January 29, 2015

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Blue Devils jump to 38-3 halftime lead in win over Mustangs

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Highlighted by some dude wearing a full-body costume that looked eerily similar to raunchy movie character “Ted,” the members of the Brunswick student section couldn’t contain themselves. They knew the opportunity would never present itself again, so, naturally, they let ’er rip. “You have one point,” they blurted in Read More…

Umpire, official Bill Scott had unique style, touched many lives

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MEDINA — If you played baseball or basketball in the Medina area or had children who did so, chances are you came across Bill Scott. The longtime coach, umpire and official died suddenly Monday at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolynn, and children Jason, a Walsh Jesuit Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River proves it can handle bright lights in win over Brooklyn

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CLEVELAND — The magnitude of the moment wasn’t lost on senior shooting guard Alex McIntyre. The Black River boys basketball team was clinging to a single-digit lead over Brooklyn heading into the fourth quarter. The golden opportunity to grab its second Patriot Athletic Conference victory in 46 months was there for the taking. The catch Read More…

Boys basketball: Fun-loving Dillon Mullins keeps things loose for improved Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf center Dillon Mullins (42) pulls down a rebound between Keystone’s Jacob Miller, right, and Jake Bowers on Dec. 3, 2013. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The first question posed to shooting guard Braedon Hansen, one half of Cloverleaf’s version of comic strip characters Mutt and Jeff, was what comes to mind when someone says “Dillon Mullins.” As most boys basketball fans know by now, Mullins is an old-school, back-to-the-basket center who is among the top scorers in the Suburban League. Read More…

Scott the stopper

Highland's Brogan Scott puts up a shot against Wadsworth's Joel Kipfer (21) and Nick Hewitt during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

    WADSWORTH — Thirty years from now, Brogan Scott will be remembered as one of the elite scorers in Highland boys basketball history. Should the Hornets repeat as Suburban League champions, his teammates will recall fondly what he did at the other end of the court Friday against archrival Wadsworth. Guarding center Joel Kipfer Read More…

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…