August 1, 2015

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Maslowski sees long wait come to end

Jonathan Huff The Gazette COLUMBUS — Making the second day of the Division I state track meet has been a long wait for Brunswick’s Gabby Maslowski. On her final trip to Columbus, Maslowski made sure she would run one more day, qualifying for the finals in the 300-meter hurdles and with the Blue Devils’ 4×100 Read More…

Walter smashed records, won championships with Bucks in 1970s

Albert Grindle The Gazette Jim Walter donned his Buckeye uniform for the final time 39 years and two days ago. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound bona fide star pitched three shutout innings of relief and drove in every run in a 3-0 win over archrival Highland that clinched a share of the Inland Conference championship. Ask him Read More…

Devils’ 4×800 relay makes podium

Brad Bournival The Gazette COLUMBUS — With clipboard in hand at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Brunswick distance coach Kerry Hunter went through the years. It took 15 of them until he found the answer. When the girls 4×800-meter relay finished eighth Friday at the Division I state track meet, it not only marked the first Read More…

Tennis MVP: Austin Hanna showed off improved game while advancing to Columbus

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Austin Hanna proved the sophomore jinx is merely a myth, at least in boys tennis. After winning Gazette MVP honors as a freshman, the Cloverleaf standout took his game to the next level and put together a spectacular second season. Hanna won the Suburban League Tournament and Akron Division I Sectional championships en route to Read More…

Baseball All-Gazette: Riley Campbell, Nick Bebout put themselves among Medina County greats

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One was an easygoing, unbeatable strike-throwing machine who painted corners like a 6-foot-3 Rembrandt in size 13 cleats, baffling opposing hitters with precision instead of power and ironically launching home runs when he wasn’t. The other was a fearless, born-to-play-in-the-dirt 5-9 leadoff hitter who terrorized on the base paths and gobbled up grounders with crazy Read More…

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…