May 27, 2016

Medina
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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…

Grizzlies celebrate state title at school assembly

Now that the Wadsworth High School girls basketball team has stamped “mission accomplished” on its 2015-16 season with a state championship, coach Andrew Booth made a request of Mayor Robin Laubaugh on Monday morning. “I think the mayor has some pull with the city streets department,” Booth said to the school student body during a Read More…

Postak has memorable week, seeing son take first steps before coaching Wadsworth to state title

COLUMBUS — Smiles and tears of joy flowed from players, fans and coaches following a 60-51 Division I state final win by Wadsworth’s girls basketball team over Mason. There wasn’t a bigger smile than the moonbeam coming from Grizzlies assistant coach Mark Postak. While it was the second title for the longtime assistant, Saturday put Read More…

Members of ’97 Wadsworth state title team welcome current Grizzlies to the club

COLUMBUS — Wadsworth Nation isn’t just a saying, it’s reality. A school rich in tradition and spirit, there really isn’t much that compares to the army of fans that supports its alma mater and area athletes. That area spreads for thousands of miles and was on display Saturday during the Division I state title game Read More…

Wadsworth welcomes home state champs

A photo of the 2015-16 Wadsworth High School state champion girls basketball team that was posted on social media overnight received more than 29,000 visits in about 12 hours, said Tom Stugmyer of Wadsworth Community Radio. But on Sunday afternoon, an estimated 500 people wanted much more than an electronic image. So they came to Read More…

Believe it: Wadsworth beats Mason for Division I state title

COLUMBUS — Sophia Fortner took the inbounds pass from Laurel Palitto with five seconds left Saturday night, standing alone and holding the ball as the Wadsworth faithful let out a deafening roar that permeated throughout Value City Arena. The crowd counted down the final seconds — four, three, two, one — and Fortner threw the Read More…

Noland: Grizzly girls take place in immortality with state title

Take a bow, Wadsworth players Jodi Johnson, Jenna Johnson, Laurel Palitto, Sophia Fortner, Lexi Lance, Maddie Movsesian, Peyton Banks, McKenna Banks and Olivia Chaney. You, too, coaches Andrew Booth, Mark Postak, Tom Carnes, Jen Martin, Mike Schmeltzer and Lindsay Tenyak. Now take another. And another. The Wadsworth community will cherish its 2015-16 Division I state Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth girls sought perfection, now looking for redemption

COLUMBUS — The Wadsworth girls basketball team wanted perfection. That’s why when the Grizzlies fell to Mason on Jan. 17 at the Classic in the Country Challenge, they eyed Value City Arena on March 12 as the date for redemption. After beating Reynoldsburg 58-48 in a Division I state semifinal Friday, Wadsworth will indeed get Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth beats Reynoldsburg to advance to state final

COLUMBUS — One. More. Game. The Wadsworth girls basketball team has become really, really good, really, really quickly at this ol’ sprint-to-center-court, scream-and-hug routine. To be fair, reaching the Division I state championship game is a justifiable reason for 15 teenage girls to lose their minds in excitement. The Grizzlies needed every ounce of their Read More…

Noland: Past is present in “Sea of Red” for Wadsworth

Jodi Johnson, Sophia Fortner, Lexi Lance, Jenna Johnson, Laurel Palitto and Co. are one victory from a Division I girls state basketball championship after they helped Wadsworth come from behind to defeat Reynoldsburg 58-48 Friday at Value City Arena. Katelyn Vujas, Elisa Inman, Kate (Lyren) Sondles, Jen (Martin) Echols and Kristin (Hoover) Obendorf, the starting Read More…