April 21, 2014

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Badowski saved best for last

Brunswick's Ryan Badowski is the 2013-14 Gazette MVP in boys basketball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

  Albert Grindle The Gazette The time to put up or shut up punched Ryan Badowski and the Brunswick boys basketball team directly in their guts. The Blue Devils lost their third consecutive overtime game in early February. The first two, Medina and Mentor, were dogfights against superior talent. The last, to .500 Normandy, was Read More…

Forever linked, Black River to name field after Dorothy Chapman

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SULLIVAN TWP. — The naming of Black River’s softball field is a tale of Cooperstown and cookie dough. The ball diamond, which will officially be named “Dorothy Chapman Field” on May 5 before a game with Firelands, has quite a story behind it. Sherry Scheck, whose daughter Bailey plays on the varsity softball team, posted Read More…

Girls basketball MVP: Booth brought much more than statistics to record-setting Grizzlies

Wadsworth senior Peyton Booth is
the 2013-14 Gazette MVP for girls basketball. (GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

Wadsworth senior Peyton Booth was 10 seconds removed from fouling Toledo Notre Dame Academy star Tierra Floyd in the closing moments of a Division I regional championship game at Norwalk High School. The four-year letterwinner walked to the scorers’ table instinctively after fouling out. She then turned, looked to her father, Grizzlies coach Andrew Booth, Read More…

Girls swimming MVP: Heart-to-heart talk with sister helped Dostall push through the pain

Brunswick junior Mikayla Dostall is the 2013-14 Gazette MVP for girls swimming and diving. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Mikayla Dostall had a choice. After battling knee problems for most of her prep career, the Brunswick junior had to choose between blaming pain for not fulfilling some of the goals she set or working to leave a legacy. Good news for the Blue Devils: She picked the latter. Dostall strung together one of the Read More…

Girls basketball: Medina trio lifts Dark team to win, Rhodes rides off with MVP honors

Medina’s Holly Rhodes scores against Black River’s Angie Kazek in the first quarter. Rhodes was named the MVP of the girls game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — Holly Rhodes, Casey Midlik and Madi Tata put the “Medina” in the 25th annual “Hoopla” Medina County All-Star Game on Wednesday night. The three Bees combined for all but three of their team’s points through three quarters and 68.5 percent for the game as the Dark beat the Light 38-35. Shooting guard Read More…

Boys basketball: Dark goes downtown in victory over Light

Highland’s Alec Withers scores against Black River’s Brad Spencer and Medina’s Mike Kaminski in the second quarter. Withers was named the MVP of the boys game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Dark team was so good Wednesday at the “Hoopla” Medina County All-Star Game, a member of the Light team quipped “They were actually playing, dude” to his bench afterward. MVP Alec Withers of Highland had 23 points, 12 rebounds and two steals and the Dark team hit 15 3-pointers in a Read More…

High school basketball: Boys contest pits speed against size

Brunswick’s Zach Parker will be playing for coach Joe Mackey’s dark team tonight. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — The 25th edition of the “Hoopla” Medina County Senior All-Star games promises to have plenty of unique storylines. First, the traditional end of the high school basketball season sponsored by the Brunswick Rotary and The Gazette will take place tonight at the cozy confides of Black River, which is located approximately 100 Read More…

Boys basketball: County makes history with six players picked

COLUMBUS — Headlined by Buckeye’s Matt Saunders sharing Division II Coach of the Year honors, Medina County was well represented on The Associated Press All-Ohio boys basketball teams released Monday. Medina guard Craig Randall was a third-team selection in D-I, while Brunswick guard Ryan Badowski earned special mention status. Medina power forward Branden Wilkins and Read More…

Gymnastics: Cloverleaf’s Brandt ended career with multiple high finishes at state

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Cloverleaf senior Maddie Brandt excelled at every high school gymnastics meet that she competed in. The soft-spoken standout amassed 82 individual event victories, including 13 North East Gymnastics Conference titles and five first-place finishes at the Medina Sectional in writing one of the most impressive four-year resumes in Medina County history. That’s just a snapshot Read More…

Track and field: Bees’ Hutchinson motivated to compete

NEW YORK — Kyle Hutchinson has had a pretty consistent indoor track season. The Medina pole vault specialist has cleared 15 feet and either won or finished runner-up in just about every meet. That’s a major reason why he will be one of four Medina Countians to make the trip to New York today for Read More…