February 9, 2016

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High school basketball: Medina, Brunswick top seeds in Copley D-I district

COPLEY TWP. — The unpredictable Copley Division I District boys basketball draw ended up with Brunswick and Medina on top. Top-seeded Blue Devils coach Joe Mackey appreciated the respect and Bees counterpart Chris Hassinger will use, in a small form, the No. 2 seed as motivation, but both stated the obvious Sunday: Numbers mean nothing Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick maintains three-way tie atop the Greater Cleveland Conference beating last place Euclid

EUCLID — With a big game looming Tuesday, the Brunswick boys basketball team left no doubt it was ready in a Greater Cleveland Conference game with last-place Euclid. The Blue Devils came out firing on all cylinders Friday and dropped the Panthers 65-53 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score Read More…

Boys basketball: Determined Keystone sinks Black River in PAC

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Keystone boys basketball team came into Black River’s house looking to clinch a share of the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. The Pirates were looking to play spoiler. In the end Friday, the Wildcats used Brody Kuhl’s sharpshooting and a 10-minute Black River scoring drought to win 58-34. The Pirates Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland falls short in overtime leaving Copley still undefeated

COPLEY TWP. — Undefeated looks good, even if it has been banged up a little bit. That’s how Copley’s boys basketball team felt Friday after a Suburban League American Division match with Highland. The Indians escaped with a 77-74 overtime win to maintain their perfect record and clinch the division title. The difference came from Read More…

Boys basketball: Cloverleaf take control gaining a victory over Ravenna in the Portage Trail Conference

1st quarter Cloverleaf# 22 Ryan Gutschow and Ravenna # 15 go for a rebound

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WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team cashed in. A squad that has had halftime leads only to fall apart in the second half, the Colts took control in the second quarter Friday and built momentum in a 59-46 Portage Trail Conference Metro Division win over Ravenna. “I always tell them if they work Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina crushes short-handed and inexperienced Shaker Heights

Medina's Jackson Sartain steals the ball away from Shaker Height's Cory Ivory in the first quarter.

MEDINA — The Medina County showdown of the season is set. Playing one of its best all-around games, the Medina boys basketball team started strong, ended stronger and still played well in-between Friday to crush short-handed and inexperienced Shaker Heights 76-52 in Greater Cleveland Conference play. The Bees (14-5, 9-2), who scored 25 of the Read More…

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High school basketball: Brunswick’s ‘Blue Bombers’ en route to historic season

The setting: The east gym at Brunswick High. The game: The Blue Devils’ boys basketball team against a random opponent. The scenario: Freak athlete Kevin Simmons jab steps, crosses left, leaves his man in the dust and attacks the rim. Another defender scurries to help protect the paint. A posterizing jackhammer dunk is a real Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick defense clamps down on Shaker Heights

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BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick girls basketball team stayed in a zone defense, and that prevented Shaker Heights from ever getting into one on offense. The Blue Devils played a basic 2-3 almost all night and the Red Raiders never solved it, leading to a 53-45 Greater Cleveland Conference victory for Brunswick. The first time the Read More…

High school basketball: Highland girls fall out of first with loss to Barberton

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland girls basketball team felt the wrath of vengeful Barberton and dropped a tough 58-48 Suburban League American Division contest Wednesday, falling out of a first-place tie in the process. After trouncing the Magics (10-9, 5-6) 64-38 in the first meeting, the rematch went much differently. Highland (16-4, 9-2) and Barberton Read More…