May 4, 2016

Medina
Intermittent clouds
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High school baseball: Drubbing by Strongsville shows Brunswick has much to work on

BRUNSWICK — The soul-searching is under way. The Brunswick baseball team has played some of Ohio’s best already this season, but the results have shown there is plenty of catching up to do. That held true again Monday, as Strongsville rolled to a 15-1 five-inning victory in a Greater Cleveland Conference rivalry game that traditionally Read More…

Heil selects Campbell University

BRUNSWICK — A highly decorated wrestler, Josh Heil had his pick of Division I colleges to continue his academic and athletic career. Training under a coach with a laundry list of accomplishments was too much to pass up. As a result, the Brunswick senior signed his letter of intent this week with Campbell University, choosing Read More…

Bees waste great effort by Curtis

  STRONGSVILLE — The margin of error continues to be slim in the Greater Cleveland Conference. Ian Hennessey was masterful in throwing a 96-pitch two-hitter Friday as the Strongsville baseball team edged Medina 1-0 on an unearned run, making Bees ace John Curtis (1-2) a hard-luck loser despite allowing only four hits in a complete Read More…

High school baseball: Wadsworth makes statement, manhandled state-ranked Twinsburg

WADSWORTH — The runaway freight train known as the Wadsworth baseball team continued to rumble down the tracks. Taking most by surprise — except themselves, of course — the Grizzlies demolished state-ranked Twinsburg 13-3 Thursday in a key early-season Suburban League National Division game that only took five innings. Wadsworth (7-0-1, 5-0) extended its SL Read More…

High school softball: April remains cruelest month for Medina girls

MEDINA — Bet the house the Medina softball team won’t have a game on April 13, 2017. It’s not that the Bees won’t play any chance they get in Ohio’s volatile spring, but April 13 has not been good the last two seasons. On Wednesday, Medina fell 8-0 in a Greater Cleveland Conference at home Read More…

High school baseball: Pluta has big day on mound, at plate as Black River beats Brookside

SULLIVAN TWP. — For being relatively new to pitching, Seth Pluta is doing all right. The ace was unhittable for long stretches, got out of a couple jams and, for good measure, belted a two-run home run Wednesday as the Black River baseball team pulled off a thrilling 4-3 win over Brookside. While Travis Sexton Read More…

High school softball: Buckeye uses two-out magic to rally to beat Firelands

YORK TWP. — When the locomotive that is the Buckeye softball team gets rolling, jump on board or get out of the way. Firelands found that out Tuesday in a 5-4 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss that ended on a walkoff single by Kayla Whitmer. It took six innings before the Bucks (2-2, 2-0) Read More…

Gazette MVP: Medina’s Teske cherished opportunity to be one of the guys

Boys basketball coach Chris Hassinger is minding his own business in a hallway at Medina High, engaging in a conversation or loudly making a quip. Lurking in the background is Jon Teske, who at 7-foot-1, 245 pounds always sticks out in a crowd but has a way of staying incognito around “Hass.” Teske keeps his Read More…

Coaching success has followed, but Wadsworth’s Booth remembers where he came from

A tall country boy from tiny Lucas, Ohio, has accomplished big things in a girls basketball coaching career at one of the most respected Division I programs in the state. He won’t be giving up the whistle soon, either. But even after 242 wins, 10 Suburban League titles, eight district crowns, two state tournament berths Read More…

High school softball: Despite cold weather, Cloverleaf has red-hot bats in win over Buckeye

YORK TWP. — Howie Calame Jr. found out it’s going to be tough to contain Cloverleaf’s softball team. The Buckeye coach watched his team score 21 runs on 21 hits Saturday. It wasn’t nearly enough, as Cloverleaf opened the first game of the doubleheader with a 17-14 win and then backed it up 17-7. “This Read More…