February 13, 2016


Diggin’ the spotlight: Badowski powered Brunswick to regional finals

Brunswick senior Ally Badowski is the 2015 Gazette MVP for volleyball.

Ally Badowski was the go-to girl on the greatest volleyball teams in Brunswick history. The 6-footer also was one of the most intimidating athletes in the area, which is why she caught everyone off-guard late in the Strongsville Division I District final. “Ally is a very intense player and leader, and she gave the team Read More…

Medina County All-Star Volleyball: Galaszweski, Calame team up one more time

Medina’s Carla Relitz hits against Black River’s Morgan Terry.

WESTFIELD TWP. — Katie Galaszewski began playing volleyball at the age of 9. Her coach was Janeen Calame. Fast forward to Monday night, when the Buckeye duo was reunited at the Medina County All-Star Match. Galaszewski led all players with 16 assists and six aces — earning MVP honors — in powering Team Calame to Read More…

Relitz to play volleyball at Hofstra

Carla Relitz

  MEDINA — Carla Relitz is ready to take a bite out of the Big Apple. The Medina outside hitter will continue her volleyball career at Hofstra University, an NCAA Division I program located on Long Island, New York. Relitz expects to ink her national letter of intent during the second signing period, joining Brunswick’s Read More…

Brunswick’s Verbiak signs on the dotted line for Cleveland State

Jordan Verbiak

College coaches kept calling, attempting to recruit Brunswick libero Jordan Verbiak to join their volleyball programs. All those offers, however, fell on deaf ears because the 5-foot-3 dynamo had already made up her mind. Verbiak signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to continue her playing career at Cleveland State. She initially decided to attend Read More…

High school volleyball: Brunswick gives St. Ursula a challenge before falling in regional finals


NORWALK — There were 21 ties, 10 lead changes, myriad emotional highs and lows and an unforgettable experience for one of the greatest volleyball teams in Medina County history. In the end, No. 2-ranked Toledo St. Ursula emerged with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22 victory over No. 10 Brunswick in the Norwalk Division I Regional championship Read More…

Devils in rematch with St. Ursula

  NORWALK — It’s an Elite Eight rematch one year in the making. An opportunity that Brunswick’s volleyball team has been waiting for. It also will be the toughest challenge that the Blue Devils have ever faced. No. 10 ranked Brunswick (20-5) takes on No. 2 ranked Toledo St. Ursula (24-2) in the Norwalk Division Read More…

High school volleyball: Brunswick regroups to beat St. Joseph in five


NORWALK — Some days, there’s no measure of momentum, crowd noise or joy that can overwhelm experience. The Brunswick volleyball team’s seniors weren’t about to let their season end short of their performance last year, but the Blue Devils were pushed to the brink by St. Joseph Academy on Wednesday night before grabbing a hard-fought Read More…

High school volleyball: Veteran Brunswick slated to battle underdog St. Joseph

NORWALK — Brunswick’s volleyball team is a known quantity, making its third appearance in the regional semifinals in four years. St. Joseph Academy, on the other hand, entered this postseason as a classic underdog. Their fates will collide Wednesday in the Norwalk Division I Regional semifinals. The Strongsville District champion Blue Devils (20-5) take on the Read More…

High school volleyball: Brunswick upends North Royalton for second straight district title


STRONGSVILLE — Amanda Lessman called it one of the best nights of her life, while Julia Holden summed up the evening as “super great.” Truth be told, they understated what Brunswick’s volleyball team accomplished Thursday. Reigning Gazette MVP Ally Badowski fired a match-high 24 kills as the third-seeded Blue Devils eliminated top-seeded North Royalton 25-21, Read More…

High school volleyball: Badowski leads Brunswick into district finals with win over Strongsville


STRONGSVILLE — Reigning Gazette MVP Ally Badowski took her game to another level Tuesday night. Because of it, Brunswick’s volleyball team moved on in the postseason. The senior outside hitter hammered a career postseason-high 28 kills, leading the second-seeded Blue Devils to a 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21 victory over fourth-seeded Strongsville in the Strongsville Division Read More…