February 14, 2016

Medina
Mostly cloudy
0°F
 

High school basketball: Highland takes tough loss to Hudson

Highland-SLIDE

GRANGER TWP. — Another tough opponent, another hard-fought game, another loss. Four days after taking undefeated Copley to overtime, Highland’s boys basketball battled another strong foe through four quarters. At the end, Hudson proved too much and won the non-league game 58-51. Playing from behind, Highland (11-8) tried the long ball in the fourth quarter Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick in GCC driver’s seat after win over Medina — and Elyria loss

Medina-Brunswick-SLIDE

BRUNSWICK — The beach bum-themed Brunswick student section poured into the locker room on Cloud 9, ready to get rowdy with its boys basketball players Tuesday night after one of the biggest regular-season wins in recent memory. The mosh pit didn’t take long to commence, and everyone who crammed in chanted the new sole leader Read More…

Noland: Brunswick-Medina matchup headlines great night for county basketball

It was, as Brunswick boys basketball coach Joe Mackey said, a great night for Medina County. There was a packed house of 1,050 fans in Brunswick’s one-sided, undersized gym, with barely a seat available when the junior varsity game tipped off shortly after 6 p.m. There were two raucous student sections, Medina going farmer get-up Read More…

High school basketball: Medina, Brunswick to play tonight to break GCC first-place tie

BRUNSWICK — Get ready for the biggest Medina County boys basketball showdown in more than a decade. Medina vs. Brunswick. Archrivals playing their guts out in a sold-out, one-sided gym. Plenty of deserved hype. A three-way tie with Elyria atop the Greater Cleveland Conference will be broken. Short of a winner-take-all scenario, tonight can’t get Read More…

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

(Glen Rutherford / Gazette)

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…