December 21, 2014

Medina
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Cold quarter spells trouble for Pirates

OBERLIN — One cold quarter iced the Black River boys basketball team Friday night. Up 14 at halftime, the Pirates scored eight points in the third quarter and couldn’t overtake Oberlin in the fourth, falling 58-53 in the Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division opener for both teams. “We’re just going to have to go out (tonight) Read More…

Colts still learning to play a complete game

COPLEY TWP. — Find Dillon Mullins, make free throws, limit turnovers and prevent easy buckets. The Cloverleaf boys basketball team did some nice things when it executed its game plan, but the Colts didn’t do that nearly enough Friday in a 66-46 Suburban League loss to Copley. Down as many as 15 in the first Read More…

Grizzlies run by Colts

Albert Grindle The Gazette WADSWORTH — Jodi Johnson, Laurel Palitto and Co. channeled their inner Dixie Chick on Wednesday to put away a pesky opponent. Like the 1999 song that reached No. 2 on the country charts, the Wadsworth girls basketball players were “Ready to Run” in the third quarter of a 63-35 Suburban League Read More…

Boys basketball: North Ridgeville packs too much punch against Buckeye

Buckeye’s Ryan Grauel goes up for a shot against North Ridgeville’s Demario McCall during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Other than Blake Brumfield and Tristan Widenmeyer scoring their initial varsity points, Tuesday was a disaster for the Buckeye boys basketball team. Again getting manhandled on the glass and adding bull-fighter-quality perimeter defense to their problems, the Bucks were drilled by sometimes sloppy but always-aggressive North Ridgeville 65-50 in non-league play. Buckeye Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland solid in opener against Wooster

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland boys basketball team started every quarter with a made shot and set the tone Tuesday for a season-opening 66-46 non-league win over Wooster. “It was what I would call a perfect team win,” Hornets coach Michael Murphy said. “I played a ton of people and everybody got involved. We made Read More…

Boys basketball: Cloverleaf can’t erase deficit against Coventry

WESTFIELD TWP. — It was slow and steady for Cloverleaf boys basketball team Tuesday against Coventry. A slow start put the Colts behind big after the first quarter, and they chipped away as the game went on. Unlike the tortoise, the Colts could not get the win as Coventry took the game 67-58. A sloppy Read More…

Virgin, Fortner lead Grizzlies past Revere

WADSWORTH — Aubrey Virgin and Sophia Fortner proved without a shadow of a doubt they have hearts of champions. The senior center and freshman point guard came up with key plays in crucial moments Saturday, leading the Wadsworth girls basketball team to a 56-45 victory over hard-charging Revere. The Grizzlies (2-0, 1-0) won their 62nd Read More…

Unselfish Hornets win Moser’s debut

GRANGER TWP. — It’s impossible to spell potential without an “O.” The new-look Highland girls basketball team was relentless Saturday in its first game under coach Mike Moser. The Hornets pushed the ball unselfishly, crashed the boards hard and won nearly every hustle play. The end result was an offensively driven 65-32 victory over Copley Read More…

Earning a reward

Medina's Zach Bennett splits Ashland's Isaac White (11) and Trey Smith during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    MEDINA — Less than five seconds remained and All-Ohio Ashland point guard Issac White was attempting two meaningless free throws. First-year Medina boys basketball coach Chris Hassinger then turned to face his bench and smiled as he said, “Hey, we’re going to B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings).” It was the loudest cheer on a Read More…

‘Big’ problem for the Bucks

Buckeye's Robert Miller shoots over Norwayne's Cade Hiles in the first quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

  YORK TWP. — Buckeye boys basketball coach Matt Saunders knew his team could have some “big” problems this season. They surfaced immediately, as 6-foot-6 sophomore center Nate Weinman put up 34 points and 18 rebounds Friday night to lead Norwayne to a 65-61 victory in the non-league season opener for both teams. The Bucks’ Read More…