July 5, 2015

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Hall of Fame: Dick Cromwell’s formula for winning football games worked for 30-plus years

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Dick Cromwell is 67 now, but he hasn’t changed a whole since he graduated from Medina High in 1965 at the age of 17. Whether he was playing football, basketball or baseball for the Bees, quarterbacking Ohio Wesleyan to a 16-1-1 record in two years as a starter or winning two state football championships at Read More…

All-Ohio baseball: Wadsworth’s senior duo Riley Campbell, Nick Bebout honored

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The postseason awards continued to roll in for Riley Campbell and Nick Bebout. The Wadsworth senior stars picked up the biggest accolades of their careers when the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Ohio teams were released Tuesday, as Campbell was on the Division I second team and Bebout was honorable mention. They became the Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Jessie Holzman, Paige Salisbury selected

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Success on the softball diamond translated to postseason honors when the state coaches association handed out its awards. Not surprisingly, the two best players in Medina County were at the center of praise, as Gazette MVP Jessie Holzman of Medina was named Division I second-team All-Ohio and Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury was honorable mention. The season Read More…

MVP: From softballs to her own back, Jessie Holzman always connects with force

Medina junior Jessie Holzman is the 2015 Gazette MVP for softball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Area pitchers can’t say Jessie Holzman doesn’t warn them every time she steps to the plate. The 2015 Gazette MVP in softball and a Medina junior, Holzman’s ritual before every at-bat can be heard from the furthest reaches of the softball diamond. Sitting in the three-hole, the left-hander will take one mighty whack before heading Read More…

Szalay makes state in 1,600

Brian Dulik The Gazette AUSTINTOWN — Gabe Szalay broke into a smile long before he crossed the finish line Friday and kept smiling while on the awards podium. Truth be told, the Wadsworth freshman has good reason to still be flashing his pearly whites now. Szalay finished fourth in the boys 1,600-meter run at the Read More…

Upper Arlington defeats Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette WESTERVILLE — Sometimes, statistics can be construed to say whatever people want. Unfortunately, those same numbers oftentimes don’t lie and the Medina girls lacrosse team found out the hard way Friday in a 13-8 Ohio Schoolgirls Division I state semifinal loss to Upper Arlington. Coming in, the Golden Bears had won Read More…

Clady jumps at chance to coach again

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — A seven-minute car drive from Buckeye High to home was enough for Ron Clady to end his self-imposed coaching hiatus. The LiverpoolTownship resident stepped down in 2009 after 10 seasons as Wellington girls basketball coach to focus on his three children, immediately going from the varsity sideline to Read More…

Brunswick girls win Amherst Regional title

Jonathan Huff The Gazette AMHERST — The Brunswick girls track and field team had a flare for the dramatic Friday at the Amherst Division I Regional. With only the 4×400-meter relay left, Brunswick needed a win to win the meet. Events went its way all day, so why should the last be any different? The Read More…

Cloverleaf’s Austin Hanna carries county’s hopes

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COLUMBUS — For the seventh time in nine years, the Cloverleaf caravan has traveled to Central Ohio. Sophomore Austin Hanna will compete in the state boys tennis tournament this morning, continuing an unprecedented run by one school in Medina County history. Hanna, who finished sixth at the Oberlin College Division I District, challenges Dublin Coffman Read More…

Lacrosse: Medina banks on experience in seventh straight trip to state

The 2015 Medina girls Division I state semifinal lacrosse team. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

WESTERVILLE — The X factor for the Medina girls lacrosse team at the state level has always been experience. A squad that has made the Division I semifinals seven seasons in a row, the Bees (10-7) always seem to have an advantage — especially in the nerves category — when it gets to the round Read More…