April 23, 2014

Medina
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Girls basketball: Grizzlies will be wary of Rangers

MEDINA — The odds of this game being over by halftime are slim. The top-seeded Wadsworth girls basketball team is well aware West Shore Conference champion Lakewood has nothing to lose in tonight’s Medina Division I District championship game. That holds doubly true after the Grizzlies (24-1) watched in disbelief as the sixth-seeded Rangers (20-4) Read More…

Boys basketball: Badowski leads way in opener with 33 points

Brunswick’s Ryan Badowski goes up for a shot against Strongsville’s Tyler Jamison in the first quarter. Badowski scored 33 points in the win. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — Ryan Badowski has said it multiple times during his illustrious career: He believes he’s the best player whenever he steps on the court. The argument for that Wednesday was as one-sided as the Brunswick gym. The 6-foot-3 senior was electric once again against archrival Strongsville, powering the seventh-seeded Blue Devils to an impressive Read More…

Girls basketball: Only one left alive, Rangers beat buzzer, Devils

Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury blocks the shot of Lakewood’s Taylor Shaw in the second quarter. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

MEDINA — Once Lakewood sophomore Christin Donahoe collects her thoughts, she’ll relive a once-in-a-lifetime moment over and over and over again. So, too, will Brunswick’s girls basketball team — for all the wrong reasons. All the Blue Devils needed to do Tuesday was inbound and kill the final 3.8 seconds of their Medina Division I Read More…

Bucks win Stars title outright

Buckeye's John Tighe celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette LaGRANGE — The Keystone boys basketball team wanted to share, but Buckeye would have none of it. The Bucks captured an outright Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division title and set a program record for wins in a season Friday with a hard-fought 49-38 victory in front of a packed house. “We Read More…

Blue Devils stun state-ranked Raiders

Brian Dulik The Gazette SHAKER HTS. — Brunswick’s Ryan Badowski and Nate Armagost lived the dream of every boys basketball player Friday night. Badowski scored on a driving layup with 11 seconds left and Armagost blocked Ricky Stokes’ jumper at the buzzer as the Blue Devils upset Shaker Heights 51-50 in a Northeast Ohio Conference Read More…

Weird victory for Grizzlies

Chad Grant The Gazette BATH TWP. — Fans of the Wadsworth boys basketball team have become accustomed to the strange and bizzare when traveling to Revere. The back-and-forth Suburban League finale Friday was no exception, as the Grizzlies managed to escape with a 63-62 overtime win after rallying several times. “This was a lot of Read More…

Colts snap 14-game losing streak

Brad Bournival The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf might want to consult Dillon Mullins before every boys basketball game. The junior center never had a doubt about his team’s 61-51 Suburban League win over Tallmadge, even though most viewed Friday’s victory as an upset. “I knew from the opening tip we were going to win,” Read More…

Hornets celebrate outright SL title

Highland's Kevin Greenhoe drives on Copley's Brandon Chillious during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — The T-shirts and hats that said “Suburban League champions” were sitting in the locker room, ready to be worn. The only thing left to do was make the ceremony a joyous one. Having previously clinched a share of the SL title, the Highland boys basketball team won the Read More…

Grizzlies cash in from long range

Wadsworth's Hannah Centea grabs a rebound between John Marshall's Wanda Wright, left, and Taylor Cousins during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth girls basketball team had a three-for-all Thursday night. The top-seeded Grizzlies went 7-for-10 from behind the 3-point arc in the first half en route to a 74-17 victory over No. 32 seed John Marshall in a Medina Division I Sectional title game. “A lot of teams have Read More…

Bees squander big lead

Chad Grant The Gazette WOOSTER — As quickly and as well as it started for the Medina girls basketball team, it fell apart faster. The Bees came out on fire only to stumble down the stretch and drop a heartbreaking 48-42 decision to Wooster in the Valley Forge Division I Sectional finals. Sixteenth-seeded Medina (11-11) Read More…