May 6, 2016

Medina
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Gazette MVP: Medina’s Teske cherished opportunity to be one of the guys

Boys basketball coach Chris Hassinger is minding his own business in a hallway at Medina High, engaging in a conversation or loudly making a quip. Lurking in the background is Jon Teske, who at 7-foot-1, 245 pounds always sticks out in a crowd but has a way of staying incognito around “Hass.” Teske keeps his Read More…

Coaching success has followed, but Wadsworth’s Booth remembers where he came from

A tall country boy from tiny Lucas, Ohio, has accomplished big things in a girls basketball coaching career at one of the most respected Division I programs in the state. He won’t be giving up the whistle soon, either. But even after 242 wins, 10 Suburban League titles, eight district crowns, two state tournament berths Read More…

Gazette MVPs: Football toughened Wadsworth’s Johnson on the way to stardom

Wadsworth youth quarterback Graham Blind lined up under center against Highland, poised to lead the offense down the Green Leaf Park field in Sharon Township. The Grizzlies were inside the 40-yard line and aiming for the end zone with a well-timed play call in mind. Blind got the snap and quickly fired outside, where a Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth girls receive national honor

WADSWORTH — The season ended more than a week ago, but the honors keep coming for the Wadsworth girls basketball team. The Division I state champion Grizzlies (28-1) were informed Tuesday they have been selected as one of 10 nationwide honorees for the MaxPreps Girls Basketball Tour of Champions, presented by the Army National Guard. Read More…

Moser leaves Hornets

GRANGER TWP. — Mike Moser saw another opportunity to go home and took it. The 37-year-old Wadsworth native and resident resigned this week as Highland girls basketball coach, ending a two-year run at Medina County’s most unstable program to make a second stint as an assistant to Grizzlies boys coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr. Moser compiled Read More…

All-Ohio: Medina’s Teske named to first team

Jon Teske joined elite company Wednesday when the Division I All-Ohio teams were released by The Associated Press, as the 7-foot-1 Medina senior was named to the first team. Teske joined future University of Michigan teammate and Mr. Basketball winner Xavier Simpson of Lima Senior, Northland’s Seth Towns (Harvard), Massillon Jackson’s Kyle Young (ESPN four-star Read More…

High school basketball: Cebula has MVP evening in boys Hoopla game

MEDINA — Zach Cebula made Hoopla history in the 27th annual edition of the Medina County Senior All-Star Game sponsored by the Brunswick Rotary. The Brunswick sharpshooter buried a record-setting six 3-pointers and scored 22 points Tuesday, earning MVP honors as the Dark team rolled to a 96-59 victory over the Light in the boys Read More…

High school basketball: Benner has blast, pours in points to lead forces of Light in All-Star Hoopla

MEDINA — I scream, you scream, we all scream for (Farrah to get) ice cream. Tuesday was a good night to be Brunswick small forward Farrah Benner. The Lake Erie signee won the 3-point contest, then pumped in 23 points to lead the Light team (Buckeye/Brunswick/Medina) past the Dark team (Cloverleaf/Highland) 45-34 in the “Hoopla” Read More…

‘It got really real’: State title finally sinking in as Wadsworth girls get back to school

Laurel Palitto was in her bedroom Sunday night, busy texting her closest friends about a speech she had to give at a pep assembly the next morning. One by one, her mom, dad and older sister and brother came in to congratulate her. Finally, around 12:30 a.m. Monday, her door closed for good. After a Read More…

High school basketball: Harrington gets rare opportunity to coach current, former players at Hoopla!

MEDINA — Tom Harrington will have the opportunity to coach his current and former players a final time. Harrington recently completed his first season as coach of the Buckeye boys basketball team, but for years he was Joe Mackey’s lead assistant at Brunswick. The schools will combine with Black River tonight to make up a Read More…