the points poured Friday in a 90-49 win over Cloverleaf in Suburban League play. The Bulldogs (11-0, 6-0) continued their unbeaten streak, while Cloverleaf fell to 3-8, 0-7. “We locked into focus early in the game,” Green coach Read More…

Wadsworth’s ‘D’ burns Devils

TALLMADGE — The visiting Wadsworth boys basketball team turned up its defensive intensity in the second half Friday to stifle Tallmadge 53-36 in an important Suburban League game. With time winding down in the first half, senior center Joel Kipfer swiped an entry pass intended for Tallmadge senior forward Andrew Francesconi and broke away for Read More…

Boys Basketball: Unbeaten Lorain battles its way past Medina for 71-65 win

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MEDINA — The enemy crosshairs have yet to zero in. Coach John Rositano has said it before, and he said it again Tuesday: His undefeated Lorain team, which is ranked ninth in The Associated Press Division I state poll, has a target on its back. Medina, featuring 7-foot Michigan recruit Jon Teske, was the latest Read More…

Lombardo turns down Massillon coaching job

GRANGER TWP. – Highland football coach Tom Lombardo can rest easy. In line to take over head coaching duties for Jason Hall at Massillon, the eight-year Hornets coach decided to stay put. Lombardo did not apply for the job and instead was approached by the Tigers. “It was a tormenting last week,” Lombardo said. “You Read More…

Boys basketball: Garfield Heights hands Brunswick first loss

Brunswick junior Kevin Simmons attempts to put up a shot around the defense of Garfield Hts Willie Jackson during the second half. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

BRUNSWICK — Joe Mackey leaned against the locker room wall. The frustration in the Brunswick boys basketball coach’s voice was crystal clear. The Blue Devils allowed a mere 36 points — and lost. Garfield Heights, ranked seventh in The Associated Press Division I state poll, wore down previously undefeated Brunswick with aggressive man defense Friday Read More…