October 23, 2014

Medina
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Volleyball: Highland beats Medina in revenge match

From left to right, Highland players Angel Redman, Kathleen Kirchner, Olivia Sir Louis, Mallory Adams, Emmi Esker and Nikki Tecco celebrate a Barberton D-I district semifinal win over Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Revenge was sweet and it came in a sweep for Highland’s volleyball team. Junior middle hitter Marlee Profitt had game highs of 14 kills and eight blocks Tuesday as the second-seeded Hornets beat third-seeded Medina 25-23, 25-11, 25-23 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Highland (17-7) avenged its five-game loss to the Read More…

Volleyball: Medina, Highland excited with finals berth on line

BARBERTON — It’s a rematch one full year in the making. It also is exactly what every person in the Highland and Medina volleyball programs knew would occur. The second-seeded Hornets (16-7) and third-seeded Bees (13-10) will square off tonight at 6 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Though there is great respect between Read More…

Soccer: Hoban jumps out early and Buckeye can’t recover

Buckeye’s Norah Barnes hurdles Hoban’s Shannon McMahon to push the ball up the field during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Not even Mother Nature could slow down Hoban’s girls soccer team Monday night. Despite a torrential downpour for most of the game, the speed of the third-seeded Knights overwhelmed second-seeded Buckeye en route to a 5-0 Brunswick Division II District semifinal victory at the Thiele-Pierce Track and Soccer Complex. The sloppy conditions Read More…

Golf: Highland, Medina have no regrets, finish sixth, eighth

Highland senior Chloe McKinzie putts during the second round of the Division I state tournament. (TRISHA KRAKOWSKI / GAZETTE)

COLUMBUS — Second-round expectations were relatively tame for the Highland and Medina girls golf teams at the Division I state tournament. Both walked off Ohio State University’s Gray Course satisfied with their seasons. Basically holding their ground in gloomy, 50-degree weather Saturday, the Hornets kept the status quo to finish sixth and the Bees fell Read More…

High School Football: Revere at Highland

Highland's Grant Wallace hurdles David Leach (67) after getting away from Revere's Thomas Lester during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    GRANGER TWP. — Coltin Kinsey, Grant Wallace and their teammates were determined to send Highland Stadium into history with a bang. Using past Hornets greats and a little pep talk from eighth-year coach Tom Lombardo as inspiration, Highland closed the book an a 55-year stadium legacy Friday by playing a perfect fourth quarter Read More…

High School Football: Twinsburg at Brunswick

Brusnwick fans stand in the endzone for the national anthem prior to the Blue Devils game against Twinsburg. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  BRUNSWICK — The rains came in the third quarter during Brunswick’s football game with Twinsburg on Friday. The Blue Devils’ reign over the Tigers lasted 48 minutes, as Brunswick erased a bad taste that lasted the better part of two weeks with a 59-21 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. “I told them this Read More…

High School Football: Wellington at Buckeye

YORK TWP. — Despite throwing a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter Friday, Buckeye quarterback Nate Polidori was frustrated. Polidori put that emotion to good use after halftime, as he led the Bucks to a much-needed 35-22 victory over Wellington in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. The victory keeps Buckeye (6-2, 3-0) atop Read More…

High School Football: Stow at Medina

MEDINA — One step forward and two steps back, as the Medina football team followed last week’s win against Shaker Heights with a 38-18 loss to Stow in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play Friday. Just when the Bees looked to get traction, they slipped. “We keep shooting ourselves in the foot,” said coach Dan Read More…

High School Football: Firelands at Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River quarterback Mike Hazlett completed just one pass during a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Firelands on Friday. It was a big one. With the Pirates clinging to a one-score lead, Hazlett found open David Bell for a critical third-down conversion that enabled his team to hold on for Read More…

High School Football: Green at Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — With its offense struggling for most of the first half Friday, the Wadsworth football team put the game in the capable hands of Daniel Weinerman. The junior running back carried the Grizzlies to a 21-10 Suburban League victory over visiting Green. Weinerman ran the ball on 22 of Wadsworth’s 29 second-half plays for Read More…