February 28, 2015

Medina
Partly sunny
20°F
 

Swimming: Great things could be in the future for Nikki Eyssen

Sophomore Nikki Eyssen anchored Brunswick’s record-setting 200 medley relay last week at districts. This weekend, the relay will be competing at the state meet. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

When the Brunswick girls 200-yard medley relay crushed the school record last weekend at the Northeast Division I District, bells and whistles didn’t go off. The same could be said when the 400 freestyle relay mark went down. While it certainly came with smiles and fist pumps from Blue Devils coach Vince Colwell, seeing Nikki Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick keeps streak going with 59-48 win vs. Mentor

Nate Armagost

MENTOR — With one game left in the regular season, the Brunswick boys basketball team picked the right time to get hot. Winners of four of their last five contests, the Blue Devils put an exclamation on their recent streak Tuesday with a 59-48 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory over Mentor. It marked the Read More…

Bowling: A Dunn deal; junior is living up to his potential

Wadworth bowler Kevin Dunn. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Wadsworth boys bowling coach George Steele is successful in large part because he doesn’t come with a tremendous filter. A professional bowler himself, one of Steele’s strongest qualities is getting the most out of his athletes by telling them exactly what they need to do to excel. So when he had high praise for Kevin Read More…

Girls basketball: Offense carries Cloverleaf to win over Wooster

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WESTFIELD TWP. — Coach John Carmigiano’s synopsis of his Cloverleaf girls basketball team’s 76-59 win over Wooster in the Medina Division I Sectional semifinals Monday would have made Captain Obvious blush. “As long as we kept scoring at the pace we were scoring at, we were not going to lose,” he said. Employing the new-age Read More…

Wrestling: Wadsworth in awe of history after winning 23rd straight crown

Wadworth's Shane Mast against Copley's Connor Knabe on his way to a 18-3 victory in the 170lb championship match at the Suburban Leauge tournament. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — No. 23 holds a special place in sports. From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, it’s arguably the greatest jersey to wear in basketball. Baseball saw Don Mattingly and Ryne Sandberg don the number, while soccer has David Beckham and Lionel Messi’s 23 hat tricks. On Saturday, the Wadsworth wrestling team recorded its Read More…

Girls basketball: Leader of the Devils, Paige Salisbury stars in final game on home court

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — The final home game of Paige Salisbury’s career was memorable and historic Saturday night. Salisbury collected 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists, powering Brunswick’s girls basketball team to a 60-33 wire-to-wire win over Olmsted Falls in a Medina Division I Sectional semifinal. The four-year starting point guard also blocked two shots while Read More…

Hauser heats up in win

Highland senior Brogan Scott  puts up a shot over Cloverleafs' Dillon Mullins during the second quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  GRANGER TWP. — Ben Hauser finished what he started Friday night. Mired in a shooting slump, the senior guard got off to sizzling starts in the first and fourth quarters to lead the Highland boys basketball team to a 75-66 Suburban League win over Cloverleaf. Hauser, who finished with a game-high 18 points, had Read More…

Bucks have eye on post season

Buckeye's Nick Wills and Keystone's Brandon Kuhl battle for a loose ball during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  YORK TWP. — A surprised Ryan Grauel didn’t say a word, but he did raise his eyebrows when Buckeye coach Matt Saunders informed him of his staggering stat line. The senior point guard wasn’t aware how far and away he was the best player on the court Friday night. Grauel flirted with a triple-double Read More…

Blue Devils’ furious rally falls short

GARFIELD HTS. — Zach Cebula carried Brunswick’s boys basketball team for the first three quarters, while Eric Bulic took the reins in the fourth. Though they were arguably the two best players on the court, they needed more help to beat an elite opponent in its gym. Point guard Marreon Jackson scored seven points in Read More…

Pirates can’t survive big chill

HENRIETTA TWP. — The shooting inside Firelands High School was almost as cold as the frigid temperature outside. Both teams struggled mightily from the floor as Firelands knocked off Black River 52-42 in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball game Friday. The cold-shooting squads combined for a paltry 38 percent (36-for-96) from the Read More…