August 29, 2015

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Buckeye halts Revere in 35-14 win

YORK TWP. — At times Friday, it looked like the only thing that could stop the Buckeye football team against Revere was the Bucks themselves. If not for cramping issues — it seemed like it happened almost every play in the second half — Buckeye put together a very impressive 35-14 season-opening win over the Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Indians take out frustrations on Colts in non-league walloping

WESTFIELD TWP. — A pair of teams plagued with struggles and losing seasons lined up across from one another Friday night. Cloverleaf was coming off a winless season and Northwest was coming off two years of humiliating losses. Both had experienced teams and were looking to right the ship. The Indians took out the struggles Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Ashland picks up historic win, ends drought against Wadsworth

Chris Freeman The Gazette WADSWORTH — Chalk it up to the first game of the season. Wadsworth missed chances in the first half, then saw its youthful defense controlled by Ashland in the fourth quarter as the Arrows picked up a 28-20 non-league victory Friday night at Art Wright Memorial Stadium. It’s the first time Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Zelinski throws two TDs as Highland christens new stadium with win

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GRANGER TWP. — For one night, Tyler Zelinski, Sam Jenkins and Taran Treb felt like royalty. The Highland football team successfully ignored the hype Friday, as Zelinski connected with Jenkins for two long touchdowns and Treb and the defense sparkled to lead the Hornets to a 17-7 non-league victory over neighboring Brunswick in the first Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Black River plays clean game in 42-7 win over Western Reserve

SULLIVAN TWP. — Cleanliness may be next to godliness, and the Black River football team stayed pretty clean Friday night. The Pirates opened the season with a 42-7 non-league win over Collins Western Reserve. They also committed just a single penalty and finished with no turnovers while nabbing two interceptions on Matt Perkins and forcing Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Curtis makes splash in debut at QB as Bees impress with 56-13 win

MEDINA — It’s been a long time since the Medina football team used its passing game to set up the running game, but that’s exactly what happened Friday night at Kenneth Dukes Stadium. Utilizing four wide receivers most of the evening, the Bees used the right arm of junior quarterback John Curtis to open up Read More…

LIVE CHAT: High School Football, Week 1

Brunswick Blue Devils head coach Luke Beal give his motivational talk prior to the Devils taking the field against Medina for the first week of Friday night football. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

Live Blog High School Football Week 1  

Football Week 1: All for one, Brunswick switches to flexbone

Brunswick's new offense will center around quarterback Nick Horton (3) running the flexbone to Zach Snyder (34), Marc Davis (11) and Jordan Sadler. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The 1978 Van Halen song “Runnin’ with the Devil” never had more meaning for the Brunswick football team. History will be made on multiple levels tonight in Granger Township, where the Blue Devils will play neighboring Highland for the first time since 1986 and the gridiron christening of North Gateway Tire Field is getting most Read More…

Buzz becomes louder as first football game at new Highland field nears

On Friday night, Brunswick and Highland  fans will witness the first football game at North Gateway Tire Field. Below, is Highland’s new scoreboard. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — For a little more than a year, football players like Manny Dela Cerna looked to the south side of Highland and dared to dream. A field once filled with rocks and construction vehicles is now one of the crown jewels of Medina County. That Friday will mark the first time Dela Cerna Read More…

Girls soccer: New kids for Brunswick play like veterans

Brunswick’s Heather Craska (9) controls a header against Highland’s Kaitlin LaFayette in the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — If season openers are any indication, the kids are all right. The Brunswick girls soccer team came into its non-conference game Wednesday with Highland full of questions after bringing back just four letterwinners from a year ago. The Blue Devils not only ruined the Hornets’ debut at the new Highland Stadium, they Read More…