February 10, 2016


Boys basketball: Cloverleaf take control gaining a victory over Ravenna in the Portage Trail Conference

1st quarter Cloverleaf# 22 Ryan Gutschow and Ravenna # 15 go for a rebound

(Glen Rutherford / Gazette)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team cashed in. A squad that has had halftime leads only to fall apart in the second half, the Colts took control in the second quarter Friday and built momentum in a 59-46 Portage Trail Conference Metro Division win over Ravenna. “I always tell them if they work Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina crushes short-handed and inexperienced Shaker Heights

Medina's Jackson Sartain steals the ball away from Shaker Height's Cory Ivory in the first quarter.

MEDINA — The Medina County showdown of the season is set. Playing one of its best all-around games, the Medina boys basketball team started strong, ended stronger and still played well in-between Friday to crush short-handed and inexperienced Shaker Heights 76-52 in Greater Cleveland Conference play. The Bees (14-5, 9-2), who scored 25 of the Read More…

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High school gymnastics: Brunswick trio shines at GCC meet


MEDINA — Brunswick freshman Hannah Burk is only two weeks into her high school gymnastics career. Fortunately, she has two accomplished teammates to help her with the transition. Returning district qualifiers Alexx Sikora and Camryn Scott joined Burk in finishing in the top seven in the all-around Thursday at the inaugural Greater Cleveland Conference Meet. Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick’s ‘Blue Bombers’ en route to historic season

The setting: The east gym at Brunswick High. The game: The Blue Devils’ boys basketball team against a random opponent. The scenario: Freak athlete Kevin Simmons jab steps, crosses left, leaves his man in the dust and attacks the rim. Another defender scurries to help protect the paint. A posterizing jackhammer dunk is a real Read More…

High school wrestling: Wadsworth’s Jones has battled adversity his entire career


Wadsworth standout wrestler Alex Jones heads into the Suburban League Tournament on Saturday with a 14-3 record. He cherishes all 17 matches. See, the 170-pound junior knows what its like to have the sport he loves taken away from him. As a freshman, Jones felt like he had it all. He rolled into the SLT, Read More…

College: Family ties lead Highland’s Mapp to Akron soccer

Alex Mapp

GRANGER TWP. — The men’s soccer programs of Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina and John Carroll came calling on Highland’s Alex Mapp. The second the University of Akron talked to him about being center back, the aforementioned three quickly faded into the background. “I’ve grown up watching Akron,” Mapp said. “I’ve basically been to every University Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick defense clamps down on Shaker Heights


BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick girls basketball team stayed in a zone defense, and that prevented Shaker Heights from ever getting into one on offense. The Blue Devils played a basic 2-3 almost all night and the Red Raiders never solved it, leading to a 53-45 Greater Cleveland Conference victory for Brunswick. The first time the Read More…

High school basketball: Highland girls fall out of first with loss to Barberton

GRANGER TWP. — The Highland girls basketball team felt the wrath of vengeful Barberton and dropped a tough 58-48 Suburban League American Division contest Wednesday, falling out of a first-place tie in the process. After trouncing the Magics (10-9, 5-6) 64-38 in the first meeting, the rematch went much differently. Highland (16-4, 9-2) and Barberton Read More…

With signing day in the books, many top QB prospects for 2017 have made their decisions, too

Signing day 2016 is in the books, and the race for top 2017 quarterback prospects began long before it ended. In fact, any programs that didn’t get its quarterback of the future Wednesday better act soon because many of the top high school signal-callers in the class of 2017 have already made their college decisions Read More…

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