November 20, 2014

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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…

High School Football Playoffs: Wadsworth at Austintown Fitch

Wadsworth's Benny Baier hits a field goal out of the hold of Adam Dennison against Austintown Fitch during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  AUSTINTOWN — Wadsworth’s football team found a way to keep itself in the game Saturday night, but couldn’t find the endzone as it fell in its Division I, Region I playoff opener to Austintown Fitch 15-3 at Falcon Stadium. Despite forcing three turnovers, the Grizzlies (7-4) couldn’t struggled to move the ball down the Read More…

High School Football Playoffs: Buckeye at Bowling Green

Buckeye's Trevor Thome looks for running room in the second quarter against Bowling Green Friday night. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  BOWLING GREEN — The game plan of just about every high school football team on the road is to start fast, establish superiority and ride the wave. Try as it might, fifth-seeded Buckeye stumbled out of the box and it led to a 41-7 loss to No. 4 Bowling Green in a Division III, Read More…

Football: Buckeye’s Trevor Thome is always a threat to take it to the house

Trevor Thome and Buckeye will battle Bowling Green tonight in the Division III, Region 8 quarterfinals. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Lose sight of No. 22 for a nanosecond and he’ll blow by in a flash. The Patriot Athletic Conference has produced NFL starters Hugh Thornton and Anthony Hitchens and 19 first-team All-Ohioans since its inception in 2005. Even so, the 12-school circuit has never seen a better big-play threat than Buckeye standout Trevor Thome, whose Read More…