November 24, 2014

Medina
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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…

Red-hot Benner leads Blue Devils

Brunswick 's Farrah Benner puts up a shot over Firestone's Ashely Phillips during the first quarter. (Photo by Aaron Josefczyk)

Brian Dulik The Gazette AKRON — Farrah Benner keeps breaking school records and Brunswick’s girls basketball team keeps winning games. Sophomore small forward Benner made a school-record eight 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points Thursday, leading the Blue Devils to a 64-33 rout of No. 13 seed Firestone in a Medina Division I Sectional Read More…

Colts get to cut down the net

Cloverleaf's Jessica Lindemeyer battles Parma's Jasmine Miller for the ball in the second quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA/ GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Jessie Lindemeyer didn’t spin the net ’round her head like a helicopter — a la the Petey Pablo song “Raise Up”  — but she still she still smiled as she twirled it. The three-year letterwinner was the final Cloverleaf girls basketball player to climb the Werner stepladder and Read More…

Grizzlies edge Bees

Wadsworth's Josh Kipfer drives to the basketball against Medina's Branden Wilkins in the second quarter. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Austin White did enough to save the Wadsworth boys basketball team from itself. The All-Gazette small forward scored eight fourth-quarter points and blocked a potential game-tying 3-point attempt by Medina’s Mike Kaminski as time expired Tuesday, allowing the Grizzlies to escape with an ugly 52-49 non-league victory. The Bees (16-5), who have lost Read More…