GRANGER TWP. — Behind a dominating inside combination and a quick start, the Highland girls basketball team easily dispatched cross-town rival Buckeye 50-16 Monday night.
The Hornets (2-1) jumped all over the Bucks (0-4) right out of the gate, pulling ahead 16-0 with 1:40 to play in the first quarter.
“We got out to a quick start …Read More
AKRON — The Wadsworth boys basketball team opened its season Friday by beating Akron Firestone 64-55 and avenging last year’s loss in the first game in the school’s new gym.
What the Grizzlies (1-0) lack in a go-to player who can consistently create his own shot is compensated for by smart play, crisp passing …Read More
COLUMBUS — It was a fitting finale for Associated Press Ms. Basketball Ashley Morrissette’s career.
It just didn’t end the way she wanted.
Makayla Waterman scored 24 points and hit a late clinching free throw and Kathryn Westbeld added 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kettering Fairmont to a 52-48 victory over two-time defending big-school champion …Read More
WHO: Wadsworth (25-2) vs. Toledo Notre Dame Academy (24-3)
WHAT: Division I regional championship
WHERE: Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane
TV: Wadsworth Community Television (tape delay at 10 p.m.)
The …Read More
WOOSTER — Glen Crabtree made a name for himself Monday in his Black River varsity basketball debut.
It wasn’t entirely the right name, but it was probably the best news that came out of the winless Pirates’ 53-32 loss to Orrville in opening-round play at the Wooster Division III Sectional.
MEDINA — Sarah Kinch has worked too hard and sacrificed too much to fail.
The 5-foot-11 senior stamped U.S. Mail on the back of her No. 24 jersey Saturday and delivered the Medina girls basketball team a thrilling 54-49 victory over Brecksville in the Valley Forge Division I Sectional finals.
By Chad Grant
MEDINA — Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
The Cloverleaf girls basketball team learned its lessons Saturday and defeated Copley 53-51 in the Medina Division I Sectional finals.
The Colts (10-14) advance to play Wadsworth — an 88-16 winner over Akron Garfield — in Thursday’s district semifinals.
Cloverleaf …Read More
By Chad Grant
MEDINA — Wadsworth girls basketball coach Andrew Booth joked with his daughter, forward Peyton Booth, after the game that she led the team in a negative stat.
She did. She committed the Grizzlies’ only foul of the game.
That statistic alone perfectly sums up top-seeded Wadsworth’s nearly flawless 88-16 Medina Division I Sectional …Read More
WADSWORTH — Having two quality post players is a luxury in boys basketball.
Wadsworth possesses that luxury — and its 6-foot-5 twin towers were dominant on Friday night.
Kyle Prunty and Nathan Pound combined for 27 points, 25 rebounds and six assists, powering the Grizzlies to a 63-46 Suburban League win over Revere in the regular season …Read More
BRUNSWICK — Kyle Wheeler wasn’t starting the mosh pit Friday without Tom Harrington.
With his Brunswick jersey peeled off, Wheeler ran outside the locker room, bear-hugged the assistant coach and dragged him inside while …Read More