April 1, 2015

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Bowling MVP: Brunswick’s Eric Bator always found ways to excel in big-time moments

Brunswick senior Eric Bator is the inaugural Gazette MVP for boys bowling. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Teams poked and prodded to find Eric Bator’s boiling point, but the Brunswick senior always had the safety valve to release the pressure. In a sport where coaches say 90 percent of success is cerebral, Bator stood above the rest. When his Blue Devils bowling team was in 10th place after two games at the Read More…

Gazette swimming MVP: Brunswick’s Cassandra Pasadyn never let size get in way of success

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Standing 5-foot-2 and weighing 100 pounds on a good day, Cassandra Pasadyn doesn’t look like a hulking figure. Put her anywhere near water, however, and the 2015 Gazette MVP in girls swimming turns into a viper. Unquestionably the leader for Brunswick this season, the sophomore used her stature to saturate the record books for the Read More…

Medina County All-Stars: MVP Nate Armagost dominates in the second half

Brunswick's Nate Armagost scores over Highland's Brogan Scott and Ben Hauser during the second quarter. Armagost was the Hoopla MVP. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — The Towers of Power were locked, loaded and ready to dominate. Brunswick center Nate Armagost and power forward Eric Bulic were the best players on the Buckeye High floor Tuesday in the boys “Hoopla! Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but only one could be named MVP because there was only one trophy. Read More…

Medina County All-Stars: Paige Salisbury puts on MVP showing

Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury pushes the ball up the floor past Highland’s Erica Peterlin and Wadsworth’s Aubrey Virgin in the fourth quarter. Salisbury was named MVP of the game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Paige Salisbury was the last player to arrive for the girls “Hoopla!” Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but it took the Brunswick senior no time to show she was the best player on the court at Buckeye High. Held up by a softball scrimmage and not on the court for warm-ups until Read More…

Medina County basketball All-Star Games: Hoopla takes stage at Buckeye High School

Cloverleaf’s Darren Mullins will take part tonight in the Medina County Boys Senior All-Star game at Buckeye. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — The 26th annual “Hoopla” Medina County Senior All-Star games always have been about ceremoniously ending the season with smiles. Sponsored by the Brunswick Rotary and The Gazette, the area staple that has taken its turns around the county will take place tonight at Buckeye High, located on state Route 252 in York Read More…

All-Ohio boys basketball: Brogan Scott, Jon Teske pick up honors

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The clear-cut top two boys basketball players in Medina County this season earned further accolades Monday evening when The Associated Press Division I and II All-Ohio teams were released. Highland senior Brogan Scott was a third-team selection in D-I, while Medina junior Jon Teske was special mention. The 6-foot-5 Scott averaged 21.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, Read More…

College wrestling: Oklahoma State’s Dean Heil earns All-America status

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ST. LOUIS — Given the way Dean Heil’s redshirt freshman season finished, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the four-time state champion from St. Edward already back in the wrestling room getting ready for 2015-16. The Brunswick resident went into nationals with the goal of becoming an All-American and did just that. With a Read More…

College wrestling: Nick Tavanello member of Buckeyes’ championship

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ST. LOUIS — Nick Tavanello’s already impressive resume added another bullet point Saturday as a member of the Ohio State University wrestling team. In 2010, Tavanello was part of the first Wadsworth team to win a title since 1942. On Saturday, he was a member of the first Buckeyes team to win a national title. Read More…

All-Gazette boys swimming: Older brothers taught Wadsworth’s Joe Pavlak how to stand out

Wadsworth sophomore Joe Pavlak is the 2014-15 Gazette MVP for boys swimming and diving. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Success can come from anywhere. For this season’s Gazette MVP in boys swimming, it all started by growing up Pavlak. A standout for Wadsworth this season, Joe Pavlak did things that surpassed his expectations. A lot of that came just by looking in the rearview mirror at brothers before him. His brother, Mike, was a Read More…

Heil opens with two wins

Brad Bournival The Gazette ST. LOUIS — Dean Heil’s first trip to Nationals went much like his high school wrestling career at St. Edward. With his hand raised. The Brunswick resident and redshirt freshman for OklahomaState, won his first two matches Thursday and heads into this morning’s quarterfinal at the ScottradeCenter one win away from Read More…