January 29, 2015

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Boys basketball: Highland Hornets stay on scoring spree

Highland's Brogan Scott shoots over Cloverleaf's Andrew Jarrett during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — When a number of this season’s top scoring players in Medina County take the same court, there’s bound to be a scoring showdown. The Highland and Cloverleaf boys basketball teams didn’t disappoint Friday night, as seven players reached double digits in the Suburban League contest. Deciding the winner, however, came down to Read More…

Grizzlies win drama-filled game

COPLEY TWP. — The Wadsworth and Copley boys basketball game Friday had more plot twists and what-just-happened moments than an episode of the FX Network’s critically acclaimed “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” When the final credits finally rolled, the Grizzlies had held on for a big 67-60 Suburban League win, but there was all kinds Read More…

Medina gives Red Raiders game

MEDINA — Oh, what could have been. On the verge of getting a signature win under first-year coach Chris Hassinger, the Medina boys basketball team committed a turnover and missed the front end of two one-and-ones in the final minute of regulation, then fell 67-61 in overtime to powerful Shaker Heights on Friday in Northeast Read More…

Falcons soar past Pirates

SULLIVAN TWP. — Teams with high-pressure game plans led to mayhem action Friday. They also led to sloppy turnovers and fouls, as Firelands stormed to a 67-46 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division win over Black River. The Falcons (6-6, 5-3) started hot thanks to the right hand of James Willbond (23 points), who hit four Read More…

Turnovers prove costly for Bucks

LAGRANGE — The Buckeye boys basketball team no doubt already knew that one of the most fundamental aspects of the sport is to take care of the ball as if it were a precious stone. Any Bucks who had forgotten that basic principle were reminded of it during a 57-47, turnover-ridden loss at Keystone on Read More…

Hillsdale right fit for Ficyk

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Steven Ficyk has never been one to shy away from competition. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Brunswick senior proved that in a two-year career as the starting quarterback, throwing for 3,763 yards and 36 touchdowns. So when Division II Hillsdale College told him on his official visit he had a chance Read More…

Marlee and We

Albert Grindle The Gazette There is an underlying message when Fall Out Boy’s latest hit song introduces the Highland girls basketball team for warm-ups. Some legends are told Some turn to dust or to gold But you will remember me Remember me for centuries Under always-positive first-year coach Mike Moser, the Hornets are going all-in Read More…

Boys basketball: Cloverleaf makes big strides

Cloverleaf’s Dillon Mullins shoots over Buckeye’s Hayden Roskey in the first quarter. RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf boys basketball team’s first half Tuesday was the equivalent of Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine Chapel. It led to a fan sarcastically proclaiming, “We’re going to state” at halftime. The second half was something along the lines of what happens when a sugar-high toddler gets ahold of a Sharpie, but Read More…

Boys basketball: Medina rallies from 19 down to win against Nordonia

Evan Schreck

MEDINA — Medina boys basketball coach Chris Hassinger changed his lineup at halftime, assistant Mitch Charvat lit into the players and another assistant, Keith Sooy, provided the recipe for victory. Down 19 early in the second period and still in a 14-point hole at halftime, all that and a great individual performance by undersized power Read More…

Boys basketball: Brunswick’s next man up delivers

Michael Quiring

LYNDHURST — Looking for a spark Tuesday, the Brunswick boys basketball team took an Oregon football mentality during a 59-40 Northeast Ohio Conference cross-division win against Brush. On the road and with two of their leading scorers — Eric Bulic and Nate Armagost — mired in foul trouble, the Blue Devils (11-0) were led by Read More…