October 24, 2014

Medina
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Volleyball: Highland beats Medina in revenge match

From left to right, Highland players Angel Redman, Kathleen Kirchner, Olivia Sir Louis, Mallory Adams, Emmi Esker and Nikki Tecco celebrate a Barberton D-I district semifinal win over Medina. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Revenge was sweet and it came in a sweep for Highland’s volleyball team. Junior middle hitter Marlee Profitt had game highs of 14 kills and eight blocks Tuesday as the second-seeded Hornets beat third-seeded Medina 25-23, 25-11, 25-23 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Highland (17-7) avenged its five-game loss to the Read More…

Volleyball: Medina, Highland excited with finals berth on line

BARBERTON — It’s a rematch one full year in the making. It also is exactly what every person in the Highland and Medina volleyball programs knew would occur. The second-seeded Hornets (16-7) and third-seeded Bees (13-10) will square off tonight at 6 in the Barberton Division I District semifinals. Though there is great respect between Read More…

Volleyball: Cruise control, Wadsworth easily gets by Barberton

BARBERTON — The only drama in the Wadsworth volleyball team’s Barberton Division I Sectional semifinal against Akron Garfield on Wednesday was a brief delay in the second set. The delay, which lasted about five minutes, was due to the Grizzlies playing out of order. After officials discussed the error and got everyone back where they Read More…

Volleyball: Elyria defeats Black River

ELYRIA — The Black River volleyball knew coming in to its Elyria Division III Sectional final against top-seeded Independence that it would have its hands full. The Pirates were hoping for a better showing than what went down Wednesday night. The Blue Devils set the tone by opening the match with a 10-0 run and Read More…

Volleyball: Making districts, Carla Relitz kills Cloverleaf’s hopes

Medina’s Jess Sency tips the ball past Cloverleaf’s Brooke Bell in the first game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

BARBERTON — Carla Relitz emerged as a key contributor for Medina’s volleyball team late in the regular season. The junior outside hitter made an even bigger impact in her tournament debut. Relitz hammered nine of her career-high 10 kills over the first two games Tuesday, leading the Bees to a 25-12, 25-8, 13-25, 25-16 win Read More…

Volleyball sectional: Rockets rally to beat Bucks

PARMA HTS. — Buckeye’s volleyball team recovered from numerous injuries in time to peak for the start of the postseason. Unfortunately for the Bucks, their stay was limited to one match. Bay rallied from a four-point deficit in the fifth game Monday for a 25-20, 18-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-11 victory over Buckeye at the Holy Read More…

Volleyball: Brunswick grabs NOC Valley crown

ELYRIA — It’s time to make room for another volleyball championship banner at Brunswick. Ally Badowski, Julia Holden and Gina Yurik combined for 36 kills, eight aces and eight blocks Thursday night, powering the Blue Devils to a 25-17, 25-19, 29-27 victory over Elyria. The triumph earned Brunswick (19-2, 9-1) a share of the Northeast Read More…

Volleyball: Nothing goes wrong for Wadsworth, who tie in division

Brunswick’s Julia Holden hits through the block of North Royalton’s Maddie Meinberg. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

NORTH ROYALTON — The Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division volleyball title will be decided in the final week of the season. Junior outside hitter Katie Baird blasted a match-high 19 kills Thursday as North Royalton moved into a first-place tie with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 victory over Brunswick. The Blue Devils (16-2, 7-1) and Bears Read More…

State-ranked Blue Devils roll

Brunswick's Amanda Lessman tips the ball over against Medina's Medina's Ashley Pavlescak (12) and McKenzie Kelly during the second game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The ninth-ranked Division I volleyball team in the state just keeps steamrolling along. Ally Badowski fired a match-high 14 kills and Amanda Lessman tied her career best with 10 kills on Thursday night, leading Brunswick to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-18 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win over Medina. The Read More…

Volleyball: Wadsworth battles to the end, refuses to give up title

Wadsworth’s Jenna Johnson hits against Revere’s Nicole Mandalfino in the second set. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — If Revere’s volleyball team had any ideas of prying the Suburban League trophy away from four-time defending champion Wadsworth on Tuesday, the Grizzlies were going to make sure the Minutemen played their best. Facing match point four times in Game 4, Wadsworth bounced back to force a fifth set, but lost 25-13, 21-25, Read More…