August 29, 2015

Medina
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Tennis: Emily Dunbar to play tennis at Richmond

Emily Dunbar

WESTFIELD TWP. — Emily Dunbar has always wanted to play tennis for the University of Richmond, so she quickly accepted when the Division I school offered her a full ride. Just starting her junior year at Cloverleaf, two-time Gazette MVP Dunbar will attend the same college as older brothers Ethan and Jacob, who combined to Read More…

Basketball: Ashland basketball lands Jodi Johnson

Jodi Johnson

WADSWORTH — The Ashland women’s basketball program snared another big fish. Wadsworth first-team All-Ohioan Jodi Johnson is going to give up volleyball, as the senior accepted the Division II school’s partial scholarship offer that increases with each school year. Johnson was so dead set on Ashland there weren’t any other serious contenders for her services. Read More…

Volleyball: Wadsworth still rolling in Suburban League

Wadsworth’s Jenna Johnson passes against Stow. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — The Suburban League might look new, but the Wadsworth volleyball team wants to make sure everyone involved knows not much has changed. A team that won four straight league crowns until last season, the Grizzlies want to show that just because they now sit it in the National Division of the league, they Read More…

Soccer: Medina gets sweet beginning and a bit of revenge on Copley

Medina's Sydney Leckie works to get past Copley's Gabby Banayan (2) and Brooke Semmelroth during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Revenge is a dish best served with an exclamation point. For 10 months — or 303 days, the way the Medina girls soccer team saw it – the Bees had to sit and stew in anticipation of a rematch with Copley. What happened Monday in Medina’s 5-0 season-opening win over the Indians can Read More…

Boys soccer: Highland dominates from start to finish

Highland’s Ross Herbert kicks the ball past Buckeye’s Kyle Haberkorn in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Game tape will have to be checked to find out who actually gets credit for the first goal, but one certainty was the Highland boys soccer team’s dominating performance Monday night. The Hornets controlled the game from the start and opened North Gateway Tire Stadium with a 2-0 non-league win over county Read More…

Cross country: Buckeye, Cloverleaf take titles, Colin Theis runs away with boys race

Colin Theis

LaGRANGE — The course may have been different this year, but the results Monday at the Keystone Icebreaker looked the same. Defending champions Shannon Wargo of Keystone and Colin Theis of Buckeye finished first, with the Cloverleaf girls taking the team title for a third straight year. In the boys team race, Buckeye sent a Read More…

New-look Suburban League promises to be interesting

Behind-the-scenes work two years in the making culminates Friday when the new-look Suburban League gets completely under way with the opening kickoffs of the football season. “Intriguing” is the first word that comes to mind. The big-school, small-school divisions mirror a developing trend throughout Ohio. Copley, Revere, Tallmadge and, up until recently, Highland will get Read More…

Bucks, Devils tie in opener

Brunswick's Allen Gronert (18) and Buckeye's Adam Matras battle for the ball during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The final score of the non-conference game between Brunswick and Buckeye’s boys soccer teams read 1-1, but feelings ran the gamut. Both squads came into the season opener Friday with a ton of questions. Some were answered, while some will be later in the season. For the visiting Bucks, Read More…

Wrestling: Alan Fried brings Olympians to Highland

GRANGER TWP. — When Alan Fried took over as Highland wrestling coach this summer, the three-time state champion and one-time national champ talked about taking a solid Hornets base and building it up. An Espoir world champion and the only four-time Junior Freestyle National champion in history is hitting the ground running through his wrestling Read More…

Girls soccer: Medina will feature six Division I recruits

Medina’s Marin Auth (3). Sydney Leckie (18), Olivia Sency, Bri Caccavale (21), Lilly Jackson (6) and Liz Ash (10) are  all heading to Division I college soccer programs. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Believe the hype. Just don’t let it consume you. That’s pretty much the way Medina’s girls soccer team heads into the season. And why not? The Bees are coming off a 13-3-3 season where they lost in the district finals in a shootout to Copley and are ranked sixth in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com. The Read More…