November 24, 2014

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County teams to raise money for Battered Women’s Shelter

WADSWORTH — The Cloverleaf, Wadsworth, Norton and West Holmes girls basketball teams will come together for foundation games on Tuesday, with all proceeds supporting the Battered Women’s Shelter. Cloverleaf will play Norton at 6 p.m. and West Holmes takes on Wadsworth at 7:30 in scrimmages at WadsworthHigh School. The Colts’ junior varsity plays the Panthers Read More…

Bill Frey, 1948-2014, won titles, set records as baseball, basketball coach

Bill Frey

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…

Medina’s Teske makes verbal commitment to Michigan

  MEDINA — Incoming Medina junior Jon Teske verbally committed to the University of Michigan on Thursday. Teske, a 6-foot-11 center, selected the Wolverines over archival OhioState. As a sophomore, Teske averaged 10.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 rebounds as Medina reached the Copley Division I District championship. He is expected to have a much larger Read More…

Girls basketball: Wadsworth coach Mike Moser moving to Highland

GRANGER TWP. — Highland only needed to travel 11 miles south to find the 13th girls basketball coach in school history. With the hope that the revolving door of coaches will finally stop spinning, the Hornets selected longtime Wadsworth boys and girls assistant Mike Moser, pending school board approval tonight. The 35-year-old was hand-picked to Read More…

Boys basketball: Craig Randall will transfer to Phoenix-area school

Craig Randall reacts after the Medina boys basketball team defeated Green in the Copley Division I District semifinals. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — The basketball destinations of the Randall family will extend to Arizona. Less than two months after Medina boys coach Anthony Stacey resigned, All-Ohio guard Craig Randall transferred to Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. One of the assistant coaches for Shadow Mountain is former NBA point guard Mike Bibby, whose son Michael is Read More…

Girls basketball: 2007 graduate Schrock to coach Tigers

MASSILLON — Tigertown just picked itself up another proven winner. In search of a girls basketball coach after Mark Green’s recently concluded run at Massillon, the board of education unanimously gave 2007 Wadsworth graduate Cassie Schrock the position during its monthly board meeting Monday night. She will also be a parent coordinator at the junior Read More…

High school basketball: Stacey steps down, next stop will be Sandusky

After three seasons as Medina’s boys basketball coach, Anthony Stacey is stepping down. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brad Bournival and Albert Grindle | The Gazette MEDINA — After a successful run as Medina boys basketball coach, Anthony Stacey has stepped down and will assume the same job at Sandusky. “I relocated for my job,” Stacey said. “Obviously, it was a very hard decision. It’s been something I’ve been going over the last Read More…

Girls basketball: Highland coach Bolha will not be back

GRANGER TWP. — The revolving door of Highland girls basketball coaches continues to spin. Thirteen months after leading the school to the Medina Division I District championship game, Bernard Bolha’s contract was not renewed, according to a board member. Bolha compiled a 24-25 record over two seasons. The Hornets won 17 games and lost to Read More…

Badowski saved best for last

Brunswick's Ryan Badowski is the 2013-14 Gazette MVP in boys basketball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

  Albert Grindle The Gazette The time to put up or shut up punched Ryan Badowski and the Brunswick boys basketball team directly in their guts. The Blue Devils lost their third consecutive overtime game in early February. The first two, Medina and Mentor, were dogfights against superior talent. The last, to .500 Normandy, was Read More…

Girls basketball: Medina trio lifts Dark team to win, Rhodes rides off with MVP honors

Medina’s Holly Rhodes scores against Black River’s Angie Kazek in the first quarter. Rhodes was named the MVP of the girls game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — Holly Rhodes, Casey Midlik and Madi Tata put the “Medina” in the 25th annual “Hoopla” Medina County All-Star Game on Wednesday night. The three Bees combined for all but three of their team’s points through three quarters and 68.5 percent for the game as the Dark beat the Light 38-35. Shooting guard Read More…